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A huge amusement park and modern globalized and hyper, besieged by the public, almost all Chinese. That is Expo 2010 Shanghai. The Tuscan delegation, led by regional president, Enrico Rossi, today visited the pavilions of Italy, Saudi Arabia and China. An expo that reveals a great success of participation. With crowds of visitors who come every day and by all means. To enter long and there are files that, on weekends, arrive up to 6 hours.
Then in a new row, this time smaller, with the entrance of each stand. Italy needed to enter the hall between 2 and 4 hours, depending on the time and day. All around, outside of Italy there is a large garden space created by nurseries of Pistoia and just beyond the entrance, in the great hall, to welcome visitors is the dome by Brunelleschi.

On the first floor space offers 190 sqm of Tuscany pictures, objects, products of the region, which will remain open until July 22. And 'here that Henry Smith, accompanied by Mayor Mark Filippeschi of Pisa, the Director of Toscana Promozione Stefano Giovannelli, the president of Confindustria Toscana Antonella Mansi (in Shanghai at the head of a delegation of 70 entrepreneurs from Tuscany) and the Italian Consul in Shanghai Francis varial, focused greeting visitors and visiting the workshop of master craftsmen of Geppetto inside with "Collodi Foundation" who build the famous live marionette under the curious gaze of hundreds of children.

The President Rossi, shortly after his arrival he ontrato Inc. Mr. Dong Tao, deputy director of overseas investment agency of the municipality of Shanghai. "Tuscany - Rossi said - is a land ready and prepared to welcome Chinese investment." And among his papers there are not only the landscape, culture and art but also technology and innovation. Next November in Florence will host a forum on innovation involving over 50 institutions and research centers with over 200 Chinese participants. They will visit Tuscany, to meet and know our business side of technology and innovation, which are very interested.
The objective is to develop a joint work between Tuscany and this part of China in the field of innovation. Many the Chinese universities that will be in Tuscany November 10 to 12. These include the Wenzhou University, Zhejiang Technology, Chongqing Technology, the Third Military Medical University, Changan Automobile Company, Shandong Zhongke Biological Technology, etc.. "Tuscany is a land search - continued Rossi - sometimes a little session, but we must aim to resume running its development of innovation. Show in Shanghai and China is a way to give a new impulse - he continued - the Chinese market and more generally that Asia represents a very interesting outlet for our exports. Not only. We take more and more interesting the Chinese tourism market. We must look to this country if we are to attract new tourists no longer hit and run but for quality tourism. "

In this context, Tuscany promotion has developed a three-year project to increase the flow of Chinese tourists to our region. "We are working - says Rossi - an agreement with the Italian Embassy in China to facilitate the issuance of tourist visas. The new website of tourism, we are working, will for the first time, pages in Chinese. But the more significant contribution might come from its direct flight between Pisa and Shanghai, will be discussing tomorrow directly with two major Chinese airlines.

The president ended the day meeting with the large delegation of entrepreneurs from Tuscany. "In this country - said - we must work continuously, systematically, to build stable relationships and trust. The Region is preparing the new Regional Development Plan, which will be presented next October - announced Rossi - in that forum will also reworked the funds indirizzandol the greater extent to the districts and internationalization, while the role of Toscana Promozione will increasingly at the service enterprise. "Finally, Smith has appealed to business confidence. "Without being neither optimistic nor pessimistic, but certain - he said - I am convinced that together we can do. Meanwhile collect data that seen in the early months of 2010 exports tow the Italian Tuscany. But it seems a good sign, that gives us hope and trust. "

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