Giovanni Laezza is the new President of AEFIA year of achievements for Giovanni Laezza, Managing Director of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi. After having been granted the white mantle from the Saints Crispin and Crispinian fellowship at the Devotion to Work Award this past October, he was then nominated as President of AEFI- the Italian Exhibition and Trade Fair Association.

Dec 18, 2018
Posted in: , Fairs & Events


“I am very satisfied with this nomination that arrives at the end of a long and successful pathway in the Association. – declares Laezza – I was Vice President of the Association for 12 years with important responsibilities, including in particular professional training, and I was also head of the Commission of Small Trade Fairs. I’ve believed in the Association since the very beginning and have always been fully committed”.

What will be the issues on which the activities of the newly elected President will focus? “Without a doubt, I will sit down with CFI – the Fair Industry Committee and do my best to cement a merger between the two companies – he replies – so that a sole representative is created for the Italian trade fair industry. I had already started working towards this goal as Vice President and I soon hope it will be finalized”.

At the same time Laezza was nominated as President, the AEFI Assembly also nominated the Vice Presidents: Antonio Bruzzone (Executive Director of BolognaFiere); Lorenzo Cagnoni (President of IEG), Fabrizio Curci (CEO of Fiera Milano); and Maurizio Danese (President of Veronafiere).
AEFI represents 35 trade fair districts and 1000 events that contribute to attracting millions of operators and 200 thousand businesses from around the world.

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