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Europe is at a cross-road. The legacy of mixed results and missed opportunities of the last twenty years is complex to deal with. In 2019, amid uncertainties and threats – old and new- the next European legislature and Parliament will take shape and get started. With what goals and mandates? With what visions and tools? In what socio-political context? And what can Italy contribute and benefit?
In projecting the outlook, the national European and global dimensions appear inextricably intertwined, and yet not necessarily converging. The worlds of private initiative and public policy, financial intermediation and the real economy, social cohesion and competitiveness are facing distinct challenges of modernization and pressures to change. In their response they often struggle alone, without a systemic and synergic approach. They often lack a clear perception of the sense and the terms of their mutual interdependence and multiple partnerships, and demand a redefinition.
Are national communities responding to the challenges of social polarization, the digital divide, exclusion and life-long learning? Is Europe capable of fixing the pitfalls and filling the gaps of its fledgling construction? Can she have an authoritative voice contributing to stability and prosperity in a growingly unsettled world?
These questions must be addressed urgently and in-depth. That is what we aim at in the fifth edition of the Rome Investment Forum. Stimulating an informed discussion, supported by robust expertise and an awareness of the long-term trends of economic and social development. Above all, building trust and credible perspectives of regeneration and reform, which requires reaching out to a wide spectrum of communities, interests, opinions and sentiments. Starting with the different members of the financial community, i.e. banks, insurance companies, financial markets, pension funds, real estate and investment funds, advisors and stock brokers, and all other components of the associations that are affiliated to the Italian Banking Insurance and Finance Federation. Academics, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, opinion makers, and ordinary citizens, many of which are engaged with us in a journey of dialogue and learning interchange, nationally and internationally, which we highly value and which find in the Rome Forum a moment of catalysis and climax.
Invest in Europe. Because we believe that investment is at the center of the on-going strategies and pipelines of reform projects and efforts. And Europe is the destination, or perhaps the destiny, of our passage towards a future of greater prosperity, social justice, peace and security.
Investment is needed to expand production capacity and potential output, to increase jobs and the quality of life, to modernize the industrial structure enabling more SME to take part in the global value chains and benefit from globalization, to bolster infrastructure, tangible and intangible, physical network and social, to protect the environment and fight social exclusion.
But investment requires finance, i.e. a healthy robust and advanced financial sector. An investment without sound financing is nothing more than an empty promise and a waste of resources. Investment financing requires adjustments on the demand and supply side of the equation. The financial sector must play its unique and fundamental role; raise and channel savings, make them safe and profitable, ensure the quality and sustainability of investment, link the needs and interests of savers and investors, tax-payers and beneficiaries of public subsidies, bridge supply and demand, the present and the future.
Investment was severely hit by the crisis. It has finally recovered, also – with some lag- in Italy. But its features and requirements appear now profoundly changed. The post-crisis recovery has unearthed a new set of financial challenges, technological opportunities and socio-economic gaps. Also, a new world of political realities. The “new normality” calls for new thinking and innovative business strategies. New policy approaches and forms of collaboration between regulators, clients, providers and entrepreneurs. New banking models and insurance contracts, new partnerships between banks insurers and financial markets, new cross border activities, distribution arrangements, customer relations, new data collection and utilization strategies, and a renewed sense of ethics in dealing with savers, investors, institutions and the public opinion. Only a new wave of responsible and forward-looking investment, supported by a well-functioning financial sector, can make this quantum transformation possible and sustainable.
2019 – the year of the European elections – will provide a historic opportunity for taking stock of what we have achieved or failed, and what we have learned in the process, without any complacency nor victimhood, without vanity or self-flagellation. The backlog of unfinished business and unresolved contradictions of the last twenty years will inevitably spill-over into the next phase, hopefully with a more determined commitment to bring about solutions. This means at the EU level strengthening fiscal capacity, fixing the Euro, completing the Banking Union, advancing the Capital Market Union, extending the Investment Plan both in terms of resources and geographic scope particularly towards our near abroad, the Euro-Mediterranean and Eastern Europe, reforming Schengen and Dublin, etc. With what level of ambition? What deliverables? What perceived impact on the ordinary lives of citizens? And would this be enough to carry the support of the disenchanted middle classes and polarized local communities?
