The path towards the Strategic Plan for Tourism Development 2017-2022 starts in Florence. Digital Ecosystems will take place on Friday, 2 December – a public event promoted by MibactMise and the Italian Regions, and created in cooperation with the Region of Tuscany and Toscana Promozione Turistica, during which a common commitment will be identified to develop digitalization in order to promote tourism of Italy as a Destination. The event will also offer an opportunity to elaborate plans and define actions to carry out the Strategic Plan 2017-2022 based on digital tourism. The choice of organizing Digital Ecosystems the day after the end of BTO 2016 is far from being casual. This was specifically organised to create a relationship with the contents of what today is the main event devoted to Online Tourism in Italy, with a vertical insight on innovation by the TDLAB working group, a laboratory created by Mibact in 2014 with the purpose of defining and encouraging the implementation of a digital strategy for tourism in Italy.

Digital Ecosystems will be hosted inside the Cavaniglia Pavilion and will be divided into two sessions. The morning session, upon invitation, will feature speeches by various experts and 15 work tables, while the public afternoon session will be an opportunity to present the results of work tables and show the first implementation steps of the Strategic Plan for Tourism Development 2017-2022 with a special reference to the tourism digitalization, to promote Italy as a Destination.



Firenze Fiera will be among the most important Italian and International Congress Centers participating in the 9th Facility Operations Summit of AIPC (International Association of Congress & Convention Centers), to be held in Barcelona from 27th to 29th November 2016.
Three non-stop days offering plenty of meetings and appointments with many networking sessions for a constructive debate on specific competences and for a large information exchange between international colleagues.
After an opening day devoted to the different operational points of view of the meeting industry in the so-called “age of change”, various topics will be discussed, among which how to strengthen Business Practices in order to compete in a global market, the future of technology services, and strategies to implement for the future of exhibiting areas.

Spotlight also on crisis management strategies, on the various standard quality procedures meant as a management tool or marketing strategies, and on new communication formats.

INFO: http://www.aipc.org/index.asp?id=14


On Monday, November 28 2016, all spotlights will be on Higher Learning at the Palaffari, to build future professional skills: a day devoted to opportunities and debates between school, university and business realities. The programme will feature Higher Learning Orientation Workshops in strategic financial sectors (agriculture, bio, life science, tourism and cultural assets, mechanics, design, environment, energy, social awareness and third sector, digital, robotics and smart factories), with the participation of around 360 students coming from 15 Tuscan schools.

On the other hand, over 200 graduates, selected in Tuscany, will participate in a job placement session, seeing the participation of businesses with job vacancies. This event, promoted by the University & Research Regional Ministry, with the cooperation of the Regional Ministries of Productive Activities and of the Azienda Diritto allo Studio (Agency of the Tuscan Region for the Right to University Study), targets high schools, university institutions, businesses and institutional staff.

The round-table sessions – from 10am to 11am – will be opened by, Enrico Rossi, President of Tuscany, Monica Barni, Vice-President and Regional Councillor for Culture, University and Research, Cristina Grieco, Regional Councillor for Education and Training, Stefano Ciuoffo, Regional Councillor for Productive Activities, Marco Moretti, President of the Agency of the Tuscan Region for the Right to University Study, and Domenico Petruzzo, General Director of the Regional School Office of Tuscany.


Over 3,000 physicians took part into the 33rd National Congress of SIMG – the Italian Society of General Medicine and Primary Care at Palazzo dei Congressi. The association was born to promote, enhance and support the professional role of general practitioners, both in the Italian health system and in European and non-European health organizations. Born in 1982, the association – located in Florence – boasts over 100 provincial and sub-provincial sections coordinated at regional level. The key theme of this edition, which also provided the title of the congress, is “Ritorno al Futuro: nuove generazioni, nuove idee e nuove cure per le Cure Primarie del nostro Paese” (Back to the Future – New Generations, New Ideas and New Treatments for Primary Care in Our Country). Among the various topics discussed, the importance of vaccines. It is expected that over 5 million people in Italy might be affected by flu; the number is expected to peak between end of January and early February, so much that the President of the Congress, Dr. Claudio Cricelli, warned:”Vaccines should involve anyone, because the more people get vaccinated, the more everyone will be protected”.

Concerning the cases of meningitis in Tuscany, Cricelli highlighted the importance of antimeningococcal vaccination which, however, does not protect a person for many years. Actually, it has to be repeated every 5 years. “To this extent – continued Cricelli – the Region of Tuscany is working professionally. As general practitioners of SIMG, we remain extremely vigilant and, without sparking unnecessary alarmism, we must try to monitor the situation daily, working closely with the Institutions.”