Tongji Sino-Italian Strategic Advisory Board held its first meeting


At 11:00 on June 20th, Tongji Sino-Italian Strategic Advisory Boardheld its first meeting in Sino-French Center. Italian Minister of Education, Universities and Research Francesco Profumo, Ambassador of Italy in China Attilio Massimo Iannucci, Consul General of Italy in Shanghai Vincezo De Luca, VicePresident of Tongji University Fang Shouenand members of Tongji Sino-Italian Strategic Advisory Board attended the meeting hosted by Vice President Prof.Li Guoqiang, Dean of the Sino-Italian Campus.

Vice-President Fang Shouen said in his speech that "Since its inauguration on May 24th 2012, Tongji Sino-Italian Strategic Advisory Board has received support and affirmation from both Chinese and Italian parties. All the members present here is the elite in their fields, who will offer suggestion and proposal for the Tongji Sino-Italian cooperation and search for the development opportunities together." Then Minister Profumo, and Consul General De Luca, the first President of Tongji Sino-Italian Strategic Advisory Board respectively delivered speeches, both of whom expressed that the Italian government paid high attention and would provide great support to the cooperation between Tongji University and Italy, especially on Industry-University-Research cooperation. Four representatives of members, CEO of Pirelli Asia Pacific Gregorio Borgo, Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Huantongji Creative Design Industries Construction & Development Xi Rongqing, Country Manager Magneti Marelli China Luca Biagini and Country Manager Ariston Thermo China Salvatore Serio respectively gave speeches by first introducing their companies and present development situation and then expressing their proposals for the cooperation with Tongji University and with other members of Tongji Sino-Italian Strategic Advisory Board. The meeting successfully ended with closing remarks given by Minister Profumo.