The latter part of the past century left an ambitious agenda of visionary projects making up what Rifkin (an American) called “the European dream”: the Enlargement – both East-West and North-South -, the Single Market, Social Europe, the Single Currency, etc. The first part of this century has seen the accomplishment – albeit partial- of several of those projects, but at the same time their deadlock and the surrender to the Dream. A dream is not a dream without a credible plan, but a plan is not a plan without a feasible dream. What we are left with then is broken dreams and shallow plans. This inevitably has consequences on investment, because investment requires both a vision of the future and a realistic roadmap, i.e. both a dream and a plan.
The Rome Forum aims at reconstructing a perspective conducive to investment growth, jobs and welfare, in Italy, in Europe and in the global economy, and discussing how to create an enabling environment for that. Homework starts at home: the “revolution” in the Italian financial sector, which started in the 1990’s and has recently accelerated, must go on, aimed at strengthening open profitable competitive advanced and innovative financial intermediaries and markets, promoting alternative sources of funding, channeling savings towards innovation, long-term assets and the modernization of the real economy. What are the conditions internal and external for this “revolution” to continue?
But the discussion will also focus on European reforms and global challenges. The two go together. Not so much because we need a more muscular “European Sovereignty”, alongside national sovereignties, for the power games of a multipolar, and dangerous, world. But because European leadership can uphold new integration and governance models based on a multinational community of law, freedom, democracy and a shared commitment to the future. This is what keeps us together, a Covenant that even though not carved in the stone of a written Constitution was signed by the Founding Fathers with the still fresh and tragic memory of the blood spilled in the European civil wars of the 20th century.
We dedicate the final session to the memory of Kofi Annan, who passed away in August, where speakers who had the privilege of working with him discuss how to make multilateralism effective, inclusive and supported by the people.
Registration and Welcome Coffee
Luigi Abete, Chairman, Italian Banking Insurance and Finance Federation (FeBAF)
- Economic and socio-political perspectives
- The future of Europe: options, risks and challenges
- Geopolitical risk scenarios: national, European, global
- Is Europe capable of contributing to global leadership and governance?
- 2019, a crucial year: elections, Brexit, end of unconventional policies, migration challenges, trade conflicts, threats to peace and security, etc.
Giancarlo Giorgetti*, Undersecretary of State, Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Italian Government
Vincenzo Boccia, Chairman, Confindustria
Beatrice Covassi, Head, European Commission representation to Italy
Michael Cole-Fontayn, Chairman, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Maria Bianca Farina, Chairwoman, Italian National Association of Insurance Companies (ANIA)
Daniel Gros, Director, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Gian Maria Gros-Pietro, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Intesa Sanpaolo
Alessandro Rivera*, General Director of the Treasury, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italian Government
Sala della Clemenza
- Is there a gap in infrastructure spending and finance? At the EU level? At the national level?
- What role for banks, insurance and financial markets?
- Is there a European space for infrastructure investment and financing?
- How do we respond to segmentation and non-harmonized standards, regulation and supervision?
- Are institutional investors coping with the challenges? What risks and opportunities?
- The Juncker Plans: past, present and future
- The regulatory and supervisory frameworks
The gap of infrastructure investments in Italy and in Europe: are we on track?
Franco Bassanini, Executive Chairman, Open Fiber
Simona Bonafè, Vice President of the Long-Term Investment and Reindustrialisation Intergroup, European Parliament
Francesco Mazzaferro, Head of European Systemic Risk Board Secretariat, European Central Bank (ECB)
Giovanni Sabatini, General Manager, Italian Banking Association (ABI) – Chairman of the Executive Committee, European Banking Federation (EBF)
Dario Scannapieco, Vice President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Roberto Viola*, Director General for Communications Network, Content and Technology, DG CNECT, European Commission
Financing instruments and models and public private partnership
Domenico Arcuri, Chief Executive Officer, Invitalia
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Société Générale
Antonio Caponetto, General Director, Agenzia per la Coesione Territoriale
Luigi Paganetto, Vice Chairman, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
Silvia Maria Rovere, Chairwoman, Assoimmobiliare
Laurent Zylberberg, Director of Institutional, International and European Relations, Caisse des Dèpôts
Scuderie Palazzo Altieri
- Social infrastructures: new models of financing
- Responsible investment and sustainable finance: comparison of best practice
- The instruments: not just Social Bonds
- ESG variables and non-financial reporting as leverage for better accountability and risk management
- The link between sustainable development goals (SDGs), green finance and resilience strategies
- Public-private partnerships for the reduction of catastrophic risks
Policy frameworks and business strategies to build resilient economies and societies
Paola Albrito, Chief Regional Office for Europe, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Angelo Borrelli, Head, Civil Protection Department
Daniela D’Andrea, Chief Executive, Swiss Re Italy
Roberto Paciotti, Head of Italian Branch, Standard and Poor’s Corporation
Edoardo Reviglio, Chief Economist, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
Matthias Schäfer, Head of Team Financial Policy and Labour Market Policy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Eutimio Tiliacos, Secretary General, Foundation Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice
Sustainable finance and investment: where do we stand?
