Event Calendar
Event Calendar

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016



The Power of Sport: LUISS Business School Alumni will meet the representatives of the Special Olympics

September 2016



Specialised Master Open Evening on September 16, 2016
On September 16, 2016 it will take place the Open Event dedicated to the specialised masters at LUISS Business School. During the event you will have the chance to deepen contents and career opportunities related to each program with the coordinators and the Career Service. Through personal interviews and simulation of the admission test, the Open Evening is intended to guide all candidates to  the most suitable educational path that matches their needs and professional ambitions. All programs offer an excellent education combined with field-project experience and, thanks to a deep relationship with the business world, we take into account the latest needs of sectors. You will receive information on the following Masters: Masters fully taught in English Master in Business Administration Master in Big Data Management Master in Corporate Finance Master in Management of Energy Industry Master in Tourism Management Master in International Management Masters fully taught in Italian Master in Consulente Legale d’Impresa – Prospettive Nazionali e Internazionali Master in Diritto Tributario, Contabilità e Pianificazione Fiscale Master in Gestione delle Risorse Umane e Organizzazione Master in Relazioni Istituzionali, Lobby e Comunicazione d’impresa Master in Real Estate Finance Master in M3 Marketing Management Master in Project Management Master in Management dei Prodotti Biomedicali Master in Trade Management del Consumo Fuori Casa Specialisation programmes Management e Controllo dei Fondi Comunitari The event will start at 5 pm, we advise you to bring your cv with you. The event is open to the public, for organisational reasons, registration is appreciated. REGISTER

