The 22 February last was held in Beijing the fourth edition of the Italy-China Business Forum (BFIC), which brought together the representatives of its board of directors, chaired by two co-presidents Marco Tronchetti Provera, Executive Vice President and CEO of Pirelli, and Tian Guoli, President of Bank of China.
The Business Forum, which takes place annually, took place during the visit of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella State, and his meeting with President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jingping.
The program took part 250 Italian operators, of which about half came from Italy, for a total of 90 Italian companies represented.
Among the foreseen in the day on February 22 working sessions there was a time dedicated exclusively to the Italian entrepreneurial delegation that had such an opportunity for an open discussion with the Under Secretary of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Development, Ivan Scalfarotto, and the Vice President of Confindustria for Internationalisation, Licia Mattioli.
For SOUL there was a representation of the Internationalisation Department.
The operators have shared the entrepreneurial activities carried out in China as well as concrete cooperation projects that could involve the production chain in the areas of Health, Environmental Sustainability, agribusiness and the Aerospace and Aviation.
In this context emerged is the potential both critical elements of doing business in China for our businesses, also in other industrial sectors, in relation to which both the MISE Confindustria were reconfirmed active part in advancing the interests of the industrial system national to ensure a better and stronger competitiveness in China.
An important part of the program also provided for the presentation of the action plans of the Chinese government: OBOR-One Belt and One Road Made in China 2025, which attract widespread interest and growing between our companies.
At the conclusion of the works, as well 20 institutional and commercial agreements were signed in the presence of President Sergio Mattarella and the President Xi Jingping, the two co-presidents of the Business Forum Italian China signed a joint statement which renews and confirms the commitment the Italy-China Business Forum in promoting the development of economic relations and growth of the two countries, through the ongoing dialogue between employers, the involvement of the major trade associations and the launch of specific activities and projects of bilateral interest.