Agro-Food Manufacturing

EXPO MILAN 2015   

Euro-Mediterranean Days: joint cooperation to enhance business and investment opportunities

 

6 - 7 May 2015

Sala Volta, Palazzo delle Stelline, Corso Magenta, 61 – Milan

 

6 May 2015 – morning - Conference (registration open until the 6th May 2015)

Please note that this agenda remains indicative and subject to possible further changes

09:00  Registration
09:30  Welcome and introduction
 
  • Mr Sandro GOZI, Undersecretary of State, Italian Government
  • Mr Fabrizio SALA, Assessor, Lombardy Region
10:00  Keynote speeches - Euro-Mediterranean economic and industrial cooperation
 
  • Mr Antonio TAJANI, Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • Mr Alberto MEOMARTINI, Vice President of Milan Chamber of Commerce (invited)

10:30

Euro-Mediterranean industrial cooperation

 
  • Ms. Hana URAIDI , Acting CEO and Director, Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO)
10:45  Business opportunities in the Euro-Mediterranean area
 
  • Introduction and chair, Ms Joanna DRAKE, Director, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Accessing finance, Ms Marion HOENICKE, Head of the Division, Banking and SME financing in the Neighbourhood, European Investment Bank (EIB) and Ms Renata IKSAR, Advisor to Managing Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • Accessing markets, Mr Peter YOUNG, Deputy Head of Unit, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission
  • Helping  SMEs to grow and go international, Mr Dirk VANTYGHEM, Director for International Affairs, Eurochambres
  • Walking the talk: trade and industry as drivers for co-shared growth, Mr Alaa EZZ, Secretary General, Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations (CEEBA)
  • Questions and Answers
12:10  Linking SMEs across the Euro-Mediterranean area: networks, partnerships, clusters
 
  • Introduction and chair, Ms Marie CORMAN, Policy Officer, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), Mr Patrick DE SMEDT, Deputy Head of Unit, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
  • EUROMED Invest project, Mr Khalil LAABIDI, President of ANIMA Investment Network
  • Clusters in creative industries, Mr Gerardo PATACCONI, Chief, Clusters and Business Linkages, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
  • Business synergies between the EU, Turkey and the South Mediterranean region, Ms Gunes ASIK, Project Manager, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
  • Questions and Answers
13:20  Conclusions
  Ms Joanna DRAKE, Director, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
13.30  Networking lunch buffet

 

6 May 2015 – afternoon

14:20  Opening and introduction, Mr Francesco PARETI (Unioncamere Veneto – EEN) and Mr. Guido DOMINONI (Finlombarda S.p.A. – EEN), "corridor" area, Palazzo delle Stelline
14:30 - 19:00  Business-to-business and Cluster-to-Cluster meetings, "corridor" area, Palazzo delle Stelline
14:45-18:30  In parallel - Cluster introduction and Cluster-to-Cluster meetings, European Commission Representation, Sala Blu, 3rd floor, Corso Magenta 59, Milano
15:00-18:00  In parallel - Technical meeting of Charter/SBA coordinators in Mediterranean neighbour countries, Sala Volta, Palazzo delle Stelline
19:00  Transfer by bus to Lombardy Region premises (Grattacielo Pirelli, 31st floor - Piazza Duca d'Aosta, Milano)
20:00 - 21:00  Cocktail offered by Lombardy Region

 

7 May 2015

9:30 - 13:00

 

Continuation of the Business-to-business and Cluster-to-Cluster meetings,"corridor" area, Palazzo delle Stelline

Continuation of the Cluster-to-Cluster meetings, European Commission Representation, Sala Blu, 3rd floor, Corso Magenta 59, Milano

13:00 - 14:00  Networking lunch buffet, Palazzo delle Stelline
14:00 - 16:00  Continuation of the Business-to-business and Cluster-to-Cluster meetings
15:15 - 16:00  Cluster debriefing session, European Commission Representation, Sala Blu, 3rd floor, Corso Magenta 59, Milano
16:15  Departure of buses from Palazzo delle Stelline to EXPO site for guided visit
17:00 - 20:00  Guided visit of EXPO site including Italian Pavilion (Lombardy Region corner) and EU Pavilion

 

8 May 2015

10:00

all day

 Visit to companies of the Parma area and business-to-business meetings hosted and organised by Parma Alimentare
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Registration
closed since 6 May 2015
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Schedule
Registration 16 Mar – 6 May
Meeting Selection 22 Apr – 4 May
Event 6 May – 7 May
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Language English
Costs Free of charge
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