May 24th, 2023 | Rome, London

Today the equity investor conference dedicated to Italian small and medium cap companies is taking place for the first time in Paris. The event features five Italian listed companies, the top management of which will meet with 14 French select investors from 12 leading investment companies. Overall, 30 such meetings are scheduled, representing an average of over 6 meetings per company.

Polytems HIR Corporate Access (“Polytems”), operating for years in the Investor Relations and Corporate Communications services, is pleased to host the Italian Day in Paris, the investor conference dedicated to Italian small and medium-sized companies aiming at expanding mutual understanding between Italian listed companies and French global investors. The Italian Day in Paris is part of Polytems HIR’s Corporate Access programs held in the main European financial markets (London, Frankfurt, Vienna, Paris) and in the US.

The event was organized by Polytems and Philippe Hottinguer Finance, the independent financial advisory group, which provides investment banking services to global midmarket companies.

It is a one-day conference with leading Italian Companies in a series of both one-to-one and small group meetings – In total, 30 meetings are scheduled with an average of over 6 meetings per company. The five participating Italian companies are:  ARISTON GROUP (Construction and Material), INDEL B (Industrial Goods and Services) PLANETEL (Telecommunication), POWERSOFT (Consumer Goods and Services), ZIGNAGO VETRO (Industrial Glass Production).

The conference is attended by 14 French global institutional investors, operating as analysts and asset managers from 12 leading investment companies, mutual funds and family offices.

Dr. Andrea Domeniconi, Counsellor and Head of the Economic Service of the Italian Embassy in France, opened the conference by stressing the importance of Italian-French economic relations and the many opportunities that Italy offers to French investors.

Commenting on the event, Bianca Fersini-Mastelloni, Polytems President and CEO, said “We are pleased to have organized the first Polytems Investor Day in Paris, the largest financial center in continental Europe. In this challenging European macro-economic context, it is extremely important to foster the dialogue between Italian-listed companies and international investors across strategic financial markets. This kind of conference contributes to the achievement of this objective. The participating Italian companies are five excellent companies, almost all of them among the leaders in their industry worldwide. We have registered high level French investors who requested 30 meetings. Our company’s goal is always to help Italian companies get consistent attention and better appreciation from investors, both in Italy and abroad. We push our clients to see around the corner and beyond the boundaries of the financial markets, meeting with international strategic investors to increase their shareholder base as well as their visibility. Our relationship with Philippe Hottinguer Finance was smooth, very professional and collaborative, and we look forward to continuing to strengthen this fruitful collaboration in the future”.

Philippe Hottinguer, Founder and Managing Director at Philippe Hottinguer Finance, said “The French financial market, one of the most developed in Europe, offers great opportunities for Mid & Small Cap companies, such as Italian companies represented here today, in terms of products as well as long term investors. For us, the Italian market is a market of great interest, made up of top-level companies. Our group is fully committed to offering support and advice to mid-market companies by providing them with strategic financial support for their development and growth plans and access to quality investors crucial to expanding their shareholder base”.


Bianca Fersini Mastelloni is Chairman and CEO of Polytems HIR. She is a seasoned consultant in Corporate Communication with extensive experience for over 30 years. Since 1999 she is active in Investor Relations and Financial Communication for companies listed on the major financial markets. Bianca provides strategic IR, corporate access in Italy, Europe, USA, investor’s market intelligence, profiling investors, critical communication and reputation. A scholar of issues pertaining to Communications and Investor Relations. Bianca studied at SUNY – State University of New York, Buffalo and at Boston University, Boston, and she works as lecturer with some Italian University. Bianca is author of the book Investor Relations ed Etica , Efficacia e Vantaggi Competitivi - edited from Guerini e Associati - as of as several articles about Investor Relations and financial communication. Bianca has been selected as the most influential CEO 2023 in Italy for Investor Relations and Financial Communications by CEO Monthly, the international publisher of AI Global Media.