On 10 December 2016, the Italian Business Tourism Ambassadors' Gala was held at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo
The Italian Business Tourism Ambassadors' Gala took place at the Fairmont Monte-Carlo on 10 December, in the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince.
Numerous dignitaries also attended, including the Minister of Finance and Economy, Mr. Jean Castellini, H.E. Mr. Robert Fillon, Ambassador of Monaco to Italy, H.E. Mr. Cristiano Gallo, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Monaco and Mr. Guillaume Rose, Director of Monaco Tourist and Convention Authority.
This project was initiated two years ago by the Tourist and Convention Authority on the initiative of its Director, Guillaume Rose and Mr. Gianmarco Albani, who represented the Principality in Italy for many years. Its aim is to bring together Italian dignitaries from all walks of life, selected for their economic influence. Motivated by their love of the Principality, they agree to promote "Destination" Monaco to their contacts, both professional and personal.
These groups of Destination Ambassadors are linked via the Principality's Consuls in the Principality. Today, there are 230 members in 12 of the largest transalpine cities.
Initiatives by these dignitaries are dealt with first of all by the tourism representative office in Italy, headed by Ms. Gloria Svezia, and then by the department of the Prince's Government that is best able to respond. At a working session held prior to the gala, the Tourism Ambassadors had an opportunity to talk to representatives of the Association of Italian Entrepreneurs of Monaco on the subject of possible economic synergies that could be created between the Principality of Monaco and Italy.
The dinner held at the Salle d'Or included a fashion parade featuring ten designers, who had been brought together under the aegis of the Fashion Council of Monaco, a partner of this event. This demonstration of local know-how was a great success and was received enthusiastically by the guests present.
No doubt the Destination Ambassadors returned home happy and ready to fulfil their mission of support, overflowing with new energy!