Arnaud de Bresson, Chief Executive Officer, Paris Europlace
Giuseppe Ghisolfi, Vice President, European Saving Banks Group (ESBG)
Greg Medcraft, Director of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Pietro Negri, Chairman, Italian Sustainable Investment Forum – Legal counsel, Italian National Association of Insurance Companies (ANIA)
Mark Thatcher, Professor of The politics of cultural heritage in Europe, Luiss University
Pierluigi Stefanini, Chairman, Gruppo Unipol – Chairman, Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS)
13.00 – 14.00
Sala della Clemenza
- Business finance and access to capital markets
- What role for industrial policies: cross-border consolidation, global value chains, privatization and the local eco-systems
- Size matters: financing business expansion and networks
- The role of institutional investors: welfare reforms at the European and national level
- Alternative funding, private equity and private debt, venture capital, etc
Financing modernization and employment creation: the role of SMEs
Giulia Bertezzolo, Secretary General, Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB)
Corrado Passera, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Illimity Bank
Luca Peyrano, Chief Executive Officer, ELITE – London Stock Exchange Group
Leonardo Rubattu, General Director, Iccrea Banca SpA
Alessandro Settepani, Country Head, FitchRatings Italy
The new competitiveness challenges: funding requirements and opportunities
Antonio Angioni, Co-founder and Senior Partner, Poliedros Management Consulting
Carlo Bonomi, President, Assolombarda
Innocenzo Cipolletta, Chairman, Italian Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt Association (AIFI)
Mauro Crisafulli, Country Head, Moody’s Italy
Anna Lambiase, Chief Executive, IR Top Consulting
Scuderie Palazzo Altieri
- Market and business models under pressure: threats and opportunities
- Innovation and financial inclusion
- Insurtech: is the sector ready? What are the opportunities and the challenges?
- How to face cybersecurity challenges?
- Fintech: the challenge between incumbents and new entrants
- Fintech and sandboxes: more than a regulatory conundrum
Financial innovation shapes the world…
Antonia Carparelli, Economic Governance Advisor, European Commission representation to Italy
Raffaele Della Croce, Senior Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Carlos Ignacio Montalvo Rebuelta, EMEA Insurance Risk and Regulatory Leader, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Patrizia Toia, Vice Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament
Pehr Wissén, Senior Advisor, Swedish House of Finance
…the world of innovation needs financing
Gianmarco Carnovale, Chairman, Roma Startup
Elio Cosimo Catania, Chairman, Confindustria Digitale
Pierfrancesco Gaggi, Chairman, ABI Lab
Francesco Minelli, Director Innovation and Services, Observatory ANIA-Deloitte
- What to be expected in the future for the Eurozone and the EU as a whole?
- Automatic stabilizers and counter-cyclical policies: how fiscal policies influence stability and growth
- Completing the Banking Union. Risk Reduction and risk sharing: synergies, trade-off and compromises
- Capital Markets Union: can we make progress without more ambitious transfers of sovereignty?
- PEPP: opportunities for all?
- European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs): the review. The perspectives of regulators, industry, institutions and consumers.
Guests of Honour
Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance, Luxemburg Government
Roberto Gualtieri, Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
Giovanni Tria*, Minister of Finance, Italian Government
What is the vision for the next European legislature? Priorities and deliverable
Ignazio Angeloni, Member of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank (ECB)
Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman, European Insurance and Occupation Pension Authority (EIOPA)
Didier Cahen, Secretary General, EUROFI
Hung Tran, Executive Managing Director, Institute of International Finance (IIF)
Rick Watson, Managing Director, Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Can economic and financial reforms make a difference in the everyday life of European citizens? How and why?
