(AGI) Oslo, Dec 16 - Gastronomical specialties from Umbria werebrought to Norway by the Italian ambassador to Oslo, GiorgioNovello, at a special promotional event hosted in his residencewith two businesswomen from the food and wine sector, LiviaColantonio of Castello delle Regine and Ada Urbani of UrbaniTartufi. The two businesswomen illustrated their experiences torepresentatives of Norwegian businesses in the food and wine,tourism, and communications sectors, and pointed out thegrowing role and abilities of businesses led by women,Ambassador Novello noted. Informal meetings were held in someof Oslo's best Italian restaurants in the days following theevent, strengthening the synergy between Norwegianentrepreneurs and Italy for various reasons, from sectorsranging from home decor to automotive and sailing. Theinitiative is part of the embassy's strategy to endorse Italy'sregional specialties in collaborative efforts with Piedmont,Lombardy, Veneto, Tuscany, Umbria, Basilicata, and Campania.(AGI) . .