Overview

Cashless Society

Cashless Society

In 2015 The European House – Ambrosetti created the Cashless Society Community, a high-level platform to generate ideas and content regarding cashless payments and promote constructive discussion between the business community and institutions in the spirit of developing concrete actions to benefit the nation.

Cashless Society

Final Report 2017
The Cashless Revolution:
the Positioning of the Country and the Agenda for Italy (It.)

Executive Summary – Conceptual framework


Cashless payment instruments are playing an increasingly central role in business and society

Italy can narrow the digital gap with other European countries by taking advantage of the opportunities offered by cashless payment systems to obtain major benefits: enhanced transaction security, reduction in the cost of money, surfacing of the underground economy and stimulus for consumption and business.

In the wake of these considerations, in 2015 The European House – Ambrosetti created the Cashless Society Community, a high-level platform to generate ideas and content regarding cashless payments and promote constructive discussion between the business community and institutions in the spirit of developing concrete actions to benefit the nation.

In 2016, The European House – Ambrosetti has started the second year of activity of the Cashless Society Community, a high-level platform aimed at fostering the electronic payments diffusion in Italy.

The analysis and proposals were presented in a final Round Table on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 from 02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m. (the day before our annual Worskhop “The Outlook for the Economy and Finance”), at Villa d’Este in Cernobbio.
The event offered the chance of debate among the business community and the Institutions, in the spirit of team working and with the goal to develop actions for the benefit of the Country.During the meeting, we presented the Final Report of the Community and discussed some guidelines and proposals to fill the gap of Italy on electronic payments. We also presented the Blue Print for a pilot-project promoted by the Community in collaboration with the Municipality of Florence, aimed at incentivizing a “cashless approach” among citizens and tourists at a local level.

Read some articles about Cashless Society Community

Watch all the interviews with the Members of the Community
on AmbrosettiChannel – Youtube


Cashless Society 2015/2016 Outputs

Members of the Cashless Society Community