Chamber of Commerce Venezia Giulia Hosts Festival of Change

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by Sara Del Sal

In a bid to anticipate and adapt to the swiftly evolving landscape of societal and economic change, the Chamber of Commerce Venezia Giulia, in partnership with The European House – Ambrosetti, is hosting the illustrious Festival of Change. This recurring event serves as a pivotal platform for engaging businesses, institutions, universities, and civil society in shaping the future trajectory of the nation.

The third edition of the Festival of Change, slated for 2024, underscores a strategic collaboration between the Chamber of Commerce and key stakeholders including the Municipality of Trieste, the CRTrieste Foundation, the Cassa di Risparmio di Gorizia Foundation, and Alpe Adria Global Intermodal Logistics. Supported by Intesa Sanpaolo and endorsed by influential entities such as the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and Unioncamere, this year’s festival promises to be a beacon of innovation and foresight.

President of the Chamber of Commerce Venezia Giulia, Antonio Paoletti, and Secretary General Pierluigi Medeot, elucidated the festival’s overarching objectives. Paoletti emphasized the imperative of adapting to rapid technological advancements, underscoring the festival’s focus on burgeoning professions and the geopolitical implications of digital algorithms. Medeot reiterated the Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to deciphering the present to fortify the future, echoing sentiments of collaboration and foresight.

The festival’s itinerary is meticulously curated to address pressing themes. The inaugural day, set in Trieste on May 6th, delves into the dynamic realm of future professions and trades. Distinguished speakers, including Minister of Economy and Finance, Giancarlo Giorgetti, will shed light on the evolving landscape of employment and education. The discourse aims to equip businesses and youth with the requisite skills and knowledge to navigate the ever-changing job market.

Transitioning to Gorizia on May 7th, the festival pivots towards the intricate intersection of digital geopolitics and algorithms. Drawing on insights from global experts, attendees will explore the profound implications of technological advancements on international relations and security. From cyber warfare to diplomatic negotiations, the discourse promises to unravel the intricate tapestry of digital influence on geopolitical dynamics.

Notably, the festival extends beyond physical confines, offering live streaming options for remote engagement. With an emphasis on inclusivity and accessibility, the festival aims to catalyze dialogue and innovation on a global scale.

As reservations surge and anticipation mounts, the Festival of Change stands poised to chart a course towards a future defined by adaptability, collaboration, and foresight. Through insightful discourse and strategic partnerships, Venezia Giulia reaffirms its position at the vanguard of societal and economic evolution.

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