Conference 2014 – Nova MBA

Renaissance 2.015

The XIV NOVA Conference would like to thank everyone who participated in the conference and made it a success! More information here.

Our sponsors – A.T. Kearney, BCG, Roland Berger, AlixPartners, DLA Piper, the Chamber of Commerce of Florence, Campari, Masi and Borgo Paglianetto and the LBS Coller Institute – each welcomed our invitation to be a part of the conference with great enthusiasm.

Each of our speakers, who generated engaging discussions and thought provoking ideas which we hope to carry forward.

Our professors, Lucrezia and Francesca, who believed in the idea since its inception and actively contributed to its success.

The NOVA officers, Filippo, Lorenzo, Francesco and Arturo, who were willing to take a risk on holding the conference in London.

And of course, our incredible conference attendees, who flew in from all over the world to be a part of the event. It has been a pleasure to have you here and to see your passion for the association and the conference.

We are all grateful for the opportunity to organise an event of this size and stature and hope that you left the conference yesterday reflecting on some of the themes and felt inspired to seek out additional opportunities to act on them. We also hope you had a good time. We sure did!


We rounded out the last day of the XIV NOVA Conference with a memorable speech from Paolo Scaroni and our final panel on “Talent”.

Mr. Scaroni highlighted the huge opportunity that MBAs have to use their studies to act as a spring board for their careers both through the experience itself and the growth of each student’s network.

We then heard from Francesco Buquicchio, Riccardo Monti and Andrea Sironi in a discussion moderated by Ferdinando Giugliano which addressed the need for Italy-based businesses to do more to attract and retain top talent.


Alessandro Profumo gave the last keynote speech of the day during the XIV NOVA Conference, insisting great businesses can be built and grown in Italy with a bold vision to inspire, a strong value system to guide development and the high level of energy required to work hard until the vision is achieved.
He also gained an enthusiastic round of applause when he reminded the current MBAs of our good fortune to have the opportunity to strengthen our capabilities and professional networks through our studies. He then challenged us to make the most of our degrees by taking on the responsibility of contributing to the development of the business community.