New York, April 17, 2019 Invitation


The Italian Business & Investment Initiative proudly presents the ninth annual International Business Exchange conference.
The event will take place on April 17, 2019 in New York City at the Harold Pratt House, and will feature an interdisciplinary group of global leaders committed to fostering collaboration between the United States and Europe.
The 2019 theme is Transatlantic Commerce in a Post-Brexit Reality: Leveraging the European-American Connection. This year’s conversation will focus on a wide range of topics related to U.S.-European business relations, including the role of business in addressing the political and economic landscape in Europe, opportunities for private equity investment, the future of work, and the upcoming European Parliament elections.

We’re excited to announce Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, will begin the event with opening remarks.

William Mayer, Aspen Institute Trustee and Chairman Emeritus, will be the keynote speaker. Confirmed panelists include: 

  • Domenico Arcuri, CEO Invitalia
  • Luigi Ferraris, CEO Terna
  • Gideon Maltz, Executive Director Tent Partnership for Refugees
  • Jere Sullivan, Vice Chairman, International Affairs, Edelman
  • Donna Rapaccioli, Dean Fordham Gabelli School of Business
  • Tony Shorris, Former Deputy Mayor of NYC
  • Giuseppe Castagna, CEO Banco BPM
  • Dick Cashin, President One Equity Partners
  • Francesco Cardinali, Senior Country Officer, Italy, JP Morgan
  • Paolo Vicinelli, Portfolio Manager Gabelli
  • Jeffrey Hedberg, CEO Wind-Tre
  • James Patchett, President & CEO, New York City Economic Development Corporation

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