Amalfi Coast Media Award, journalism international award assigned to some of the most significant names of the world of information (Ravello and Amalfi 2009 and 2010).

Cartoons on the Bay, International Festival Internazionale of TV animation: when operators, buyers, producers, journalist confront each other on international production (Amalfi, Positano, Salerno from 1996 to 2008).

Visit of Holy Father John Paul II (Pontecagnano 1999)

Visits of the Presidents of the Italian Republic Scalfaro (Salerno 1994 and 1998), Ciampi (Salerno 2002 and 2005, Solofra 2002), Napolitano (Salerno 2010)

The Mediterranean Exchange of Archeological Tourism, that has been taking place in Paestum since 1998, aims to promote archaeological sites and destinations in the Mediterranean countries, to help marketing specific tourism products; to contribute to the de-seasonalization of archaelogical tourism; to increas economic opportunities and create news jobs. Unique in the world in its kind, it sees the collaboration of the main international and national institutions, such as Unesco, Unwto, Italian Ministry of Culture.
For information www.bmta.it

FareTurismo is the only national event dedicated to training, work, tourism policies with its 21 editions (11 in Salerno, 9 in Rome, 1 in Milan). FareTurismo aims to think of tourism not only as a leisure, but mostly as an important economic activity for local development; to disseminate a new “culture of tourism”, also for the benefit of new entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviors; to concretely offer guidance and opportunities to those who wish to plan their professional future in tourism, through meetings with the educational offer of universities and master’s schools, with trade organizations, professional associations, bodies responsible for career guidance ; to hold job interviews with  human resources managers of the most important tourism companies, to attend the presentation of professional figures and new skills, to participate in seminars on business creation in tourism, quality, training, job market.
For more information www.fareturismo.it

BioVallo, Business ideas and project developments for the upgrading and reuse of the quarries in Vallo di Diano, was created and realized in 2008 following the adjudication of the call for bids “Sustainable Development in the Tourism-Cultural Chain” in 2006. The project proposes a new vision of the Quarries, from landscape wounds to development catalysts. It is a prototype for the redevelopment of the inland areas of the country, starting from Vallo di Diano in the Salerno area. The result of a detailed cartographic and photographic census of the approximately 70 abandoned, disused, abusive or still operating quarries located in the 15 municipalities belonging to the Vallo di Diano Mountain Community, it allows to launch a strategic plan aimed at creating a new green economy.  The project  develops for the first time the upgradign opportunities offered by the incentives of the Regional Plan of Mining Activities in order to favor not only the landscape recovery but also the opportunity for economic, social and entrepreneurial redemption of a territory with many unexpressed potentialities.
For more information www.biovallo.it

Grand Tour Sud è Pianificazione, infrastrutture, Ambiente, energia, architettura del paesaggio, riqualificazione urbana, valorizzazione dei Beni Culturali, Edifici e spazi Pubblici, Attrezzature Turistiche. La mostra multimediale ed il sito “Grand Tour Sud”, ideati nell’ambito di FareTurismo 2006, documentano oltre 200 piani e progetti in via di sviluppo e realizzazione in Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Sardegna e Sicilia. Il concept dell’esposizione richiama il “Grand Tour”, termine che venne utilizzato per la prima volta nel 1636 per indicare il viaggio culturale che aveva come meta le principali città e i capolavori storico – artistici del nostro Paese. L’idea di questa Italia di grandi centri d’arte, di archeologia e di storia è quella che ancora si ritrova nell’immaginario di molti stranieri e che i moderni tour operator tendono a riproporre.
Se un tempo il percorso intellettuale di alcune centinaia di giovani signori dell’aristocrazia europea era limitato soprattutto dalle difficoltà di movimento, oggi, grazie al moderno sistema di infrastrutture e di servizi, il turismo in tutte le sue accezioni è diventato più democratico e allo stesso tempo una voce fondamentale per l’economia del nostro Paese. I Piani e i progetti della Mostra, rappresentano, quindi, soluzioni innovative che possono contribuire a potenziare e qualificare l’offerta turistica e contemporaneamente estendere lo storico “Grand Tour” a tutta l’Italia.