July 2016

June 2016



THE DYNAMISM OF THE AVIATION INDUSTRY: the need of innovative policies and rules
  The distinguished panellists (experts, regulators, international and domestic airlines and operators) will discuss topical trends in the aviation industry during the Third International Aviation Law Conference organised by Studio Pierallini and LUISS Business School, in cooperation with the International Institute of Air and Space Law (IIASL) of Leiden University, The Netherlands. Video First part Second part   AGENDA 9.00 – 9.30 Registration and welcome coffee 9.30 – 9.45 Opening of the Conference Prof. Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School, Rome 9.45 – 10.45 Panel I – What is the role of aviation in Italy in comparison to the other European countries Moderator: Prof. Laura Pierallini, LUISS Guido Carli University and Studio Pierallini, Rome Mr. Carlos Bermejo Acosta, Head of Unit, European Commission, Brussels Mr. Alessio Quaranta, General Director, Italian Civil Aviation Authority, Rome Mr. Alessandro Noce, Director, Foodstuffs & Transport Directorate, Italian Antitrust Authority, Rome 10.45 – 12.00     Panel II - Free or fair competition in a global aviation market? Moderator: Prof. Pablo Mendes de Leon, Director, IIASL, University of Leiden Prof. Regula Dettling-Ott, Vice President EU-Affairs, Lufthansa Group, Brussels Mr. Abdul Wahab Teffaha, Secretary General, Arab Air Carriers Organization, Beirut Mr. Fathi Atti, Head of Government and Aeropolitical Affairs, Qatar Airways, Doha Mr. Adrian Gane, Head of Industry Affairs, Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi (TBC) Mr. Guillaume Hecketweiler, General Counsel, Air France – KLM, Paris Does the global aviation market require a competition regime and if so how to achieve it? This topic query will be addressed by airlines’ representatives and experts in an open debate. 12.00 – 13.30   Panel III - The Versatile Relationship Between Airlines, Airports And Handlers: How To Proceed From Here In The Value Chain? Moderator: Mr. John Balfour, Consultant, Clyde & Co LLP, London Mr. Giuseppe Mazzeo, President, Assaereo, Rome Ms. Noura Rouissi, European Commission, DG MOVE, Brussels Mr. Giulio De Metrio, Chief Operating Officer, Deputy CEO, SEA Airport, Milan Mr. Ivan Bassato, Director Airport Management, AdR - Aeroporti di Roma, Rome Dr. Peter Urwantschky, Partner, Urwantschky Dangel Borst, Neu-Ulm Mr. Sergi Giménez, Partner, Fornesa Abogados, Barcelona The panellists will discuss airport charges, state aid and the application of European rules in light of the increasing complexity of the relationship among the top players of the air transport industry. 13.30 – 14.45 Light lunch 14.45 – 16.00 Panel IV -Rules, interests and practices in relation to consumers’ protection: an update Moderator: Prof. Anna Konert, Director, Institute of Air and Space Law, Lazarski University in Warsaw Ms. Monique De Smet, Regional Director, IATA, Brussels Mr. Federico Bonaudi, Manager Facilitation, Parliamentary Affairs & Regional Airports, ACI Europe, Brussels Prof. Vincent Correia, University of Poitiers, Paris Mr. Morten L. Jakobsen, Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel, Copenhagen Mr. Ulrich Steppler, Partner, Arnecke Sibeth Frankfurt Ms. Elizabeth Freidenberg, Name Partner, Freidenberg, Freidenberg & Lifsic Abogados, Buenos Aires Ms. Cinzia Mariani, Head of Passengers Rights and Airports Service Quality, ENAC, Rome Experts will focus on the recent trends and on the status of the revision of EU Regulation 261/2004. 16.00 – 17.00 Panel V - Drones: how to make the evolving technology consistent with the regulatory framework? Moderator: Prof. Mia Wouters, LVP Law and University of Ghent, Brussels Mr. David Kendrick, Head of Airline Licensing & Consumer Issues, UK Civil Aviation Authority, London Mr. Alan Meneghetti, Partner, Locke Lord LLP, London Ms. Catherine Erkelens, Partner, Bird & Bird, Brussels Ms. Serap Zuvin, Name Partner, Serap Zuvin Law Offices, Istanbul Dr. Piotr Kasprzyk, Advisor for air navigation standards, Polish Air Navigation Agency, Warsaw The panellists will update about the evolution of regulation on drones and the open issues raised by the new technologies. 17.00 – 17.30 Closing remarks 18.00 IAWA reception at Studio Pierallini, Viale Liegi 28, Rome Key Note: Ms. Giovanna Laschena, Deputy Director, Economic and Airport’s Oversight, ENAC, Rome REGISTER  



SMJ Special Issue Mini-Conference on the Interplay of Cooperation and Competition
Research in strategy has traditionally focused on the study of competition. More recently, cooperative interorganizational relations have drawn attention, with scholars studying the motivation for forming them and their implications. While competition and cooperation were considered separate modes of interaction between firms, scholars have begun to acknowledge that firms simultaneously engage in these activities. For instance, studies have investigated partners’ competitive behaviors within cooperative relations and explored how firms engage in "coopetition". Nevertheless, cooperative strategy has not been integrated with literature on competitive strategy, and the interplay of competition and cooperation has remained under-researched. This special issue calls for research on the interplay of competition and cooperation that connects these separate streams of research, highlight value creation and appropriation in coopetitive interactions, and sheds light on the coevolution of competition and cooperation, while analyzing their consequences or identifying antecedents and mechanisms that drive their interplay and the trade-offs between them. On June 8-9, 2016, a two-day workshop associated with this special issue will be hosted by LUISS Business School in Rome. Authors will present their under-revision papers, with the aim of creating an opportunity for the authors to reach common language, coordinate themes across papers, and build upon each other’s work-in-progress. More info



