Italia Hospitality

Highlighting the most authentic facets of the Italian traditions, art and lifestyle, we showcase to the world what Italy can do best for the future of the hospitality industry. We identify and promote distinctive combinations of Innovation deeply rooted in Italy’s millennial cultural heritage.

Expertise

Engaged in prestigious events within the Tourism, F&B, Hospitality, and Design sector, we assist leading companies in enhancing their position and expanding their reach in both the Italian and global markets.

Over the years, our team has collaborated with key players in the Tourism, Hospitality, Automotive, and Design industries, establishing partnerships with major Italian banks and institutions. Since 2015 we have represented Italy at IHIF (International Hospitality Investment Forum) supporting the attraction of foreign investments towards the country.

Upcoming events

Future Hospitality
Summit World 2024

Dubai
30th Sep – 2nd Oct 2024

International Hospitality Investment Forum

Industry and Institutional Partners

Giorgio Palmucci

RES HBD

Founder of Assotour and Assotravel in 2000, and a board member of the Italian Association of Hotel Chains and ASTOI. In 2012, he was elected both President of the Italian Confindustria Hotels Association and Vice President of the National Bilateral Tourism Entity of Confindustria, becoming its President from 2016 to 2022.

Since 2022, he has served as Vice President of Confindustria Hotels, President of Fontur, Vice President of EBIT, and a member of the General Council of Federturismo.

He sits on the Advisory Board of the International Hospitality Investment Forum in Berlin, contributing to the creation of the virtual brand Italia Hospitality.

In 1989, he began working at the Italian branch of Club Mediterranee as Administrative Manager, later becoming Director of Administration/Finance and Control. From 1999, he served as General Manager of Villaggi Italia and Legal Representative of the Italian branch, and in 2003, he added operational responsibility for the Croatian branch. In 2004, he became General Manager for Italy and Eastern Europe at Club Med, responsible for the commercialization of Club Med resorts worldwide in Italy, and joined the General Direction Committee for Europe. In 2005, he assumed operational responsibility for the Swiss branch. In 2010, he was appointed CEO and General Manager of Hotelturist S.p.a., a hotel chain operating in Italy under the TH Resorts brand.

In 2018, he left the role, remaining on the Board of Directors of the parent company Hotelturist Spa as Vice President with a mandate for development and international relations.

In January 2019, he was appointed by the Council of Ministers as President of the National Tourism Agency Enit for the following three years.

In June 2022, he was appointed Advisor to the Minister of Tourism until the end of the legislative term.

Italia Hospitality is a virtuous platform crafted to showcase Italian champions taking up Italy's cultural heritage, F&B, lifestyle and creativity targeting the hospitality industry.
Our goal is to generate valuable business opportunities leveraging on Italian heritage.