Ambrosetti Forum

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Villa d'Este and its park, in Cernobbio; view from Brunate.

The Ambrosetti Forum organized by The European House – Ambrosetti, a consulting firm – is an annual international economic conference held at Villa d'Este, in the Italian town of Cernobbio on the shores of Lake Como. Since its inception in 1975, the Forum has brought together heads of state, ministers, Nobel laureates and businesspeople to discuss current challenges to the world's economies and societies.[1][2]


The Forum presents forecasts of the economic and geo-political outlooks for the world, Europe and Italy. The forum also analyzes the main scientific and technological developments and their impacts on the future of business and society. This is accomplished through meetings, debates and presentations of special, ad hoc studies.

Participants and speakers[edit]

Forum participants, typically business leaders from major Italian and international corporations, are privately invited.

Among those who have taken part in recent years: H.S.H. Albert II, Prince of Monaco, José María Aznar, Silvio Berlusconi, Joe Biden, Ian Bremmer, Richard Cheney, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Renato Dulbecco, José Manuel Durão Barroso, Larry Ellison, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, François Fillon, Bill Gates, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Felipe González, Neville Isdell, Alain Juppé, Henry Kissinger, Vaclav Klaus, Christine Lagarde, Rita Levi Montalcini, Abu Mazen, John McCain, Mario Monti, Giorgio Napolitano, Shimon Peres, Romano Prodi, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, H.M. Rania Al-Adullah Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Card. Joseph Ratzinger, Michel Rocard, Nouriel Roubini, Eric Schmidt, Helmut Schmidt, George Shultz, Giulio Tremonti, Jean-Claude Trichet, Umberto Veronesi, James Wolfensohn, Jimmy Wales, Gianroberto Casaleggio.

Media policy[edit]

The event takes place behind closed doors, under the Chatham House Rule.

Media coverage of the event is very relevant, given the presence of over 400 Italian and international journalists.

In addition, BBC World, CNBC, CNN, Financial Times and RAI produce talk shows and in-depth live interviews with the speakers of the Forum for broadcast around the globe.

2010 Edition[edit]

Main topics[edit]

  • The economic outlook
  • China after the global crisis
  • Today the world of tomorrow – Scientific and technological developments
  • Leadership today and sustainable development
  • The education challenge
  • Agenda for Europe:
    • Speech by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano
    • Progress report from the EU Council Presidency
    • European governance after the Lisbon Treaty
    • Europe and the crisis: Euro and financial market stability
    • Europe and growth: single market and competitiveness
  • The excellent company, today
  • Italy in the global outlook:
    • Competitiveness and development
    • Presentation of research results: “Nuclear for the economy, environment and development”
    • Justice
    • Security
    • Industrial relations and welfare
    • Federalism
    • Competitiveness of the Italian public sector
    • Presentation by the Italian Minister for the Economy and Finance



  1. ^ "Villa d'Este International Workshop". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 17 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
  2. ^ "Ambrosetti Forum". Archived from the original on 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2008-09-06.

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