Presentation 2023

From May 25 to 28, the 18th edition centered on the theme "THE FUTURE OF THE FUTURE. The challenges of a new world"



An even more generous format created by 24 ORE Group


6 Nobel Laureates, 90 speakers from academia, 40 economists,
35 international speakers, 40 managers and entrepreneurs, 19 Ministers.


More than 260 events over four days with the initiatives “Economie dei Territori”, “Incontri con l’Autore”, “FuoriFestival”.
42 Business Partners and 6 Media Partners (Il Sole 24 Ore, Radio 24, Radiocor,, Financial Times, Sky Tg24)


After the four approaching stages of 'Road to Trento', which brought the event's themes to an international audience for the first time ever, with stops in Lugano, San Francisco, Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg (with initiatives streamed to over 32,500 online users), the squirrel returns home to unveil the leaders and novelties of the XVIII edition of the Festival dell’Economia di Trento, scheduled from May 25 to 28, 2023 in the innovative and successful formula that sees for the second year the 24 ORE Group together with Trentino Marketing as organizers on behalf of the Autonomous Province of Trento and with the contribution of the Municipality of Trento and the University of Trento.

A must-see four-day event graced by the presence of 6 Nobel Laureates, 19 Ministers, over 90 speakers from academia, 40 distinguished international and national economists, 60 representatives from the most prominent European and national institutions, 35 international speakers, over 40 managers and entrepreneurs from some of the leading Italian and multinational companies.

The theme chosen for the 2023 Festival by the Scientific Committee chaired by Il Sole 24 Ore Editor-in-Chief Fabio Tamburini - "THE FUTURE OF THE FUTURE. The Challenges of a New World" - dialogues seamlessly with the 2022 edition, titled “After The Pandemic and War, AMIDST ORDER AND DISRUPTION”, which delved into the crisis of globalization and the need to revise global development models.

As the Festival celebrates its 18th year, the four-day event will shift its focus towards reflecting on the future to analyze the guidelines of change and the challenges of the new world, including wars and changes in geopolitics, the risk of pandemics, and the energy and climate emergency. The brightest minds in science, opinion leaders, and specialists from various fields, together with personalities from politics, business, and civil society, will gather in Trento on May 25-28 to find solutions and chart new directions.

After the resounding success of the 2022 edition, which boasted an impressive lineup of distinguished speakers and engaged in-person and online audiences, the Festival will be held with the same successful formula crafted by the 24 ORE Group and Sistema Trentino; the event will spread throughout the city of Trento, intertwining the needs and opportunities of businesses, institutions, youth, and families; this year's schedule will not only feature the traditional events of the Festival, but also an extensive agenda of initiatives designed for a diverse and wide-ranging audience.

The FuoriFestival, which was introduced as a great novelty in the previous edition and was highly approved by the younger and more creative audience, will return in 2023 with a rich series of special cultural, educational, cross-cultural, and entertainment events, with the participation of talents, creators, and influencers who are followed by young people. Also confirmed as part of the FuoriFestival is Economie dei Territori, the series of events that provides an opportunity for local businesses and institutions to be heard and for a deep-dive into the realities of their respective territories. “Incontri con l’autoreare back too, with an even more extensive program of book presentations at various venues throughout the city, and the live events of Radio 24 in Piazza Cesare Battisti that will add excitement to the days.

At a Festival that leads the way in exploring the future, it is only fitting that young people take center stage; they are the ones who are most eager to establish a strong foundation on which to build their future. For this reason, the 2023 edition presents a busy program of 15 events specifically dedicated to them both within the Festival and within the FuoriFestival to peak with the “Festival dei giovani”, three events aimed particularly at high school students in Trentino. Two events during the Festival will, instead, showcase contributions from university students on the Festival themes.

The program, along with other endeavours, forms the basis of an overall schedule with over 260 events spanning four days, with the initiatives of the Festival (37% female presence), Economie dei Territori, Incontri con l’Autore and the FuoriFestival that will breathe life into an event capable of bringing together academia and the real economy, with the aim of creating a more inclusive and embracing space for all those interested in understanding the important changes taking place and the challenges for the future, and for all those who want to enjoy the great many artistic and cultural attractions offered by the city of Trento. The Festival's bookstore, curated by the Trentino Booksellers’ Association, will make its comeback in Piazza Duomo.



