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IRG Conferences

Exclusive business conferences to directly discuss the EU-US economic, financial and geopolitical landscape

Influence Relevance & Growth Conference

An Aspen US, Aspen Italia, SDA Bocconi and Newest cooperation. A space for global leaders to talk face to face about trends, innovations and the latest releases in the business world. CNBC and Class CNBC are the media partners.

Media has a key role to play in steering the political, corporate and public debates.

A signature component of the conference occurs in the process leading to May 8. CNBC and Calss CBNBC anchors will interview Europe and US thought-leaders on conference agenda topics. 

They will follow up with these leaders in the months after the conference, in tune with current affairs to reach and inform a larger audience.

​11th International Business Exchange Conference Milan 2024

Influence Relevance & Growth Conference

Restore Balance & Drive Meaningful Change

Europe and US Business Cooperation and Leadership

in challenging times


Milan, May 8 2024

SDA Bocconi School of Management

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IX edition New York - 2019

Theme: Transatlantic Commerce in a Post-Brexit Reality: Leveraging the European-American Connection

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This year’s conversation focused on a wide range of topics related to U.S.-European business relations, including the role of business in addressing the political and economic landscape in Europe, opportunities for private equity investment, the future of work, and the upcoming European Parliament elections.


Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, opened the event.


Moderators: Pimm Fox, Bloomberg Media New York; Jere Sullivan, Vice Chairman Edelman; Adam Klein, Founder Media Leader.


Venue: Harold Pratt House, New York

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  • Gideon Maltz, Executive Director, Tent Partnership for Refugees

  • Jere Sullivan, Vice Chairman, International Affairs, Edelman

  • Sharyn O’Halloran, Professor of Political Economics, Columbia University

  • Michael Nowlis, Associate Dean, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell, University

  • Donna Rapaccioli, Dean Fordham Gabelli School of Business

  • Ketty Pucci- Sisti Maisonrouge, Founder, KM & Co.

  • Tony Shorris, Former Deputy Mayor of NYC

  • Fernando Napolitano, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newest Business;

  • Giuseppe Castagna, CEO, Banco BPM

  • Dick Cashin, President, One Equity Partners

  • Francesco Cardinali, Senior Country Officer, Italy, JP Morgan

  • Paolo Vicinelli, Portfolio Manager, Gabelli

  • Jeffrey Hedberg, CEO, Wind-Tre

  • James Patchett, President & CEO, New York City Economic Development Corporation

  • William Mayer, Chairman Emeritus, Aspen Institute

VI edition New York 2017

Theme: “Italy meets the USA”

V edition Florence 2016

Theme: “Influence, Relevance, Growth Italy’s opportunity and new paradigm”

IV edition New York 2016

Theme: “Influence, Relevance, Growth. Italy’s opportunity and new paradigm”

III edition New York 2015

Theme: “Italy: We are open for Business”

II edition New York 2014

Theme: “Europe & USA economic future, the TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – implications, the opportunity for investments in Italy”

I edition New York 2013

Theme: “Italy Meets United States of America Inaugural Summit. Italy: Opportunity amid the Eurozone Crisis”

10th Conference New York - October 10, 2023

NEWEST proudly presents the 10th annual  Conference based on IRG
“Europe and US business cooperation and leadership in challenging times”

10th International Business Exchange New York. Fernando Napolitano
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