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Conference Themes

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Italian Excellence

How do Italian excellences grow in nowadays global economy?

Finance

How can the financial sector support growth?

Start-up

Why isn’t the Silicon Valley in Piacenza?

Women in Business

How does female leadership shape business society?

Talents

How can MBAs contribute to the development of the Italian economy?

Confirmed Speakers

Franco Bianchi

Chief Executive Office

Haworth

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

Chairman of the Board

Société Générale

Giovanni Bossi

Chief Executive Officer

Banca IFIS

Paola Caburlotto

Partner

Transearch

Alberto Candellero

President Latin America

Dolce & Gabbana

Giuseppe Castagna

Chief Executive Officer

BPM

Giuseppe Finocchiaro

Consul General

Chicago

Simonetta Iarlori

Chief Operating Officer

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Joseph Liotine

President North America

Whirlpool

Roberto Nicastro

Chairman

“Good Banks”

Alessandro Penati

President

Quaestio Capital

Angelo Petrosillo

CEO and Founder

BlackShape

Barbara Poggiali

EVP Marketing

Poste Italiane

Ignazio Rocco di Torrepadula

Founder & CEO

Credimi

Paola Sapienza

Professor

Kellogg School of Management

Pietro Sella

Chief Executive Office

Banca Sella Group

Aldo Uva

Chief Operating Officer

Ferrero

Luigi Zingales

Professor

Chicago Booth

and more to come...

Why to attend the conference?

Networking

Unique opportunity to network with speakers and 200+ MBA students and alumni; dedicated networking sessions with speakers for selected MBA students

Recruiting

Recruiting with top multinational firms through dedicated face-to-face sessions for selected applicants (e.g. Whirlpool, Roland Berger, BCG, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Accenture, and others)

CONTENT

Extraordinary panels and keynotes with 20+ top executive speakers and representatives of world-class institutions

venues and services

Primary locations and services for the entire conference (e.g. Gala dinner at the Art Institute of Chicago, renovated by Renzo Piano and among the Top 3 museums in the world for TripAdvisor)

Preliminary

Agenda

Friday, November 11th

Evening, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cocktail reception hosted by Brooks Brothers @ the Rookery Building, 209 South La Salle Street, Chicago

 

Saturday, November 12th

Morning, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast hosted by Ferrero

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Keynote Speech, Luigi Zingales

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Panel, Italian Excellence

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Keynote Speech, Accenture

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Panel, Finance

 

Lunch, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Afternoon, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Keynote speech, Ferrero

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Keynote speech, Whirpool

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Panel, Start-ups

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. – Keynote speech, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

 

Evening, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Cocktail reception at the Art Institute of Chicago

 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Gala Dinner at the Art Institute of Chicago

 

Sunday, November 13th

Morning, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Breakfast and Networking (optional)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Panel, Female leadership

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Keynote speech, Sella

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Coffee Break

12:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Keynote speech, Castagna

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Panel, Talents

 

Lunch, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

Tickets

Tickets include participation to all the conference events and to the Gala Dinner.

Tickets are available for:

1. Prospective and current MBA students @ $140

2. MBA Alumni @ $190

3. External (non-MBA attentands) @ $230

4. Significant others (Gala Dinner only, max 1 per regular ticket) @ $110

 

Tickets can be purchased HERE

 

 

Sponsors

 We are thankful to these companies and institutions for their support 

  Platinum

 BCG

 

  Gold

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  Silver 

   Unknown