GovTech Summit

The event on global policy innovation

13 · 14 · 15 JUNE 2024 / BOLOGNAFIERE
WMF 2023 in NUMBERS
+89
COUNTRIES
10
PAVILLIONS
+100
STAGES
+1.000
SPEAKERS
MAINSTAGE
+100 TALKS and SHOWS
+30
BANDS and DJS
+130
INSTITUTIONAL GUESTS
+2.000
STARTUPS and INVESTORS
+670
EXHIBITORS
+150
CREATORS

Panels - Keynotes - Workshops - B2G meetings - Networking

Within WMF - We Make Future, the International Fair on Digital Innovation, AI, and Tech, the GovTech Summit positions itself as a privileged platform to explore the revolutionary impact of technological and digital innovation in vital areas such as governance, social affairs, economy, and culture.

The event attracts a range of stakeholders, including government representatives, third-sector leaders, business leaders, and academic luminaries, offering them an exclusive space to engage in dialogue, share knowledge, and collectively explore the future of innovation for the benefit of society. Summit participants will have the opportunity to attend presentations, immerse themselves in debates, and participate in workshops that investigate cutting-edge technological trends.

Among the key aspects of the summit, networking plays a pivotal role: it stimulates the creation of connections, opens inter-sectoral dialogues, and promotes collaborations capable of transforming innovative ideas into tangible solutions.

The summit aims to establish a constructive dialogue on how to guide innovation to effectively address the challenges of our time, ensuring that the benefits of the digital age are evenly distributed.

Are you an institution, a company, or an organization? From June 13th to 15th, 2024, participate in the GovTech Summit to discover how technology can become a fundamental ally in building an inclusive and sustainable future.

The first announced guests

Stefano Bonaccini
Stefano Bonaccini
President
Emilia-Romagna
Matteo Lepore
Matteo Lepore
Mayor
City of Bologna
Brando Benifei
Brando Benifei
MEP, Co-reporter AI Act
European Parliament
Maurizio Forte
Maurizio Forte
Central Director for Export Sectors
Ice Agency
Ivano Gabrielli
Ivano Gabrielli
Director
Postal and Communications Police (State Police of Italy)
Alec Ross
Alec Ross
Distinguished Adjunct Professor
Bologna Business School
Ott Velsberg
Ott Velsberg
Government Chief Data Officer of Estonia
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Republic of Estonia
Paolo Benanti
Paolo Benanti
President
AI Commission for Information
Nestor Maslej
Nestor Maslej
Research Manager
Human-Centered AI - Stanford University
Guido Scorza
Guido Scorza
Member
Italian Data Protection Authority
Francesco Ubertini
Francesco Ubertini
President
CINECA
Marco Lombardo
Marco Lombardo
Secretary IV Commission (European Union Policies)
Senate
Massimo Bugani
Massimo Bugani
Councilor for the Digital Innovation
Metropolitan City of Bologna
Gianluca Sgueo
Gianluca Sgueo
Professor in Digital Democracy & Public Spaces - SciencesPo Paris Policy Advisor
Department of Digital Transformation
Gianluca Misuraca
Gianluca Misuraca
Founder
Inspiring Futures
Francesco Billari
Francesco Billari
Chancellor
Bocconi University
Vincenzo Colla
Vincenzo Colla
Councilor for Economic Development, Green economy, Employment and Training
Emilia-Romagna Region
Fabrizio Morgera
Fabrizio Morgera
Senior Investment Officer
European Investment Bank
Ernesto Belisario
Ernesto Belisario
Lawyer, expert in technology law and innovation in public administration
Studio Legale E-lex
Matteo Lorito
Matteo Lorito
Dean
University of Naples Federico II
Pietro Pacini
Pietro Pacini
General Manager
CSI Piedmont, Consortium for Information System
Vittorio Andrea Vaccaro
Vittorio Andrea Vaccaro
Vice President
CONI Emilia-Romagna, Scientific Director - Regional School of Sport
Matteo Maria Zuppi
Matteo Maria Zuppi
Cardinal, President
Conferenza Episcopale Italiana
Alessandro Rossi
Alessandro Rossi
Rector's Delegate for Production System Support
University of Trento
Chiara Cocchiara
Chiara Cocchiara
Chief executive officer
Space Economy Academy
Francesco Di Costanzo
Francesco Di Costanzo
President
Fondazione Italia Digitale
Nicola Ladisa
Nicola Ladisa
Human Resources and Organization Director Corporate
De Agostini Group
Antonio Palmieri
Antonio Palmieri
President
Fondazione Pensiero Solido
Walter Quattrociocchi
Walter Quattrociocchi
Full Professor
La Sapienza, University of Rome
Carlo Pasqualetto
Carlo Pasqualetto
Vice President of the Council Commission II
City of Padova
Alan Friedman
Alan Friedman
Journalist, author and documentary writer/producer
Conscience
Valery Tsepkalo
Valery Tsepkalo
Chairman
Intech Consulting SIA
Mariana Pincovsky
Mariana Pincovsky
Executive Director
Porto Digital
On. Fabio Porta
On. Fabio Porta
Member
Italian Parlament
Joana Portela Florêncio
Joana Portela Florêncio
Secretary for Development
SDECTI Recife
Maurizio Carta
Maurizio Carta
Urbanist and Architect
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Michela Milano
Michela Milano
Director
Alma Mater Research Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Giusella Finocchiaro
Giusella Finocchiaro
Full Professor
University of Bologna
Alessio Crisantemi
Alessio Crisantemi
Director
E-Sports Magazine
Armando Paino Henríquez Dajer
Armando Paino Henríquez Dajer
Executive Director - Fideicomiso DO Sustainable
Paolo Micozzi
Paolo Micozzi
Technical Project Manager
Department for Digital Transformation
Vincenzo Tiani
Vincenzo Tiani
Data Regulation Expert
Panetta, VUB, IULM
Camilla Rangoni
Camilla Rangoni
Speaker
Geopolis
Lorenzo Salmi
Lorenzo Salmi
CEO
Piave Digital Agency

Involved stakeholders

Main activities

B2G Meetings &Networking

B2G Meetings &
Networking

Meet key institutions and companies during the B2G Meetings & Networking sessions at the GovTech Summit. These exclusive occasions provide the opportunity to establish direct contacts and build strategic relationships for partnership and collaboration development. If you are a representative of an institution or an entrepreneur interested in connecting with decision-makers and policymakers, participate in the B2G meetings to explore collaboration and innovation opportunities.

Roundtables &Keynotes

Roundtables &
Keynotes

Explore the future of innovation and public policies by participating in the Roundtables & Keynotes sessions at the GovTech Summit. Guided by industry experts, these engaging discussions offer a unique opportunity to share visions and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of our time. If you are a business leader, institutional representative, or academic interested in contributing to the dialogue on innovation, join our Roundtables & Keynotes and make your voice heard in shaping the future.

Events & Press Conferences

Events &
Press Conferences

Organize your private event or press conference at the GovTech Summit and showcase your initiatives in front of an attentive and influential audience. We offer dedicated spaces and logistical support to ensure the success of the event, whether it's a corporate presentation, a significant announcement, or a high-level discussion. If you are a company or institution interested in hosting an exclusive event during the summit, contact us to plan and promote your participation.

Discover sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities

Bring your contribution to the GovTech Summit by organizing dedicated events on stage, such as hackathons, workshops, and speeches, networking activities at the fair, as well as customized slots on the Mainstage. Choose the solution that best suits your needs!

Expo Area Stands

Expo Area Stands

Bring your business to the Expo Area: every year, companies have the opportunity to connect with institutional actors, and growing entities can engage with experts to strengthen their network. Book your stand now and secure high-visibility space.

B2G Meeting

B2G Meeting

Discover how to maximize business opportunities at the GovTech Summit: Organize B2G meetings, expand your network, and connect with thousands of professionals and representatives from leading industry players. In the last edition, over 670 exhibitors chose WMF.

Do you want to participate in the GovTech Summit?

Fill out the form and let us know which initiatives you would like to participate in or propose your idea for collaboration.

If you are an institution, a company, or an organization, share with us your preferences and participation goals. Our team will carefully evaluate your proposal and contact you to discuss the best ways to engage with your organization.

"Congratulations to you for the great attention you have chosen to give, in an event that talks about digital and innovation, to the serious flood that has hit the Emilia-Romagna region, a sign of sensitivity and attention towards the territories hard hit that need to rise and restart [...] I find your theme of digital and technological innovation at the center of what is the current news I mentioned. There is a world of new things, new excellences that you represent in your assembly and they are a strong contribution to the growth of our economic system, of our production system." [WMF2023]
Minister of Environment and Energy Security
Gilberto Pichetto Fratin
Gilberto Pichetto Fratin
Minister of Environment and Energy Security
"The future is at our doorstep, and it takes the form of technological and digital innovation, and we as a government have decided to embrace it without reservations. For this reason, we have chosen to board the train of the WMF, the largest international event on digital innovation worldwide, along with 49 other countries." [WMF2023]
Albanian Minister of Entrepreneurship Protection
Edona Bilali
Edona Bilali
Albanian Minister of Entrepreneurship Protection
"Thank you for the invitation, first of all, and for the opportunity to get to know you better: for us, who must represent the transformation of the world of work and work itself, it is important to understand how professions evolve. In the work we have done together, there are several points to work on, such as the definition of a real national contract, capable of identifying qualifications, functions, tasks, and consequent economic treatments." [WMF2023]
General Secretary of the UIL
Pierpaolo Bombardieri
Pierpaolo Bombardieri
General Secretary of the UIL
"We Make Future 2023 has represented an important opportunity to explore the opportunities and challenges of digital innovation, even in the public sector." [WMF2023]
Director General of the Consortium for the Information System (CSI) of Piedmont
Pietro Pacini
Pietro Pacini
Director General of the Consortium for the Information System (CSI) of Piedmont
"Let me congratulate your Festival, the WMF, for its presence here in Emilia Romagna. For us, it is truly valuable and it is a beautiful gift you are giving us. Look at how many of you are here today, look at how many different generations are coming together in this audience, on this stage. It is an important thing." [WMF2022]
Member of Parliament and Secretary of the Democratic Party,Former Vice President of the Emilia-Romagna Region [2022]
Elly Schlein
Elly Schlein
Member of Parliament and Secretary of the Democratic Party,
Former Vice President of the Emilia-Romagna Region [2022]
"If we want to build the future, as your Festival aims to do, we must engage in planning and have a vision of the future. [...] since this is the Festival of digital and social innovation, what we are questioning is precisely how all of society can contribute to this transformation, as consumers, citizens, and members of communities that will need to reinvent themselves." [WMF2022]
Professor at the University of Rome Tor VergataFormer Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility [2022]
Enrico Giovannini
Enrico Giovannini
Professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata
Former Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility [2022]
"I am pleased to open this 9th edition of the We Make Future Festival, a festival that once again presents itself as one of the most qualified opportunities for discussion on the themes of digital and social innovation. Even in a year of crisis like 2020, in fact, the Festival confirmed its role as an incubator of ideas and solutions." [WMF2020]
Special Representative of the European Union for the Persian GulfFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation [2020]
Luigi Di Maio
Luigi Di Maio
Special Representative of the European Union for the Persian Gulf
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation [2020]
"I want to congratulate the organizers for what has quickly become the leading event on these topics in Italy. I am extremely honored to be hosted on the mainstage where, moreover, one of the legends of world computing, Federico Faggin, will be speaking." [2022, 2023]
Stefano Quintarelli
Stefano Quintarelli
Inventor of the SPID (Sistema Pubblico di Identità Digitale - Public Digital Identity System)
Former Member of the Italian Parliament
"Congratulations on your Festival, which is truly extraordinary. It is a boost to our responsibility to innovate in our cities." [2021]
Mayor of Florence
Dario Nardella
Dario Nardella
Mayor of Florence
"Initiatives like the WMF Roadshow are valuable initiatives. I believe they should be multiplied and carried out intensively, as the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other competent ministries are supporting. I find that providing the opportunity for meetings, ideas, and operational entrepreneurial initiatives between two countries is the best way to encourage the development and growth of the Czech Republic." [2023]
Ambassador of Italy to the Czech Republic [WMF Roadshow, Prague 2023]
Mauro Marsili
Mauro Marsili
Ambassador of Italy to the Czech Republic [WMF Roadshow, Prague 2023]

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Discover all the institutional guests from the last edition

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