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Friday, November 29th, 2013

Future of Italy Summit: a crucial debate in Rome

Future of Italy SummitOn 18 November 2013, the Hilton Hotel in Rome welcomed the second Future of Italy Summit; an annual event organised by the Financial Times in collaboration with the 24 Ore Group, Bocconi University and news agency ANSA, as well as some of the most influential people in the Italian financial sector.

 

Italian Prime Minister, Enrico Letta on stageAlong with Deputy Editor of the Financial Times, John Thornhill, guest speakers  who took to the stage at this summit included  Italian Prime Minister, Enrico Letta; Alessandro Profumo from the MPS (the Banco Monte dei Paschi di Siena)Luigi de Vecchi from Citigroup, Luigi Contu from ANSA, Vice President of the Italian Senate, Maurizio Gasparri; and Professor Francesco Giavazzi from Bocconi University. As well as those previously mentioned, numerous famous names from the Italian socio-economic sector met to debate the central topic of the summit: ’Charting the Way Ahead’, discussing the measures that the current government wish to take in order to recover economic growth, maintain political stability and favour long-term industrial competitiveness; the changes and measures needed in order to both reactivate the economy and identify sectors that offer the best opportunities for businesses and international investors.

Debating the summit’s main topic ‘Charting the Way Ahead’The summit outlined the agenda that the government will have to follow in order to be successful in the difficult task of reviving the Italian economy. In fact, this event in Rome constituted an important moment of strategic reflection, as they focused on Italy’s outlook regarding its politics and economy and its role on an international scale as well as the one it plays in the Mediterranean region, without forgetting the risks, challenges and opportunities concerning international businesses’ interest in the country.

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