Rome, 3rd April 2008 - The meeting, organized by “Fondazione della regione Lazio, Casa delle Regioni del Mediterraneo” is dedicated to small and medium concerns. Main issues of the conference are investment opportunities and instruments (also financial) to enterprises.

The meeting aims to provide a strong and useful work-tool for anyone who wishes to increase business relations with Mediterranean countries.

The conference will be opened by the President of Regione Lazio, Piero Marrazzo. After the opening section will follow the introduction by President of Fondazione Casa delle Regioni, Michele Achilli.

The conference will develop through government, national and regional policies, and it is dedicated to the internationalization (with Ugo Intini, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Francesco De Angelis, Regional Assessor) and its fulfilment (with Leopoldo Franza, Director of International Commerce Ministry).

This meeting is an opportunity to think over the globalization which drives partnership and entrepreneurs to new choices and to new decisions, because 2010 is near!

The first part of the convention will be dedicated to the analysis of new economic developments.

In this part will attend: Gianluca Lo Presti (General Director of Sviluppo Lazio), Marco Cimini (Director of department Promotion of Internationalization of ICE), Luigi Troiani (Secretary General of Euro-Med TDS), Aurelio Regina (counsellor of Confindustria), Cesare Cocchi (President of Confartigianato Lazio), Sandro Pettinato (Unioncamere).

In his speech, the Secretary General underlines historical background of Euro-Mediterranean region, the evolution of the partnership and the richness of this area as a real opportunity of development.

In the afternoon the speakers will analyze instruments (financial and not financial) which should support ideas and projects for the internationalization of business relations.

In this second part will attend: Antonio De Capoa (Studio Legale De Capoa e associate) Claudio Leone (unioncamere Brussels) Marco Rosati (Advisory and Business Dept. Simest) Livio Mignano (Head of Financial Institutions – Sace), Daniel Rossi ( Responsible for Energy & Envirnment Program Unido ITPO Italy), Hatem Abou Said ( European Islamic Investment Bank Pcl).

Fondazione Casa delle Regioni del Mediterraneo: the Foundation was created in 2006 by initiative of Regione Lazio.
Its aim is to give a strong sign of peace, opening and communication between the countries of “Mare Nostrum”.