Program of the Festival of the Future 2022

In presence and in streaming

THURSDAY November 24th

2.00 pm

Introductory lessons

Luca Zaia, President of the Veneto Region; Damiano Tommasi, Mayor of Verona (invited)


Keynote speaker - Anticipating and building our future

Enrico Giovannini, Minister of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility in the Draghi Government


The new geopolitical and geoeconomic balance after the war in Ukraine

In collaboration with the European Commission and ISPI

Massimo Gaudina, Head of the European Commission Representation in Milan;

Alessandra Lanza, Prometeia Senior Partner;

Antonio Villafranca, Director of ISPI Studies;

Danilo Taino, Columnist Il Corriere della Sera.

Enrico Sassoon, Managing Director of Harvard Business Review Italy (chairman)


Keynote speaker - Horizon 2030: the challenges for the Italian industry

Agostino Santoni, Vice President of Confindustria

Friday 25th November

9:00 am

Will the weight of the conflict weigh on the commitments in the fight against climate change?

In collaboration with ASviS and International Panel on Climate Change

Donato Speroni, Futura Network and ASviS (chairman);

Andrea Tilche, Adjunct Professor of Norwegian University of Science and Technology;

Nadia Pinardi, Full Professor of Oceanography and Atmospheric Physics, University of Bologna.


The new planetary energy balances and the consequences for Italy

Interview by Massimo Mamoli to Stefano Venier, CEO of Snam


Solidarity between economy and society. The future tasks of finance

Testimony of Pietro Fusco Head of Religious Institutions and Third Sector Business Unit Cattolica Assicurazioni (Generali Group)


A sustainable finance for a sustainable world

In collaboration with Pictet

Rosa Sangiorgio, Head of Responsible Investments Pictet Wealth Management, Italy;

Alessandro E. Hatami, Managing Partner Pacemakers;

Alessandro Lerro, President of the AssoFintech Scientific Committee;

Claudia Segre, President of the Global Thinking Foundation.


2.00 pm

The perspectives of technology

In collaboration with EY and the Italian Institute of Technology


Enabling technologies and Sustainable Innovation

Point of view EY by Luca Grivet

Keynote speaker

Giorgio Metta, Scientific Director of the Italian Institute of Technology



Point of view EY by Giuseppe Perrone and presentation of Customer Homes


Panel discussion

Giulia Bettagno, General Manager Casa Girelli (Cavit);

Pasquale Casillo, CEO Molino Casillo;

Giovanna D'Esposito General Manager SE Uber;

Stephen De Alessandri, CEO Ansa;

Marco Syracusan, CEO of PostePay


Interview by Ferruccio De Bortoli to Gian Luca Rana by Ferruccio De Bortoli,

CEO, Pastificio Rana - President, Athesis Publishing Group


Digital Factory

Point of view EY by Francesco Lecis

SAP interview

 Saturday 26th November

9:00 am

Keynote speaker - After the great pandemic: what does the future hold?

Sergio Abrignani, Professor at the University of Milan


The new globalization: reshoring and greater autonomy of production chains

In collaboration with the Filiera Italia Foundation and the Food Trend Foundation

Luigi Consiglio, President of GEA (chairman);

Denis Pantini, Head of the Agrifood Business Unit and Nomisma Wine Monitor (introductory reports);

Ettore Prandini, President Coldiretti;

Mauro Fanin, President, Cereal Docks Spa;

Pierluigi Bolla, President Valdo SpA;

Paolo De Castro, Member of the European Parliament (concluding remarks).


Keynote speaker - The “rock revolution” of gynecological laparoscopy

Marcello Ceccaroni, Director of the Complex Operational Unit of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital in Negrar

The Italian system in international competition

In collaboration with Sace and Oxford Economics

Alessandro Terzulli, Chief Economist of SACE;

Laura Dalla Vecchia, President of Polidoro SpA and Confindustria Vicenza;

Emilio Rossi, Senior Advisor Oxford Economics;

Alberto Melotti, Head of the Verona and North East Territorial Department, Banco Bpm.


2.00 pm

The new challenge of culture and Made in Italy between heritage and technological innovation.

Giuseppe Perrone, EY EMEIA Blockchain Leader & Innovation Partner;

Business case studies from the world of Made in Italy;

Vanessa Carlon, Director of Palazzo Maffei Casa Museo;

Antonio Scuderi, CEO of Capitale Cultura Group

The new forms of work and the prospects of the younger generations

In collaboration with the University of Verona

Roberto Giacobazzi, Vice Rector of the University of Verona;

Maria Emanuela Salati, Head of selection, training, welfare diversity & inclusion ATM;

Paolo Iacci, President of ECA Italy;

Paola Boromei, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Organization & PFM Snam;

Francesca Rosso, Human Capital Development Expert - Coordinator for Skills Demand Analysis ETF.


For this 2021 edition, some of the world's leading experts will take turns on the stage of the Festival of the Future. Over 100 teachers, managers and researchers will take part in debates and keynote speeches. Here are some of them.

Odile Robotti

AD Learning Edge


Gianmarco Montanari

DG Italian Institute of Technology


Maria Savona

Lecturer in Economics, Luiss (chairman)


Enrico Giovannini

Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility