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MILAN, December 9th

02:30 PM

Welcome speech

Andrea Sironi, Chairman – Borsa Italiana

02:40 PM

Introduction

Patrizia Grieco, Chair – Italian Corporate Governance Committee; Chair – ENEL

03:00 PM

Opening Speech

Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy

03:20 PM

Session 1: The role of the board

Introductory speech:
“Board nomination and composition: new trends in the US and takeaways for the Italian system”
Lisa M. Fairfax, Professor of Business Law – George Washington University

Panel discussion: The evolution in the board structure and functions in the Italian context: one-tier board, staggered board, board nomination
Guido Alpa, Chairman of Nomination, Governance and Sustainability Committee – Leonardo
Gian Maria Gros-Pietro, Chairman of the Board of Directors – Intesa Sanpaolo
Matteo Del Fante, CEO and Managing Director – Poste Italiane
Enrico Cotta Ramusino, Chairman – Fineco Bank
Francesco Gianni, Founder and Senior Partner – Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners
Rupert Krefting, Head of Corporate Finance and Stewardship – M&G Investments
Drew Keith, Human Capital Leader – Deloitte
Donald W. Cassidy, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Strategy – Georgeson LLC

Coordinator: Fabio Galli, Director General – Assogestioni

04:40 PM

Keynote speech:

Mats Isaksson, Head of Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance Division – OECD

04:50 PM

05:20 PM

Session 2: The Governance of Sustainability

Introductory speech: “The future of corporate purpose”
Colin Mayer, Professor of Management Studies – Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Panel discussion: The inclusion of sustainability issues in the strategy and risk management of listed companies
Stefania Bariatti, Chairman – Banca Monte dei Paschi
Emma Marcegaglia, Chairman – Eni
Gabriele Galateri di Genola, Chairman – Assicurazioni Generali
Luca Dal Fabbro, Chairman – Snam
Roberto Italia, Chairman – AVIO
Domenico Restuccia, CEO & Director – Techedge
Amra Balic, Head of EMEA Investment Stewardship team – BlackRock
Michael Herskovich, Head of Corporate Governance – BNPP Asset Management

Coordinator: Stefano Micossi, Director General – Assonime

06:50 PM

MILAN, December 10th

09:30 AM

Welcome speech

Raffaele Jerusalmi, CEO – Borsa Italiana

09:40 AM

Introduction

Tommaso Corcos, Vice Chairman – Corporate Governance Committee; Chairman – Assogestioni

10:00 AM

Opening speech

Roberto Gualtieri, Minister of Economy and Finance of Italy (TBC)

10:20 AM

Session 3: The role of institutional investors

Introductory speech: “The rise of agency capitalism and the role of shareholder activists in making it work”
Ronald J. Gilson, Stern Professor of Law and Business – Columbia Law School;
Meyers Professor of Law and Business Emeritus – Stanford Law School

Panel discussion: Investors’ engagement toward Italian listed companies between stewardship and activism
Giovanni Ronca, CFO – TIM
Andrea Francesco Maffezzoni, Head of Strategy and M&A – Unicredit
Joseph Oughourlian, Founder, Portfolio Manager and Managing Partner – Amber Capital
Stephen Page, Head of International Corporate Governance – Nasdaq
Valeria Piani, Strategic Engagement Lead – UBS Asset Management
Andrew Hobbs, Partner, EMEIA Regulatory and Public Policy Leader – EY
Enzo De Angelis, Vice Chairman – Mercer

Coordinator: Simone Chelini, Head of ESG & Strategic Activism – Eurizon

11:30 AM

Keynote speech:

Paolo Savona, Chairman – Consob

11:45 AM

12:00 PM

Session 4: Ownership and control

Introductory speech: “The costs and benefits of different forms of ownership”
Julian Franks, Professor of Finance – London Business School

Panel discussion: The role of controlling shareholders in the Italian companies faced to the evolution of ownership
Roberto Vavassori, Director of Business Development & Marketing – Brembo
Pietro Buzzi, CEO – Buzzi Unicem
Carlo Rosa, CEO – Diasorin
Andrea Vismara, CEO – Equita
Aleksandr Williams, Senior Corporate Governance Specialist – APG Asset Management
Gaia Mazzucchelli, ESG Analyst – Allianz Global Investors

Coordinator: Carmine Di Noia, Commissioner – Consob; Deputy Chair – OECD Corporate Governance Committee

01:00 PM

Conclusions

Innocenzo Cipolletta, Chairman – Assonime