Virtual trade mission Italy with Minister Kaag

online | 3rd until 4th of November 2020

This online event takes place in the wake of the Ecomondo, Europe’s leading conference and trade fair in the field of sustainability and circular economy. organised by the National Service for Entrepreneurship in The Netherlands, the event works as a virtual trade mission for companies and institutions that wish to establish business cooperation with Italy in the fields of sustainable textiles & fashion and water technology with special regards to waste water management.

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Tuesday, November 3
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Plenary kick-off virtual mission Italy

  • Word of welcome by Minister Sigrid Kaag and Ambassador Joost Flamand
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in practice – companies have their say
  • The culture of doing business in Italy – Johan Verboom, consul-general Milan, in conversation with a Dutch entrepreneur active in Italy
  • Circular economy in Italy – Presentation of market study and identification of opportunities

11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Webinar on sustainable fashion and textile opportunities in Italy

  • Customized individual matchmaking for companies in the fashion & textile sector – You will be scheduled for this

Wednesday, November 4
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Webinar on opportunities in wastewater treatment and water reuse in the industrial sector and in the built environment in Italy

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Livestream keynote speech Minister Sigrid Kaag at the Green Economy conference of Italy, ‘Ecomondo’

11:00 am – 12:15 pm Webinar about opportunities for water reuse in agriculture in Italy

  • Tailor-made individual matchmaking for companies in water technology – You will be scheduled for this
  • Individual matchmaking on your own initiative, by Dutch and Italian participants using the virtual b2match platform