Sold-out event with high-ranking speakers and more than 400 guests | Spirit of optimism and new beginnings
Sindi Mabaso-Koyana - Entrepreneur | Investor | African Business Leader | AWCA Investment Holdings, Johannesburg. ©Ingrid Heiss
Georg Kofler - Major Shareholder & Chairman, SOCIAL CHAIN AG, Berlin | Juror and Investor in the TV Show "Die Höhle der Löwen", Cologne. ©Ingrid Heiss
Giovanni Palazzo - President and CEO, Electrify America LLC & President, Electrify Canada. ©Ingrid Heiss
Lars Carlstrom - Chairman of the Board of Directors, Founder & CEO, Italvolt Spa, Mailand. ©Ingrid Heiss
Lucas Zanotto - Designer, Director, Founder & Director, YATATOY, Helsinki | Member of Südstern. ©Ingrid Heiss
Andreas Altmann with Lars Carlstrom, Darya Deliyeva and Christian Pfeifer. ©Ingrid Heiss
Andreas Altmann with Sindi Mabaso-Koyana and Christian Pfeifer. ©Ingrid Heiss
Christian Pfeifer, Lucas Zanotto, Sindi Mabaso-Koyana, Georg Kofler, Darya Deliyeva, Lars Carlstrom and Andreas Altmann ©Ingrid Heiss
More than 400 guests visited the sold-out event. © Ingrid Heiss
For the 17th time, top-class entrepreneurs, decision-makers and interested parties met at the South Tyrolean Economic Forum. Since last year's event was held online due to the pandemic, it was even more exciting to come together again in person. In the sold-out MEC congress center in Bolzano, more than 400 visitors came to take part in presentations, discussions and networking revolving around the motto "Strategies for success in turbulent times". In addition, pre-selected start-ups had the opportunity to participate with information booths and establish valuable contacts.
This year, the organizers - spearheaded by the MCI - were once again able to attract top-class international speakers for the event:
Giovanni Palazzo - President and CEO, Electrify America LLC & President, Electrify Canada
Lars Carlstrom - Chairman of the Board of Directors, Founder & CEO, Italvolt Spa, Milan
Lucas Zanotto - Designer, Director, Founder & Director, YATATOY, Helsinki | Member of Südstern
Sindi Mabaso-Koyana - Entrepreneur | Investor | African Business Leader | AWCA Investment Holdings, Johannesburg
Georg Kofler - Major Shareholder & Chairman, SOCIAL CHAIN AG, Berlin | Juror and Investor in the TV Show "Die Höhle der Löwen", Cologne.
The speakers are optimistic and recognize that turbulent times can also offer opportunities for innovation. Georg Kofler, for example, says, "There are industries that have also benefited from this pandemic - the whole online trade, for example. New and original ideas also emerge in times like these. You need to stay optimistic."
"In turbulent times, the classic elements matter even more: a strong team, the right mindset, fast, fact-based decision-making and, of course, optimism to look for further opportunities," advises Giovanni Palazzo.
MCI Rector Andreas Altmann emphasizes the importance of networking and exchange: "It's about linking academia and innovation with business, bringing people together and inspiring companies to gear up for the future. In keeping with this year's motto, we are indeed in turbulent times and within the framework of this forum, we can provide participants with essential strategies for success along the way."
South Tyrolean Economic Forum
The South Tyrolean Economic Forum has become the leading business conference and a high-level international meeting place south of the Alps. The event is organized in partnership by the Unternehmerverband Südtirol, the Südtiroler Wirtschaftszeitung, the Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse, the publisher Business Bestseller, the network of South Tyroleans abroad "Südstern" and the MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®.