ECONOMIC RELATIONS BETWEEN ITALY AND IRAN IN THE CURRENT CONTEXT:
NON-OIL SECTORS, SMES’ ROLE, EU SUPPORT
Format: Round Table with Business Networking
Date: Wednesday July 22, 2020
Time (Italy): 09.00
Time (Iran): 11.30
Place: virtual event
Countries from all over the world are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic at different stages, in the attempt of protecting their population while minimizing economic impacts. Many of them have left behind the peak of the emergency and they are now putting their best efforts to bring back economies, international relations and societies to normality. Or to a new normality.
Iran, on its part, has also been coping with the unilateral withdrawal of the US administration from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the decision of re-imposing primary and secondary sanctions on Iranians entities and individuals. As a reaction, Iran has been working to strengthen local industries so to reduce dependence from abroad. This has deeply impacted on the way the Country relates with international players
Italy boasts a long and privileged relation with Iran, marked by friendly relations and intense trade that are now exposed to the risk of secondary sanctions. Europe has been working to support the JCPOA and the relations between EU members and Iran. On top of the blocking statues and INSTEX, the European Commission deployed programs to aid Iranian enterprises and European companies interested in doing business with the Islamic Republic.
In the midst of the global attempt to recover from the COVID pandemic and two years after the US withdrawal from the JCPOA, the initiative aims at taking stock of the situation through a high-level Round Table that will gather representatives from institutions and enterprises of the two countries, followed by a Business Networking session meant to promote interactions among participants.
The event will be entirely held on Ambrosetti digital platform, an online tool designed to both live stream the contents of the Round Table and to effectively allow participants to interact with each other, including the possibility of scheduling individual meetings and holding 1 to 1 private video conferences.
Round Table session
Time (Italy): from 09.00 to 11.00
Time (Iran): from 11.30 to 13.30
Format: live stream
Business Networking Session
Time (Italy): from 11.30 to 15.00
Time (Iran): from 14.00 to 17.30
Format: 30 min 1to1 video conferences
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Maurizio Bignotti is the Export Manager of Farmaceutici dott. Ciccarelli S.p.A., an historical Italian family company wi...
Since November 2017 Italian trade commissioner at ITA Agency Office in Tehran (Italian Trade and Investment Agency). 25...
Francesco Geoffroy is the project manager of the EU-ITC Trade Development Project for Iran. He joined ITC in 1988 as Ass...
Masoud Khansari is President of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture. He is also Board Member o...
Afshin Kolahi is Chairman of the Iran Confederation of Knowledge-Based Associations. Among others, he is also Board Repr...