On 17 May Verona fiere elected Federico Bricolo as the new president for the three-year period 2022-2025. The election took place during the Shareholders’ Meeting which, after the approval of the final balance sheet 2021 of the Veronafiere group, elected the seven members of the new board of directors, according to the provisions of the statute approved on February 18, and the two vice-presidents.
In addition to Bricolo, the board of directors is now composed of the vice president Romano Artoni, former director of the exhibition company from 2017 and vice president from 2017 to 2019 and president of UniT, the IT company of the Unicredit Group; Maurizio Danese, at the helm of Verona fiere since 2015 and for two terms, president of Aefi and vice president of Pregis; Matteo Gelmetti confirmed as vice president and vice president of Ptsclas; Alberto Segafredo, CEO di Ven-to, financial analyst and member of the Finance Committee of the Cariverona Foundation; Alex Vantini, president of Coldiretti Verona; Mario Veronesi, president of the group of the same name.
Danese’s balance sheet
After thanking the management, the operational team and the shareholders for their trust and support, the outgoing president declared: “The approved 2021 budget gives us an economic-financial picture of a trade fair group which, thanks to the capital increase of 30 million euros subscribed by all shareholders and the 31.2 million euros of relief received by the Government at the request of Aefi, it can finally turn its back on the crisis recorded in the last two years, the most serious since its constitution. I am sure that the new president will be able to guide Verona fiere https://www.veronafiere.it/ towards increasingly competitive goals in Italy and abroad. Although the global scenario has changed, the Verona fair confirms itself as a strategic asset for the promotion of the main Made in Italy supply chains represented in the 70 events organized directly in the district and in the 20 in the main demand markets “.
Bricolo: from the institutions to Verona fiere
Born in Verona in 1966, Federico Bricolo has a long career in institutions behind him, which has led him to hold leading positions both in the government, as Undersecretary for Infrastructure and Transport, and in Parliament.
He has also held positions in international bodies, such as OSCE, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Western European Union.
“I am gathering an important and extremely challenging witness in terms of the competitiveness of the fourth Italian trade fair industry, the internationality of Verona fiere brand events and the potential of a company that has become a real promotional brand in the global market over time. Consolidation and growth of Veronafiere, as well as innovation and renewal, will be at the center of my mandate and the action of the high-profile board of directors elected today by the shareholders, to whom I express my gratitude for the position entrusted to me “.