Strategy Challenges in the 21st Century: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Coopetition
LUISS Business School is glad to host the SMS 2016 Special Conference on June 5-7, 2016. In this conference, we are looking at some of the twenty-first century’s most fundamental challenges in the strategic management realm: exploring the interfaces of innovation, entrepreneurship, and coopetition. In essence, we shall try to respond to a range of momentous questions. Since entrepreneurial communities foster open communication, creativity, experimentation, intellectual curiosity, and tolerate failure as well as celebrate successes, how are they organized? What type of organizational structure and management practices are most conducive to absorbing knowledge from competitors? How do technological forces drive the process of coopetition? How can entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial managers benefit from pursuing coopetition strategies? What are the main enablers of cooperation and coopetition in creative industries? How is it possible to support value creation and value appropriation in creative business models? How differences in culture and approach between partners affect cooperation and coopetition in creative industries? Investigation on entrepreneurship and innovation has received increasing attention in strategic management in the last decade. While the two areas have been experiencing incredibly rapid growth, we perceive two clear gaps hindering further advance. In its recent advancements, innovation is worthy of deeper attention in strategic management, especially as concerns the interconnections with entrepreneurship in various settings. Correspondingly, little has been done in exploring the two main themes within coopetitive settings; i.e., contexts in which competition and cooperation merge together to give birth to a different kind of strategic interaction. By detecting the relations between innovation, entrepreneurship and coopetition, the Strategic Management Society Special Conference in Rome intends to delve into and grasp the opportunities for detecting the relationships and reciprocal influences between the three relevant research areas, as well as for inspecting their impact on competitive advantage and performance. Read the full programme Registration Closed.

May 2016



4th International Mega-Projects Workshop: Theory meets Practice
LUISS Business School has the pleasure to host the 4th International Mega-Projects Workshop. The Workshop brings together scholars and practitioners to further understanding of mega-projects: it allows established and emerging scholars to present their work, interact with other scholars studying related topics, transfer lessons learned across mega-projects and to the participating organizations, spur connections between practice and theory,  and hear the latest trends in mega-projects research. AGENDA Thursday, May 19 2:00pm Room 203 “Toti” Welcome coffee 2:30pm – 5:30pm Room 203 “Toti” Session 1. Mega-projects Infrastructures  Welcome: Andrea Prencipe (LUISS Guido Carli) Nuno Gil (The University of Manchester) Andrew Davies (UCL), Carla Messikomer (PMI) Opening session: Raymond E. Levitt (Stanford University) Chair: Richard Tee (LUISS Guido Carli) Discussion panel: Ashwin Mahalingam (IIT Madras) “Megaproject Coordination: Innovating Vertically Down the Project Organization - Examples from India” Diletta Colette Invernizzi, Giorgio Locatelli (University of Leeds) “End of operations, beginning of a new megaprojects: the new challenge of project management” Chair: Jonas Söderlund (BI Norwegian Business School) Discussion panel: Roberto Provera (Thales Alenia Space) “The International Space Station – Management Challenges in a multi-lateral project” Domenico Fraioli, Christian Lombardi, Claudio Cantatore (Bombardier Transportation) “Rehabilitation and Signalization of Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak Railway Line (Turkey)” Tim De Barro, Marie Gilmour (The Nichols Group) “From Mantra to Method – Managing Innovation on Crossrail” Closing Session: Niels G. Noorderhaven (Tilburg University), Nuno Gil (The University of Manchester) 5:30pm – 6:00pm Room 211 Coffee break 6:00pm – 8:00pm Room 211 Evening Session. “Managing Mega-projects challenges: lessons from major UK programmes” Welcome: Massimo Egidi (LUISS Guido Carli, Rector), Luigi Marengo (LUISS Guido Carli), Carla Messikomer (PMI), Andrea Prencipe (LUISS Guido Carli) Keynote Speaker: Mark Thurston (CH2M) Discussion panel: Gernot Grabher (HafenCity University Hamburg), Raymond E. Levitt (Stanford University) Q&A 8:00pm Terrazza 3rd floor Buffet Dinner for speakers Friday, May 20 9:00am Room 203 “Toti” Welcome coffee 9:30am – 11:00am Room 203 “Toti” Session 2. Coordination and Learning in Megaprojects Opening Session: Gernot Grabher (HafenCity University Hamburg) Chair: Andrew Davies (UCL) Discussion panel: Vedran Zerjav, Andrew Davies, Andrew Edkins (UCL) “Nothing new on T2: exploring the learning role of megaprojects for infrastructure services provision” Simon Addyman (TfL), Stephen Pryke (UCL), Sulafa Badi (UCL) “Networks or hierarchies? Information exchange in complex infrastructure projects” Corrado lo Storto (University of Naples Federico II) “Managing an infrastructure megaproject: the role of the Special Purpose Entity” 11:00am - 11:30am Borghetto Coffee break 11:30am – 1:00pm Room 203 “Toti” Chair: Jan Van den Ende (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University) Discussion panel: Meri Duryan, Hedley Smyth (UCL) “The impact of organisational culture on megaproject learning” Nuno Gil, Jeffrey Pinto (The University of Manchester) “Pluralism at the Front-end of Complex Systems Projects: Governance and Performance Implications 1:00pm Room 203 “Toti” Closing remarks: Jennifer Whyte (Imperial College London), the Scientific Board



