15th - 16th September 2021

15 September 2021 : Day - 01

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION_ Italy and Germany on sustainability in the package printing industry: Institutional Opening

15:30 - 16:10

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION_ Italy and Germany on sustainability in the package printing industry

The second step of the bilateral sectoral meetings between Italy and Germany promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in collaboration with the German Ministry of Economy and Energy, sees Acimga and VDMA sharing thoughts on the great theme of sustainability in the package printing field.

16:10 - 16:25

Economic context_The Forces Shaping the 2020s

The next ten years are going to be even more disruptive than the last ten. In his speech Alec Ross describes the dynamics that will shake the world and how to prepare for it.

16:25 - 16:55

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION_Technology manufacturers

Technology manufacturers reflect on the current industrial changes: how to combine the challenges of sustainability and digitalization while moving towards servitisation paradigms with a high customization level based on the specific needs of each different user.

16:55 - 17:15

Social organisation_Platforms: a new form of organization?

The platform model is the distinguishing organizational form of the early decades of the twenty-first century. As a distinctive organizational form, the platform model confronts a distinctive managerial challenge: how to manage value-creating activities that are undertaken on the platform but not in the firm?

17:15 - 17:30

Sustainability in packaging


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16 September 2021 : Day - 02

Future factory 2021 and Print4All 2022, the strategic involvment of a wide industrial community

Host Matteo Bordone, Journalist
10:15 - 10:30

Business Organization_“The social purpose of business it to increase its profit.” Milton Friedman 1970

With growing environmental and social tensions and rising expectations it is time to upgrade our Operating System and recognize that profit as an imperative it is nothing else than the outcome defined by the norms we have agreed to, but it’s not an end in itself. Profit should be a tool to serve humanity and its planet.

10:30 - 10:45

Corporate Social Reesponsability

11:15 - 11:30

Legislation context_Global regulations for a global world

The globalisation of the economy has created many opportunities for businesses and individuals, but at the same time it has turned local problems into global problems. For the business world are State and European Union laws enough? Should companies have a role in making the rules?

11:45 - 13:00

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION_Printers and paper mills

Assocarta and Assografici, partner of Acimga within Federazione Carta e Grafica, through the voices of important representatives, offer a valuable contribution on the sector’s directives, talking about sustainability, digitalization, servitisation, orienting their stream of thought towards future scenarios of change.


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