ITALY'S WASHINGTON AMBASSADOR TOURS U. S. MIDWEST STATES

(VELINO) Roma, 1 Dec - Italy's Ambassador to Washington,Claudio Bisogniero, is to visit the U.S. Midwest States topromote trade and cultural with Italy. He will focusparticularly on Expo 2015, which is to be held in Milan, andthe Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. On Nov. 30and Dec. 1 he is in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and onDec. 4 in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa. In the first stophe will meet Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker, the Mayor ofMilwaukee, Tom Barret, the Mayor of Madison, Paul Soglin, andthe Mayor of Saint Paul, Chris Coleman.

(VELINO) Roma, 1 Dec - Italy's Ambassador to Washington,Claudio Bisogniero, is to visit the U.S. Midwest States topromote trade and cultural with Italy. He will focusparticularly on Expo 2015, which is to be held in Milan, andthe Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. On Nov. 30and Dec. 1 he is in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and onDec. 4 in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa. In the first stophe will meet Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker, the Mayor ofMilwaukee, Tom Barret, the Mayor of Madison, Paul Soglin, andthe Mayor of Saint Paul, Chris Coleman. He will also have talkswith the chairman of the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce, MattKramer. The ambassador is due to meet the Italian community atthe Italian Convention Center in Milwaukee and deliver anaddress at the University of Wisconsin and the Victory Schoolin Milwaukee. He will move on to meet the Lieutenant governorsof North Dakota and Iowa, Drew Wrigley and Kim Reynolds. Talkshave also been organised with Dean Gorder, who is in charge ofNorth Dakota's trade office and with Des Moines Mayor, FrankCrownie. The ambassador will also deliver speeches at theUniversity of Minnesota, University of Mary in North Dakota andDrake University in Des Moines. The Italian Cultural Center ofMinneapolis and Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa haveorganised meetings with Italians who live in the area. Museumand art institute tours have also been organised. They includethe Milwaukee Art Museum, which is showcasing 500 years ofItalian painting and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, which ishosting an exhibition called Italian Style from 1945. Tourshave also been organised to Italian firms in the Midweststates. vel.