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Ambrosetti Forum kicks off September 2

(AGI) Milan, Aug 30 - Participation at the Ambrosetti Forum will be especially h...

Ambrosetti Forum kicks off September 2

(AGI) Milan, Aug 30 - Participation at the Ambrosetti Forum will be especially high this year with 200 participants, 15 workshops, 60 speakers - of which 75 percent are from abroad - representatives from 20 nations, and 400 journalists and accredited media operators. As per tradition, the conference organised by The European House - Ambrosetti group will take place the first weekend of September (Sept. 2 to 4 this year) on the elegant premises of Villa d'Este in Cernobbio, near Como. Representatives from nine governments will attend the Forum, on top of two vice presidents and four commissioners from the European Union. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Italian Minister of Economy and Finance Pier Carlo Padoan will exceptionally speak on the opening day so that they can meet their engagements at the G20 summit in China. Prime Minister Renzi will either speak in the late morning or early afternoon, but the exact time has not yet been defined. What is certain, the Group's Managing Partner Valerio De Molli affirmed in a conference call to introduce the event, is that Mr Renzi "will make an evaluation of the last 12 months and a prediction on the next twelve". A total of seven Italian ministers will take part in the Forum, which Mr De Molli declared to be one of the top 20 private think tanks in the world. The 42nd annual Forum, entitled "Intelligence on the World, Europe, and Italy", will focus on the events in Europe, including the Brexit referendum, on Italy and its reforms - which Mr De Molli affirmed "are having a positive impact" - and on Islam and the Arab world. Prince Turki Al Faisal, a member of the Saudi royal family, will be present to "offer his point of view and recipe to stabilise the Middle East and the Arab world", Mr De Molli added. The conference will also focus on the migrant crisis with Italian Minister of the Interior Angelino Alfano, Italy's constitutional reforms with Minister Maria Elena Boschi, and its labour laws, with a debate between the Secretary General of the Italian Trade Union CGIL, Susanna Camusso, and the Minister for Labour, Giuliano Poletti. Ministers Andrea Orlando, Stefania Giannini, and Carlo Calenda are also scheduled to speak. Opposition groups will be represented, among others, by Lega Nord's Matteo Salvini and the Five Star Movement's Luigi Di Maio. (AGI). .