Program of the Festival of the Future 2022

In presence and in streaming

THURSDAY November 24th

15:00 - 15:30

Introductory lessons

Luca Zaia, President of the Veneto Region;

Damiano Tommasi, Mayor of Verona;

Roberto Giacobazzi, Vice Rector of the University of Verona;

Raffaele Boscaini, President of Confindustria Verona


15:30 - 16:00

Keynote speaker - Anticipating and building our future

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


16:00 - 17:30

The new geopolitical and geoeconomic balance after the war in Ukraine

In collaboration with the European Commission and ISPI

Antonio Parenti, Director of the Representation in Milan of the European Commission;

Alessandra Lanza, Senior Partner of Prometeia;

Matthew Villa, Senior Research Fellow and Head of DataLab, ISPI

Roberto Menotti, Senior Advisor International Activities of Aspen Institute Italia;

Danilo Taino, Columnist Il Corriere della Sera;

Enrico Sassoon, Chief Executive of Harvard Business Review Italy (chairman).


17:30 – 17:50

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

Agostino Santoni, Vice President for digital of Confindustria

Friday 25th November

9:00 - 10:30 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);

Grammenos Mastrojeni, Senior Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean;

Toni Federico, R.responsible cscientific committee of the Foundation for sustainable development and coordinator of the ASviS working group on Energy and climto;

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

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


10: 30-10: 50 am

The new planetary energy balances and the consequences for Italy

Interview by Massimo Mamoli to Stefano Venier, CEO of Snam


11:15 - 11:30 am

Solidarity between economy and society. The future tasks of finance

Testimony of Peter Fusco, Head of the Religious Entities and Third Sector Business Unit of Cattolica Assicurazioni (Generali Group)


11:45 – 12:45

A sustainable finance for a sustainable world

In collaboration with Pictet

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

Alessandro E. Hatami, Managing Partner of Pacemakers;

Alessandro M. Lerro, President of the Scientific Committee of AssoFintech;

Claudia Segre, President and Founder of the Global Thinking Foundation.


2.00 pm – 5.15 pm

The perspectives of technology

In collaboration with EY and the Italian Institute of Technology

Paolo Lobetti Bodoni, Consulting Market Leader Italy, EY


2.05pm – 2.30pm

The challenge of Sustainable innovation and Converging Technologies

Point of view EY by Luca Grivet Foiaia, Technology Consulting Leader Italy, EY

Keynote speaker

Giorgio Metta, Scientific Director of the Italian Institute of Technology


2.30pm – 2.40pm

The new frontier of the Internet: Web3 and Metaverse enabled by Blockchain technology

Point of view EY by Joseph Perrone, Emeia Blockchain Leader, EY


2.40pm – 2.55pm

Interview with Stephen Red, CEO, BVX,  CEO, D-CAVE


2.55pm – 3.35pm

Panel discussion

Giulia Bettagno, General Manager of Casa Girelli;

Giovanna D'Esposito Web3 founder and investor, former General Manager SE Uber;

Marco Syracusan, CEO of PostePay;

Stephen De Alessandri, CEO & Managing Director of Ansa.


3.35pm – 3.45pm

The evolution of production enabled by the Digital Factory

Point of view EY by Richard Passerini, Supply Chain & Operations Leader, EY

3.45pm – 4.15pm

Panel discussion

Maximilian CappaCIO of Danieli;

Pasquale Casillo CEO of Molino Casillo;

Ezio Fregnan, Director of Comau.

4.15pm – 4.30pm

Interview with Carla Masperi, Managing Director of SAP Italy of Luigi Consiglio

16:30 – 16:40

The strategic assets of the future: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Keynote speaker – Opportunities and challenges of evolving digital technologies 

Francesca Campolongo, Head of Finance and Economy Unit, Joint Research Center – European Commission

4.40pm – 4.55pm

Point of view EY by Joseph Santonato, Data and Analytics Leader, EY

4.55pm – 5.10pm

Interview with Marco Piuri, CEO of Trenord


 Saturday 26th November

9:00 - 9:30 am

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

Sergio Abrignani, Scientific Director of the National Institute of Molecular Genetics - INGM "Romeo and Enrica Invernizzi"; Full professor at the University of Milan


9:30 - 11:00

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 Business Unit Agrifood and Wine Monitor of Nomisma (introductory reports);

Ettore Prandini, President of Coldiretti;

Mauro Fanin, President of Cereal Docks Spa;

Pierluigi Bolla, President and Chief Executive Officer of Valdo Spumanti;

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


11:15 - 11:30 am

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

11:30 - 13:00

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 of Oxford Economics;

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

Enrico Sassoon, Chief Executive of Harvard Business Review Italy (chairman).


2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

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

2.05pm – 2.15pm

SET THE SCENE – Web3, metaverse, NFT: what are we really talking about? 

Giuseppe Perrone, EY EMEA Blockchain Leader

2.15pm – 2.50pm

ROUND TABLE - Cultural heritage between virtual reality and digital platforms

Matthew Montan, CEO Athesis publishing group (chairman);

Vanessa Carlon, Director of Palazzo Maffei Casa Museo;

Antonio Scuderi, CEO of Capitale Cultura Group;

Martina Levato (@levv97), Content creator and Book influencer;

2.50pm – 3.00pm

Keynote speaker - Industrial heritage between the future and internationalization

Andrea Degl'Innocenti, Director of Digital Services of ICE agency

15:00 - 15:30

ROUND TABLE – Made in Italy champions and NFTs – Case studies

Giuseppe Perrone, EY Emeia Blockchain Leader;

Frederick Sannella, Director of External Relations and Institutional Affairs, Birra Peroni;

Marco Micheli, Director of External Relations, Strategic Communication and Telepass Sustainability;

Session realized with the support of Calzedonia

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

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

In collaboration with the University of Verona

Roberto Giacobazzi, Full Professor of Computer Science, Deputy Vice Rector of the University of Verona (chairman);

Maria Emanuela Salati, DDirector of training, selection and ATM welfare;

Paolo Iacci, President of ECA Italia;

Francesca Rosso, Coordinator for Skills Demand Analysis ETFs.

17:15 – 17:25

Final greetings