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5 November 2020 - 18:00

The Future of Florence: Manufacturing - Industry and Botteghe

A panel debate

Participate via Zoom or Facebook Live

An international panel discusses the way forward for manufacturing in Florence – a much larger part of the local economy than tourism!

  • What are the key industries that Florence needs to be the best it can be?
  • How can tradition and innovation work together for a better manufacturing ecosystem?
  • What are the needs of the Botteghe?

The panel will include:

  • John Hooper, The Economist (moderator)  
  • Sara Amrhein, Creative People in Florence
  • Giacomo Cortesi,  Richemont 
  • Alessandro Sorani,  Confartigianato / Polimoda 

Q&A with the audience strongly encouraged!

There are two ways to join the event:

1) On Zoom (no reservation necessary), simply clicking on this link: at 18:00 on Thursday 5th November.

2) Via live streaming on Facebook – at the British Institute page:

There is no charge for seat reservations or to attend the event on Zoom, but we ask you to consider making a donation to support the Institute and its beautiful library if you wish to attend an event.

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