Mark Garvin, Vice Chairman for the Corporate & Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan
Josè Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo, Executive Board Member, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)
Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Chief Multi-Asset Strategist, Blackrock
Alberto Minali*,Chief Executive Officer, Cattolica Assicurazioni
Andrea Montanino, Chief Economist, Confindustria
Bernard Spitz, President, French Insurance Federation (FFA) – President International & Europe, Movement of the Enterprises of France (Medef)
Registration and welcome coffee
Guest of Honour
Enzo Moavero Milanesi*, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italian Government
In commemoration of Kofi Annan: former Secretary General of the United Nations
Paolo Garonna, Secretary General, Italian Banking Insurance and Finance Federation (FeBAF) – former Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
José Antonio Ocampo, Board Member, Banco de la República Colombia – Chair, of the United Nations Committee for Development Policies (CDP) – former UN Under Secretary General, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Antonio López-Istúriz White, Secretary General, European People’s Party (EPP)
Patrizio Civili, Permanent Observer, United Nations International Development Law Organization (IDLO) – former Assistant Secretary General, United Nations (UN)
- Global and European imbalances: how to redress them.
- Completing the post-crisis regulatory reforms of the financial sector: what next? Implementation? Supervision?
- Multilateralism, regionalism and bilateralism: what vision? And leadership?
- Relaunching the Transatlantic relationship: the financial sector perspective
- Brexit: short-term and longer-terms concerns and prospects
- Europe’s near abroad: looking East and South
- Is there still a Euro-Mediterranean dimension for the EU? And an Eastern Europe one? What perspectives for financial markets integration?
European Union and its neighborhood policies
Ahmed Alkarm, President, Tunisian Professional Association of Banks and Financial Institutions (APTBEF)
Brando Benifei, Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, European Parliament
Francesca Maria Corrao, Full Professor of Arabic Culture and Language, Luiss University
Roberto Ridolfi*, Special Advisor on Strategy and Financing Development, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Giuseppe Scognamiglio, Chairman, Eastwest European Institute
Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)
Cesare Trevisani, Chairman, Joint Italian Arab Chamber of Commerce (JIAAC)
The role of the European Union in the transatlantic relations
Lorenzo Cesa, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, European Parliament
Marco Committeri, Senior Director International Relations and Economics, Bank of Italy
Carlo Cottarelli, Director, Observatory on the Italian Public Accounts, Catholic University of Milan
Pier Virgilio Dastoli, Italian Council of the European Movement (CIME)
Stefano Grassi*, Head of Cabinet, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy European Commission
Randy S. Rodgers, Executive Director, Bretton Woods Committee
Karl-Peter Schackmann-Fallis, Executive Member of the Board, Deutsche Sparkassen und Giroverband (DSGV)
Domingo Sugranyes Bickel, President, Foundation Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice
Per la quinta edizione del Rome Investment Forum – Financing Long-Term Europe, che si svolgerà il prossimo 14 e 15 dicembre, FeBAF riserva un’attenzione particolare alla formazione di laureandi e neo laureati nelle materie oggetto della conferenza, favorendo lo sviluppo di una nuova sensibilità verso le principali sfide che attendono sotto il profilo economico, regolamentare e finanziario l’Unione Europea in una prospettiva di lungo termine.
L’iniziativa, dal titolo RIFET (Rome Investment Forum Empowers Talents), fa seguito a quella realizzata con successo lo scorso anno e gode del Patrocinio ADEIMF, Associazione Docenti Economia dei Mercati Finanziari.
Il concorso premia le migliori tesi di laurea – sia essa triennale, magistrale, a ciclo unico o ancora titolo estero equipollente (ottenuta durante l’A.A. 2017 /2018 o in fase di ottenimento) – afferenti alle aree del diritto, dell’economia, della finanza, delle scienze politiche o della statistica ed aventi per oggetto le tematiche del Rome Investment Forum, ed in particolare: il futuro dell’Europa, il consolidamento dell’Unione Economica e Monetaria, l’Unione Bancaria e l’Unione dei Mercati dei Capitali, Programmi d’Investimenti Strategici dell’Unione Europea, gli investimenti in innovazione e fintech, lo sviluppo e la finanza sostenibile, Europa nel contesto multilaterale.
Gli elaborati pervenuti entro il 30 novembre saranno valutati da una commissione di 3 esperti del mondo accademico e finanziario. Al miglior lavoro di tesi sarà offerta la partecipazione all’
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