This year, the schedule offers a variety of events featuring again different editorial formats. Each of the four days will kick off at 9 a.m. with a succession of KEYNOTE SPEECHES, DIALOGUES and PANELS. These will be complemented by the FuoriFestival formats featuring established storytellers and young talents and creators, true stars of social platforms, as well as Educational moments for primary and secondary high school students, educational WORKSHOPS for children, exhibitions for families and evening entertainment events for everyone, with DJ Sets, SHOWS and CONCERTS.

Trento will welcome a series of guests who will engage in discussions, reflections, and debates on the various topics related to the theme of the 2023 edition. The main ones are: HOW CITIES CHANGE - PROFESSIONS amidst education and the future - THE NEW FRONTIERS OF MEDICINE - DIGITAL ECONOMY, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE and FINTECH - SPACE ECONOMY - ENERGY TRANSITION, SUSTAINABILITY, CIRCULAR ECONOMY - GENDER EQUALITY, INCLUSION and DIVERSITY - DEMOGRAPHY, POVERTY and DISEQUALITY - THIRD SECTOR - GEOPOLITICS spanning West, East, Africa and religions - CHANGE IN INDUSTRY and BUSINESS ECONOMY - STABILITY AND GROWTH PACT - INFLATION, RECESSION and PUBLIC DEBT.

The new themes for 2023 are: Future Medicine, Africa and Chat-GPT, and Cognitive Artificial Intelligence.



The distinguished guests featured in the Program include 6 Nobel Laureates: Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions to the theory of asymmetric information, from which unemployment and credit rationing derive (won jointly with G. A. Akerlof and A. M. Spence); Robert Shiller, 2013 Nobel Prize in economics (with L. P. Hansen and E. F. Fama) for his empirical analyses of financial asset pricing; Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in creating economic and social development from the bottom up; human rights activist Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her nonviolent struggle for democracy and her defense of women's rights in Yemen, founder of the Tawakkol Karman International Foundation; Solidarity Founder and human rights activist Lech Walesa, 1983 Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning for freedom of organization in Poland; and Adam Riess, 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University.

The keynote of the Festival's Opening Ceremony on Thursday, May 25, will be delivered by Card. Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, in dialogue with journalist and presenter Francesca Fagnani, while the closing of the Festival on Sunday, May 28, will be by Confindustria President Carlo Bonomi.

One of the speakers on day one, Thursday, May 25, is Sir Alex Younger, from 2014 to 2020 head of MI6, Britain's intelligence service, who will discuss the threats of the new world.

The meetings on day two, on Friday, May 26, will feature astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who will speak in the second of the Youth Festival events, former new York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, who will participate in a panel discussion focused on cities in transition, and Acting Commander General Guardia di Finanza, Gen. Andrea De Gennaro, who will address the issues of tax evasion, corruption, and the efficiency of public administration.

New this year are the Seminars dedicated to the economist Jean-Paul Fitoussi, which will cover specific topics related to the theme of A Capitalism to reform. The first event is with Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz scheduled on Saturday, May 27.

Among the events on day four, Sunday, May 28, sociologist and economic historian Aaron Benanav will engage with economist Daniel Susskind on the topic of technological unemployment between myth and truth, while Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Immaculata De Vivo will share insights on how practicing kindness can lead to a longer life.

The last edition featured various initiatives including the "Pnrr Observatory", which will present at the Festival the updated results of the Observatory launched by Sole 24 Ore in December 2021 to monitor the progress of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

The personalities attending include: Judge Emeritus of the Constitutional Court Sabino Cassese, Thomas Donaldson (University of Pennsylvania), Giovanni Dosi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa), ECB Supervisory Board Chairman Andrea Enria, political scientist Sergio Fabbrini (Luiss Guido Carli University), physicist and inventor Federico Faggin, former Bank of Italy Governor Antonio Fazio, President Emeritus of the Constitutional Court Giovanni Maria Flick, President Emeritus of the Constitutional Court Franco Gallo, Vicar General of His Holiness for the Vatican City Mauro Gambetti, European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Paolo Gentiloni, international policy expert Daniel S. Hamilton (Johns Hopkins University), Solvay CEO Ilham Kadri, IMF International Monetary Fund Deputy Managing Director Bo Li (to be confirmed), Donato Masciandaro (Bocconi University), Life Senator Mario Monti, Milan Polytechnic Pro-rector Giuliano Noci, mathematician Piergiorgio Odifreddi, Italian Stock Exchange Chairman Claudia Parzani, Italy-ASEAN Association President Romano Prodi, Alberto Quadrio Curzio (Catholic University of Milan), Lucrezia Reichlin (London Business School), computer science researcher Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (University of California Berkeley), CONSOB President Paolo Savona, Foreign and Community Affairs Committee President of the Chamber of Deputies Giulio Tremonti, Giovanni Tria (University of Rome Tor Vergata), Vice President EIB European Investment Bank Gelsomina Vigliotti.



