Opening event of the Asia Institute

  • Date: 18 JUNE 2021  from 11:45 to 13:15

  • Event location: Cappella Farnese, Palazzo d'Accursio, Piazza Maggiore 6, 40126 Bologna, Italy and Live Streaming



11.45 AM – Opening and welcoming remarks, Prof. Antonio Fiori (President of the Asia Institute)


Remarks by the Founding Members of the Asia Institute

11.50 AM – Remarks by the Municipality of Bologna, Dr. Marco Lombardo (Deputy Mayor for International Relations, labour and productive activities)

11.55 AM – Remarks by the University of Bologna, Prof. Mirko Degli Esposti (Vice-Rector)

12.00 PM – Remarks by the University of Bologna, Prof. Alessandra Scagliarini (Prorector for International Relations)

12.05 PM – Remarks by Emilia-Romagna Region, Dr. Vincenzo Colla (Assessor to economic development, green economy, labour, and training)

12.10 PM – Remarks by Confindustria Emilia Area Centro, Dr. Valter Caiumi (President of Confindustria Emilia)

12.15 PM – Remarks by BolognaFiere Spa, Dr. Gianpiero Calzolari (President of BolognaFiere Spa) 

Guests’ speech

12.20 PM – Speech by President Romano Prodi

12.40 PM – Speech by the Rector of Tsinghua University, Prof. Qiu Yong

12.50 PM – Speech by the Director of Istituto Affari Internazionali, Dr. Nathalie Tocci

1.00 PM – Speech by Emily Zhuojun Tang, Renmin University of China exchange student at the University of Bologna


1.05 PM  – Closing remarks, Prof. Antonio Fiori (President of the Asia Institute)


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