Actively informing potential partners about the realities of operating in the FEFD
The creation of a single information platform for businesses in Far Eastern institutions would be particularly helpful. It would allow entrepreneurs to receive and make offers, send inquiries, and find partners for implementing projects. <...> We want to take advantage of the opportunities that your region has to offer. We would support a proposal to create a working group — Antonio Fallico, President, Conoscere Eurasia Association; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Banca Intesa.
The bank (Intesa – Ed.) plays the role of an observer. We provide financial support, but also consult with companies. The bank tries to work in line with the efforts of the diplomatic representative office and with entrepreneur collectives. <...> The bank is of primary importance to small and medium-sized enterprises when they enter into unfamiliar regions and want to expand their business in those markets — Rosario Pedicini, General Manager in Tokyo, Intesa Sanpaolo SpA.
For our part, as an SME organization, we can help provide support to projects (of Italian entrepreneurs – Ed.). We have an office in each region and several hundred entrepreneurs, through whom we can provide recommendations. We can provide a certain level of hospitality for an Italian entrepreneurs, because the countries do differ quite a bit. I call for creating more business projects — Alexander Kalinin, President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA.
Information about the development potential and incentives provided by local authorities needs to be spread — Pasquale Terracciano, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to the Russian Federation.