Speakers & Chairs

Mohamed Abdel-Salam

Secretary General, Committee for Human Fraternity (former Advisor to the Grand Imam of Al Azhar)

Souad Abderrahim

Mayor of Tunis

Alessandro Agosta

Mediterranean Leader Global Energy & Materials, McKinsey & Company

Sayyid Badr Bin Hamad Bin Hamood Al Busaidi

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Oman

Nayef Falah Mubarak Al Hajraf

Secretary General, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)

Riyad Al Malki

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Palestine

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Hamad bin Sulaiman Al-Bazai

Deputy Minister of Finance, Saudi Arabia

Mohammed A. Al-Hadhrami

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yemen (Until 2020)

Ayoub Al-Jawaldeh

Regional Advisor Nutrition for the Eastern Mediterranean, EMRO, World Health Organization (WHO)

Sultan bin Rashid Al-Khater

Undersecretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Qatar

Ahmed Al-Mandhari

Director, Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean, World Health Organization (WHO)

Rania Al-Mashat

Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt

Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kuwait

Dlawer Ala’Aldeen

President, Middle East Research Institute (MERI)

Ranj Alaaldin

Fellow, the Brookings Institution; and Director of the Carnegie Corporation's Proxy Wars Initiative

Gianluca Alberini

Principal Director for the United Nations and Human Rights, Directorate General for Political Affairs and Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

John R. Allen

President, Brookings Institution, USA

Wael Almazeedi

Wael Almazeedi, Chairman and co-founder, FATE (Free Access to Energy) Consortium

Aeham Amad

Syrian Pianist

Obaid Amrane

Chief Executive Officer, Ithmar Capital, Morocco

Kalla Ankourau

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Nigeriens Abroad, Niger

Niels Annen

Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany

Eleonora Ardemagni

Associate Research Fellow, Italian Institute for International Studies (ISPI), Italy

Inger Ashing

CEO, Save the Children International

Canan Atilgan

Head of the Department of Middle East and North Africa, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Germany

Véronique Aubert

Co-Chair, Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA)

Jean-Marc Aveline

Archbishop of Marseille, France

André Azoulay

Advisor to the King of Morocco

Alessandro Barbera

Brigadier General and Commander, Central Investigation Service on Organised Crime, Guardia di Finanza, Italy

Julien Barnes-Dacey

Director, Middle East & North Africa programme, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Evarist Bartolo

Minister for European and Foreign Affairs, Malta

Armando Barucco

Director – Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Fathi Ali Abdul Salam Bashagha

Minister of the Interior, Government of National Accord (GNA), Libya (Until 2021)

Erik Becker

Manager Infrastructure Department – Middle East & North Africa, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

Hanne Beirens

Director, MPI Europe

Elisabetta Belloni

Secretary General, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy (Until 2021)

Barbara Beltrame Giacomello

President, BusinessMed; Vice-President for International Affairs, Confindustria

Josep Borrell Fontelles

High Representative For Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union

Ouided Bouchamaoui

Nobel Peace Prize 2015 (co-laureate); Past President, Utica, Tunisia

Nasser Bourita

Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Morocco

Baiba Braže

Assistant Secretary General, NATO

Maurizio Caprara

Corriere della Sera

Ilaria Capua

Director, One Health Center of Excellence, University of Florida, USA

Gregg Carlstrom

The Economist

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkey

Andrea Cellino

Head of the North Africa Desk at the Middle East and North Africa Division, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF)

Nikos Christodoulides

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cyprus

Ada Colau

Mayor of Barcelona

Giuseppe Conte

President of the Council of Ministers, Italy (Until 2021)

Alessandra Coppola

Corriere della Sera

Michele Crisostomo

Chiarman, ENEL, Italy

Fadi Daou

President, Adyan Foundation, Lebanon

Marwa Daoudy

Associate Professor, Georgetown University, USA; Author “The Origin of the Syrian Conflict, Climate Change and Human Security”

Marta Dassù

Senior Advisor European Affairs and Editor-in-chief of Aspenia, Aspen Institute Italia; President, Women Empower the World - WE, Italy

Stefano Del Col

Head of Mission and Force Commander, UNIFIL

Emanuela Del Re

Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy (Until 2021)

Nikos Dendias

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece

Claudio Descalzi

CEO, ENI, Italy

Luigi Di Maio

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Alfredo Durante Mangoni

Coordinator for Anticorruption, Chair G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Riccardo Dutto

Managing Director - Global Head of Infrastructure, Intesa Sanpaolo

Karim El Aynaoui

President, Policy Center for the New South, Morocco

Tarek El-Molla

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resource, Egypt

Monique Eloit

General Director, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

Elham Fakhro

Senior Analyst, Gulf States, International Crisis Group (ICG)

Bassam Fattouh

Director, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, United Kingdom

Osama Filali Naji

Founder & CTO, Arab Research & Advocacy Bureau

Mary Fitzgerald

Associate Fellow, ICSR, King's College London

Paul Gallagher

Secretary for Relations with States, Holy See

Virginia Gamba

Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict

Anwar Gargash

Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates (UAE) (Until 2021)

Florence Gaub

Deputy Director, European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)

Paolo Gentiloni

Commissioner for Economy, European Commission

Dalia Ghanem

Resident Scholar, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, Lebanon

Carmela Godeau

Regional Director, MENA Region, IOM

Thomas Gomart

Director, French Institute of international Relations (IFRI), France

Arancha Gonzalez Laya

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spain (Until 2021)

Claudio Graziano

Chairman, Military Committee, European Union

Gordan Grlić-Radman

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatia

Rafael Grossi

Director General, The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Valerie N. Guarnieri

