Restarting with human capital – the general meeting of Assindustria Venetocentro|19 November in Padua

The great challenges facing Italy and the Veneto Region

Events - published on 17 November 2021
Source: Assindustria Venetocentro press office
President Leopoldo Destro will open the proceedings. Speakers will include Veneto Region President Luca Zaia, Education Minister Patrizio Bianchi, Cisl General Secretary
Luigi Sbarra, Intesa Sanpaolo Banca dei Territori Manager Stefano Barrese, Silvia Oliva, Virginia Stagni and young graduates. Confindustria Chairman Carlo Bonomi
will close the proceedings.
Destro: Recovery towards 6.4% in Veneto, investing in human capital to make it solid and lasting. A new public-private pact on training and skills, to give young people a future.
(Padua-Treviso – 15.11.2021) – “Restarting from Human Capital” is the title of the 2021 General Assembly of Assindustria Venetocentro – the second territorial in the Confindustria
System – which will be held on Friday 19 November, starting at 5 p.m., at the Gran Teatro GEOX in Padua (Via G. Tassinari, 1 – Corso Australia area).
A collective reflection, Government, economic-financial world and social partners, on the conditions for a lasting recovery, the centrality of people and skills in the great post-Covid
transformation that the NRP will further accelerate and on the role of the training system as a lever of growth not in the short term, but in the next twenty years.
Fundamental elements of the ability to address not only the emergency but also the great challenges that Italy and the Veneto region are facing: demographic crisis, digital and ecological
transition, new skills. Today, more than ever, it is necessary to find concrete solutions to overcome the paradox of the mismatch between labour demand and supply (46.2% of profiles are difficult
to find) and create more opportunities here in our country, making cities and businesses attractive to young talents.
The conference will be opened by the President of Assindustria Venetocentro, Leopoldo Destro. The keynote speech will be given by Silvia Oliva, Senior Researcher at the Fondazione
This will be followed by a conversation with Luca Zaia, President of the Veneto Region. This will be followed by a discussion between Luigi Sbarra, Secretary General of Cisl,
Stefano Barrese, Head of Banca dei Territori Intesa Sanpaolo, Virginia Stagni, Business Development Manager Financial Times and contributions from young graduates. This will be
followed by a speech by the Minister for Education, Patrizio Bianchi. The President of Confindustria, Carlo Bonomi, will conclude the proceedings.
Jole Saggese, editor-in-chief and presenter of Class-CNBC, will host the meeting and talks.
The recovery is stronger than expected, – says Leopoldo Destro, President of Assindustria Venetocentro, – estimated at 6.4% in Veneto, driven by exports and investments. There is,
however, one factor that must not be underestimated and that will be decisive in consolidating the current rebound and the potential for growth in the long term: the availability of new human
The pandemic and the epochal transition we are going through, – Destro emphasises, – have brought to light an urgent need for skills, technology and knowledge, and for realigning
labour supply and demand. The NRP is the great opportunity we have to accelerate this process, ground the huge funding for education and research and implement essential reforms to build the
knowledge infrastructure Italy needs.
This is the moment to build together a new educational pact for the future of the country, with the aim of improving and updating the skills, not only of young people but also of those who
already work in companies, offering the new generations an expectation of the future, with Veneto at the forefront as an attractive region for talent.
The event is supported by Intesa Sanpaolo, with contributions from Alperia, Ap8 Invest, Axera, Mion Ventoltermica, SACE, Smeup, SolidWorld Group and Umana, in collaboration with Abs Group, Bottega,
Bevande Futuriste, Goppion Caffè, Labomar and magis.
The Assembly can also be followed in live streaming on the Assindustria Venetocentro website ( starting at 17.00.
Assindustria Venetocentro – entrepreneurs Padua Treviso

General Assembly 2021
Friday 19 November – Gran Teatro GEOX – Via G. Tassinari 1 – Padua
Starting afresh from Human Capital
4 p.m. registration of participants
5 p.m. start of work
Leopoldo Destro President Assindustria Venetocentro
Silvia Oliva Senior Researcher Fondazione Nord Est
Luca Zaia President of the Veneto Region
Stefano Barrese Head of Banca dei Territori – Intesa Sanpaolo
Luigi Sbarra General Secretary CISL
Virginia Stagni Business Development Manager, Financial Times
– Contributions from young graduates
Patrizio Bianchi Minister for Education
Carlo Bonomi President of Confindustria
CONTRIBUTOR Jole Saggese Editor-in-chief and presenter Class-CNBC
Assindustria Venetocentro – Imprenditori Padova Treviso, born on 15 June 2018 from the integration of Confindustria Padova and Unindustria Treviso, is the second largest association in Italy in
the Confindustria System with 3,500 member companies and over 170,000 employees.
It represents a key territory of the Italian economy and one of the first manufacturing poles, with a strong presence also in innovative services and international projection. The industry
generates 39.9% of Veneto’s manufacturing added value and 5.6% of Italy’s (14.8 billion euros, 17.4 billion with construction: 2018), employs over 233 thousand workers (288 thousand with
construction), 39.8% of the Veneto total. In a difficult year like 2020, the value of exports is 21.9 billion euro, accounting for 36.6% of regional exports and 5% of national exports.
The contribution to the trade surplus is 9.5 billion (51.6% of the entire Veneto region). Assindustria Venetocentro works for a renewed representation of enterprises and territory, in favour of
digital and sustainable development, quality work and innovation and for the creation of opportunities for the younger generations.

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