Over 40 universities and business schools have joined the XVIII edition of the Festival: Bologna Business School; Columbia University; Harvard Business School; Harvard J.F.K. School, Institute of Politics; Harvard Medical School; Harvard TH Chan; Harvard University; Humanitas University; John Hopkins University; London Business School; Luiss Business School; LUMSA; New York University; Pontificia Università Gregoriana; Queen’s University; Syracuse University; Università Bocconi; Università di Bologna; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore; Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia; Università di Ferrara; Università di Lausanne; Università Luiss Guido Carli; Università Marconi; Università di Milano Statale; Università di Milano Bicocca; Università di Parma; Università di Pavia; Università di Perugia; Università di Roma La Sapienza; Università di Roma Tor Vergata; Università Roma Tre; Università di Torino; Università di Trento; Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele; University of Antwerp; University of California Berkeley; University of Chicago; University of Pennsylvania; University of Sussex; University of Vienna.

Among the 40 globally-renowned economists, Leonardo Becchetti (Università di Roma Tor Vergata), Marina Brogi (Università La Sapienza), Luigino Bruni (Università Lumsa), Marco Buti (European University Institute), Alberto Clò (Managing Editor Energia), Marta Dassù (The Aspen Institute), Maria Demertzis (Bruegel), Gregorio De Felice (Intesa Sanpaolo), Veronica De Romanis (Università Luiss Guido Carli), Giuseppe Di Taranto (Università LUISS Guido Carli), Massimo Egidi (Università Luiss Guido Carli), Marco Magnani (Università Luiss Guido Carli), Rainer Masera (Università Marconi), Marcello Messori (Università Luiss Guido Carli), Marcello Minenna (Università La Sapienza), Luigi Paganetto (Università di Roma Tor Vergata), Charlotte Robertson (Harvard Business School), Arrigo Sadun (Tlsg), Maria Savona (University of Sussex), Daniel Susskind (Oxford University), Davide Tabarelli (Università Bocconi, Nomisma Energia), Stefano Zamagni (Pontificia Accademia Scienze Sociali).

The 90 speakers from the academic world representing the most prestigious international universities will include Federico Arcelli (Università G. Marconi di Roma), Roberto Battiston (Università di Trento), Dean Faculty of Banking Finance and Insurance Sciences Università Cattolica Elena Beccalli, Director of Bologna Business School Max Bergami, sociologist Aaron Benanav (Syracuse University), President Università Luiss Guido Carli Vincenzo Boccia, sociologist Aldo Bonomi (Consorzio AASTER), Francesco Caio (Politecnico di Milano), Roberta Cocco (Università Bocconi), political scientist Roberto D’Alimonte (Università Luiss Guido Carli), Rita d’Ecclesia (Università di Roma La Sapienza), Immaculata De Vivo (Harvard Medical School), Giorgio Di Giorgio (Università Luiss Guido Carli), astrophysicist  Simonetta Di Pippo (SDA Bocconi), Sandrine Dixson-Declève (The Club of Rome), philosopher Massimo Donà (Università San Raffaele di Milano), philosopher Maurizio Ferraris (Università di Torino), philosopher Sebastiano Maffettone (Università Luiss Guido Carli), Rector Università Luiss Guido Carli Andrea Prencipe, Ferruccio Resta (Politecnico di Milano), professor of demography and statistics Alessandro Rosina (Università Cattolica di Milano), Hilary Clinton's and Barack Obama's former Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation Alec Ross (Bologna Business School), historian Giulio Sapelli (Università degli Studi di Milano), Vice President Università Luiss Guido Carli Paola Severino.

The Institutional front sees a heavy presence of Government Ministers (19 confirmed) plus representatives of the major Institutions and Trade Associations: ISTAT President Gian Carlo Blangiardo, President of the National Board of Notaries Giulio Biino, ANCE President Federica Brancaccio, President of the National Anti-Corruption Authority Giuseppe Busia, President of the National Board of Accountants Elbano De Nuccio, creator of the Assisi Manifesto Franciscan Father Enzo Fortunato, President of the Autonomous Province of Trento Maurizio Fugatti, European Space Agency Director Elena Grifoni Winters, OECD Deputy Secretary General Fabrizia Lapecorella, Trento Mayor Franco Ianeselli, European Commission Director General Mario Nava, ABI President and Director General Antonio Patuelli and Giovanni Sabatini, Internal Revenue Director Ernesto Maria Ruffini, Istat Central Director Linda Laura Sabbadini, Inail General Manager Andrea Tardiola.

