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Destination Wedding

Conference - Exhibition Area - Marketing Services


13th and 14th November 2019 Palazzo Isolani Bologna

Wednesday 13th November 2019


9.30 – 10.10  OVERTURE

Opening and institutional greetings

Bianca Trusiani – President CT BWI

Valerio Schonfeld – Director BWI

Marco Lombardo – Council member for Productive Activities, Municipality of Bologna


10.00 – 11.15  TALK

Weddings from a movie! Staging and scenography, signature weddings. Cinema operators at the service of weddings. Film commission. Professional cinema at the service of Destination Wedding.

Angelo Garini – Events Architect

Andrea Riccio – Architect and Scenographer


11.15 – 11.45  COFFEE BREAK


11.45 – 13.15  TALK

How do you do? The ten rules of the perfect sale strategy to a foreign agency.

Adriana Miori – Director of Board UFTAA Event Counselor SKAL Italy presso Skål International

Natalia Kulikova – Destination Wedding Planner, Editor-in-Chief of JM JustMarried network, President of Wedding Academy International


13.15 – 14.30  LIGHT LUNCH


14.30 – 15.30  TALK

Total look. The International bride, what are the key elements to choose the right professional.

Francesca Ragone – Journalist, Beyouty Lookmaker Founder & CEO


15.30 – 17.30  TALK SHOW,  hosted by Erika Gottardi

Territorial Marketing: New GenerationNew opportunities for territories and companies. How each area can become a destination wedding, starting from the basics.

Bianca Trusiani – President CTS BWI

Carmen Bizzarri – Lecturer at Università Europea di Roma

Stefano Crugnola – Permanent Committee  for the promotion of tourism in Italy

Sandro Pappalardo –  ENIT Board of Directors


17.30 – 18.00 Awards and Group Photo

Bianca Trusiani – President CT BWI

Valerio Schonfeld – Diretctor BWI


Thursday 14th November 2019

9.30 – 11.00  TALK

Wedding at the Museum How to organize weddings in an archaeological site or a museum. Scenography and Permits.

Stefania Marchetti – Philologist and event planner

Simona Bernardini – Architect, Event Planner  UNESCO sites

Bruno Cinanni – Lawyer, President of Unesco Bologna


11.00 – 11.30  COFFEE BREAK



Wedding Planner D.O.C.! Wedding Planner and Destination Wedding Planner, two professional figures finally recognised. The consequences on the events and wedding sectors.

Olimpia Ponno – Past President MPI (Meeting Professionals International), Event Planner, Trainer

Clara Trama – President of  Wedding Planner Italian Association

Veronica Amati – Sinologist, Destination Wedding Planner

Ruggero Lensi – President  UNI Italian Standards Organisation

Franco Fontana – Business Assurance South Europe Service and Person Certification Manager

Stefania Arrigoni – Founder Assowedding Milano


13.15 – 14.30  LIGHT LUNCH


14.30 – 15.30  TALK

Same sex marriage, same wedding planner?

Gionata Russo – Destination Wedding Planner

Roseli Riva –  Destination Wedding Planner


15.30 – 17.30  TALK SHOW, hosted by Erika Gottardi

Different countries, different palates!Food perception of foreigners, food anthropology and food spectacularization.

Costantino Cipolla – University Lecturer

Paolo Corvo – University of Grastronomic Sciences

Massimiliano Montanari – Food&Beverage Management Specialist

Bianca Trusiani – President CTS BWI


17.30 – 18.00 Awards and Group Photo

Bianca Trusiani – President CT BWI

Valerio Schonfeld – Director BWI


Attendance fee includes:N°8 education credits recognised per day, n°16 credits for the two days, valid for the certificate regarding PdR 61:2019 by AIWP and UNI  and necessary to obtain the certification for the profession of  Wedding Planner and Destination Wedding.Certificate of attendance


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