Milan-Cortina, with Manageritalia and Ciset Veneto tourism sector gathered around the program

Great participation in the Manager & Tourism initiative ‘Young people, companies, work: the Veneto towards Milan Cortina 2026‘. All the main tourism stakeholders in the Veneto region participated in the discussion on the program drawn up by Manageritalia and Ciset, starting from the data of the study presented by the Cgia of Mestre. The four-year plan aims at relaunching tourism in the post-pandemic to allow the structures and the entire accommodation system of the region to be found prepared for the Milan Cortina 2026 appointment.

“With this initiative – he explained Mario Mantovani, president of Manageritalia opening the speeches – we want to express the desire to remain united, because this leads us to overcome difficulties. This explains the interest towards the sport of the Olympics that unites people and eliminates distances, an element that has even more value in this period. For our part, there is the commitment, which we will keep constant between now and 2026, in making available the best skills that come from the managerial world “.

“Manageritalia – he continued Lucio Fochesato, president of Manageritalia Veneto – is committed to welcoming all the actors of the supply chain at the regional level around the table with the aim of investigating the new challenges of the sector such as the Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympics. We want to stimulate reflections taking into account the difficulties that exist at the moment , elements such as employment, whose data are to be collimated with demographic trends in the medium term, must be considered. On these elements we must move forward concrete initiatives to create value for tourists, work for young people and new professionals. Thanks to the collaboration with Ciset, we have developed a road map that invites all interested parties to stimulate the useful procedures to be activated. The fundamental aspects are substantially three: to create attractiveness towards young people, to stimulate the training of professional figures suited to the new challenges and to support businesses. Only in this way will the Vento be able to maintain the competitiveness that distinguishes it ”.

“What we are presenting is a research idea that has been developed over several years – he added Michele Tamma, president of Ciset and professor of Business Economics at the Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice, presenting the road map – and Veneto must look to human capital. Today we know a lot of data on the labor market, on the needs of businesses, on training but we do not look at the youth labor market. The data must be included in a broader system to understand what the choices of young people will be with respect to the world of work in the tourism sector and what will be the development of their careers. We must ask ourselves about this. Up to now we have worked separately, now we have to build a widespread and shared knowledge base that is useful to everyone and first of all to our young people. The Olympics are an event to roll up your sleeves around, tourism needs to be renewed and made capable of still giving a lot of value but in a more sustainable waythe events of 2026 are part of a history that has been in motion for some time and that we can no longer ignore ”.

“The occasion of the Milan-Corina 2026 Olympics – he observed Elena Donazzan, councilor for education, training, work and equal opportunities of the Veneto region – it must be an investment point for the future. Manageritalia has already developed many projects on this and deals, thanks to the synergies signed with the Veneto Region, to train and grow the ruling class, we talk in schools, in companies to feed a conscience of long-term territorial development, which goes beyond events. All the parties are seated at the table today and this meeting is of great importance, we are all involved in this great transformation, these meetings are used to change mentality and to change the construction of networks of relationships. Tourism is not a watertight sector, it is an essential part of the businessas well as the territory with its local authorities, an event like the Milan-Corina 2026 Olympics must be an opportunity to develop a new and transversal mentality and the glue can only be a careful ruling class and continuous research “.

“Talking about tourism – he acknowledged Eugenio Gattolin, Confcommercio Veneto – and adding the word young people is unusual, instead we have to ask ourselves what attractiveness this sector has towards our young people. Attracting young people trained in our companies means creating a competitive ecosystem ready to meet the new needs of tourism. This is why the Manageritalia initiative is very important “.

“Tourism – he recalled Italo Candoni, Deputy Director of Confindustria Veneto – goes beyond its borders and involves the whole economy, from culture to distribution. The European Union recognizes the potential of the tourism and heritage sector and we must work on this with planning precisely for tell why tourism is attractive, not complaining that it is not“.

Mario Giovanni Viti, Tourism Director of the Veneto Regionhe said: “Tourism is transversal and fundamental in the economy of our Region. For this reason these initiatives are very important to spread awareness of the value that tourism has in our economy. We have a huge delay in the digitization of businesses that can be solved with the involvement of young resources “.

Many others were the interventions of a meeting that kept all the many participants for over three hours to dialogue and share opinions and actions on the theme of tourism and all its related activities, starting from school to train young people. Among others present with their top representatives of the following organizations: Claudio Scarpa, director of the Venetian Hoteliers Association; Federico Barbierato Mayor of the Municipality of Abano; Paolo Gubitta University of Padua; Alberto Granzotto Fata Federcamping; Luigi Alverà Municipality of Cortina D’Ampezzo; Franco Lentini, Ass Hoteliers Cortina; Mattia Boschelli, Federlberghi Garda Veneto; Marta Maria Ugolini, University of Verona; Marco Gottardo, Federlaberghi Terme Abano M; Mara Marsilio, Ites Einaudi Gramsci Padua; Carla Vertuani, Ites Einaudi Verona; Alfredo Rosace, Int. Lions Walled Cities Association, Michele Basso, Dmo Dolomiti; Alessandro Martini, Dmo Marco Treviso; Mattia Agnetti, Venice Civic Museums Foundation; Silvia Cantele, Vuh University of Verona and Vicenza; Carmela Palumbo, Regional School Office; Giovanni Simonetto Its Academy Tourism; Antonio Girardi Cida Veneto; Edi Brisotto, Ipssar Massimo Alberini Villorba; Rachele Scandella Ites Algarotti-Sarpi-Itssar Barbarigo; Armando Ballarin, Skal Italia; Giovanni Santoro, AVM Vela.