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Business-Dialogue "Italy-Russia" with the participation of representatives of business communities and public circles of the Italian Republic and the Russian Federation

1. Business-Dialogue "Italy-Russia"

On March 1, 2019, a Business-Dialogue will be held in Brescia, Italy, with the participation of representatives of business communities and public circles of the Italian Republic and the Russian Federation.

Business-Dialogue is a venue for strengthening bilateral business ties between Russia and Italy at the business level, creating a communicative environment for effective cooperation of key producers, exporters and entrepreneurs, as well as for sharing experience and technology.

The purpose of the event is the presentation of current investment opportunities for Russia and Italy, taking into account the prevailing economic conditions, transfer of technological and managerial decisions for business, the formation of bilateral business projects.

The main objectives of the Business-Dialogue:

  1. Creation of an Italian-Russian working group focused on synchronizing the features of doing business in both countries;
  2. analysis of potential cooperation projects of Italian enterprises with Russian entrepreneurs and state institutions;
  3. b2b meetings with representatives of the business communities of Russia and Italy;
  4. the formation of cooperation between regional administrations and city halls of monotowns, the development of projects aimed at assisting Italian small and medium businesses in establishing cooperation with Russian small and medium enterprises;
  5. implementation of joint research and analytical activities, technology transfer.

Participants of the Business-Dialogue: representatives of small and medium businesses in Italy and Russia in the areas of industrial automation, agriculture, technology for monotowns, robotics, information technology, engineering, aircraft manufacturing and space technology. The Italian part confirmed the participation of the president of the Business Association ConfimpresaItalia, the leadership of the Association API Industria Brescia. The Russian delegation will include the head of a leading economic university of the Russian Federation, a leading economic observer, experts in the field of investment and international transactions.

Business-Dialogue Venue: Italy, Lombardy region, Brescia, Centro Pastorale Paolo VI, Via Gezio Calini, 30.

The Lombardy region is one of the most important and prosperous regions for the Italian economy and industry. Regional enterprises form 20% of Italy’s total GDP. 740 thousand enterprises are concentrated in Lombardy, which corresponds to 15% of the total number of enterprises registered in Italy. The share of industry in the regional economy is almost 36%, the service sector - 62%, agriculture - 2.1%.

Organizers: Association Synergy Italy-Russia, Proxy Centre LLC.

1. The program of the Business-Dialogue "Italy-Russia"

as of February 11, 2019

Date Event Description
February 28, 2019
During the day Arrival of participants, accommodation in hotels
March 1, 2019
10:00 – 11:30
11:30 – coffee break
11.45 – 13.00

Aula Magna Hall (Great Hall)
Plenary session: Presentation of modern investment opportunities for Russia and Italy, taking into account the current economic conditions

Moderator: Mario Pietri, Association Synerghia Italy-Russia

Part 1

Emilio Del Bono, mayor of Brescia (opening speech)
Mario Pietri, Association Synerghia Italy-Russia
Representative of APIndustria Association (Italy)
Vice-principal of the Economic University, St. Petersburg.

Part 2

Gabriele Barucco, adviser to the Lombardy Regional Administration
Fabiano Rinaldi, professor, head of CRS Lakes Research and Development Center.
Within the framework of the plenary session will be held a presentation of analytics of data on business activity and the state of the institutional environment of Russia and Italy in the light of the current economic situation. The analysis of activity data is represented of the most important industrial regions - Brescia, Bergamo, Verona.
Experts will discuss issues of restoring and increasing the volume of international transactions in the field of innovative projectsб, technology transfer and rise of the level of exports.
Tools for the development and support of small and medium-sized businesses in Italy in the implementation of international projects with Russia, involving the use of innovative technologies in manufacturing and industry will be presented.
Experts will discuss the possibilities of free economic zones of Russia and the rules for working in them. In particular, the free economic zone created in Crimea.
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch for participants
14:30 – 15:30

Veranda Hall
Section №1: "Problems of Industry 4.0 and possibilities of cooperation with the Russian market"

Moderator: Federica Calandra, vice-president. Association Synergy Italy-Russia

Representative of APIndustria Association (Italy)
Joseph Ducoli, general director of Q-Aid Holding
Joseph Musciolà, lawyer, CRS Lakes Research and Development Center
Industry 4.0 is seen as integration the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, improved data processing and other technological advances into the production processes. The main goal of Industry 4.0 is to create business systems and production networks interconnected with each other and characterized by flexibility, power, stability.
Since Industry 4.0 has the potential to change the very definition of human labor, there may be technical and social threats.
The section will discuss examples of the application of Industry 4.0 approaches in the industrial sectors of Italy and Russia, government policy in the introduction of technological innovations in production systems, the possible appearance of negative consequences of the revolution and their prevention.
15:30 – 16:30

Veranda Hall
Section №2: "Cooperation of Russia and Italy in the medical industry. A new look at technology."

