The Aspen Institute Italia and the General Commissioner’s Office of Section for Italy at EXPO 2020 Dubai signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
Aspen will collaborate by making available its international experience in setting up a privileged dialogue between global leaders coming from strategic transversal sectors, including the political, economic-financial, industrial and academic sectors.
Aspen’s initiatives will revolve around three projects:
- The Aspen network of Italian talent abroad, true Italian excellences in the international scenario involved in building “global” professional skills to aid Italy’s economic system and brain circulation;
- the Aspen Mediterranean Initiative, which will help to relaunch the topic of trade between the two continents with a view to the analysis and development of commercial, industrial, financial and cultural hubs geared towards increasing the links with international flows of goods, services and ideas;
- WE – Women Empower the World, through which Aspen – jointly with other institutes and organisations – will help to develop the topic of education and training of women in the Middle East to foster economic development.
The activities linked to EXPO 2020 DUBAI will be organised according to the traditional Aspen format of seminars, conferences and discussion forums over the 2018–2020 two-year period, in addition to meetings and events to be held in the Italy Pavilion during the Universal Exhibition.