Part-time MBA Graduation Day
On May 6, 2016 the part-time MBA Graduation Day will take place, and LUISS Business School is glad to host Carlo Purassanta, CEO Microsoft Italy as Guest Speaker. During the 24 months of the programme, the participants have been involved in lectures, projects, team works, company presentations and team building activities. They had the chance to participate in round table discussions with high-level managers coming from attractive Industries such as Luxury, FMCG and Pharma. They developed an efficient business network and met key players of the business ecosystems. Now the programme is over, and it’s time to celebrate this intense path all together. AGENDA 16:30 Welcoming Paolo Boccardelli, Dean LUISS Business School Raffaele Oriani, MBA Programmes Director, LUISS Business School 17:00 Inspirational talk Carlo Purassanta, CEO Microsoft Italy 17:30 Field Project Works presentation 18:00 Graduation ceremony 18:30 Final greetings Enzo Peruffo, Part-Time MBA Director, LUISS Business School 18:45 Cocktail Participation in this event is by invitation only. Guest Speaker bio Carlo Purassanta was appointed General Manager of Microsoft Italy on January 2013. Previously he served as Enterprise Services Area Lead for Microsoft France. Before joining Microsoft in 2011, Purassanta worked at IBM for over fourteen years, leading several segments in France and Europe. He served as Network Services Executive, Director of Infrastructure Services and Senior Business Development Executive for Strategic Outsourcing in Southwest Europe. He was also the official IBM’s spokesperson on cloud strategy. He graduated at Politecnico di Milano University and then moved to France. He also studied in the UK for an MBA at the Henley Business School. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Foreign Investors Committee of Confindustria where he is responsible for its working group dedicated to "Research, innovation and education". GALLERY

April 2016



ADesempio - Meet Francesco Starace, Group Chief Executive of Enel S.p.A.
On 14 April 2016 LUISS Business School will host the next meeting of the ADesempio series with Francesco Starace, CEO Enel S.p.A., as guest speaker. During the event, organized by AGOL – Associazione Giovani Opinion Leader, students and AGOL’s guests will interact with the speaker thanks to the innovative format of the meeting, 20 minutes of speech and 20 of interaction. ADesempio is designed to stimulate dialog between the current leading class and young people while promoting renewed leadership throughout the country. The event is reserved to LUISS Business School’s students and Agol’s guests. It will take place at Room Toti, LUISS Guido Carli – Viale Romania 32, Rome (Italy).   Guest Speaker Bio  Francesco Starace was appointed Group Chief Executive of Enel S.p.A. in May 2014. Mr. Starace joined Enel in 2000, holding several executive positions including Head of Business Power (from July 2002 to October 2005) and Managing Director of the Market Division (from November 2005 to September 2008). Between 2008 and 2014, he was Chief Executive Officer of Enel Green Power, the Group's renewable power generation subsidiary and a leading player in the global renewables industry. In November 2010, Mr. Starace led the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the business, floating it on the Milan and Madrid stock exchanges with a market capitalization of €8 billion. Mr. Starace began his career in construction management of power generation plants, first at General Electric Group and then at ABB Group and subsequently Alstom Power Corporation, where he was appointed Head of worldwide gas turbines sales. Mr. Starace's international experience includes periods spent living in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bulgaria. In May 2015, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the United Nations Global Compact. Since June 2014, he is also a member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Sustainable Energy 4 All initiative. In January 2016 he was appointed co-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Energy Utilities and Energy Technologies Community. He graduated with a degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Milan Polytechnic. He is married with two sons, is a keen cyclist and a supporter of A.S. Roma football club, and is passionate about poetry.



