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Jan Berger gives opening speech at the Italian-German Economic Forum in Milan

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On June 4, Jan Berger, CEO of Themis Foresight, spoke to executives from Italian and German industry at the 18th Italian-German Business Forum in Milan, Italy. This event, organized by the German-Italian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Italy), is a key event in the field of bilateral economic relations.

Under the motto “Al centro del futuro: la partnership italo-tedesca per l’Europa”, the forum took place on June 4 from 2 p.m. at the Borsa Italiana in Palazzo Mezzanotte in Milan and was also streamed live. The European Union is facing unprecedented transformations in which economic growth is stagnating and international framework conditions could jeopardize the transition. With the upcoming European elections, far-reaching and timely measures are required to ensure that we do not lose touch. Italy and Germany, the leading industrialized countries in Europe, are in a central position to steer this change and strengthen the competitiveness of the entire European system.

In his keynote speech, Jan Berger spoke about the scenarios that Themis Foresight has developed for the future of the European economy in a new world order. He also highlighted important initiatives where innovation is needed and where engineering excellence, which is deeply rooted in the industrial culture of both countries, can help solve the world’s major problems.

He also emphasized the necessary changes in fiscal policy in order to quickly mobilize sufficient capital to achieve the net zero targets. In addition to necessary proposals such as a capital market union in the EU, we need to go beyond this. A more radical and much more far-reaching proposal, for example, would be a global carbon premium.

During the event, the study “Italy and Germany: productivity integration and strategic complementarity” was presented, which was compiled by the AHK Italy in collaboration with a pool of researchers and economists. The topics of the congress were also explored in depth in a discussion between MP Giangiacomo Calovini and Senator Simona Malpezzi, Chairman and member of the bilateral Italy-Germany Friendship Section in Parliament. A panel discussion was also held with executives from E.ON, DB Cargo, Henkel and Kaeser Compressori in Italy.

Jan Berger thanked Joerg Buck and Monica Poggio for their kind invitation to speak at this fantastic event. He appreciated the encouraging words of H.E. Ambassador Hans-Dieter Lucas and also thanked the panelists of the other sessions, Luca Conti, Natalia Helfer, Mara Panajia and Giovanni Micaglio, for their contributions to the concrete implementation of the challenging task of transforming our economies. Special thanks went to Stefano Menghinello for the very informative insights into the Italian and German economy.

Special thanks also go to Elena Collimedaglia and the Premium Speakers Agency for organizing and facilitating this wonderful opportunity. Monica Poggio, President of the German-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Managing Director of Bayer S.p.A., opened and closed the event, which was moderated by RAI journalist Monica Giandotti.

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