by: Mario Masciullo – eTN Italy |
Thanks to the European Clubs and the National Committees, the traditional ITB Berlin meeting took place on March 8, 2023, with Skal Germany collaborating with Skal Italia, who organized the traditional gathering of Skal members present at the ITB Berlin.
Unlike previous years, Sardinia Region, (Italy) hosted Skal members from Germany, Spain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, India, Nepal, USA, and Georgia at their stand.
The Sardinian Tourism Department delegated Dr. Roberta Loi who welcomed the participants highlighting the excellence of the destination such as the natural and cultural environment, the rich archaeological, historical and popular heritage, and the food and wine production.
Jo Jungwirth, president of Skal Germany, thanked Ms. Loi for the hospitality, and together they called the traditional Skal toast.
New Board of Skal Italia
The Assembly, held in Palermo on March 18, 2023, elected a new Board, along with a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of Skal Palermo.
The assembly also included the awarding of projects presented for the Skal Italia Tourism Sustainability Awards, and the twinning between Skal Venice and Skal Lugano. Also present were the President of Skal Europe, Franz Heffeter, and the President of Skal Switzerland, David Fontanella.
The Assembly elected:
National President: Tito Livio Mongelli
Vice President: Francesco Morini
Vice President: Simone de Feo
Confirmed Secretary: Santi Mogavero
Confirmed Treasurer: Mario Pinna
Confirmed International Councilor: Paolo Bartolozzi
Confirmed Reviewer: Peter Castelforte
Confirmed Auditor: Salvatore Visciano.
Winners of Skal Italia Sustainable Tourism Awards
Nelly Russo, Skal Naples –DMO Welcome Irpinia
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND MEDIA:
Anna Maria De Lucia and Anna Cioffi, Skal Naples – TV Series Na Storia
COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT PROJECTS:
Stefano DeMartin, Skal F.V.G. and ManagerItalia F.V.G. – Conference on Gender Equality
COUNTRYSIDE AND BIODIVERSITY:
Mauro Leardini, Skal Roma – Leardini artisan liqueurs
MARINE AND COASTAL:
Antonio Mangia, Skal Palermo – Enhancement and integration in the territory of coastal resorts
Giuseppe Sorrentino, Skal Pompei – The pantry of the innkeeper
Luca Coppola, Skal Naples – Mediterranean
Paolo Tamai, Skal Venice – MyVenice
MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
Werner Zanotti – Skal Alto Adige – Brixen:
The Assembly’s great success involved club presidents, members, and friends of Skal in an inclusive event with important content. The architect, Toti Piscopo, elected President of Skal Palermo, along with his team, created a great Skal event and successfully promoted his territory of Sicily.
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