The Spring 2021 Business Lecture series encompasses a wide range of topics delivered by industry thought-leaders. All of the following lectures are open to the public and accessible via Zoom. Simply register for the lecture(s) of your choice using the form at the foot of the page,
FUNDING AND MANAGING YOUR START-UP
8 April at 3:40 pm (CET)
Venture-capital and private-equity fund manager Francesco Landolfi helped launch a private equity fund in 2016, after a 25-year career in the Health Services Industry, principally with Baxter, Microsoft, and Arthur D. Little. He is a graduate of L.U.I.S.S. and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. We look forward to hearing from his direct experience in starting new businesses. Statistically, 25% of our graduates will launch their own business at some point in their careers.
ECONOMICS IN THE XXI CENTURY
12 April at 7:00 pm (CET)
Stefano Antonelli talks about Tor Marancia, the urban museum. Twenty-two monumental works by some of the world’s greatest street artists, breaking the architectural routine of this degraded periphery and pushing the community under the spotlight: visitors, tourist guides, movie sets, and marketing... but who benefits?
R&D IN THE PHARMA INDUSTRY IN THE TIME OF COVID
30 March at 7:00 pm (CET)
Dr. Eugene (Gene) Tarlton is a member of the Research & Development team at Pfizer. Dr. Tarlton develops protocols that govern the production of pharmaceutical products, from kilograms to tons, ensuring that government guidelines on safety and purity are met. His role in managing complex network that connect ideas, raw materials, individuals, institutions, and markets is a great example of how innovation functions.
AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISIS
16 February at 7:00 pm (CET)
Created in 2016, Froneri is the second-largest manufacturer of ice cream in Europe, the third-largest worldwide and the number one private label producer worldwide.
Regano has 20+ years of experience in Marketing and Customer Development in the FMCG sector (fast-moving consumer goods) at the local and international levels.
FUNDRAISING WITH SPORTS EVENTS
2 March at 7:00 pm (CET)
This lecture features two parts: the first is an historical excursus of sport fundraising events from their inception till today; the second is a technical analysis of techniques of fundraising in the sport environment. Based on true experiences, the lecture brings to life past episodes and real examples of what to do (and what not to do) when organizing and implementing a sport fundraising event. See Alessandro Pinto's biography here.
RAMPING UP FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL
2 March at 5:15 pm (CET)
Eileen Francesconi, a 2016 AUR graduate in Business Administration & now a Brand Manager at Burger King, returns to campus to talk about her experiences at Bocconi University in Milan.
“My plan was always to go to graduate school, but I wanted to stay in Italy and stay with a somewhat American system, and study in English”
OSCAR FARINETTI: EATALY, SUSTAINABILITY, AND COVID-19
3 March at 7:00 pm (CET)
Oscar Farinetti, founder of the Eataly chain, talks about strategies for sustainability through the pandemic and what the future of consumer behavior looks like post-pandemic.
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