The Italian Consulate, in cooperation with IBG and the JCCI, organized a 6-day photo exhibition in October 2013 with the aim of raising awareness about the importance of preserving rural landscapes for economic, social and cultural evolution.
The photo exhibition displayed the work of more than 74 researchers belonging to 14 Italian universities and two international institutions. Adnan Husain Mandora, the secretary general at the JCCI, welcomed businessmen, diplomats and guests on the occasion and expressed the JCCI’s pleasure to be the host of such an event that facilitates strong ties between international businessmen. Mauro Agnoletti, a professor from the University of Florence, shed light on the Italian experience with regard to maintaining the rural landscape and increasing economic, social development and cultural heritage. Agnoletti explained cultural identity, competitiveness and environmental quality of rural territories and the quality of life according to the initiatives taken to preserve Italian historical rural landscapes.