Conference on the financial crisis: Icelandic and Italian methods and solutions. Rome, 9 November

Conference on the financial crisis:  Icelandic and Italian methods and solutions

Organized on 9 November 2012 from 15:00 to 17:00

at ABI, Piazza de Gesu, 49 IT Rome

Often compared to a canary in a coalmine in the lead-up to the financial crisis, Iceland was the first European country to suffer from its devastating economic impact. Four years later the economy has recovered: growth is well above the European average and unemployment only 5% and rapidly coming down. In order to rebuild the economy after the collapse of the financial sector in 2008 the government has had to tackle a challenging debt situation and restructure the entire banking sector.

Are there any lessons to be learned from the Icelandic experience in the aftermath of the financial crisis?

To answer this question the Italian Icelandic Chamber of Commerce in co-operation with the Embassy of Iceland to Italy and the The Italian Banking Association - ABI - are holding a conference on the financial crisis in Rome on 9 November 2012. The speakers participating in the conference are prominent representatives of their respective banking and government sectors.

The IICC, ABI and the Embassy of Iceland cordially invite you to this event.


15:00 Iceland: Past, present and future
Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, The Icelandic Minister of Industries and Innovation

15:30 Italy: Actions and road to recovery:
Lavinia Monti, Ottavio Ricchi and Francesco Felici, Officers at the Treasury Department, Treasury and Finance

16:00 The Icelandic banking perspective:
Steinþór Pálsson, CEO of Landsbankinn

16:30 The Italian banking perspective:
Giovanni Sabatini, Director General of the Italian Banking Association (ABI)

Followed by a reception

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