EXPO MILAN 2015   

EU-USA Days: joint cooperation to enhance business and investment opportunities


5 - 6 October 2015


Venue: Palazzo Assolombarda, Via Pantano, 9, 20122 Milano


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

5th October 2015 – morning session

09:00   Registration and welcome coffee
09:30   Welcome and Introductory Remarks
  • Chair and introduction: Mr. Giancarlo CARATTI DI LANZACCO, Deputy Commissioner, EU Expo Pavillion
  • Mr. Fabrizio Spada, Head of the Regional Office of the EU Commission in Milan
  • Mr. Stefano Venturi, Board Member of Assolombarda and President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy
09:45   Keynote Speeches
  • Ms. Diana BRACCO, President of EXPO Milano 2015 S.P.A. Italian Pavilion Commissioner
  • Ms. Kristin Schreiber, Director, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), European Commission
  • Mr. Robert Peaslee, Consul for Commercial Affairs, American Consulate General in Italy
  • Mr. Simone Crolla, Managing Director AmCham Italy


 EU-USA Business Dialogues: business opportunities and challenges. Policy tools supporting greater cooperation of SMEs in Europe and on the transatlantic market.


 Moderator: Wojciech SOPINSKI, Policy Officer, DG GROW - European Commission

  • European Commission views: Mr. Giacomo MATTINO', Head of Unit, DG GROW, European Commission
  • EU views: Ms. Dominic Boucsein, Trade Advisor, International Affairs, Eurochambres
  • US views: Ms. Lori COOPER, US Department of Commerce
  • US programs available for EU companies: Mr. Andrea Rosa, Senior Commercial Specialist and Select USA Representative in Italy American Consulate General, Milan
11:10  Business Success Stories

 Introduction and Moderation: Mr. Marco MALACARNE, Head of Department - "COSME, H2020 SME and EMFF programmes", European Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME)

  • Mr. Ruggero Benedini, Managing Director, Progetto Grano - Board Member, Italgrani USA
  • Mr. Stefano Callera, Italy Manager Business Unit Power & Water Solutions, Emerson Process Management, USA
  • Mr. Erik Sandstrom, Project manager, IBC Robotics, SME Instrument Ambassador
  • Q&A
12:10  Conclusions Kirstin Schreiber, DG GROW, European Commission and Mr. Guido DOMINONI, Project Manager, Finlombarda S.p.a. - Enterprise Europe Network  (EEN)
12:30-13.30  Buffet lunch


5th October  2015 – afternoon - Venue: Palazzo Assolombarda

13:40–19:00  Business-to-Business and Cluster-to-Cluster meetings (A and B)
13:30–14:00  Cluster introduction session (Meregalli)
18:30–19:00  Cluster debriefing session (Meregalli)
19:00  Transfer from Assolombarda to the cocktail (only one-way)
19:30  Cocktail offered by Lombardy Region (Venue: Palazzo Pirelli, 31th floor - Via Fabio Filzi, 22)


6th October 2015 - morning

09:30  Visit at Expo 2015 Site, to the EU and Italian Pavilion (Lombardy Region corner) - reserved to a limited number of participants
11:15  Visit to the US Pavillion


6th October 2015 - afternoon

10:00  Visit to companies organised by the Parma Business Association (tbc)


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Under the Patronage of

Regione Lombardia
Parma Expo
closed since 1 Oct 2015
Registration 20 Jul – 1 Oct
Meeting Selection 23 Sep – 2 Oct
Event 5 Oct – 6 Oct
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Milano
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 94
Meetings 290
Austria 1
Belgium 5
Bulgaria 1
Cameroon 1
Croatia 1
Denmark 1
France 6
Germany 2
Hungary 1
Italy 82
Lithuania 1
Pakistan 1
Poland 3
Portugal 2
Romania 3
Serbia 1
Spain 6
Sweden 1
United Kingdom 1
Total 123
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