UNIDO ITPO Italy to the Conference “Which opportunities for Italian companies in Iran?”

Sondrio, Italy - 14 March 2017

UNIDO ITPO Italy to the Conference “Which opportunities for Italian companies in Iran?”

Sondrio, 14 March 2017 – UNIDO ITPO Italy participated in the country presentation entitled “IRAN: which opportunities for Italian companies?” organized by Banca Popolare di Sondrio in its Headquarters in Sondrio. The conference was also broadcasted, via video conference, in a multitude of branch offices of Banca Popolare di Sondrio in northern and center Italy, for a total of more than 300 companies registered for the event.

The conference focused on the presentation of the numerous opportunities of investment in the Islamic republic of Iran, especially since the recent removal of the economic sanctions. Among the main speakers, we can underline the interventions of Mr. Mario Erba, Deputy Director General of Banca Popolare di Sondrio; Mr. Fabrizio Sala, Deputy President of the Lombardy region; Mr. Amid Masoud Miri, Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Milan; Mr. Pierluigi D’Agata, Secretary general of the Italian-Iranain Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Mr. Andrea Goldstein, Managing Director of Nomisma-Osservatorio Iran.

In this context, UNIDO ITPO Italy presented the project entitled ”Support to Iran’s SMEs through investment promotion and technology transfer in energy and environment”, to be implemented by UNIDO ITPO Italy and funded by Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea in agreement with the Iranian Department of Environment.

The participation to the conference provided to UNIDO ITPO Italy staff the opportunity to interact with the entrepreneurial community present on site and disseminate information on the project’s activities plan, with the objective to identify and promote a portfolio of sustainable investment and technology transfer opportunities in selected renewable energy and environment sectors, in order to support new investments in Iran and provide opportunities for technological upgrading of local SMEs operating in the sectors of interest.