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About Business Lunch Milan

Business Lunch Milan is a non-profit networking event that brings together like-minded people to make new connections in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

Ben and Daniel have a shared passion and common objective to develop BLM: a unique networking-lunch for the internationally-focussed business community in Milan.

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Ben is the founder of Business e via Italy (BEV), which guides clients from around the world through the complex process of entering the Italian business arena—via start-ups, targeting businesses for sale, and aligning with foreign investors and international trading partners. Since the full-service firm was founded in 2010, its bilingual website,, has attracted 60 million unique visitors, with access to 65,000+ registered Italian companies and nearly 200 investment opportunities.

Ben has also co-founded operations management consultancy Wilbe in Milan, Italy, which he continues to operate alongside BEV. Previous executive marketing posts include Corporate Communications Manager for global Managed Service company ControlCircle —whose clients include KPMG, Rightmove, Sega, Nokia, HSBC and Akamai —earning him a “Most Valuable Player” citation in 2008; as well as Marketing Manager roles for Passion Communication agency, public relations group Bell Pottinger; and Advertising agency BBDO Ehrenstråhle.


Daniel has lived in 5 countries on 3 continents before settling with his wife and young family here in Milan.

Daniel provides personal independent financial planning advice for clients in Italy, and around the world. His career began in business consulting and tax advisory roles, and after 10 years as an advisor, he moved  into senior commercial and financial management positions within multinational companies across Europe, the US and Australia, in the various sectors of Information Technology, Real estate and consumer product smarketing and distribution.

Daniel has owned and operated his own wealth planning and mortgage and property businesses since 2004, assisting clients with a range of solutions including investment planning and strategy, wealth protection, sourcing property and mortgages, and retirement planning assistance.

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