Symposium and Meditation

September, 11, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. (CEST) | Teatro Comunale, Bologna


Emilia-Romagna meets Eric Schmidt


Opening Address | Stefano Bonaccini, President of the Emilia-Romagna Region, Francesco Ubertini, Rector of the University of Bologna

Data, Manufacturing and Society | Eric Schmidt, Co-Founder of Schmidt Futures and Former CEO of Google

Emilia-Romagna facing the future | Vincenzo Colla, Councilor of the Emilia-Romagna Region

Discussants | Stefano Barrese, Head of the Banca dei Territori Division of Intesa Sanpaolo, Susana Malcorra, Former Under-Secretary-General, United Nations and Dean of School of Global and Public Affair, IE University, Maurizio Marchesini, President of the Marchesini Group, Vice President of Filiere e Medie Imprese of Confindustria, Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo and President of ASD

Closing Remarks | Romano Prodi, Former President of European Commission, President of the Supervisory Board of BBS

Host the Symposium | Massimo Bergami, Dean of BBS, Alec Ross, Senior Advisor of President Obama Administration, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of BBS



September, 12, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. (CEST) | Villa Guastavillani


MEDITATION ON OUR TIME by Card. Matteo M. Zuppi


The meditation was preceded by a Eucharistic Celebration that will be celebrated at Villa Guastavillani at 8:00 a.m.


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