According to the EXPOOL website and Facebook page, EXPOOL attended the “Marche Region Mission In Iran” from July 11-15, 2016. (EXPOOL Consortium, “Fairs and events”). The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement describing the mission as follows: “In Tehran, President Ceriscioli and the delegation of businessmen was received by the Italian Ambassador in Tehran Mauro Conciatori and by business and trade representatives who held a long discussion on the problems and perspectives of Iran and of the whole Western Asian region.” (Farnesia Press Archives, “Tehran – The Marche Region on the lookout for new investments in Iran,” 7/13/2016). The EXPOOL Facebook page posted five photos from the event on July 12, 2016, stating “Live from #Tehran where our President Mauro Guerrini is attending #b2b meetings to promote #ExpoolConsortium shoe companies!” (Facebook, “EXPOOL Consortium”). In addition, EXPOOL posted numerous posts to its Facebook in Italian discussing its participation at the conference. (Id.).
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