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Le priorità della comunità finanziaria italiana per l’agenda europea 2021-2022


Programme as of 01/12/2021

Working Languages: Italian and English (simultaneous translation provided)


09:00 – 11:00 CET –  Rome Session

Next Generation Italy: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead 


  • From Next Generation EU to the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan
  • Reforms and Prospects for the Italian Economy and Finance

Moderated by 

Alessandro Speciale Rome Bureau Chief Bloomberg


Innocenzo Cipolletta Chairman Italian Banking Insurance and Finance Federation – FeBAF

Keynote addresses

  • Paolo Gentiloni European Commissioner for Economy
  • Daniele Franco Italian Minister of Economy and Finance
  • Roberto Gualtieri Mayor of Rome
  • Thalia Chryssikou Chairwoman AFME

The Role of the Private Sector for Recovery, Resilience and Sustainable Growth: Financial markets, Banks, Insurers

  • Maria Bianca Farina Chairwoman ANIA
  • Antonio Patuelli Chairman ABI
  • Florence Lustman Co-Chair French-Italian Dialogue on Financial Services; President FFA
  • Franco Bassanini Chairman Open Fiber
  • Emanuele Orsini Vice President for Credit Finance and Tax Policy Confindustria

Discussion, Rome studio

Elisabetta Cervone Senior Advisor Italian G20 Presidency Finance Track, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Daria Ciriaci European Affairs Cassa Depositi e Prestiti – CDP, Silvia Maria Rovere Chairwoman Confindustria Assoimmobiliare, Lorenzo Scatena Secretary General E. Amaldi Foundation, Michele Vietti Chairman Italian National Association of Regional Financial Institutions – Anfir

11:00 – 13:00 CET –  Brussels Session

The European Model of Financial Recovery Sustainability and Resilience: Where Do We Stand?  


  • Banking Union and Capital Markets Union, Economic and Monetary Union, the Future of Europe
  • Net-Zero and Nature-Based Transitions
  • Innovation and Integration
  • National Recovery and Resilience Plans

Moderated by 

Nikos Chrysoloras Senior Markets Reporter Bloomberg

 Keynote address

Irene Tinagli Chair ECON Committee European Parliament


  • Mario Nava Director-General DG REFORM European Commission
  • Giovanni Sabatini General Manager ABI; Chairman Steering Committee for Financing Growth EBF
  • Karl-Peter Schackmann-Fallis Co-Chair German-Italian Dialogue on Financial Services; Executive Member of the Board DSGV
  • Costanza Hermanin Research Fellow European University Institute
  • Luca Lazzaroli Director General, Deputy Head of Operations EIB
  • Adam Farkas CEO AFME
  • David Wright Chairman Eurofi
  • Maria Chiara Malaguti President UNIDROIT

Discussion, Rome studio

Sabrina Florio Chairwoman Anima per il sociale nei valori d’impresa, Dario Focarelli Director General Italian National Association of Insurance Companies – ANIA, Andrea Gallo Founder and Publisher, Rainer Masera Dean School of Business G. Marconi University

13:00 – 14:00 CET Rome Investment Forum Empowers Talent AWARD Ceremony 

14:00 – 16:00 CET  – London Session

Pan-European Capital Markets and Financial Integration


  • Pan-European Banking Insurance and Financial Markets
  • SMEs Capitalisation Models
  • Public-Private Partnership Schemes of Social Protection and Risk Reduction

Moderated by 

Tom Metcalf Head of UK Finance Bloomberg

Keynote addresses

Pierre Gramegna Luxembourg Minister of Finance


  • Rym Ayadi President Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association
  • Alexander Pivovarsky Director Capital Markets Development EBRB
  • Mahmood Pradhan Deputy Director European Department IMF
  • Mark Garvin Co-Chair Ango-Italian dialogue on financial services; Vice Chair JP Morgan
  • Federica Seganti Executive Chair Friulia Spa
  • Alessandro Varaldo CEO Banca Aletti Gruppo Banco BPM
  • Anna Gervasoni General Manager AIFI
  • Goran Svilanovic SEE Expert
  • Francesco Mazzaferro Head of ESRB Secretariat

Discussion, Rome studio

Gianmarco Carnovale Chairman Roma Startup, Jean Plattard General Representative to the EU Generali, Eleonora Rizzuto Founder and Chairwoman Associazione italiana per lo sviluppo dell’economia circolare – Aisec, Mark Thatcher Professor Luiss Guido Carli University

16:00 – 18:00 CET  – Washington Session

Public and Private Agendas for the Post-Covid Global Transitions


  • Financing the Global Recovery and Public Goods
  • Global Threats and the New Multilateral and Transatlantic Relations
  • The Role of G20
  • Multilateral Cooperation and the Private Sector

