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The 4th Global Exhibitions Day took place in Rome, inside the Ara Pacis Auditorium, on Wednesday 5th June 2019. The event’s theme was Collaboration & Sustainability: Change Drivers for Italian Fairs. The celebratory Exhibitions Day was born in 2016 on the initiative of UFI – the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry – and AEFI – the Italian Fair and Exhibition Association.

“Italian fairs generating 60 billion Euros business and creating 50% of exports in companies which participated in their activities, are a key tool for an extraordinary development, able to react to crises by innovating and renewing themselves – recalled Laezza, President of AEFI.  A strategic asset to be supported through dedicated measures”.

After some speeches given by local authorities, highlighting the value of exhibition activities  as compared to an export growth in these last years, in the afternoon the Italian Fairs representatives (Bologna Fiere, Ferrara Fiere Congressi, Fiera Bolzano, Fiera Milano, Fiera Roma, Firenze Fiera, Ieg-Italian Exhibition Group, Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Veronafiere e Villa Erba) took the stand. Among them, Sandro Nocchi, Managing Director of Firenze Fiera, who stressed the importance of the Florence company’s work in terms of eco-sustainability, sealed by the achievement of the ISO 14001 certification, as well as of a comprehensive and careful separate collection activity constantly carried out before, during and after each event.

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Everything is ready at the Fortezza da Basso for DIP 2019 – the 10th International Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome and Pregnancy. The most important event dedicated to the prevention and innovation in the field of maternal, foetal and neonatal medicine will be held from Wednesday, 29th May to 1st June 2019. Over 1,500 representatives from all over the world are expected to attend the event.

The 10th DIP Symposium will highlight advances in pregnancy study and research– from pre-pregnancy to pre-natal, natal and post-natal care. Special attention will be paid to the prediction and prevention of complications during pregnancy – hyperglycaemia, hypertension, pre-term birth, metabolic syndrome, NCD (Noncommunicable Diseases) and pregnancy, foetal growth and much more. The Symposium will also provide health workers with new departure points and updates concerning their own practice of maternal foetal medicine.

 

Si svolgerà alla Fortezza da Basso dall’11 al 14 maggio la 24° edizione del Congresso Nazionale della Federazione  delle Associazioni dei Dirigenti Ospedalieri Internisti (FADOI).

L’evento si avvale di un programma scientifico ricco ed articolato fra simposi, letture, corsi e tavole rotonde. Si parlerà del processo di cura nell’era digitale, della figura dell’internista del nuovo millennio e di argomenti specifici come la gestione dell’ipotiroidismo in medicina interna, delle patologie ferro-correlate, della tutela della persona e la sicurezza delle cure nell’era digitale.

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MIDA 2019 – the new International Artisan Fair – successfully closed at the Fortezza da Basso. During the last opening day (1st May) the Fair registered a record attendance, so much that the closing time was postponed by two hours – a clear sign of the high popularity of this new format and of the event contents coming from a wider and more selected audience, who appreciated the exclusivity, the beauty and the originality of the artefacts presented by the over 500 exhibitors participating. The latter were totally satisfied with the significant increase in purchases and in negotiations launched as compared to the past editions.

The side exhibitions were also highly appreciated: Firenze su misura – Wunderkammer (Tailor-Made Florence – Cabinets of Curiosities), Le Sette Meraviglie della Toscana (The Seven Wonders of Tuscany), Ori e Tesori (Golden Treasures), Sonus and the movie festival curated by Milano Design Film Festival.

The Rastriglia pavilion was overcrowded thanks to a full schedule of meetings and workshops dedicated to the “Nuovissimi” (The Brand New), focusing on Makers, with proposals concerning technological innovations, circular economy, digital handicrafts and self-production.

Another successful feature was the new section exclusively devoted to agri-food producers, with cooking shows, demonstrations, meetings with great chefs and tasting under the aegis of quality.

Buyers from the main international markets, coming to the Fortezza thanks to MEET THE ARTISANS project, curated by PromoFirenze, highly enjoyed the Fair.

And last but not least, all the guided tours of artisanal workshops, the vaults and the monumental area of the Medicean Fortress, and of the Restoration Workshops of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure were sold out. These events created an amazing programme “outside the Fair” which already promises to become wider and more articulated for the 2020 edition.

 

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After its past successful editions, the 4th edition of MEF (the Electrical Engineering Fair) – one of the most important industry fairs on a national scale – is back at the Fortezza from 27th to 30th March 2019 in a richer and more articulated format. Continue reading All about Electrical Engineering at the 4th edition of MEF – Fortezza da Basso, March 27-30, 2019

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After a successful first edition, Firenze Bio – the event devoted to the organic and biodynamic world (free entrance from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.) – is back at the Fortezza da Basso by popular demand.

