The Italian Commission of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry once again became a partner of the Conference - Session devoted to Russian-Italian cooperation and investment projects implemented in Russia during the Days of Italy at the RANEPA, which started at the Presidential Academy on May 21, 2019. The main topics of discussion were “Public projects and international cooperation”, “Successful projects of Italian business in Russia”, the event was attended by over 300 russian and foreign guests.
The session was attended by experts, representatives of russian and foreign universities, companies, diplomatic and institutional structures of European countries. In the discussion were:
Anna Kuznetsova, Commissioner for the Rights of the Child under the President of the Russian Federation
Anton V. Dolgov, Executive Director, Presidential Grants Fund
Aleshka Simkich, Deputy Head of the Mission of the European Union to the Russian Federation
Guido De Sanctis, Deputy Head of the Mission of the Embassy of the Italian Republic in the Russian Federation
Ernesto Ferlenghi, President, Confindustria Russia
Raffaele Marchetti, Vice-Rector for Internationalization, Professor of International Relations, LUISS University Guido carly
Konstantin Krokhin, Chairman of the Italian Commission of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Director of the branch office of the MCCI "New Moscow"
Olesya Maltseva, Managing Director for External Relations of the Special Economic Zone of Technopolis Moscow
Giorgio Callegari, President of GIM-Unimpresa, Director of Assicurazioni Generali Russia & CSI
Speakers frankly answered questions from the audience on the most pressing problems of multilateral cooperation.Chairman of the Italian Commission and Director of the Branch of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New Moscow K.V. Krokhin told about numerous examples of successful business of Italian companies in Russia (projects of companies MAPEI, TEGOLA, SAIPEM, CREMONINI, DELIMOBIL and others were mentioned), spoke about the importance of partnership with Italy - a country from the Group of 7 industrialized countries of the world, having a unique history of rapid industrial development. growth in the 2nd half of the 20th century and an equally unique history of friendly economic relations with Russia (USSR).
Konstantin Krokhin told about the history of the birth of the famous slogan “Made with Italy”, he elaborated on the problems hindering the real growth of mutual investments and having both internal and external sources.A separate topic in the speech of Konstantin Krokhin was devoted to the development of cooperation with Italy in the territory of New Moscow.
During the coverage of the topic, special attention was paid to the City Government and the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry to the development of advanced and flexible forms of cooperation in the new territories, to a large amount of infrastructure changes and interest in attracting foreign business to New Moscow projects.In the conclusion of his speech, K.V. Krokhin urged the audience to participate more actively in international economic cooperation and to use for this the opportunities of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the branch in New Moscow.
During the negotiations on the margins of the session, an agreement was reached in principle on the visit of a delegation of Italian entrepreneurs and institutional structures to New Moscow with a visit to the Trinity Innovation Cluster in late June - early July of this year.