When people think about Italian excellences, they usually have food & wine, fashion, culture and art in mind. But Italy is much more than that. Italy is starring for business, energy, services, and sustainability. And this is what a three days event organised by the Italian magazine Panorama in New York is about to prove.
A full calendar of events will guide Americans through an inspiring journey among Italian excellences, spreading the awareness of what Italy can do among the New York business community. In particular, a series of workshops covering four macro-theme of global relevance have been organised in collaboration with the Italian Business & Investment Initiative.
All workshops will take place at Down Town Association, 60 Pine St, New York. They will host a large group of renown panelists and will be moderated by Pimm Fox, Bloomberg Media New York and by Michelle Caruso Cabrera, CNBC Chief International Correspondent.
Here is the calendar including all events:
Wednesday, November 1st
8.30 am: THINK...OF ITALY: Workshop dedicated to Manufacturing Services and R&D in collaboration with IB&II at the Down Town Association. Confirmed speakers include Costantino Baldissara (Commercial, Logistics & Operations Director Grimaldi Group), Francesco Rapisarda (Communications Director Ducati), Pietro Salini (CEO Salini-Impregilo), Umberto Tossini (Chief Human Capital Officer Lamborghini), and Gianmario Verona (Rector, Bocconi University).
11.00 am: THINK...OF ITALY: Workshop dedicated to Food in collaboration with IB&II, at the Down Town Association. Among interviening guests we can list Vittorio Giordano (Vice President Urbani Tartufi USA), Kay Young (Director of Operation Walmart), Robert Schiederer (Kreative CEO and Founder), Michela Giuffrida (Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament), Frank Cascio (Gustoso USA), Catiuscia Marini (Umbria Region President), Marco Caprai (Arnaldo Caprai), and Dino Borri (General manager Eataly North America). The workshop will be followed by a delicious tasting of Gustoso Products.
Thursday, November 2nd
8.30 am: THINK...OF ITALY: Workshop dedicated to Luxury & Fashion organized in collaboration with IB&II at the Down Town Association. Confirmed panelists include Antonio Cipollone (COO Vhernier USA), Gianluca Isaia (CEO, Isaia Napoli), Alessandro FaRmeschi (Chief Operating Officer Lamborghini) and Lorenzo Giannuzzi (Ceo Forte Village).
11.00 am: THINK...OF ITALY: Workshop dedicated to Sustainability & Good Institutions, organized in collaboration with IB&II at the Down Town Association. Confirmed speackers include: Tommaso Dragotto (President Sicily by car), Corrado Castrovillari (Councilman City of Spoleto), Valentina Aprea (Minister for Education and Work of Regione Lombardia), Catiuscia Marini (Regione Umbria President), Stefano Bonaccini (Regione Emilia Romagna, President), Berardo Paradiso (IACE President), and Domenico Arcuri (CEO Invitalia).