The industrial activity in terms of growth and sustainability
and the expectations and passions of today’s young people.
Bergamo, 23 November 2005 – The Pesenti Foundation on the occasion of the publication of volume on the group’s history “Italcementi: From Domestic Leadership to Internationalization” by Vera Zamagni, promoted a round table entitled “History and Future of the Italian Industrial System”, held at the University of Bergamo in the presence of representatives from the academic, institutional and industrial worlds, and followed by faculty and students from four prestigious Italian universities: Bergamo, Bocconi Milan, Bologna and Alta Scuola Politecnica Milan-Turin, linked in web streaming and chat conference.
After opening remarks by Alberto Castoldi, Rector of the University of Bergamo, and Giovanni Giavazzi, chairman of the Foundation, the program featured the participation of speakers Alberto Bombassei, Vice President of Confindustria, Mario Deaglio, Professor of International Economics at the University of Turin, Giampiero Pesenti, Chairman of Italcementi, Angelo Tantazzi, Chairman of Borsa Italiana, and Vera Zamagni, Professor of Economic History at the University of Bologna.
The objectives of the initiative were to bring industry and industrial activity, in terms of growth and sustainability, to the attention of university and post-graduate students and to offer entrepreneurs, professors, and representatives of financial and other institutions direct exposure to the curiosity, expectations and passions of today’s young people.
“The choice of the venue, the University, and the protagonists, the young people,” noted Giovanni Giavazzi, chairman of the Foundation, “demonstrates our desire to transmit to a new generation about to enter the professional world the memory and values of a successful industrial enterprise.”