(AGI) Bergen, Oct 8 - Italian enterprises are gaining ground onthe Norwegian market and are networking to exchange expertise.The Italian Day has been organised on Thursday in Bergen andthe Italian Ambassador to Norway, Giorgio Novello, explained toAgi the opportunities it brings. "Italian companies based inNorway offer job opportunities on their premises," theambassador said. The event took place in the prestigious venueof the Norwegian School of Economics, with an assembly of allthe invited companies, including the two giants working inNorway, Eni and Ferrero. Novello explained that the goal is"networking and standing together to exchange expertise invarious fields." In Norway, in fact, "Italian companies havehelicopter building yards and urban transport companies. Thisyear the trade balance has shifted to a positive trend after along time." A business forum has been launched, in order tocoordinate the collaboration between the embassy and suchcompanies, enhancing the image of Italy as a country ontechnology's cutting edge. Novello explained that Eni is amodel, since the company is to drill for oil in the BarentsSea. "This is a first time in the field, which goes hand inhand with great expertise in working with local communities."The potential for investment in various sectors is shown by thegreat example of the winemaking industry; in the past 15 yearsItalian firms have gone from 5 percent to 40 percent of themarket share. "Italy is the only country on the podium in thefour major varieties, namely white, red, rose and sparklingwines, " added the diplomat. (AGI).