The Vojvodinian Secretary for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government, Ognjen Bjelic, visited the Italian region of Trentino on Friday, 23rd March, 2018, where he attended an investment conference at which the investment potentials of Vojvodina and Serbia were presented.
Over 30 Italian companies took part in the conference, at which the Secretariat for the Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government, in cooperation with the Development Agency of Vojvodina, presented the investment potentials of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina through a presentation and a short film, informing Italian businessmen about the investments made by Italian companies in Vojvodina so far and the data on the trade between Serbia and Italy, the website of the Provincial Government reports.
“At the moment, 65 Italian companies have invested their capital in the territory of the Province of Vojvodina, with the total value of the investments amounting to around EUR 800 million”, Bjelic said.
He reminded that Italian companies gave a considerable contribution to activating Vojvodina’s potential, especially considering that those companies hired over 11,000 workers.
Representatives of over 30 companies interested in investing in Vojvodina come from various economic branches, including metal processing industry, agriculture, finance and the packaging industry.
The conference was supported by the Italian company Ghezzi, which operates in the metal processing segment, and is interested in investing in Vojvodina.
During the two-day visit, Secretary Bjelic, Nikola Zezelj, director of the Development Agency of Vojvodina, and Olivera Kovacevic, director of the Agency’s Promotion Department, visited Ghezzi’s production facility in the municipality of Cles and met with the company’s management.
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