Dr Maurizio Bragagni is vocal about matters concerning the future of our planet. A devoted patron of the arts and charitable works, he is passionate about technological innovation and is actively campaigning for higher minimum standards in construction and other industries. Here you can access some of his public speeches on matters of concern for all.
How family entrepreneurs can position their businesses to respond to these enormous challenges? The challenges we are facing don’t differentiate between businesses owned and run by families and corporate businesses with no family connections.
It gives me a huge honour and great pleasure to address this virtual graduation ceremony, held in extraordinary circumstances due to Covid-19 pandemic, nevertheless marking a major transitional and significant moment in your life.
Today’s event celebrates our company’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Tratos won this important award for innovation; something that we have built our culture around.
“When you were young, you gird yourself, and walked where you would: but when you shall be old, you shall stretch forth your hands, and another shall gird you, and carry you where you would not.” John chapter 21 v. 18.
How did I choose to join the Family Business? Simple, my uncle, the president of the company Ing Albano Bragagni, offered me to join the company. I remember as today, I was just graduated from the university in Pisa in Law, and I came back home…
There is a long-standing relationship between Italy and Britain. During WWII our village was destroyed by German forces. It was the British who came to our aid, who saved our people. That is the first and very important reason – cordial relations, an understanding of the culture and a desire to help create jobs and contribute to the UK economy.
On Free Markets, Government, and Human Action
America has been a shining example of the rewards of a liberal democracy – a gateway to potential – accessible to anyone with talent, focus and a strong work ethic. Its effect on Democracy is the common thread that runs across the ‘power states’ of the 21st Century, and almost all of the centuries before it.
I’m delighted to be here with you to share some insights on Brexit, Business and working in Britain. Right now Brexit is in a revolving door. Some are pushing for in, others for out. The door only revolves one way – it remains to be seen who gets out where.
The seas have always presented challenge and change to business, and to politicians working internationally. Change it seems is the one constant in maritime business, and that much-used phrase ‘sea change’ certainly describes new developments in one of the world’s biggest industries.
Today I would like to talk about things that change the world. The new thinking and new skills, the emerging technology and the creativity it enables – all of which are being harnessed differently - used differently - to change how we live, work, communicate and play.
It is a very great honour to be here this evening, amidst such illustrious and inspiring company. When I received the news from Leonardo that I would be awarded with the Sraffa Keynes, I immediately perceived the weight of the responsibility.