LONDON: 6 NOVEMBER 2012: The Financial Times will host its first ever FT Italy Summit, entitled ‘New Routes for Growth’, in Milan on Monday 12 November. Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti joins an impressive line-up of speakers to tackle the critical questions facing Italy’s economy.

The summit, which comes at a historic crossroads for Italy and the EU, will look at the risks, challenges and opportunities facing international business interests in Italy, and discuss the amplified role of Italy within the region and on the global stage.

Keynote speakers and panellists at the conference include:

  • Mario Monti, Italian Prime Minister
  • Corrado Passera, Italian Minister for Economic Development, Infrastructure and Transport
  • Mauro Moretti, CEO, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane
  • Alessandro Profumo, Chairman, Monte dei Paschi di Siena
  • Andrea Ragnetti, CEO, Alitalia

John Thornhill, deputy editor at the Financial Times, said: “Italy faces some very tough questions on its economic future, and its destiny is closely linked to that of other EU countries. The FT Italy Summit will bring together some of the country’s top political, business and financial decision-makers to discuss how to balance existing national austerity measures with a plan for growth and political stability.”

The FT Italy Summit has secured a number of prestigious sponsors including MilanExpo and Finmeccanica. The event will take place at the Milan Marriott Hotel on November 12. At present, attendance is by invitation only.

For further information about the FT Italy Summit and to register for an invitation, please visit

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