June 2, 2017, St. Petersburg. The ХХI St. Petersburg International Economic Forum hosted the Russia-Italy business dialogue “A new standard in economic cooperation and development”, organized under the support of the Association Conoscere Eurasia and Banca Intesa.
Representatives of the Italian and Russian governments and heads of the largest enterprises of both countries participated in the event and discussed the ways to normalize the economic collaboration and development of the bilateral trade and economic relations.
“We came together for our today’s discussion in the time of very intensive bilateral contacts”, said Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banca Intesa, President of the Association Conoscere Eurasia Antonio Fallico at the opening of the session. “We have now a very good reason to hope that we’ve left the worse behind. Positive trends in the trade and economic relations are driven by the global conjuncture that shows us the signs of eventual normalization and adaptation to the new reality. As a result, the Russia-Italy trade clearly grew by almost 30% in the beginning of the year.
The key speakers of the business-forum were Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Carlo Calenda, Minister of Economic Development of Italy, Alessandro Decio, Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, SACE SpA, Philippe Donnet, CEO, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Paolo Clerici, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO, Coeclerici SpA, Mikhail Kusnirovich, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Bosco di Ciliegi Group, Gaetano Micciche, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Banca IMI SpA, Marco Tronchetti Provera, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice Chairman, Pirelli & C SpA, Cesare Maria Ragaglini, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic in the Russian Federation, Francesco Starace, Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, Enel S.p.A, Pavel Fedorov, First Vice President, Rosneft, Sergei Chemezov, Chief Executive Officer, Russian Technologies State Corporation, Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).All press-releases