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About this Event

Emilia-Romagna Regional President Stefano Bonaccini visited Philadelphia on June 16, 2022 with a group of officials and experts to sign a Cooperation Agreement between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Regione Emilia-Romagna. To celebrate this signing, the World Affairs Council moderated a conversation with:

  • Emilia-Romagna Regional President Stefano Bonaccini
  • Director Ruben Sacerdoti, Regional Department for Innovation, Internationalization and Investment (3I), Directorate-General Knowledge Economy, Labor and Business - Emilia-Romagna Regional Government
  • Deputy Secretary David Briel, Pennsylvania Office of International Business DevelopmentProf. Graziella Pellegrini, University of Modena – overview of Emilia-Romagna ecosystem on gene & cell therapy

Participants joined this conversation to learn more about the two regions' mutual strengths in life sciences and food, and discovered new opportunities for connections between the Regione Emilia-Romagna and Pennsylvania.