Nearly 200 exhibitors are expected to participate, the majority from Tuscany but also from all over Italy. An increasingly emerging event, thanks to a team work which created a community of producers, associations and institutions, co-operating to enhance the work of all those who produce while respecting health and environment. Over 40 meetings will be promoted, among them an opening convention organized by the Region of Tuscany – “Tutela e valorizzazione dell’agrobiodiversità in Toscana” (Protection and Development of Agrobiodiversity). The Gola Giocanda cooking area will feature a rich programme. Among the new features of this second edition, sensorial tastings in cooperation with Wine Lovers Academy.

The Firenze Bio App will guide visitors inside the Spadolini Pavilion. Available for Android and iOS devices, this app will connect to beacons in real time. This way, the physical event will open to the digital world, creating an interactive and powerful experience, tailored for visitors.

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Over 800 representatives will participate in the 5th edition of CORA, the International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology and Autoimmunity, which has been taking place in Florence since 2011, the year which saw its first edition. This event represents a big date for all those wishing to get a comprehensive update in the field of rheumatology and autoimmunity.

CORA 2019 will feature short debate sessions, scientific conferences, abstracts, sponsored blocks and a new type of session – “Corridor Consult”, during which the main experts will discuss serious clinical cases. The latest research on questions related to the clinical diagnosis, management, as well as the pathogenesis of rheumatic and autoimmune disorders will be presented. A comprehensive scientific programme will cover many questions related to these fields.

 

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Everything is ready for the Winter Edition of the “Festa dell’Unicorno” (Unicorn Celebration) bringing the colourful world of elves, ogres and fantastic creatures to the Fortezza da Basso from 15th to 17th March 2019. “A wonderful opportunity for all the fantasy curious and lovers, who will meet in Florence, inside the premises of the Fortezza da Basso for a special edition of the event. This event follows the direction taken by the local government, aiming at deseasonalizing tourist flows and promoting tourism outside the usual channels”, stated Cecilia del Re, Councillor for the Economic Development, Tourism and Fairs of the Florence Municipality. “This Festival will be full of shows and animations for an audience of all ages, with families and young people coming from all over Italy”, commented the organisers.

Inside the monumental area, visitors will find a space entirely devoted to Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, D&D and to live role playing. There will also be an area dedicated to all Star Wars lovers, a LEGO area, a horror section (only for the bravest ones!), as well as a space devoted to The Walking Dead. Comics and cosplays will be located inside the Ghiaie Pavilion and inside the Palazzina Lorenese.

A special edition of the “Festa dell’Unicorno”, with a three-day schedule full of events which will turn Florence into the Italian capital of creativity and colours of the charming “Planet Fantasy”.

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Over 2,000 cardiologists are expected to visit the Fortezza da Basso to attend the 36th Congress of Cardiology “Conoscere e Curare il Cuore” (Prevent and Treat Your Heart), the annual reference event concerning problems linked with diagnosis and therapy in cardiology, privileging the clinical-practical aspects rather than theoretical research. Every year, this congress represents a cultural contribution offered by the Centro per la Lotta contro l’Infarto – Fondazione Onlus (Heart Attack Centre – NPO) to Italian cardiologists. Many topics will be discussed: usefulness and limits of non-invasive methods to prevent heart attacks, manner and timing to treat subclinical atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure and causal connection between influenza and cardiovascular disease – Pathophysiological hypotheses and clinical consequences.

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The 5th edition of “tourismA” – the international fair of archaeology and cultural heritage organised by Archeologia Viva Giunti Editore – has just ended in Florence. Alberto Angela, “escorted” by 10 Roman legionaries, closed the event talking about Cleopatra (with a slightly different ending…).

A crowd of ancient world enthusiasts came from every corner of Italy to take part into the 5th edition of tourismA, the international archaeology and cultural heritage fair organized by Archeologia Viva Giunti Editore at Palazzo dei Congressi in Florence. Meetings, prominent figures, educational workshops and virtual journeys back in time made the three-day Fair in Florence an unprecedented event, with a record attendance of over 13,000 people. Many Italian celebrities participated in the 2019 edition, among them Philippe, Daverio, Vittorio Sgarbi, Andrea Carandini, Syusy Blady and once again, Alberto Angela, sponsor of the event, who closed the Fair.

Starting from his last literary work, the popular historian and TV presenter entertained the audience for over one hour, retracing one of the most compelling and romantic stories of the Roman Empire, starring Queen of Egypt Cleopatra and valiant Roman commander Mark Anthony. A gossip story, as suggested by Angela, with a slightly different hypothesis concerning the queen’s suicide. “Her suicide was not due to viper’s venom, but to a cocktail of various substances. As a matter of fact, no bite was found on Cleopatra’s skin. Instead, it was almost surely due to a lethal drink”. Joking with the audience, he then added “I would like to dedicate this book to young people, because I’m also young…at least, judging from my carbon-14 dating!”