V Summit “Italy meets the United States of America” – Agenda


Opening Remarks
Fernando Napolitano, CEO Italian Business & Investment Initiative


Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence


Keynote Speech
Italian Government Delegate


Results of the EY Observatory on Doing business in Italy
Donato Iacovone, Mediterranean Managing Partner, EY

Focus on US presence in Italy and TTIP
Stefano Venturi, President, American Chamber of Commerce Italy


Geopolitics – Italy in the international context
Economic and social perspective in the wake of the reforms process, and the relationship with the US in the post-election scenario

MODERATOR: Pimm Fox, Bloomberg Media

  • Giuliano Amato, Honorary President, The Aspen Institute Italy
  • Suzanne Berger, MIT Professor of Political Science
  • Marta Dassù, Senior Director European Affairs, The Aspen Institute
  • Franco Frattini, Former Italian Foreign Affairs Minister

Italian success stories in the USA

  • Ferruccio Ferragamo, President, Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Andrea Guerra, CEO, Eataly
  • Stefano Ricci, President, Stefano Ricci

Coffee break


Doing business in Italy: the financial investors perspective

MODERATOR: Pimm Fox, Bloomberg Media

INTRODUCTION: Flavio Valeri, Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank


  • Filippo Cardini, Managing Director, Towerbrook
  • Maria Francesca Carli, Managing Director, BDT & Company
  • Monica Mandelli, Managing Director, KKR, New York
  • Guido Nola, Senior Country Officer, JP Morgan Italy

REMARKS, MODERATED BY Federico Fubini, Corriere della Sera

  • Domenico Arcuri, CEO, Invitalia
  • Alessandro Decio, CEO, SACE

US Corporates in Italy

  • Sandro De Poli, Country CEO Italy and Israel, GE Italy
  • Luciano Frattini, President and CEO, Medtronic Italia

New paradigms of innovation and how to create new entrepreneurship

MODERATOR: Federico Fubini, Corriere della Sera

  • Matteo Del Fante, CEO, Terna
  • Maximo Ibarra, CEO, Wind
  • Massimiliano Magrini, United Ventures
  • Marialina Marcucci, Global Communication Director, Kedrion
  • Michael Nowlis, Asst Dean at Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University
  • Massimo Scaccabarozzi, President, Farmindustria

The role of the media in Italy’s reputation and relevance

  • Fedele Confalonieri, President, Mediaset

Light Lunch

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