Strategic Growth Forum


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Thursday, 9 February 2017

12:00 | Registration and lunch
13:30 | Official opening
  • Donato Iacovone, Mediterranean Region Managing Partner, EY
  • Uschi Schreiber, Global Vice Chair – Markets and Chair of Global Accounts Committee, EY
MC: Mark Jeffries, Event moderator
14:00 |

Keynote speech
What Italy can do to unlock the full potential of the Mediterranean

  • Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy
14:15 |

Panel plenary session
Critical issues and potential for development of the Mediterranean region along the Far East-European Union axis

Moderator: Carmine Di Sibio, Global Managing Partner – Client Service, EY

  • Fadhel Abdelkéfi, Minister for Development, Investment and International Cooperation, Tunisia
  • Laura Frigenti, Director, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
  • Giuliano Noci, Full Professor of Strategy and Marketing and Vice Rector for China, Politecnico di Milano
  • Delphine Borione, Senior Deputy Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean
15:10 | Keynote speech
Development of opportunities for the Mediterranean basin

Ahmed Maiteeg, Deputy Prime Minister, Libya

Interviewed by João Alves, Med Region Accouns Leader, Portugal Managing Partner, EY

15:30 | Break
16:00 Breakout sessions
  • Infrastructure and logistics
    Secure connections within the Mediterranean Area
Moderator: Fulvio Di Blasio, Director, EY
  • Zeno D’Agostino, President of Port System Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, Port of Trieste
  • Alessio Lilli, General Manager, TAL
  • Piero Pellizzari, Head of VII Department, ICT and Vessel Traffic Monitoring Systems
  • Federico Protto, CEO, Retelit
  • Technology and the digital impact
    New technologies and impact on business model
Moderator: Jean-Benoit Berty, UK Technology, Media & Telecommunications Sector Leader, EY
  • Aytül Erçil, CEO, Vispera
  • Gianni Martino, Country Manager, Car2go
  • Alberto Messaggi, General Manager, Feralpi Group
  • Verónica Pascual Boé, CEO, ASTI Technologies Group
  • Renewable energies and energy efficiency
    Renewable energy

Moderator: Davide Bergami, Mediterranean Energy Leader, EY

  • Diego Biasi, Co-Founder e CEO, Quercus Investment Partners
  • Paolo Lugiato, CEO, RTR Group
  • Agostino Re Rebaudengo, President, Asja Ambiente Italia and Assorinnovabili
  • Carlo Pignoloni, Director Europe and Nord Africa Area, ENEL Green Power  
  • Aygen Yayikoglu, Managing Partner, Crescent Capital
  • Security and cyber security
    Smart factory, IOT, Cloud Service: how cyber security can enable the Digital Industry
Moderator: Aleksander Poniewierski, EMEIA Advisory Center IoT/OT Leader, EY
  • Lior Ateret, Sr Director Cyber Security, GE Digital
  • Andrea Biraghi, Managing Director Security & Information Systems Division, Leonardo
  • Paolo Poletti, Partner, Hermes Bay
  • Nicola Sotira, Chief Information Security Officer, Poste Italiane
17:30 | Panel plenary session
Financial investments as a driver of growth

Moderator: Andy Baldwin, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa Managing Partner, EY

  • Saro Capozzoli, General Manager, JESA CAPITAL
  • Alessandro Decio, CEO and General Manager, SACE
  • Fabrizio Sala, Vice President and Councilor of Housing, Social Housing, Expo 2015 and Internationalization of Enterprises, Lombardy region, Italy
  • Lingjiang Xu, Managing Director, Fosun Iberian Investment Department
18:15 | Accelerating entrepreneurs program
18:30 |

Keynote speech
Are you operating at Full Potential? 

  • Bill Achtmeyer, Parthenon Founder, Senior Managing Director, Parthenon-EY 

Interviewed by Andrea Guerzoni, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa Transaction Advisory Service Leader, EY

18:45 | Closing speech
  • Ben Hammersley, Author and Futurist
19:15 | End day 1
19:45 | Wine-tasting experience
20:30 | Networking dinner

Friday, 10 February 2017

09:00 | Opening
  • Donato Iacovone, Mediterranean Region Managing Partner, EY
  • Uschi Schreiber, Global Vice Chair – Markets and Chair of Global Accounts Committee, EY
09:20 | Keynote speech
Migratory flows and the impact on the economy
  • Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Professor Emeritus, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo) and Professor, LUISS Guido Carli University
09:45 | Plenary session
The role of the Mediterranean as part of the great digital transformation

Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford, Faculty Fellow and Chair of the Data Ethics research Group, The Alan Turing Institute
Interviewed by Hanne Jesca Bax, EMEIA Managing Partner Markets & Accounts

Moderator: Uschi Schreiber, Global Vice Chair – Markets and Chair of Global Accounts Committee, EY

  • Andrea Ghizzoni, Europe Director, WeChat
  • Simone Hessel, Vice President Marketing, GE Digital, Europe
  • Sameer Mital, EMEA Director, Moven
  • Barbara Morgante, CEO, Trenitalia
  • Ahmet Musul, Chairman, Ekol Logistics

Closing remarks: Luciano Floridi

11:00 | Break
11:30 | Breakout sessions
  • Infrastructure and logistics
    Customer experience, transport and tourism

Moderator: Donato Ferri, Transportation Advisory Services Leader, EY

Introduction: Ennio Cascetta, Chief of the Special Technical Unit at the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports, Italy

  • Gabriele Benedetto, CEO, Telepass
  • Roberto Tundo, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Alitalia
  • Mario Zanetti, Senior Vice President Revenue Management, Costa Crociere
  • Technology and the digital impact
    Customer experience, Big Data and Social media

 Moderator: Jose Leal, Partner, EY

  • Alberto Barreiro, Customer Experience Officer, Grupo Prisa
  • Dilek Dayinlarli, Founder and Managing Partner, ScaleX
  • Pepe Moder, Digital Senior Advisor
  • Renewable energies and energy efficiency
    Energy efficiency
Moderator: Samuele Furfari, Adviser to the Director General, European Commission
  • Ahmed Baroudi, General Manager, Société d'Investissements Energétiques
  • Carlalberto Guglielminotti, CEO, Electro Power System
  • Anna Carolina Tortora, Head of Innovation Strategy, UK National Grid
  • Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General, RES4MED
13:00 | Lunch

Family Business Roundtable Lunch: Legacy of innovation

Accelerating Entrepreneurs Lunch

14:30 |

Panel plenary session
Gender inclusive growth powered by digital

Moderator: Demet Ozdemir, EMEIA Strategic Growth Markets Leader, EY

  • Marta Dassù, Senior Director European Affairs, The Aspen Institute
  • Hela Fourati Kaddour, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Dirctor, TAEF
  • Sanem Oktar, ‎Managing Partner, DirectComm
  • Gisbert Ruehl, CEO, Klöckner & Co
15:20 | Keynote speech

Carlo Calenda, Minister of Economic Development, Italy

15:45 | Closing
  • Donato Iacovone, Mediterranean Region Managing Partner, EY
  • Uschi Schreiber, Global Vice Chair – Markets and Chair of Global Accounts Committee, EY