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East Forum 2010: Rethinking the Present to Shape the Future: Choosing Sustainability

  • 08

July 2010
Rome LUISS Guido Carli, Sala Chiesa – Viale Romania 32  

Together with international culture, politics and economics magazine "East", once again this year UniCredit will be organising the East Forum.


Scheduled to take place on 8 July 2010 in Rome, now in its fifth year the event seeks to encourage reflection on the key aspects of future economic and social development models.


The theme of the 2010 event will be "Rethinking the Present to Shape the Future: Choosing Sustainability". The active debate between the audience and speakers will seek to define priorities, roles and policies for a more sustainable future.


The Forum will comprise 3 round tables, each of which will be followed by a debate.

The first discussion will focus on: "The challenges and priorities for a sustainable future", and will seek to establish the main goals to meet, in both the environmental and social arenas, to ensure the wellbeing of present and future generations. The second, entitled "The protagonists: the role of the institutions, governments, business and civil society", will look to underline the importance of the joint contribution of institutions, businesses and citizens in making development more sustainable. The third, "Towards qualitative and human development: which policies and models to adopt", will focus on the strategic choices and policies to adopt.


As well as Dieter Rampl and Alessandro Profumo, the speakers will include Jean Paul Fitoussi, Chairman of Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques; Enrico Giovannini, Chairman of Istat; Lord Michael Hastings, Global Head of Citizenship and Diversity, KPMG International, Kanayo Nwanze, Chairman of IFAD, Michele Candotti, Secretary General of the WWF, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Vice Chair of the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe 2020-2030 and Senator Tiziano Treu.
The conclusions will be provided by Pier Carlo Padoan, Deputy Secretary General and Chief Economist of OCSE.


At the conclusion of the Forum there will be a live performance from signer Elisa at the Cavea of the Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma. The concert is designed to raise funds for the Bambino Gesù Paediatric Hospital and the proceeds from tickets will go towards the purchase of a new multi-slice CAT 64 scanner for the structure.




For further information on the East Forum, to take part in the round tables, and to purchase concert tickets please visit