Energy, young people, and ideas. The 2017 Rimini Meeting, the summer event that for almost forty years has been bringing together political, economic, academic and social personalities, in front of an audience of very young people for a week of meetings and debates on international issues and current events, is now in full swing.
The event started on Sunday, 20 August, with the celebration of the mass, the greetings of Pope Francis and the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni also attended the event and delivered a speech at the conference “Inheritance and The Future of Italy.” All those attending were near the victims of the recent terror attack in the city of Barcelona, Spain, with their hearts and minds.
The slogan of the 38th edition of the meeting, which will run through Saturday, 26 August, is taken from Goethe's “Faust”: “What you inherit from your father
must first be earned before it's yours.” It is an invitation to rethink and build on traditions and history inherited from the past and to promote a debate that, starting from the sharing of the experience of fathers, can help their children build a better future.
This focus is in line with the open vision pursued by Enel, which is once again main partner of the event, and present at the Rimini Fair with large exhibition spaces. The event is an opportunity to discover Enel's innovative energy solutions for homes, businesses and electric mobility, once again in the sign of sharing, sustainability and efficiency.
Many initiatives are scheduled at the different Enel stands: the public can discover the kaleidoscopic world of energy and have the chance to gain first-hand experience of the offering of the innovative consumer and business services.
As Italy’s largest energy utility, we are engaged in the development of the best solutions to contribute to the economic and social development of Italy and of all the communities in which we operate, in the awareness that in the future, energy will increasingly be the enabling factor of innovative technologies and will allow everyone to access them easily.
At the 2017 Rimini Meeting, in addition to commercial services for businesses and households, it is also possible to discover the activities of e-Solutions, our new business line, which is presenting new services for electric mobility, such as the exclusive E-GO offers, developed in partnership with ALD Automotive: a system that allows the long-term rental of electric vehicles at particularly affordable prices. At the event, it is also possible to have an up-close view of two models of the fleet: the Hyundai Ioniq and the Nissan e-NV200 VAN.
The stay at the fair is also animated by an intense schedule of activities to engage in particular with children and families: the “Tutto ok” - Everything OK - team is at the Enel spaces to enliven the experience of the Meeting with shows, quizzes and skill tests on energy-related issues that put Enel-branded gadgets and prizes up for grabs.
We will also be the protagonists of the debate on economic and social issues: on Tuesday, 22 August, at 11:15 a.m., Ernesto Ciorra, Head of Innovation and Sustainability at Enel, will be among the panelists of the meeting “Economic Development: Italy's Resources,” promoted in collaboration with Invitalia and which will also be attended by the Italian Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda. The debate will be introduced by Bernhard Scholz, President of Compagnia delle Opere, and streamed live on the Meeting’s YouTube channel. It will also be attended by Marco Ceresa, CEO of Randstad Italy, Paolo Pandozy, CEO of Engineering, Sergio Solero, President and CEO of BMW Italia SpA.
Come and visit us until 26 August at the 2017 Rimini Meeting. We will take you into the future of energy.