ALTO: Tomorrow’s Italian-Australian Leaders

03 October 2013

ALTO: Tomorrow’s Italian-Australian Leaders

Summary: Launching in October 2013, ALTO will play an important role in the future growth and development of Young Australian-Italian Community. ALTO is a powerful young association that brings together the best and brightest talent from a wide-range of industries and sectors. We help outstanding young leaders and innovative entrepreneurs find the right opportunities to grow and succeed long-term.

RE: Establishment of ALTO – the Australian-Italian Leaders of Tomorrow

We are pleased to announce that in October 2013 we will be launching a new Australian-Italian Young Leaders of Tomorrow (ALTO) association. Our mission is to become the leading independent organisation to connect and support Young Italian Business leaders and the wider community in Australia. Our initial focus will be on Melbourne.

We are targeting high-performing young professionals (typically 18-40 years old) in professional disciplines, particularly Law, Accounting, Consulting, Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Academia, Industry, Start-ups and Family Businesses. There is a large cross section of high-performing young Italian-Australian professionals similar to us with proud Italian heritage who want to connect but have no straightforward or clear way of doing so. We believe it would be a vibrant and unified Chapter for the Italian- Australian Community to proudly celebrate for many generations ahead. Historically professionals of Italian heritage have been hesitant to celebrate their cultural background within their chosen discipline. We aspire to offer all people of Italian lineage a forum to acknowledge their roots within their chosen discipline as well as the wider Australian business environment with quiet respect to their common heritage.

Our core activities will be:
1. Business Networking Events;
2. Succession Planning (including business directory and helping small-to-medium Italian businesses identify future talent and establish a presence in their marketplaces); and
3. Community Support (including Italian caring and volunteering support).

ALTO invites and welcomes young professionals to join. We have engaged key stakeholders, including the Italian Chamber of Commerce Melbourne, Italian Consulate Generale and COASIT. We have a committed, highly-skilled and commercially experienced Steering Committee to make this vision happen. We will have an independent governance structure and engage collaboratively to support our wider Italian-Australian Community. ALTO Membership is free.

Next Steps

We will be holding an inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 31st October 2013 at leading law firm Holding Redlich (Level 8, 555 Burke Street, Melbourne) from 6:00pm-9:00pm. The event will be catered and sponsored by Brunetti. We have attached an RSVP invitation or alternatively you can e-mail your attendance to: If this concept is of interest to you, your family members, friends or colleagues and you wish to participate – we welcome you to join us on the night to have an influence in its direction.

If you know young professionals who may be interested in joining, we gladly welcome their registration at If you’re interested in sponsoring or generally supporting upcoming activities, feel free to phone, email or write to us at the address below. For direct questions, please call ALTO President, John Persico (+61 402 355 406).

Thank-you kindly for your time and consideration Carla.

Yours sincerely,

ALTO Steering Committee

John Persico
Steven Perri
Louise Farinotti
Joseph Valente
Matthew Persico

RE: Creazione di italo-australiani imprenditori di domani
Siamo lieti di annunciare che in ottobre 2013 lanceremo una nuova rete di italo-australiani imprenditori di domain (ALTO). La nostra missione è di diventare organizzazione indipendente leader dell’Australia per connettersi e sostenere i giovani imprenditori italiani e la comunità più ampia.

Noi stiamo prendendo di mira performante giovani professionisti (in genere di età 18-40 anni) in discipline, particolarmente legge, contabili, Consulting, ingegneria, finanza, Marketing, accademico, industria, Start-up e imprese di famiglia. Ci sono letteralmente migliaia di alte prestazioni professionisti giovani italiani business/commerce simili a noi con orgoglioso patrimonio italiano e identità italiana che vogliono connettersi. Noi crediamo che sarebbe un capitolo vibrante, potente, unificato per australiano comunità italiane celebrare con orgoglio per molte generazioni a venire.

La nostra attività core saranno:
1. Business Networking Events
2. Commercio & investimento
3. Successione Planning (tra cui business directory, aiutare le piccole e medie imprese italiane)
4. Età cura (compreso volontariato sostegno e cura italiana)

ALTO invita giovani professionisti di aderire. Noi abbiamo impegnato principali parti interessate, tra cui l’italiana camera di commercio di Melbourne, italiano Consolato Generale e COASIT. Abbiamo un comitato direttivo commercialmente esperti, altamente qualificati ed impegnati a rendere questa visione accadere. Avremo una struttura di governance indipendente e impegnarsi in collaborazione per sostenere la nostra comunità italo-australiana. ALTO l’iscrizione è gratuita.

Ci sarà in possesso un incontro generale annuale (AGM) inaugurale su giovedi 31 ottobre 2013 presso Holding Redlich (555 Burke Street, Melbourne) dalle 06.00-9:00. L’evento sarà approvvigionato e sponsorizzato da Brunetti. Ci hanno attaccato un invito RSVP o in alternativa e-mail la vostra presenza a:

Se sai di giovani professionisti che potrebbero essere interessati a partecipare, abbiamo volentieri benvenuto loro registrazione presso Se siete interessati a sponsorizzare o generalmente sostenendo attività imminenti, sentitevi liberi di telefono, e-mail o inviare lettera postale al seguente indirizzo. Per domande dirette, si prega di chiamare John Persico (0402 355 406).

Grazie gentilmente per il vostro tempo e la considerazione.

ALTO Comitato
John Persico
Steven Perri
Louise Farinotti
Joseph Valente
Matthew Persico


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