Following the launch of The Huffington Post's new Italian site in Rome this week, Arianna appeared at the "Digital Economy Forum" to discuss the launch.

Speaking to a reporter after the event - Arianna explained why she had chosen to launch a new site in Italy: "This is an amazing time to be in Italy, with all the challenges Italy is facing, but also the opportunities available. We saw in the meeting today the new spirit of entrepreneurship both online and offline... We feel that it is a kind of 'perfect storm' in the history of this amazing country, and a moment in the history of online journalism coming together."

Watch the full video of her remarks above.