Business & Investment in La Dolce Vita

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Hosted by the Wharton Club of Italy

4-5 October 2019

Milan, Italy

* Fashion * Food * Design * Luxury *

Come experience it all with fellow Wharton alums from around the globe in beautiful Milan!

Spend the weekend in Italy meeting alums and indulging in all things Dolce Vita. We have an exciting itinerary planned that will bring you to company visits, chats with luxury industry leaders, drinks and dinners, and private closed-door tours. See Milan like never before!

Register here to reserve your seat(s). Payment instructions can be found below. Ticket pricing includes all events in the itinerary, except for the optional Last Supper visit (additional €30 per person):

Wharton alum: €490 without Last Supper visit / €520 with Last Supper visit

Wharton alum plus significant other790 without Last Supper visit / €850 with Last Supper visit

The official language of the event is English.


The Itinerary

Friday, October 4th

5:30PM: registration and welcome aperitivo.

7:00PM: after hours private tour of the Duomo Cathedral hosted by Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo. The breathtaking Duomo Cathedral is the very heart of Milan. It is one of the largest cathedrals in the world and took nearly six centuries to complete.

8:00PM: once in a lifetime private concert performance of the grand organ in the Duomo Cathedral, the largest organ in Italy.

9:30PM: cocktail reception aboard historical Milan tram. Enjoy unlimited drinks and small seafood bites aboard while taking in Milan's spectacular night views.

10:30PM: networking dinner at seafood bistrot in a social indoor/outdoor setting in the city center.


Saturday, October 5th

9:45AM: (Optional) visit to Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" at Santa Maria delle Grazie. Pre-booking required, English-speaking guide, limited number of tickets available for €30 each.

10:45AM: a coffee with Giorgio Mondovi, Executive Officer at San Pellegrino, will discuss "Bringing Together Italy's Top Brands" at Altagamma's private office on Via Montenapoleone. Altagamma is an association of high-end Italian cultural and creative companies, recognized globally as authentic ambassadors of Italian style.

1:00PM: light networking lunch at Palazzo Reale in Duomo Square.

2:30PM: free time to explore the city and shop.


Main Event

4:30PM: "Business & Investment in La Dolce Vita" discussion. Discussion on opportunities offered by the Italian lifestyle, the challenges of competing in global markets amidst local excellences, and how the future luxury landscape will navigate through global trends. Keynote speakers:

  • Marco de Benedetti (WG'88), Managing Director and Co-Head of the European Buyout Practice of The Carlyle Group
  • Carlo Rivetti, Founder and CEO of Stone Island (tbc)
  • Andrea Guerra, CEO of Eataly (tbc)

7:30PM: a night at Terrazza Martini (iconic rooftop with a unique view of the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele).

  • Aperitivo
  • "Investing in Local Brands and Bringing Them to the Global Stage" by Stephane Cluzet, Italy Country Manager of Bacardi
  • Gala dinner with beautiful night views of Milan

11:30PM: only for the brave, night out at Milan's most exclusive fashion bars.


Please register at or contact [email protected] with any questions. 




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