Moderated by 

Christopher Condon US Economic Policy Reporter Bloomberg

 Keynote Address

Mathias Cormann Secretary General OECD


  • Meg Lundsager Member of the Advisory Council Bretton Woods Committee; Public Policy Fellow Wilson Center
  • Pier Carlo Padoan Chairman UniCredit
  • Ken Bentsen President & CEO SIFMA
  • José María Roldán Co-Chair Spanish-Italian dialogue on financial services; Chairman & CEO Spanish Banking Association AEB
  • Nicolas Véron Senior Fellow Bruegel and Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Jochen Biedermann Managing Director WAIFC
  • Bernard Spitz Président du Pôle International et Europe Medef
  • Pier Virgilio Dastoli President CIME

Discussion, Rome studio

Gianmarco Carnovale Chairman Roma Startup, Antonio Parenti Head of the European Commission Representation in Italy, Aldo Ravazzi Douvan Professor Roma Tor Vergata University, Eleonora Rizzuto Founder and Chairwoman Associazione italiana per lo sviluppo dell’economia circolare – Aisec

18:00 Conclusion

Paolo Garonna Secretary General Italian Banking Insurance and Finance Federation FeBAF


Innocenzo Cipolletta
Chairman Italian Banking Insurance and Finance Federation (FeBAF)
Paolo Gentiloni
European Union Commissioner for Economy
Daniele Franco
Minister of Economy and Finance of Italian government
Rym Ayadi
President Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA)
Franco Bassanini
Chairman Open Fiber
Ken Bentsen
President & CEO Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
Jochen Biedermann
Managing Director World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC)
Thalia Chryssikou
Chairman Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Mathias Cormann
Secretary General Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Pier Virgilio Dastoli
President European Movement - Italy (CIME)
Maria Bianca Farina
President Italian Association of Insurance Companies (ANIA)
Adam Farkas
CEO Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Paolo Garonna
Secretary General Italian Banking Insurance and Finance Federation (FeBAF)
Mark Garvin
Co-Chair Ango-Italian Dialogue on Financial Services; Vice Chair JP Morgan
Anna Gervasoni
General Manager Italian Private Equity Venture Capital and Private Debt Association (AIFI)
Pierre Gramegna
Luxembourg Minister of Finance
Roberto Gualtieri
Mayor of Rome
Costanza Hermanin
Research Fellow European University Institute
Luca Lazzaroli
Director General and Deputy Head of Operations European Investment Bank (EIB)
Meg Lundsager
Member of the Advisory Council Bretton Woods Committee (BWC); Public Policy Fellow Wilson Center
Florence Lustman
Co-Chair French-Italian Dialogue on Financial Services; President French Insurance Federation (FFA)
Maria Chiara Malaguti
President UNIDROIT
Francesco Mazzaferro
Head of European Systemic Risk Board Secretariat (ESRB)
Mario Nava
Director-General DG REFORM European Commission
Emanuele Orsini
Vice President for Credit Finance and Tax Policy Confindustria
Pier Carlo Padoan
Chairman UniCredit
Antonio Patuelli
Chairman Italian Baking Association (ABI)
Alexander Pivovarsky
Director Capital Markets Development European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Mahmood Pradhan
Deputy Director European Department International Monetary Fund (IMF)
José María Roldán
Co-Chair Spanish-Italian Dialogue on Financial Services; Chairman and CEO Spanish Banking Association (AEB)
Giovanni Sabatini
General Manager Italian Banking Association (ABI); Chairman of the Steering Committee for Financing Growth European Banking Federation (EBF)
Karl-Peter Schackmann-Fallis
Co-Chair Spanish-Italian Dialogue on Financial Services;Executive Member of the Board German Savings Banks Association (DSGV)
Federica Seganti
Executive Chair Friulia Spa
Bernard Spitz
President International and European Pole Movement of the French Enterprises (MEDEF)
Goran Svilanovic
South-East Europe Expert
Irene Tinagli
Chair Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee European Parliament
Alessandro Varaldo
CEO Banca Aletti, Gruppo Banco BPM
Nicolas Véron
Senior fellow Bruegel and Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
David Wright
Chairman Eurofi

Rome Investment Forum Empowers Talents – RIFET

Fifth edition for the ‘Rome Investment Forum Empowers Talents – RIFET’, the graduation award programme related to the Rome Investment Forum. Graduated and graduating students can compete with their degree dissertation abstracts in the fields of economics, law and political sciences.

Deadline 15 November. The award ceremony will be held during the Rome Investment Forum on 2 December.

The programme is organized under the patronage of Adeimf (the Italian association of professors of economics of intermediaries and financial markets and corporate finance) and in co-operation with ABI Formazione.

Better classified will be awarded with the publication of their dissertations and scholarships (full or partial) for the Post Degree Banking and Financial Diploma organized by ABI Formazione.

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