FT Future of Italy Summit: Charting the Way Ahead. Rome, 18 november. The full agenda

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Charting the Way Ahead

18 november 2013
Rome Cavalieri



Building on the highly successful inaugural Italy Summit in 2012, the strategic one day conference FT Future of Italy Summit: Charting the Way Ahead will bring together top level industry leaders, policy-makers and global corporate investors to discuss the direction the new administration – the youngest government in Italy’s history – is taking to navigate its way out of an extended downturn. 



08:30 – 09:20

Registration and networking

09:20 – 09:30

Chair’s Opening Remarks

John Thornhill, Deputy Editor, Financial Times 

09:30 – 10:10

Opening Keynote and Interview: The path to economic recovery
How does the new administration intend to reignite economic growth without resorting to budget deficit spending? How will it maintain political stability in uncertain times? And what measures is it planning to take to spark competition, encourage entrepreneurship, and dismantle a notoriously unwieldy bureaucracy?

Enrico Letta, Prime Minister of Italy
Interview conducted by: John Thornhill, Deputy Editor, Financial Times

10:10 – 11:00

Panel Discussion: The future of business in Italy 
Which industrial, fiscal and social policy changes and measures are needed to boost economic and business recovery? How can the Italian government support industries in order to ensure job creation, long-term growth and competitiveness? What are the main challenges and opportunities for businesses looking to expand or establish operations in Italy?

Moderated by: Francesco Giavazzi, Professor at the Department of Economics, Bocconi University
Matteo Arpe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sator
Enrico Giovannini, Minister of Labour and Welfare, Italy
Riccardo M. Monti, President, ICE-Italian Trade Agency
Maurizio Tamagnini, CEO, Fondo Strategico Italiano (FSI), Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

11:00 – 11:30

Morning break

11:30 – 12:00

Keynote Interview: Maintaining investor confidence in Italy

Is the worst now over? How can Italy protect itself from fluctuations in financial markets? How do investors look at the country and what factors and reforms will improve its position within the global investment community?

Interview conducted by: Rachel Sanderson, Milan Correspondent, Financial Times
Luigi De Vecchi, Chairman of Continental Europe for Corporate and Investment Banking, Citi
Alessandro Profumo, Chairman, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

12:00 – 13:00

Panel Discussion: Opportunities in transport and infrastructure
What barriers need to be removed to ease the integration of the Italian transport and infrastructure system at the EU level? What initiatives are being put into place by government and independent authorities to promote innovation and unlock the potential of private finances?

Moderated by: Luigi Contu, Editor-in-Chief, ANSA
Giovanni Castellucci, Chief Executive Officer, Atlantia and Autostrade per l’Italia
Vito Gamberale, Chief Executive, F2i
Fabrizio Palenzona, President of Assaeroporti, Chairman of Aeroporti di Roma and President, AISCAT
Aristide Police, Partner at Clifford Chance and Professor of Administrative Law, University of Rome Tor Vergata

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch and networking

14:30 – 15:40

Panel Discussion: Telecoms and the Digital Agenda
How will the recent Commission proposal for regulation shape the communications industry, and what role does this sector play in stimulating economic growth? What is the role of Italy in the promotion and accomplishment of the Digital Agenda?

Special 10 min Intro: Marco Patuano, CEO, Telecom Italia

Moderated by: Alessandro Plateroti, Deputy Editor of Il Sole 24 Ore and Editor, ilsole24ore.com
Francesco Caio, Commissioner for the Italian Government’s Digital Agenda and CEO, Avio Aero
Angelo Marcello Cardani, Chairman, Agcom
Luigi Gambardella, President, PuntoIT and Chairman of the Executive Board, ETNO
Marco Patuano, CEO, Telecom Italia
Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau, Head of the Cabinet of Vice-President Neelie Kroes, European Commission

15:40 – 16:30

Panel Discussion: Is Italy going in the right direction?
Deep political schisms and rivalries have been a dominating characteristic of the Italian political landscape for decades. Is this beginning to change? Can Italy’s political parties now resolve their differences and move the country towards much-needed economic and political stability? What steps must be taken to preserve government unity?

Moderated by: Guy Dinmore, Rome Bureau Chief, Financial Times
Gianpiero D’Alia, Minister for Public Administration and Simplification, Italy
Maurizio Gasparri, MP and Vice President, Italian Senate
Roberto D’Alimonte, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Italian Centre for Electoral Studies, LUISS-Guido Carli
Stefano Fassina, Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance, Italy

16:30 – 16:40

Chair’s concluding remarks

John Thornhill, Deputy Editor, Financial Times


Drinks reception and summit conclusion



Strategic Partner: Clifford Chance, Telecom Italia
Lead Supporting Partner: Gruppo24Ore
Supporting University: Università Bocconi
Supporting Partner: ANSA, British Embassy Rome, Business Club Italia, Business e via Italy, ICE, Puntoit, Key4biz, Wall Street Italia

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