By Michel Cousins.
Tripoli, 24 September 2103:
An Italian trade delegation from Padua returned to Italy today at the end of a three . . .[restrict]day-visit to Tripoli which one of the organisers said had been very successful. “We’re feeling good”, said mission leader Franco Conzato from Padova Promex, part of the Chamber of Commerce of Padua.
The delegation covered a wide range of businesses in Padua including refrigeration, professional kitchen installation, electricity generation and gas distribution equipment. The eight companies taking part comprised Arneg, professional kitchen equipment producer Ata, chemical construction products manufacturer FIP, Tecnogas, sanitary and bathroom ware producer Beltrame, Pavan, PM Scale and Transpack.
As a group they met with members of both the Young Libya Businessmen’s Association and the Libyan Businessmen’ Council. Individually the members of the group had met with some 80 Libyan companies.
For most of those in the group, their visit to Libya was or th first time – “but not the last” said mission leader Franco Conzato from Padova Promex. The visit was a start of Paduan and Libyan businesses working together. Although contracts were not being handed out, the participants felt that now was the time for them to network in the new Libya. “It’s important for companies to get to know the situation now”, Conzato said. He said he thought it would take three years before solid links had been fully established.
The Paduan companies, he said, were looking for partners rather than exports. [/restrict]