| On May 14th, 2009, during the 16th International Specialized Exhibition “Food&Drinks” the inauguration of a Piazza Italiа stand has taken place. It was dedicated to food manufacturers from Italy. EXIMBANK - Gruppo Veneto Banca was present at the exhibition by a joint stand with the Padova Promex, Special Agency of the Padua Chamber of Commerce for International Activities.
In the inauguration of Piazza Italia stand took part more than 50 representatives of the Italian delegation, led by Mr. Adolfo Urso, the Italian deputy minister of economic development. In his introductory speech, he highly appreciated the presence of Veneto Banca group in the Republic of Moldova, as a financial institution providing support to Italian businessmen. The importance of the group presence in the process of bilateral economic-commercial relations has been stressed also by his Moldovan colleague - Mr. Iurii Munteanu, the deputy minister of economy and commerce of the Republic of Moldova.
The actions designed for further development of cooperation have continued with the opening of the Moldo-Italian forum, attended by officials, the Italian businessmen who conduct activities in the Republic of Moldova, and representatives of the Italian community.
At forum closing, the head of the Italian delegation visited the EXIMBANK - Gruppo Veneto Banca Headquarters, and had a meeting with Mr. Nicola Damiani, Representative of Veneto Banca Holding in EXIMBANK and Mr. Marcel Chirca, the General Director of the Bank.
The results of the financial activity of the Bank and its territorial expansion for 2008, perspectives for 2009 have been discussed during the meeting. In this context, Mr. Nicola Damiani has emphasized that financial support offered by the parent- bank to the EXIMBANK - Gruppo Veneto Banca has a prominent role in continuation the projects for development the economic potential between Italy and Republic of Moldova.