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XI Eurasian Economic Forum opens in Verona

24 October 2018, Moscow. In Verona (Italy) on 25-26 October will be held the XI Eurasian Economic Forum, its main topic will be “Economy of trust and diplomacy of business from the Atlantic to the Pacific”. The Forum is organized by the Italian non-profit Association Conoscere Eurasia in cooperation with Roscongress Foundation and the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum with the support of Banca Intesa, Intesa Sanpaolo group and others. Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Matteo Salvini, will speak at the opening ceremony.

The Forum participants will discuss the most pressing issues of business cooperation between the countries of Greater Eurasia, including energy, finance, transport, infrastructure projects, new technologies and innovative agriculture.

For the first time a representative delegation from Uzbekistan will take part at the Forum, business people from China will be widely represented. Taking into account the interest shown at the Forum in 2017 by French entrepreneurs, a session dedicated to the dialogue of companies from France in the Eurasian dimension will be organized. Another news in the program are sessions on specific topics, which will be held simultaneously with plenary sessions and will allow to familiarize, in particular, with new digital technologies, regulatory framework for the pharmaceutical industry within the single market of the Eurasian Economic Union, etc.

The Forum will be attended by representatives of government, business, international organizations, political and public figures, diplomats, experts, journalists from Italy, Russia and dozens of countries in Europe and Asia.

A special session will open the Forum, which will be attended by President and CEO of Rosneft, Igor Sechin.

Among the speakers in the thematic sessions are: President of the Foundation for Worldwide Cooperation, Prime Minister of Italy (1996–1998, 2006–2008), Romano Prodi; State Secretary of the Union State of Russia and Belarus State, Grigory Rapota; Ministers of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Tatyana Valovaya and Veronika Nikishina; the President of VTB bank, Andrey Kostin; General Director of Gazprom Export, Elena Burmistrova; CEO and General Manager of SACE, Alessandro Decio; CEO of Leonardo, Alessandro Profumo; Chairman of the Management Board of the Credit Bank of Moscow, Vladimir Chubar; President of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Alexander Shokhin, Secretary General of ITTN, John Zhang; Executive Director, Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Vladimir Shipkov; President of the Sicily region, Sebastiano Musumeci; President of Liguria region, Giovanni Toti; Mayor of Turin, Chiara Appendino; Mayor of Catania, Salvo Pogliese; Chairman of the Advisory Board of the International Peace Foundation, Alfred von Liechtenstein; Deputy Chairperson, Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan, Sadyk Safoev; Deputy Chairman of the Board of Astana International Financial Centre, Marat Aitenov; Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, Stefano Manservisi and many others.

“The purpose of our Forum is not commercial. Verona wants to be a platform not only for a public exchange of views and opinions on the economic and financial situation in Greater Eurasia, where most of the world population lives and most of the world’s wealth is produced. It wants to be a meeting place for business of the European Union and Eurasia where it is possible to exchange and jointly develop projects, ideas, specific proposals, which will later turn into contracts, construction, industrial, financial, and trade cooperation. Therefore, B2B meetings are increasingly becoming a fundamental part of our Forum”, said President of Banca Intesa, President of Conoscere Eurasia, Antonio Fallico.


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