Speaking at the Italian Naval Academy, Venice

Speaking at the Italian Naval Academy, Venice

For most of my life I have been giving lectures, talks and speeches. These have been in the form of talks about art as a summer tour guide in my student days and early years in Rome; full-time university courses (Rome, L’Aquila); regular modules and seminars (British Council in Rome, Business School of the University of Kent, University of Bologna, University of Tehran, and the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Art in Beijing); annual lectures (Italian Naval Academy for Senior Officers, Henley Management College); occasional lectures (Renmin University, Tsinghua University); professional organisations (Women’s Club of Rome, various Rotary Clubs and Chambers of Commerce); and conferences too many to list. 

In the 1990s I regularly ran international management training courses in the telecommunication industry, in particular for Euroteam, which was an informal group organised by the major European telcos, but also individually for BT, Telecom Italia, Telecom Italia Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, TeleDanmark, and Eestifon, CSELT and Thales.

In addition, during my time as a consultant in Italy with Ambrosetti I was asked to give presentations in major events organised by them, such as the annual Conference at Cernobbio on Lake Como, the Council on Italy and America, the annual Forum for SMEs in Prato, annual meetings for Automobile Club Italiano. I also addressed boards and employees of companies such as Banca Sella, Credito Emiliano, Banca Intesa, 3M, Unione Industriale Roma, Azimut, Bennett, HdP, the City of Milan and the Italian branch companies of global companies such as 3M, Microsoft, Oracle and IBM.

 Speaking at the starting ceremony of the Silk Road Revival Tour, in which 12 cars drove from Xi'an to Rome in the summer of 2010. 

Speaking at the starting ceremony of the Silk Road Revival Tour, in which 12 cars drove from Xi'an to Rome in the summer of 2010. 

In China I have spoken at the Shanghai Fashion Fair, for SAIC at the Shanghai Car Show, and at similar occasions in Shunde, Dongguan, Hangzhou, Zhangzhou, the National Performing Arts Centre in Beijing, and the Xi’an High Tech Zone.

The pages in this section give some detailed examples in three categories: Corporate, Universities and Online.

The idea of online courses is to offer the content of my course delivered at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Art in Beijing from 2006 to 2008; details on the page.