(AGI) London, March 3 - Italian industries of excellence metwith the UK press and investors at the Italian CultureInstitute (IIC) in London. The "Expo and the Territory" eventtook place on Monday and was organised by the Italian Embassyin partnership with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in GreatBritain and the Italian National Tourism Agency. The eveningwas a real journey of discovery into Italy's hidden treasuresand excellences in the agro-food sector, with the aim oflinking all Italian regions to Milan Expo, thus expanding itsscope. The initiative was promoted within the framework of acycle of events sponsored by the Italian government in view ofthe Universal Exposition, which will be hosted in Milan fromMay to October 2015. Ambassador Pasquale Terracciano opened theLondon event with a welcome address. This was followed bypresentations by the participating Italian regions ofBasilicata, Campania, Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. Theinitiative aimed to highlight the country's points ofexcellence at international level and to trigger developmentprocesses. During the presentations, the Regional authoritiesillustrated their accompanying programmes and initiatives withthe help of a team of professionals in the tourism andagro-food sectors. The meeting, moderated by Leonardo SimonelliSanti, the president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce, wasalso an important networking opportunity in which Britishbusinessmen had the chance to meet representatives of theRegional Authorities in bilateral meetings. The project iscoordinated by the Italian Presidency of the Council ofMinisters, with the assistance of the Department for EconomicDevelopment and Cohesion and the operational support ofInvitalia, the National Agency for Inward Investment Promotionand Enterprise Development. (AGI). .