ITALIAN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS OPEN DOORS IN LATIN AMERICA

(VELINO) Roma, 17 Sep - More than 40 Italian diplomaticmissions will open their doors to institutional representativesand the public from Sept. 21 to 26, in the context of theinitiatives for the Year of Italy in Latin America, sponsoredby the Foreign Ministry and that will finish to coincide withthe Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. From Mexico to Argentina,embassies, consulates and cultural institutes (IIC) willorganise and host concerts, exhibitions, Italian languageclasses, conferences, guided tours of their buildings, winetasting and cooking classes, meetings with students in localItalian schools and film screenings. The

(VELINO) Roma, 17 Sep - More than 40 Italian diplomaticmissions will open their doors to institutional representativesand the public from Sept. 21 to 26, in the context of theinitiatives for the Year of Italy in Latin America, sponsoredby the Foreign Ministry and that will finish to coincide withthe Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. From Mexico to Argentina,embassies, consulates and cultural institutes (IIC) willorganise and host concerts, exhibitions, Italian languageclasses, conferences, guided tours of their buildings, winetasting and cooking classes, meetings with students in localItalian schools and film screenings. The "Open Doors" event,which ideally will combine the various countries of LatinAmerica, will include the presentation of the 21st edition ofthe Milan Triennale, an exhibition recognised by the BureauInternational des Expositions to be held in Milan from Apr. 2to Sept. 12 2016. The event, on the theme of "21st CenturyDesign After Design", will also feature an exhibition spreadacross the Milan area and hopes for a powerful synergy with theMilan Furniture Fair, which will open in conjunction with itsinauguration, and will be a catalyst event of interest forcompanies in the sector and for the promotion of the region.Moreover, the Triennale will be held in the gap between theMilan 2015 and Dubai 2020 "Universal Expositions". The comingevents are thus a perfect opportunity to promote the image ofcontemporary Italy. The Year of Italy in Latin America has seenover 60 events in its first eight months including cinema,theatre, dance and music, 21 exhibitions, 35 institutionalvisits, including Italian delegations in the region and LatinAmerican countries in Italy, 34 conferences, with theparticipation of 19 Italian universities, three Business Forumsand the signing of eight bilateral agreements. Art, design,SMEs and industrial clusters, scientific and technologicalcooperation and training have had a prominent role in thisYear, which aims to leave a legacy of relationships and sharedprojects between Italy and the region. vel.