Assistant Executive Director, World Food Programme (WFP)

Laura Guercio

Universities Network for Promoting the Rights of Children in Armed Conflicts

Lorenzo Guerini

Minister of Defence, Italy

Ranieri Guerra

Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)

Adel Hamaizia

Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

Tarik Hamane

Executive Director and Head of Development, Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN), Morocco

Marco Hannappel

President and Managing Director, Philip Morris Italia

Forsan Hussein

Zaitun Ventures

Fuad Hussein

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iraq

Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismail

Minister of Oil, Iraq; Director General, Basra Oil Company

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Minister of Foreign Affairs, India

Ylva Johansson

Commissioner for Home Affairs, European Commission

Abbas Kadhim

Senior Fellow & Iraq Initiative Director, Atlantic Council, USA

Nasser Kamel

Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean (UFM)

Azza Karam

Secretary General, Religions for Peace

Kristina Kausch

Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Maryam Khansari

General Manager, Herison Construction Company and International Relations Manager, Iran Association of Construction Companies

Andrey Kortunov

Director, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Russian Federation

Ján Kubiš

Special Coordinator for Lebanon, United Nations

Francesco La Camera

Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Luciana Lamorgese

Minister of the Interior, Italy

Begoña Lasagabaster

Country Representative in Tunisia and Libya, UN Women

Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russia

Luca Lazzaroli

Director General, European Investment Bank

Jean Yves Le Drian

Minister of Foreign Affairs, France

Ian Lesser

Vice President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Anže Logar

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia

Hugh Lovatt

Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Chiara Lovotti

Associate Research Felllow, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy

Heiko Maas

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany

Paolo Magri

Executive Vice President, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy

Ahmed Maitig

Vice-President, Presidential Council, GNA, Libya

Giorgio Marrapodi

Director General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Giampiero Massolo

President, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy

Viviana Mazza

Corriere della Sera

James McGann

Director, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP), Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Joseph McMonigle

Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)

Angela Me

Chief of the Research and Trend Analysis Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Alberto Melloni

Director, John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies (Fscire), Italy

Karim Mezran

Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, USA

Nickolay Mladenov

Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, United Nations

Miguel Ángel Moratinos

High Representative, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

Pol Morillas

Director, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), Spain

Chris Murphy

US Senator

Hassan Nadhem

Minister of Culture, Iraq

Stefano Napoletano

Global Leader of Capital Projects & Infrastructure, McKinsey & Company

Dario Nardella

Mayor of Florence; President, Eurocities

Françoise Nicolas

Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Center for Asian Studies, French Institute of international Relations (IFRI), France

Matthew A. Palmer

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Marilisa Palumbo

Corriere della Sera

Marco Patuano

Chairman, A2A

Geir O. Pedersen

Special Envoy for Syria, United Nations

Fabio Petito

Head, Religions and International Relations Programme, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy; University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Lapo Pistelli

Director Public Affairs, ENI

Fausto Pocar

Honorary President, International Institute of Humanitarian Law

Antonio Polito

Corriere della Sera

Alessandro Profumo

CEO, Leonardo, Italy

Marcin Przydacz

Undersecretary of State for Security, the Americas, Asia and Eastern Policy, Poland

Qu Dongyu

Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Maurizio Raeli

Director, CIHEAM Bari

Francesco Rocca

President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent

Michèle Rubirola

Mayor of Marseille

Guy Ryder

Director General, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Ayman Safadi

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Jordan

Ghassan Salamé

UN Former Special Representative for Libya

Vincenzo Ercole Salazar Sarsfield

Global Head of Italian Infrastructure, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and ANCE

Nicola Sandri

Global Leader of Transport Infrastructure, McKinsey & Company

Augusto Santos Silva

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Portugal

David Sassoli

David Sassoli, President, European Parliament

Yezid Sayigh

Senior Fellow, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, Lebanon

Stefano Scarpetta

Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Andreas Schaal

Director Global Relations, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Jeffrey Schlagenhauf

Deputy Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Andrea Scotti

Head of Infrastructural Development, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Carlo Secchi

Head, Centre on Infrastructure and Vice President, ISPI, Italy; European Coordinator for Infrastructural Priority Projects (TEN-T), European Commission

Marina Sereni

Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Nadia Shahin

General Manager, Kawar Group, Jordan

Yousef Shawarbeh

Mayor of Amman

Kadri Simson

Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

Tunç Soyer

Mayor of İzmir

Margherita Stancati

Wall Street Journal

Mohamed Taher Syala

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Libya (until 2021)

Nayla Tabbara

Cofounder and Vice President, Adyan Foundation, Lebanon

Ugo Tramballi

Senior Advisor, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Italy

Sanam Vakil

Deputy Director of the Middle East North Africa Programme, Chatham House, UK

Olivér Varhélyi

Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, European Commission


Arturo Varvelli

Director, Rome Office, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Marcela Villarreal

Director, Partnerships and UN Collaboration Division, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

António Vitorino

Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Viviana Vitto

Head of Market Studies & Strategic Analysis, Global Infrastructure & Networks, Enel

Washio Eiichiro

State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan

William F. Wechsler

Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and Middle East Programs, Atlantic Council, USA

Charbel Wehbi

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Lebanon (until 2021)

Guntram Wolff

Director, Bruegel, Belgium

Wu Hongbo

Special Representative of the Chinese Government on European Affairs, China

Maha Yahya

Director, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, Lebanon

Tarik Yousef

Director, Brookings Doha Center

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow, Bruegel, Belgium

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran (until 2021)

Bing Zhao

Director, Smallholder and Food Systems Support, World Food Programme (WFP)