The town of Matera - upcoming European Capital of Culture - will host the third edition of the "Italian Business & SDGs Annual Forum", promoted by the Global Compact Network Italy (GCNI) in collaboration with FEEM – the Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th October 2018. The proceedings of the Forum will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, and close with lunch the following day.
The event is organized with the support of Edison SpA, Ergo Srl, Leonardo SpA, Reale Mutua and Terna SpA, and with the Patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), City of Matera, Confindustria Basilicata and Matera-Basilicata 2019 Foundation.
The event will bring together Italian firms and organizations that are members of the United Nations Global Compact, and will also be open to business and non-business participants who are external to the U.N. initiative - committed to pursuing the objectives set by the United Nations Global Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The new edition will focus on the Sustainable Business Models supporting the United Nations 2030 Agenda. The event will be divided into periods of in-depth analysis and sharing of latest information led by national and international experts, as well as the sharing and analysing of corporate best practices, and group sessions on various topics.
The last session of the first day of the Forum will be dedicated to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda within a local dimension and, more specifically, to the "Businesses and Territories" report, with the aim of exploring opportunities for collaboration and synergy.
Participation in the Forum is free and by invitation only.
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A Networking Dinner will be reserved for the Forum participants on the evening of Thursday 11th October, which will be followed by a cultural tour to discover Matera’s evocative Sassi.
The town of Matera is connected to Bari Airport by a local bus service. To facilitate arrival, a free transfer will be organized for the participants from Bari Airport to the centre of Matera (Thursday) and back (Friday).
Further information about the travel organization will be communicated with the invitation.