Genoa, from 27 to 29 September, will be the center of the discussion on investments and infrastructures in the context of the events of the G20 agenda which this year takes place under the Italian Presidency. All events will take place at the Congress Center of the Cotton Warehouses, in the Porto Antico.
Particularly, Monday 27 September, from 12.30, the Italian Presidency of the G20, in collaboration with the Municipality of Genoa and the Istituto Affari Internazionali, will organize the conference G20 High Level Conference on Investments in Local Infrastructure. The high-level conference will be characterized by the presence of senior representatives of the Italian Government, including Daniele Franco, Minister of Economy and Finance, Enrico Giovannini, Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility (in virtual mode) and Roberto Cingolani, Minister for the Ecological Transition. To welcome the participants, the mayor of Genoa Marco Bucci and the President of the Liguria Region, Giovanni Toti. The conference will bring together representatives of local administrations of the G20 countries, members of international organizations and multilateral development banks, as well as illustrators from the private sector, for a discussion on policies and solutions aimed at creating more sustainable and inclusive infrastructures.
The conference will be followed by a round table moderated by Francesco Margiocco. From 5 to 6.30 pm the protagonists of the reconstruction of the Genoa San Giorgio bridge meet on stage, analyzing the “Genoa model” and the possibilities of replicating the same model for the construction of other works.
After the greetings of Minister Daniele Franco, the following will be present: Marco Bucci (Mayor of Genoa), Pietro Salini (CEO, Webuild Group SpA), Giuseppe Bono (CEO, Fincantieri SpA), Ugo Salerno (CEO, Rina SpA), Roberto Purcaro (Senior Chief Executive Officer, Macquire Group Limited), Nicola Meistro (Webuild Italia SpA), Alberto Maestrini (Fincantieri SpA), Alessandro Zanguio (Renzo Piano Foundation) and Roberto Carpaneto (Rina SpA).
The Municipality of Genoa has also set up the immersive “Model Genova” room to tell in a few minutes, through images and keywords, the steps that led to the inauguration of the San Giorgio bridge with a look at the city of the future. The installation is a virtual journey on the grandiose infrastructural work conceived by Renzo Piano, but not only: it will allow the delegates of the G20 and the guests present to relive the main stages of the work on the Polcevera site and discover the most important and strategic infrastructural projects for the Genoa of the future.
The immersive room is created by the Municipality of Genoa and Webuild SpA, with the collaboration of Fincantieri SpA, Spinelli Srl and Rina SpA
The G20 High Level Conference on Local Infrastructure Investment will take place on the sidelines of sixth official meeting of the G20 Working Group on Infrastructures, which will be held on 28 and 29 September.
The G20 international forum that – the main economies of the world including countries that represent more than 80% of world GDP, 75% of global trade and 60% of the planet’s population – has chosen the Ligurian capital as the ideal venue for dealing with these issues for a number of reasons, including its seaport which is the largest in Italy and for its being an absolute example of virtuous cooperation between public and private in the management of investments for the reconstruction of the San Giorgio bridge.
The member countries are: Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, France, Germany, Japan, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom, Russia, United States, South Africa, Turkey and the Union European. To these is added Spain, a permanent guest of the G20.