(AGI) Washington, July 18 - Around hundred Italian companiesactive in the renewable energy and clean technology sectorsparticipated in an online conference held at the Italianembassy in Washington on Friday. The initiative was organisedby the Italian Foreign Ministry, in collaboration with theItalian Electricity Services Operator (GSE) in Rome, Italianemployers' lobby Confindustria and the World Bank. Businessrepresentatives participated via a video link from Rome,examining business and investment opportunities offered mainlyby the World Bank. The Italian ambassador to the United States,Claudio Bisogniero, said: "The event takes advantage of moderncommunication technologies to seize the opportunities thatexist for the internationalisation of our companies, as part ofa more general effort in that direction the Foreign Ministry ismaking across Italy." (AGI). .