More than 40 Top Managers and Entrepreneurs from some of the leading national and international companies will also grace the event with their presence, including Luigi Abete, President of LUISS Business School, Diana Bracco, Chairman and CEO Bracco, Francesco Gaetano Caltagirone, Chairman of Caltagirone Group, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Chairman of Manifatture Sigaro Toscano, Giovanna Della Posta, CEO Invimit SGR, Melissa Ferretti Peretti, Vice President Google, Alberto Forchielli (Mindful Capital Partners), Maurizio Gardini, President Confcooperative, Gian Maria Gros-Pietro, Chairman Intesa Sanpaolo, Emma Marcegaglia, Chairman and CEO Marcegaglia Holding, Sergio Marullo di Condojanni, CEO Angelini Industries, Gianfelice Rocca, Chairman Techint Group, Francesco Starace, President of SEforALL, former CEO and General Manager Enel, Marco Tronchetti Provera, Executive Vice Chairman and Ceo Pirelli & C.

The panel of Moderators has an impressive lineup too, in addition to the return of Lucia Annunziata, Barbara Carfagna and Maria Latella, the participation also of Luciano Fontana of Corriere della Sera, Maurizio Molinari of La Repubblica, Massimo Giannini of La Stampa, Agnese Pini of Quotidiano Nazionale, Osvaldo de Paolini of Il Messaggero, Paolo Alfieri economics journalist, Avvenire, Pietro Senaldi of Libero, Marcello Zacchè of Il Giornale, Ferruccio de Bortoli, Giuseppe De Bellis of Sky Tg 24 and Luigi Contu of Ansa.

The events will also include a series of initiatives organized in association with the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Trento, GEI - Italian Association of Business Economists, ISPI, School of International Studies of the University of Trento, SIE - Italian Society of Economics and with the creators of the Assisi Manifesto.



Festival dell’Economia di Trento, organized by the 24 ORE Group and the Trentino System, brings back Economie dei territori, a format curated by the top local entities. A series of events take place throughout the festival, where Foundations, Institutions, Research Institutions, Third Sector Organizations, and Trade Associations delve into the dynamics of territorial development. Research, innovation, and transformative models for socioeconomic relations will be the focus of a broad and shared reflection on the future of the communities. From cyberwarfare to artificial intelligence via SME development strategies; from policies to support youth in Alpine regions to communities taking charge of open and shared educational strategies; from the energy challenge to sustainable agriculture, all the events share a strong focus on the future in line with the Festival's main theme. The panels and speakers are promoted, organized and curated by: Altroconsumo; Confindustria Trento; Confprofessioni; Provincial Youth Council of the Province of Trento; Eusalp - European Strategy for the Alpine Region; FIMAA; Fondazione Caritro; Fondazione Franco Demarchi; Fondazione Edmund Mach; Inail; OECD; SAT and HIT.



During the Festival dell’Economia, various venues such as the Diocesan Museum, the Municipal Library, the Palace of the Trentini, and the Rector's Courtyard will come alive with a world of books, including a dedicated space for children. There will be a larger number of meetings and discussions for people of all ages, in-depth insights on topics inspired by the theme of the 2023 edition. The schedule is further enhanced with more than 30 presentations in association with Bompiani, Feltrinelli, Garzanti, Il Mulino, Mondadori, and Rizzoli, who will bring their presence to Trento alongside the events curated by Il Sole 24 Ore, 24 ORE Cultura, and 24 ORE Professionale editions.



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Alongside the presence of the 24 ORE Group media, the 2023 Festival dell'Economia di Trento confirms an impressive line-up of media partnerships. Sky Tg 24 is back in Trento with a studio that will broadcast live from Piazza Duomo with a true open-air media centre. Financial Times and already confirmed their participation from late 2022 in the 4-day Trento event in 2023.

The renewed dual partnership is a testament to the high quality of the Festival's new format and underscores the event's international significance. The three newspapers will be actively involved in moderating some of the scheduled meetings with their journalists.