Salerno Etnica l’evento musicale, ideato dal 2002 al 2008 grazie alla collaborazione con RAI Trade, per i Festeggiamenti Patronali della città di Salerno, nei giorni che precedono il 21 settembre (ricorrenza del Patrono San Matteo), nasce con un occhio rivolto al mondo giovanile. Grazie ad artisti sensibili e preparati, la musica etnica diventa una proposta che, attraverso elaborazioni, contaminazioni, incontro di culture e generi musicali, permette alle sonorità e al linguaggio tradizionale di essere consegnata ai giovani e continuare a vivere. Tra nuove proposte e forti esperienze legate alla musica di generi differenti si sono succeduti negli anni Alfio Antico, Bungt e Bangt, Enzo Gragnaniello e James Senese, Eugenio Bennato con il suo progetto “Taranta Power”, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso con Eugenio Finardi special guest, Pietra Montecorvino, Le Balentes, Nuove Tribù Zulu, Bisca, Agricantus, Elio e le Storie Tese, l’israeliana Noa con i Solis String Quartet, Popularia e Giovanni Mauriello, Umberto Sangiovanni & Daunia Orchestra, Tamburi di Goré con Badara Seck, Mauro Pagani, PFM, Enzo Avitabile & Bottari con Manu Dibango e Amina Special Guest, Caparezza, Almamegretta, Daniele Sepe, Angelo Branduardi, Goran Bregovic, Khaled, Tiromancino, Maria Nazionale, Alex Britti, Nino D’Angelo con ospite Raiz.

The Internation CSI – A “Gran Premio Tiberio” Island of Capri Horse Competition The first edition was organized in 1999 in the beautiful island of Capri, when 35 riders from 13 countries contributed to a unique sport, tourism and social event. Lesly Mcnaught, from Switzerland, the best female rider in the world, was the exceptional testimonial for that event and Samantha De Grenet, the well – know TV soubrette, acted as a patroness.

The CSI International Horse Competition of Salerno, after 16 editions in Salerno (in 1991 at the Vestuti Stadium and until 2006 on the Allende Promenade) was hosted for 5 editions in the Gardens of the Charterhouse of Saint Lawrence in Padula (from 2007 to 2011). In this splendid setting, Unesco Heritage site, thousands of spectators attended the races and equestrian shows. In 2007 the guests of honor were Piero and Raimondo D’Inzeo, unforgettable champions who brought the Persan Salerno horse to its laurels. The sporting event is also an opportunity to enhance the hinterland of the province of Salerno through the combination of “Sport and Culture”, which stands out for the particular beauty of its natural, historical and architectural resources.

The Social Enterprise Forum in 2000 made Southern Italy and Salerno home of the national debate concerning the non-profit sector, in which ideas and projects confronted each other on the important cross-section of the Third Sector which is social entrepreneurship. The program included an exhibition hall; conferences on issues related to public policies, the culture of social enterprise, training; meetings between social enterprises; presentation of financing opportunities for the creation of new social enterprises; social labor market orientation workshop

Wivi lo Sport created in 1996 for Coni, is based on one of the most complete definitions of Sport, which encompasses its various meanings (playful, competitive, moral, social, aggregative), developed by the French anthropologist Marcel Mauss: “Total Social Fact ”, that is the relationship between the individual and the social bond, through rules and adhesions that are not contractual and utilitarian, but voluntary. the proposal of the initiative is a weekend dedicated to physical activity , which involves the Federations affiliated with CONI, called to advertise their respective disciplines in specially set up stands that make the area an outdoor sports village. Young people are the real protagonists in competitions and demonstrations ranging from water sports performances to model aircraft performances, parachuting, motocross, beach volleyball, beach rugby, beach, from team sports (basketball, rugby, volleyball) to individual sports (cycling , motorcycling, athletics).

ACImotum “days of education and road safety, mobility, engines, road services”, created in 2002 for Automobile Club, was a unique opportunity for discussion on the engine market, on road policies, on national experiences, on market and legislative problems in the sector. The initiative intends to contribute to the culture of education and road safety, especially in the youth field, to stimulate the planning of local authorities to resolve issues relating to mobility; to orient the consumer, offering a showcase of engines and services; to guide high school students and undergraduates to job opportunities in the sector. There will also be an Exhibition Hall, simulations and safe driving tests, a gathering of historic cars, round tables, educational seminars for teachers and students.