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 2020, The European House – Ambrosetti has started the sixth 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 of the sixth edition of the Community will be presented on Thursday 25 March 2021 in a final Round Table which will be held in phygital format at Villa D'Este in Cernobbio, the day before the annual Finance Workshop of The European House - Ambrosetti. The meeting will be a moment of confrontation between the business community and the institutions, in the spirit of teaming up and developing actions for the benefit of the country. During the Round Table, the Community's 2021 Final Report will be presented and opportunities for businesses and some intervention proposals will be discussed in order to recover Italy's gap in digitization and electronic payments, leveraging the recent measures introduced by the Italian government in the "Italy cashless" plan.
Taking part in the Digital Round Table will be the top management of the members of the Cashless Society Community (American Express, Argentea, BPER Banca, CBI S.c.p.a., Crif, Diners Club, Edenred, Enel X, Euronics, Intesa Sanpaolo, Mastercard, Mercury Payment Services, Mooney, Nexi, PayPal, Pax, Plick PayDo, PostePay, SIA, Tas Group, TeamSystem, TelepassPay, Unicredit and VISA), Italian business leaders and the top management of international, European and national institutions, called upon to exchange views and experiences on the actions and the priority actions to adopt in order to make the “cashless revolution” a reality in Italy.
The following speakers have already confirmed their participation: Roberta Cocco (Councillor for Digital Transformation and Civic Services, Municipality of Milan), Leonardo Gambacorta (Head, Innovation and the Digital Economy, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements), Raffaele Gareri (Director for Digital Transformation, Municipality of Rome), Dario Nardella (Mayor, Municipality of Florence), Mario Nava (Director General for Horizontal Policies, European Commission), Alessandra Perrazzelli (Deputy General Director, Bank of Italy), Paolo Savini (Deputy Director, Revenue Agency), Giuseppe Virgone (CEO, PagoPA) and Valerio De Molli (Managing Partner & CEO, The European House – Ambrosetti). The event will be chaired by Rosalba Reggio (Responsible Web TV, Il Sole 24 Ore).
Affari e Finanza – October 12, 2020
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.