Maurizio Casasco, professor, president of the Association Confapi and the Federation of Sports Medicine of Italy (FSMI)
Mobile health clinic Project Manager (Italy)
The section will discuss issues of interaction between Russia and Italy in the field of sports medicine. Successful projects of Italian companies for the development and implementation of mobile clinics providing medical services to people in outlying regions will be presented.
Experts will discuss the development of telemedicine, the pros and cons, as well as the possibility of forming joint projects in this area.
16:30 – 17:30

Veranda Hall
Presentation: "The use of blockchain technology. Benefit for companies and end users"

Luxochain Project Manager
Blockchain technology is the most significant recent breakthrough along with the advent of the Internet. Based on the openness of information, blockchain technology is one of the most reliable systems in the world, ensuring decentralization of coded data.
Therefore, the blockchain technology is successfully applicable in various industries, for example, in the field of copyright.
Within the framework of the presentation, Luxochain will consider the experience of introducing blockchain into the production of premium goods to ensure transparency and trust between the company and the end user, as well as guarantees the uniqueness and originality of the luxury product.
15:30 – 17:30

Hall 1
Bilateral negotiations with the participation of representatives of local administrations, Italian and Russian enterprises Bilateral negotiations of companies representing the automotive industry, metalworking, oil refining, chemical industry, agriculture, agroindustry.
17:30 – 20:00 Break, free time
20:00 – 22:00

Vittoria Hotel, Sala delle Rose
Banquet for participants, cultural program
March 2, 2019
10:00 – 13:15 Cultural program:
  • Visit to the Ca’del Bosco winery. Duration of the tour is 1.5 hours. Beginning at 10.30, Ending 12.00.
  • Visit the museum of antique cars Museo Mille Miglia. Beginning at 12.30, ending at 13.15.
Visits are consistent, participation is free.
A visit to the winery includes tasting wine, cheese and other local products.

3. Conditions of participation in the Business-Dialogue "Italy-Russia"

The cost of the participation package for representatives of Russian business is 60,000 rubles (VAT not included). Cost is indicated for one participant.

The participant package includes the following services:

  1. Group transfer from the airport to the hotel accommodation and back, subject to arrival/departure on one of the recommended flights* (arrival 28.02.2019; departure 02.03.2019).
  2. Accommodation in the recommended hotel** from 28.02.2019 to 02.03.2019 (2 nights, category “standard”). Upgrading the room category and increasing the number of nights of stay is possible on additional request.
  3. Participation in all business events of Business-Dialogue.
  4. Meals provided by the program of Business-Dialogue.
  5. A set of handouts.
  6. Participation in cultural events.


* Recommended flights for participants of the Business-Dialogue
Air travel is paid by the participants themselves. Arrivals and departures on recommended flights are a guarantee of a group transfer from the airport to the hotel and back.

Recommended arrival flights 28.02.2019:

Departure airport Departure time Arrival airport Arrival time Transfer (minibus)
Departure from Moscow
Sheremetyevo 08:25 Verona-Villafranca 09:55 11:00
Sheremetyevo 14:35 Milan, Malpensa 16:25 17:30
Sheremetyevo 20:50 Milan, Malpensa 22:40 23:40
Departure from St. Petersburg
Pulkovo 10:40 Milan, Malpensa 12:10 13:00

Recommended departure flights 02.03.2019:

Departure airport Departure time Arrival airport Arrival time Transfer (minibus)
Flights to Moscow
Verona-Villafranca 11:00 Sheremetyevo 16:10 08:00
Milan, Malpensa 14:50 Sheremetyevo 20:25 11:00
Milan, Malpensa 17:20 Sheremetyevo 23:00 13:30
Milan, Malpensa 23:40 Sheremetyevo 05:10 19:30
Flights to Saint Petersburg
Milan Malpensa 13:00 Pulkovo 18:15 08:30
Verona Villafranca 18:15 Pulkovo 23:25 14:30


** Recommended hotels for Business-Dialogue participants

Hotel Address Website
Paolo VI 4* 25121, Brescia, Via Calini Gezio, 30 www.centropastoralepaolovi.it
Vittoria 5* 25128, Brescia, Via X Giornate, 20 www.hotelvittoria.com

4. Contact

To confirm your participation and get more information about the accreditation procedure, please contact the information service of the event:

Ph.: +7 (812) 643-07-06
E-mail: project@proxycentre.ru