(AGI) Brussels, Oct 1 - TechItaly 2014, the Italian high-techexhibition in Brussels, is running a series of thematicseminars until Dec 3. The exhibition will focus on investmentfor growth and technological innovation in cyber security,access to raw materials, active and healthy ageing, foodquality and security at Expo 2015, the protection andenhancement of cultural heritage, and infrastructure networks.The event was inaugurated by Italy's vice-president of theEuropean Parliament, David Sassoli, together with theVice-President of the European parliamentary committeeIndustry, Research and Energy (ITRE), Patrizia Toia, Presidentof the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE) RiccardoMonti, and Italian Ambassador Alfredo Bastianelli. The latterpresented TechItaly2014 as an opportunity to discuss bestpractices at a European level but also as a showcase forItaly's industrial heritage, with leading hi-tech sectors ondisplay. The first session, H2020: Transforming GlobalChallenges into Opportunities for Growth, explored a number ofissues of great importance for Italian and Europeancompetitiveness, such as cyber-security, raw materials and theimpact of demographic changes. In November there will be anevent dedicated to the theme of food quality and security, withan eye to Milan Expo 2015, followed by a session focused on therole of technology in the restoration and enhancement ofcultural heritage. In December, the exhibition will concludewith three panels looking at infrastructure innovation forgrowth in the areas of transport, energy and research. Now inits third edition, the event was conceived and promoted by theItalian embassy and the Brussels office of ICE, in closecoordination with the Italian representative to the EU and withthe support of various organisations. (AGI) .