Expo Milano 2015 will take place in Milan on May 1-31, 2015 and the main theme of this extensive event has been determined as ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’. The fair will host more than 20 million visitors from over 140 countries.
DG GROW, general directorate of European Commission responsible for Domestic Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, will hold a variety of events between EU and member countries among which there are Turkey and their Mediterranean neighbours.
Europe-Mediterranean days, which will be held between May 6, and 7 will offer a great opportunity to make investment, import and export and counter trade more attractive between EU and their southern neighbors.
The aforesaid events will have the same format as the ‘Study Visits for Growth’ (Missions for Growth) organized by general directorate responsible for Domestic Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs in the past years. To express it more concretely, it will include the points below:
- In the first session that will take place on the morning of May 6, senior political authorities will emphasize the benefits of commercial cooperation between Europe and the Mediterranean.
- In the second session, European Commission and other international organizations (EIB, UNIDO-BM) will present the commercial opportunities in EU and neighboring countries in the Mediterranean Sea (MED countries)
- In the afternoons of May 6 and 7, B2B meetings (business to business), during which entrepreneurs from EU and MED countries come together, will be held. The themes of Expo 2015 are aimed to be industrial sectors such as food and drink manufacturing, innovative and high quality foodstuff, food safety, quality control and food chain administration, PDOs -products designations of origins of which are protected and PGI –products geographical indications of which are protected.
- Finally, an exhibition visit is envisaged for the participants. Companies operating in the above-mentioned areas and wishing to participate in Europe-Mediterranean days including B2B meeting can register from this website: https://www.b2match.eu/expo2015-agrofood/registration. The selected companies must bear their expenses themselves.
A Draft of the Program Draft_Agenda_31_03_2015.pdf