William Kennard, Enrico Letta, Fabrizio Saccomanni

"Developments in Russia and relations between Russia and the West" with Philip Stephens, Marta Dassù, Thomas Graham, Andrey Kortunov, and Jeffrey Schott

"Latin America trends and prospects" with Richard Feinberg, Vincenzo Petrone, Kevin Casas-Zamora

Mohamed El-Erian

William Kennard, Fabrizio Saccomanni, Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, Pascal Lamy

Roland Berger, Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco

Arrigo Sadun, Carlo Cottarelli, Benoit Robidoux

Ambassador John Phillips, Minister Federica Mogherini, Sergio Marchionne

2014 Venice Workshop

This year’s Venice Workshop of the Council for the United States and Italy took place on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14.
The keynote speeches were given by Enrico Letta (former Italian Prime Minister), Mohamed El-Erian (Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz and Chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council) and Federica Mogherini (Italian Foreign Minister). They were respectively introduced by Enrico Cucchiani, the U.S. Ambassador John Phillips, and Sergio Marchionne, who also serves as the Chiarman of the Council for the US and Italy.
During the Workshop, four panels covered topics of global interest. While on Friday, June 13, the discussion focused on Russia and Latin America, on Saturday, 14 it was devoted to a thorough reflection on the
European political and economic framework. More specifically:

Friday, June 13:

Developments in Russia and relations between Russia and the West.

The panel was chaired by Philip Stephens (Chief political commentator, Financial Times). Thomas Graham (Managing Director, Kissinger Associates), Andrey Kortunov (Director General, Russian International Affairs Council), Marta Dassù (Former Deputy Minister, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Director General International Affairs, Aspen Institute Italia ) and Jeffrey Schott (Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics) contributed
to the discussion.

Latin American Trends and Prospects.

Vincenzo Petrone (Chairman, Fincantieri) moderated a panel with the participation of Kevin Casas-Zamora (Secretary for Political Affairs, Organization of American States; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution’s Latin America Initiative) and Richard Feinberg (Professor of International Political Economy, University of California; Director, APEC Study Center; Chair, Global Leadership Institute).

Saturday, June 14:

The outcome of the European elections and the forthcoming European Agenda.

Fabrizio Saccomanni former Italian Minister of Economy and Finance) chaired a panel attended by William Kennard (former US Ambassador to the EU), Pascal Lamy (Honorary President, Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute; former Director General, World Trade Organization) and Ferdinando Nelli Feroci (President, Istituto Affari Internazionali).

Experiences in cutting public expenditure in order to promote growth.

Moderated by Arrigo Sadun (Chiarman, TLSG International Advisors), the panel was held by Carlo Cottarelli (Commissioner for Public Spending Reform in Italy), and Benoit Robidoux (Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch, Department of Finance Canada).

This year a special study on the “Re-industrialization of Europe” carried out by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, was presented by Roland Berger (Founder and Honorary Chairman). The panel also hosted Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco (Senior Vice President, GE, President and CEO of GE Europe; CEO of GE Germany).