Workshop. Lean Leadership and Innovation in Healthcare - Towards sustainable healthcare: innovation, reorganization, waste reduction
AGENDA 9.30 a.m. Registration of Participants 9.45 a.m. Welcome address Massimo Egidi, Rector, LUISS Guido Carli University Angelo Riccaboni, Rector, University of Siena 10.00 a.m. Presentation of LUISS Lean Lab Franco Fontana, Professor of Economics and Management, Scientific Coordinator Public Administration & Healthcare, LUISS Business School 10.20 a.m.  Round Table Discussion "Innovation and Sustainability: Lean strategy in Healthcare" Moderator Alessandro Bacci, Professor of Economics and Business Administration and Lean Management, University of Siena Panelists Pierluigi Tosi, General Director, University Hospital of Siena Thomas Schael, General Director, Health Authority Alto Adige Umberto Cocco, Operating Chief, Foundation Poliambulanza, Brescia Marta Matera, LLean manager, IFCA, Care Assistance Instituto Fiorentino, Florence Fabrizio Gemmi, Medical Director, University Hospital of Pisa 11.45   Round Table Discussion "Lean Procurement: increase value through integration and resources optimization” Moderator Alessandro Agnetis, Professor of Applied Research, Department of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of Siena Panelists Marco Gasparri, Director Sourcing Services and Utility, Consip Massimiliano Boggetti, President Assodiagnostici, Assobiomedica Massimo Scaccabarozzi, President Farmindustria (to be confirmed) Carlo Spellucci, Innovation Regional Black Belt for Europe and Canada, Eli Lilly Italy Nicolò Pestelli, General Director Estar TUSCANY 1.15 p.m.  Break 2.15 pm  Round Table Discussion “Reorganization and quality of services: towards a model of health and social care integration” Moderator Riccardo Fatarella, General Director, Department of Health, Calabria Region, Director of Master EMPHA, Public Administration & Healthcare, LUISS Business School Panelists Maria Teresa Mechi, Quality Manager of services and Clinical networks, Tuscany Region/li> Lorenzo Miraglia, President AIOP Giovani Angelo Lino Del Favero, President Federsanità Anci, General Director Istituto Superiore di Sanità Massimo Bufacchi, General Secretary ARIS Sergio Sgubin, National President ANSDIPP For further information please contact: T 06 85 22 2309; The event is held in Italian and it is open to the public, for organizational reasons registration is appreciated. REGISTER Partners:

