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May 2018
23 May
Business Breakfast

RUSSIAN–ITALIAN BUSINESS DIALOGUE: LONG-TERM COOPERATION PROSPECTS

08:00-09:15 Pavilion 5, Business Breakfast Hall 5.4


Economic cooperation between Russia and Italy has shown strong performance of the past decade, with Italy ranking among Russia's top European trading partners. Some 500 Italian companies operate in Russia and represent a whole sectoral range of Italian business. What are the long-term prospects for the bilateral economic cooperation between Russia and Italy? What are the next steps in further promoting closer ties with Italian business? What specific projects have a largest potential for strengthening this important commercial partnership in the current economic and political situation?


Moderators:
Vladimir Dmitriev, Chairman, State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Luisa Todini, President, Todini
Panellists:
Mikhail Alekseev, Chairman of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Russia
Federica Barbaro, Chief Executive Officer, Pietro Barbaro
Giovanni Castellaneta, President, SACE
Sergey Cheremin, Minister of Moscow Government, Head of the Department for External Economic and International Relations of Moscow
Fabrizio Di Amato, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Maire Tecnimont
Vitaly Keondjian, President, Alliance Group
Aleksey Meshkov, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Vincenzo Petrone, President, Fincantieri
Vladimir Potemkin, Deputy Governor, Head of Representative Office of the Government of Kaluga Region
Cesare Ragaglini, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Italian Republic in the Russian Federation
Pietro Salini, Chief Executive Officer, Salini Impregilo
Gerardo Stigliani, General director, CO.MO.I. SIM
Dmitry Strashnov, General Director, Russian Post
Vincenzo Trani, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Concern General Invest

Highlights

“Our focus is on the future – this is the constant in our relationship. Our hope of setting up a common space from Lisbon to Vladivostok requires us to work in both the economic as well as the political sphere”.

Cesare Ragaglini
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Italian Republic in the Russian Federation

“To build means to forge relationships between countries. We are building roads in both the literal and the figurative sense; we are investing; and we are working together with our Russian friends to build a better future”.

Pietro Salini
Chief Executive Officer, Salini Impregilo

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