The World Forum of the Digital Economy, held in Milan on March 25 and 26, focused on how to digitize marketing, communication, and manufacturing. Speakers included Luca Colombo, country manager at Facebook, and Marco Gay, a rising Italian entrepreneurial star and the President of Confindustria Giovani. The event also highlighted the importance of “Made in Italy” – the brand whose value has grown to 500 billion euros, making it the third-largest brand in the world. See more at this page.
World Business Forum 2022
The second World Business Forum will be held in Milan in October 2022, and is being organized in collaboration with the European Commission, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Italy, and the Camera di Commercio di Milano. The event will be held in Italian, but English will also be spoken at some points. The organizers include the European Commission, the Italian government, ATM, Teads Italia, the Fondazione Pistoletto, Citadelarte Fashion B.E.S.T., and ALMED, among others.
The two-day event will feature the best minds in business, as well as policymakers, innovators, and thinkers. The event’s goal is to inspire people and inspire action, and to foster a culture of innovation. The event is designed to spark imagination and create the conditions for innovation and growth in the Age of Ideas. By hosting this annual event, the World Business Forum can continue to build upon its reputation as a global leader in business.
G20 Digital Economy Ministers’ Meeting 2021
The Italian Presidency has put digitalisation at the center of the G20’s discussion agenda. Among the topics addressed during the meeting were the Digital Economy, Digital Government, and the risks and opportunities of digitalisation. A collaborative process was also presented during the meeting of the G20’s Digital Economy Task Force. This will help ensure the Ministers’ Meeting achieves its aim of advancing digitalisation as a driver of growth.
Among other important issues discussed during the meeting, the Italian Presidency focused on how to promote consumer awareness in the digital world and strengthen international cooperation in this area. Several distributed ledger technologies were presented as ways to trace consumer goods in global value chains. In addition, a Multi-stakeholder Forum was organized on Consumer Protection and Blockchain for Traceability in the Digital Economy. The Italian Presidency will continue its work to implement these principles.
Re-think Circular Economy Forum 2022
The Re-think Circular Economy Forum in Milan, Italy, is the first of its kind. It will take place on 10-11 February 2022. The event will feature keynote speakers, principal stakeholders and major circular economy projects. It is expected to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and generate positive economic impact. The event will be held at the Palazzo Turati and La Triennale Milano, but you can also follow along online.
The Re-think Circular Economy Forum Milan 2022 will focus on five key sectors, including agri-food, cities, materials, and technologies. In addition, the Forum will host various start-ups and European institutions. The goal of the Forum is to present a vision for the future of the circular economy, while simultaneously presenting the most relevant projects. The IFTF also aims to stimulate innovation, collaboration, and the creation of new businesses.
Traditional media witness of a world that is changing
On July 3 in Milan, more than 5000 attendees watched the Digital Economy Forum, organized by Facebook Italy, Confindustria, and the Young Entrepreneurs Group. Speakers from all sectors discussed the role of technology in society and the role of innovation. Douglas Ahlers, founder of Modem Media, spoke about how online and offline news media are intertwined. He is currently at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. John Hessen, a communications consultant in Silicon Valley, also gave a speech on how technology is influencing politics.