March 2016



Protocol as communication
A seminar that focuses on the role of the head of protocol and of professionals who are involved in both Public and Private communication, public relations, press office and event organization companies. Discover more about Business Diplomacy & Protocol course AGENDA 4.0 p.m. Welcome address Giovanni Lo Storto, General Director LUISS Guido Carli University Franco Fontana, Full Professor of Economics and Management, Scientific Coordinator Public Administration & Healthcare, LUISS Business School Introduction Filippo Romano, Expert on State Ceremonial and Protocol Moderator Andrea Ruggeri, Responsabile Eventi e Cerimoniale del Centro Studi Difesa e Sicurezza (Cestudis) Speakers Federico Fabretti, Head of Institutional Relations, External Relations and Communication at Finmeccanica Simone Cantagallo, Head of Institutional Relations, External Relations and Communication at SNAM, President of FERPI. Maurizio Masciopinto, Italian State Police Official Luigi Ferdinando Nazzaro, Chief of Protocol of “Regione Lazio” Stefano Thaulero, Senate Official, Protocol expert Carmela Valdevies, City of Florence Official, former Chief of Protocol of the Mayor Matteo Renzi Stefano Ronca, former Chief of Diplomatic Protocol of the Italian Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 6:00 p.m. Conclusions Filippo Romano, former Deputy Secretary General and Head of Protocol of the Presidency of the Republic Further information: T 06 85 222309; The event is held in Italian and it is open to the public, for organizational reasons registration is appreciated. REGISTER



LUISS Business School Specialised Master Open Evening
On March 7 a new event dedicated to the specialized masters of LUISS Business School will take place. During the event you will have the chance to select the program that best suits your skills and needs, as well as career goals. Through personal interviews, with the support of the Career Service the Open Evening is intended to guide all candidates for  the most suitable educational path that matches their ambitions. It will also be possible to run a simulation of the admission test. During the event you will have the opportunity to deepen the contents and professional opportunities of each Master. The programs offer a high education, thanks to a deep relationship with the business world, we take into account the latest needs of sectors along an academic excellence with field experiences and workshops. We advise you to bring your cv with you. The event is open to the public, for organisational reasons, registration is appreciated You will receive information on the following Masters: Master in Consulente Legale d’Impresa – Prospettive Nazionali e Internazionali Master in Diritto Tributario, Contabilità e Pianificazione Fiscale Master in Gestione delle Risorse Umane e Organizzazione Master in Relazioni Istituzionali, Lobby e Comunicazione d’impresa Master in Big Data Management Master in Corporate Finance Master in International Management Management e Controllo dei Fondi Comunitari Master in Real Estate Finance Management of Energy Industry M3 Marketing Management Master in Project Management Master in Tourism Management Trade Management del Consumo Fuori Casa Master in Business Administration Registrazione 16/02/2016

February 2016



LUISS Business School MBA Reunion
LUISS Business School is glad to announce the first MBA Reunion after obtaining the prestigious EQUIS accreditation. It will take place at LUISS Business School on February 5, 2016. The programme is very rich and intense with many special guests who will engage the public with their inspirational speeches focused on “Strategic Networking and the opportunities of the Made in Italy”. It will represent a great opportunity to meet all MBA Alumni in order to build a solid new community and a lifelong relationship with LUISS Business School in order to develop careers, share competence, experience, and drive the change. Programme 2:00 pm - Registration 2:30 pm - Welcome speech LUISS Guido Carli University 2:45 pm - Opening Speech - Paolo Boccardelli Dean, LUISS Business School 3:00 pm - Strategic Network and Personal Branding -  Afonso Rebelo de Sousa Content Marketing Evangelist at Linkedin 4:00 pm - The new opportunity of LUISS BS network: Graduway and LUISS BS Alumni - Paolo Boccardelli Dean, LUISS Business School 4:15 pm - LUISS BS and the Social growth: The house of Marietou Project Energia per i Diritti Umani - Francesco Rullani Head of LUISS ERS Hub 4:30 pm - Conclusions - Raffaele Oriani MBA Director, LUISS Business School 5:15 pm - Italy leads the world - Oscar Farinetti Founder and CEO, Eataly 6:15 pm - Open Questions - Raffaele Oriani MBA Director, LUISS Business School 6:45 pm - Conclusions - Paolo Boccardelli Dean, LUISS Business School 7:00 pm - Greetings and award - Luigi Abete President, LUISS Business School Officine Farneto 19:30 Gala Dinner The event is reserved to LUISS MBA Alumni More info

January 2016