Elite, the London Stock Exchange Group international program dedicated to the most ambitious companies, welcomes 17 new Italian companies, including I.CO.P., bringing to 925 the total number of companies from 32 countries representing 34 sectors. The new Italian companies admitted to the program are the result of the collaboration between Elite and Bnl Group Bnp Paribas through the well-established model of the Lounges. The aim is to create a dedicated environment that puts the bank’s customer at the center of a network of opportunities, skills and value. The new companies are representative of different sectors, from chemistry to food, from industrial engineering to the world of media. The 17 companies come from 11 different Italian regions, with an aggregate turnover of 900 million euros and a total of 2,500 employees.