Italferr attends “SALON PROMOTE 2017”

The most important multi-sector show in Central Africa


Italferr attended PROMOTE 2017, the 6th International Exhibition for SMEs and Partnership in Central Africa, held at Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, from 11 to 19 February 2017. The event was attended by over 75 Italian businesses operating in a range of sectors (food, construction, transport and infrastructure, renewable energy, industrial systems), gathered together in the national pavilion called “Casa Italia” – featuring a floor space of 1200m² – organised by the Italian Embassy and Italy’s official Trade Agency ICE.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Italy’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mario Giro, in charge of International Cooperation, emphasising how this significant presence of Italian businesses is part of a broader strategy for and commitment to developing bilateral relations between the two countries, undertaken by the President of Italy, Mr. Sergio Mattarella, during his visit to Cameroon last March.
The Salon proved an important opportunity for Italferr to showcase and promote Italian excellence in the fields of engineering and transportation, through both a display stand and its active participation in events and seminars organised in connection with the event.
The Company, in fact, was called to illustrate the potential and opportunities linked to the construction of new rail infrastructure at the bilateral Economic Forum “Cameroon-Italy for an improved business partnership”, held on 15 February in the presence of the Cameroonian Ministers of Economy, Transport and Public Works and the Italian Deputy Foreign Minister
Lastly, as part of the programme of events sponsored by “Casa Italia”, Italferr participated in a conference on railways “Reinventing trains in Cameroon, within horizon 2035, by means of safe intercity rail transport: challenges and contributions by Italian cooperation”, organised by the Italian Embassy, in partnership with the local authorities and institutions, regarding the actions that need to be put into place to support Cameroon’s rail development policies, combining the construction of quality rail infrastructure and training the human capital needed to complete and then operate an efficient and safe transport network.