Rotary International Presidential Conference - Venice
Economy and Environment in Harmony
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Due to the developing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of being able to hold an in-person event, the organising committee of the Rotary Presidential Conference “Economy & Environment in Harmony” being held in Venice, have decided, in collaboration with RI President Shekhar Mehta, to postpone the conference to the 18 and 20 March 2022.
This difficult decision allows us to ensure the safety of all participants and increase the possibility of holding an in-person conference which we are aware is the preferred option.
Registration for the conference will now open on the 1 December 2021.
In the light of the economic and social impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is justifiably giving attention to the regeneration of our economies which will also sustain support the necessary social changes. This is all happening at a time during which the world needs us more, while the world is facing challenges of climate change, pollution, plastic usage, water & food security etcetera.
Rotary International Presidential Conference in Venice, led by Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta (2021/22) will address the important topic of how economies can rebuild better in such a way however that we ensure we address the increasingly critical aspect of protection of our environment. Businesses need to transition to a mode of operation which protects and enhances the environment, in a genuine manner - no green washing. Processes need to be improved and businesses need to create more sustainable products and services.
See a more detailed explanation of the theme.
Hear from leaders in business how they are planning to make this change. Venice, itself under environmental siege from rising water levels associated with climate change, is a perfect setting for the only European Presidential conference.
Rotary Foundation’s addition of the Environment as its 7th strategic pillar through its inclusion as one of its Areas of Focus, combined with the need for economic recovery in a post-COVID world, provides an excellent opportunity led by Shekhar Mehta, President Rotary International 2021-22.
Join us at the Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel, a once flourishing windmill, repurposed into a beautiful high standard hotel and the largest conference centre in North Eastern Italy. View a video of the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice conference hotel.