Forum Confcommercio

Leading Market Players and Scenarios for the 2000s

The Forum is a yearly event for top leaders in the service economy and the business community in general, and has become an important opportunity for debating at a hight level those issues of interest not only to this sector, but society as a whole.
Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2017
Villa d’Este, Cernobbio (Como)

Forum Confcommercio 2017 – 18° edition

The 18th edition of the Confcommercio Forum to be held in Cernobbio

The “Leading Market Players and Scenarios for the 2000s” forum organized by Confcommercio, and The European House – Ambrosetti took place in Cernobbio on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, in its traditional setting of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este.

The central issues of this edition:

  • Europe on the international scene
  • The role of the banks in the growth of the European Union
  • The excellences and the attractiveness of Italy between tourism and culture
  • The public/private role for the valorization of tourism and the territories.
The Forum opened at 11 am on March 31, with the press conference by Confcommercio President, Carlo Sangalli, during which there was a presentation of an analysis carried out by the Research Department of Confcommercio on the economic outlook and the role of bank credit in the development of the entrepreneurial system.

Participants on Friday, March 31, included: Antonio Tajani (President of the European Parliament), Gerard Lyons (Founder of the Economists for Brexit), Vittorio Grilli (Chairman of the Corporate and Investment Bank EMEA, JP Morgan), Bernhard Sagmeister (Chairman of the European Association of Guarantee Institutions), Stefano Barrese (Head of the Banca dei Territori Division, Intesa Sanpaolo), Enrico Letta (Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs). Participants on Saturday, April 1, included: Dario Franceschini (Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism), Marco Buti (Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission), Joseph Del Raso (President of the NIAF), Luca Patanè (President of Confturismo-Confcommercio), Andrea Cancellato (President of Federculture), Carlo Fontana (President of AGIS).

The Forum closed with a contribution from the Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni.