Milan discusses shared economy

15-16 Nov. Fourth edition of SharItaly conference.

Milan again hosts the ShareItaly conference this week to debate the best practices in cooperation between consumers, platforms, public administration and companies.

The days are gone, say the organisers, when the much vaunted “sharing economy” was seen as a recipe to head out of the economic crisis, while still opposed by those who criticised its “dark side”. This year’s edition of the conference aims to determine how widespread collaborative economy is in Italy, and its impact on the conventional economy.

Two days of debate, case studies and workshops will examine the creation, destruction and distribution of added values in Italy’s shared marketplace: does the sharing economy hinder the labour market or does it create now competences and professionalism? Is it generating more social inequality or producing new forms of collaborative welfare? And above all, is it sustainable?

The debate will cover sectors such as mobility, multinationals, finance including crowd-funding, sciences where citizens share in research, and the labour market, where digital progress is leading to new platforms for co-working and new professional networks.

The conference is to be held in five of the halls of BASE, the city’s new locale for hosting events in Via Bergognone, from 08.30 to 19.30 on Tuesday and until 18.00 on Wednesday.

The ShareItaly website carried a detailed programme of the workshops, seminars and round tables, and the speakers invited to lead the discussion.

See also related article.

General Info

Address BASE in Via Bergognone

View on Map

Milan discusses shared economy

BASE in Via Bergognone