Producers from Southern Italy to meet entrepreneurs in Serbia in late February

Representatives of 31 companies from the South of Italy will meet with the Serbian business people in Belgrade at a gathering dedicated to the cooperation in food and beverage sector. The meeting will take place on 27th February at the Hyatt Hotel.

This was confirmed by Marina Scognamiglio, Director of the Belgrade office of the Italian Trade Agency (ICE) which operates under the Italian Ministry for Economic Development.

The food and beverage producers from the Southern Italian regions of Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Abruzzo, Molise and Sardinia will present their products to their counterparts from Serbia and the region, and they will also get acquainted with the food sector in Serbia and in neighbouring countries.

„About 40 business people and their clients from the region, who are visiting this event thanks to the cooperation with ICE offices from Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Albania and Montenegro, representing 9 countries in the region, will also attend presentations, workshops and B2B meetings that will be organized as part of this event. The gathering will take place under the auspices of the European Union within the framework of the Piano Export Sud II project“, Ms Scognamiglio explains.

Also, a large presentation of the best Italian delicacies will take place at the Delta City Mall on 24th February.

These events are the continuation of the extremely successful economic cooperation between Italy and Serbia. When it comes to Serbian exports, Italy is Serbia’s most important export partner. In the agri-food sector, Italy is the biggest import trade partner to Serbia (80 million EUR).

The total value of the external trade between Italy and Serbia, according to official data for the period January-October 2017, was close to EUR 3.3 billion, which is a significant increase compared to 2016 and 2015. Serbia’s export to Italy amounted to EUR 1.7 billion, while Italy exported goods worth EUR 1.6 billion to Serbia.

(eKapija, 30.01.2018)



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