The Forum for Economic Cooperation between Vietnam and Italy was held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the headquarters of Banca Mediolanum (Top 10 biggest Italian Banks) in Milan in the presence of representatives of 37 Vietnamese businesses, representatives of the Italian business community and partners of the initiative. The event was organized by the Commercial Office of Vietnam Embassy and the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, in collaboration with the Honorary Consulate of Vietnam in Turin, Chamber of Commerce Italy-Vietnam (CCIV) and other Italian partners as part of the week-long celebration of the 77th anniversary of the National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The meeting was attended by, among others, Undersecretary of the Lombardy Region Gabriele Barucco, Secretary General of Confindustria Lombardia Dario Voltattorni, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce Italy-Vietnam (CCIV) and from the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Southeast Asia, Prof. Alessia Amighini of the University of Eastern Piedmont, and Attorney Veronica Gianola of D'Andrea & Partner Law Firm. Moderation of the event was provided by Attorney Marcello Caione, eu2sea Consulting.
Two years after the entry into force of the European Union-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA), the meeting provided an important opportunity to discuss economic issues central to the development of economic relations between the two Countries. There were many topics on the agenda, from a snapshot and analysis of the important channels and facilities for importing agri-food goods - such as seafood, coffee, and spices, to opportunities for foreign direct investment from and into the Country.
The aim of the representatives of Vietnamese enterprises in Italy is that the Forum can take place periodically and gather more and more consensus and participation, aiming at supporting and strengthening the areas of cooperation between the two countries.
Locandina del forum a Milano 20 settembre