The 24 ORE Group has introduced an innovative format for the historic Festival dell’Economia di Trento, making it a year-round event that extends beyond its traditional dates and outside the Trentino area. A successful bet with the ROAD to TRENTO initiative organized in February and March 2023 in association with Italian Embassies around the world to take the Festival dell’Economia di Trento to different locations through international events: SWITZERLAND, UNITED STATES, ARAB EMIRATES and SOUTH AFRICA have all accepted the invitation to bring together institutions, research centres, Italian companies, and local business communities to discuss future challenges, including fintech, energy transition, frontiers opened by new technologies, and applied scientific cooperation for development

But there’s more. During the 2022 Festival, the "Il Sole 24 Ore Literary Prize for Economic and Social Non-Fiction" presented in Trento by the Sunday supplement of Il Sole 24 Ore came to the fore, its finale taking place today with the prize going to “Gioventù bloccata. Il difficile passaggio dalla scuola al lavoro in Italia” by Valentina Magri, journalist coordinator of the online version of the financial news outlet Wall Street Italia, and Francesco Pastore, professor of economics at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn, who passed away in July 2022.

The essay, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the employment status of young people in Italy, comparing it with that of other European countries and highlighting the challenging transition period from education to employment, will be showcased in May at both the Turin Book Fair and the Festival dell’Economia di Trento.



24 ORE Eventi won the first prize in the "Festival" category of the Bea - Best Event Awards Italia 2022 with Festival dell’Economia di Trento on November 24, 2022: a prestigious recognition that confirms the event's high level of quality and its innovative format, placing it among the Italian creative excellence in live communication.



Efforts are underway to certify the Festival dell’Economia in compliance with the ISO 20121:2012 standard for "Sustainable Events”.

Trentino Marketing, as co-organizer, has implemented its management system with processes and procedures to ensure the assessment of the economic, social and environmental impacts generated by the Festival with a view to continuous improvement, and has signed a formal "Sustainable Development Policy" document, published on the website ( and shared with all parties involved in the organization.

The Policy outlines Trentino Marketing's accountability towards stakeholders in measuring and mitigating impacts, while also establishing commitments to the Principles of Sustainable Development, such as stewardship, accessibility, inclusivity, integrity, legacy, transparency, and respect, and its contribution to achieving the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda focusing on Goal 4, Goal 5, Goal 11, Goal 12, Goal 17.



The 24 ORE Group will once again harness all its information production wealth to chronicle the Festival days by creating a series of special editions of the newspaper with dedicated sections. The participation of journalists from Il Sole 24 Ore and the Radiocor News Agency will be increased to ensure comprehensive coverage of the event, in coordination with the multimedia editorial staff responsible for updating the digital platforms and social media channels.

Radio 24 will take centre stage in Piazza Cesare Battisti. In addition to broadcasting live programmes on the schedule from its studio, it will also host live performances by presenters, performers, talks by influencers, and musical performances and DJ sets on a real stage; this will bring the festival to life in the heart of Trento and engage the public in the event outside of institutional locations.

The content from the Festival dell’Economia will be transformed into new podcast series, created by Il Sole 24 Ore and Radio 24, to revisit and explore in greater depth some of the most compelling speeches and topics discussed during the event. Meanwhile, "Le grandi voci del Festival dell’economia”, the podcast that originated from last year's event, is now accessible on the Il Sole 24 Ore and Radio 24 websites, as well as on all major audio platforms.



The 2023 edition of Festival dell’Economia di Trento records a new all-time record for Partner membership in the history of the event: 42 entities already confirmed, testifying to the strong appreciation by companies of the innovative event formula crafted by the 24 ORE Group.





This year, the FUORIFESTIVAL has expanded its partners to include: FONDAZIONE CARITRO, INAPP - NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC POLICIES, LUISS GUIDO CARLI UNIVERSITY and YAMAHA MUSIC, who have all chosen to support content aimed at young people and the general public.

The 2023 Festival dell’Economia di Trento once again benefits from the collaboration of the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S LIAISON OFFICE and the EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S REPRESENTATION IN ITALY.

These are the names and numbers of the 2023 Program of Festival dell’Economia di Trento coordinated by the event's Scientific Committee chaired by the Editor-in-Chief of Il Sole 24 Ore, and Director of Radio 24 and the Radiocor news agency Fabio Tamburini, and composed of Professor Luigi Bonatti, full professor of Economic Policy at the University of Trento, Professor Ericka Costa, associate professor of Business Economics in the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Trento, and Economic Historian Adriana Castagnoli, former professor of Contemporary History at the University of Turin. The Advisory Board of the Festival dell’Economia di Trento includes Mr. Tamburini and Lucia Annunziata, Paolo Magri, Emma Marcegaglia, Monica Mondardini, Giulio Sapelli, and Giulio Tremonti.



  • 19 Ministers
  • over 540 total speakers
  • a total of over 260 events