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Opening lunch - Welcoming remarks by Sergio Marchionne

Meghan O'Sullivan - Keynote speaker of the opening lunch

Mario Monti and Fiona Hill - Quo vadis Europe?

How to handle the refugee migration crisis. A business perspective

The plenary room

Sergio Marchionne, Ambassador John Phillips, Yoram Gutgeld and Meghan O'Sullivan

Jeff Schumacher delivering his keynote speech

Giampiero Massolo and Jim Hoagland - European security after Paris and Bruxelles

The State of play of the European Banking Union

Minister Pier Carlo Padoan - keynote speech

Cyber threats: what is business doing?

2016 Venice Workshop

The 26th Workshop took place in Venice on Friday and Saturday June 17-18 at the Excelsior Hotel on Lido Island. More than 150 participants, amongst members of the Council and invited guests from politics, academia, industry and finance were present.

The keynote speeches were delivered by Meghan O'Sullivan (former Deputy National Security Advisor on Iraq and Afghanistan and Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Harvard Univeristy); Jeff Schumacher (Founder and CEO of BCG Digital Ventures); and Pier Carlo Padoan (Italian Minister of Economy and Finance). Council's President Sergio Marchionne introduced keynote speakers at both opening and closing sessions.

Furthermore, former Italian PM Mario Monti addressed the attendees on the theme "Quo vadis Europe?", while Yoram Gutgeld, Economic Advisor to the Italian PM and Commissioner for Spending Review, spoke on "Italy is turning around". They were moderated, respectively, by Fiona Hill, Director of the Center on the US and Europe at the Brookings Institution, and Carlo Bastasin, Editorialist of Il Sole 24 Ore. Giampiero Massolo, former Director General of the Italian Security Intelligence Department, was introduced by Jim Hoagland, columnist of The Washington Post, on the theme "European security after Paris and Bruxelles".

During the Workshop, three panels covered topics of global relevance:

How tho handle the refugee and migration crisis. A business perspective. Yves Bertoncini, Director of the Jacques Delors Institute, moderated the discussion among Maurizio Ambrosini, Professor of Sociology of Migration at the University of Milan; Erik Belfrage, Chairman of the International Council of Swedish Industry, and Randel Johnson, Senior VP, Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits at the US Chamber of Commerce.

The State of Play of the European Banking Union. The panel was chaired by Aaron Klein, Policy Director of the Initiative on Business and Public Policy at Brookings. Ignazio Angeloni, Member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB; Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of Société Générale; Joanne Kellerman, Director of Resolution Planning and Decisions of the Single Resolution Board, and Erkki Liikanen, Governor of the Bank of Finland, participated.

Cyber threats: what is business doing? Erel Margalit, Chairman of the Knesset Task Force for Cybersecurity moderated the panel. Brendan Hannigan, former General Manager of IBM Security; Troels Oerting, Group Chief Information Security Officer at Barclays; Andrea Rigoni, Chairman and Managing Partner of Intellium, and Fabio Vaccarono, Managing Director of Google Italy, took part in the panel.