Workshops are the main initiatives of the Council bringing members together, an opportunity to debate between Italian and American business leadership and among prestigious international experts, economists and political figures.

The Council offers an extraordinary opportunity to examine the main contemporary issues of economic, political, social, and of international interest. Since the first edition in 1990, our Workshops have grown in stature, with authoritative participation, and an ever greater echo in the Italian and international media.

Speakers have included: Giuliano Amato, James Baker, Fred Bergsten, Joseph Biden, Carl Bildt, Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Mario Draghi, Mohamed El-Erian, Benita Ferrero Waldner, Joschka Fischer, Franco Frattini, Yegor Gaidar, Paolo Gentiloni, Bronislaw Geremek, Chuck Hagel, Jim Hoagland, Henry Kissinger, Enrico Letta, James Manyika, Rita Levi Montalcini, Mario Monti, Sadako Ogata, Pier Carlo Padoan, Fabrizio Saccomanni, Arthur Schlesinger, Helmut Schmidt, George Soros, Peter Sutherland, Strobe Talbott, Simone Veil, Paul Volcker, Jack Welch and Robert Zoellick. At our most recent Workshop in New York: Timothy Adams, Gerard Baker, Ian Bremmer, Davide Dattoli, Fu Jun, Tom Glocer, Robert Kapito, Charles Kupchan, Paul Laudicina, Nando Pagnoncelli, Adam Posen, Tom Ridge, Jim Rosenthal, Alec Ross, Paola Severino, Maria Angela Zappia, besides Ambassador Armando Varricchio and Ambassador Lewis Eisenberg, our Chairman Domenico Siniscalco as well as Honorary Chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera.