The NOVA Conference creates an exclusive platform to discuss some of the most relevant topics in the Italian business environment.


Each year, the NOVA Conference brings together Italian business leaders with the international MBA community and Italian professionals. This year's theme, "Unlocking Italian Potential: The Road to Italian ReNOVAtion", will define concrete actions for a sustained promotion of talent and innovation in Italy.

At NOVA 2018, the objective is to develop together feasible solutions, generating an integrated discussion that starts from talent development in Universities and Corporates, goes on by assessing how this is highly correlated to innovation in Corporations, and finishes defining what concrete actions the Institutions can implement in the short and long term.



The XVIII conference will open the Road To Italian ReNOVAtion through debates on talent and innovation culminating in the drafting of a national agenda.

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Business leaders from multiple sectors and prominent academics will generate rich discussions throughout the whole event.

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After the great success of the XVII edition, Columbia University will be hosting NOVA once again. The conference will be held on campus and around Manhattan.

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