Italian Experience in Iran: Italy stars at the 2018 IRAN STONE EXHIBITION-IRSE


Italy's techno-stone industry stood out at the 10th edition of the IRAN STONE EXHIBITION-IRSE held in Tehran (July 19-22), Iran's biggest event devoted to stone materials and the machines, installations, equipment and complementaryproducts used to quarry and process them.


For the third consecutive year, ICE-ItalianTrade Agency and Confindustria Marmomacchine - in the context of the promotional plan to support the Italian techno-stone industry - organized the participation of Italian companies at the Iranian show, setting up a collective area of more than 400 square meters that also contained an official area, with office and reception, to welcome visitors. The Italian delegation was once again the largest among the foreign exhibitors in Tehran, with 27 companies present: ABRA IRIDE, ACHILLI, BENETTI MACCHINE, BRETON, CO.FI.PLAST, CO.ME.S., COMANDULLI COSTRUZIONI MECCANICHE, DELLAS, DIAMOND SERVICE, FANTINI, FRATELLI MENCONI ABRASIVI, GMM, I.S.E.P., ITALIAN STEEL ROD TEK, MAEMA, MARINI QUARRIES GROUP, MARMILAME, OFFICINE MARCHETTI, PEDRINI, PELLEGRINI MECCANICA, PROMETEC, PRUSSIANI ENGINEERING, SASSOMECCANICA, SIMEC, TECNEMA, TENAX and ZAGROSS MARMI.



The Italian contingent was greeted with satisfaction by important members of the Iranian government such the Vice-Minister of the Interior, Sayyed Hossein Hashemi, the Vice-Minister of Mines and the Mining Industry, Jafar Sargani, the Vice-Minister of Industry and Director of the Tehran International Fair, Hossein Esfahbadi, executives of the Iran Stone Association (including its president Abolghasem Shafiei and director Ahmad Sharifi), as well as the Italian ambassador to Iran, Mauro Conciatori.

After the inaugural ribbon-cutting and customary greetings, the official delegation visited the Italian pavilion where it was welcomed by representatives of Confindustria Marmomacchine and the director of the ICE Tehran office and with them discussed a framework for bilateral relations, thec ooperation projects underway and the difficulties in accessing financing for the many Italian companies that - despite current difficulties and circumstances - view Iran as a market with enormous potential still largely unexplored.


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