Ugo Picarelli

Born October 31, 1961 in Salerno.

Graduated with honors in “Tourism for Cultural Heritage”, is a freelance journalist.

Begins his career as logistic manager of the Organizing Committee of Italy ’90, headquarter of Naples, in occasion of the Football World Cup.

In 1991 he founded Leader, company of which he is administrator.

From 1996 to 1998 is National Vice President of PCO ITALIA (Italian Association of Companies of Congress Organization) and Regional Counselor of FERPI (Italian Federation of Public Relations).

From 1999 to 2005 is Member of the Executive Board of Assindustria (Association of Industrials of the province of Salerno), in 2001 institutes the Group Tourism and Hotels, of which is first President until 2005.

From 1999 to 2003 is Vice President of the Tourism Regional Group of Confindustria Campania.

From 2004 to 2008 is member of the Committee of the Faculty of Languages of the University of Salerno in charge of starting degree courses and master degrees.

From 2007 to 2012 is Member and from 2013 to 2015 is permanent invitee of the National Board of Federturismo Confindustria.

From 2013 to 2015 is Member of the Technical Commission for Tourism and of the Working Group “Turismo, Agroalimentare, ExpoGen” under the Special Project Milan Expo 2015 of Confindustria.

Founder and Managing Director:

– of the Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism (23 editions), first event in the world dedicated to archaeological tourism;

– of FareTurismo (9 editions in Rome, 1 in Milan, 11 in Salerno), only national event dedicated to formation, work and tourism policies;

– of HospitalitySud (2 editions, 1 in Salerno and 1 in Naples), event dedicated to products, services and formation for hospitality industry;

– of Biovallo, innovative strategic plan to create a new green economy through the sustainable development of the cultural tourism industry;

– of National and International Horse Jumping, 25 from 1991 to 2011 between Paestum, Salerno, Capri, Reggia di Caserta and Certosa di Padula.

In 2005 cares the external relations with media for Italy for Team Alinghi during the presentation of the 2007 America’s Cup in Valencia.

Protagonist and Coordinator of important events:

two visits of the Holy Father, six visits of the President of the Republic, one G8 of the Ministers for Research, 11th and 18th World Convention of Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad, ten editions of Cartoons on the Bay the International Festival of TV Animation, the 26th National Congress of Magistrates, from 1999 to 2008 of the Capri Convention of Young Entrepreneurs of Confindustria, in 2009 and 2010 of the Journalistic Award of RAIUno “Amalfi Coast Media Award”.

In 2006 found the Salerno Convention Bureau, of which has been Managing Director and now President.

In 2009 is founding member of SISTUR (Italian Society of Tourism Sciences) of which has been Secretary-General until 2012 and Responsible for External Relations from 2013 to date.

Member of the Ministerial Committee for the Rationalization of Tourism Formation and the Promotion of Hospitality Culture on appointment of the Undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers hon. Mrs Brambilla on March 26, 2009, until September 2011.

Member of the Group of Experts for the identification of touristic profiles in technical-professional formation as a result of the reorganization of Technical and Professional Institutes and the creation of Superior Technical Institutes since December 2012, on appointment of the Undersecretary for Instruction prof. Mrs Ugolini on November 28, 2012.

Coordinator of the Parliamentary Observatory for Tourism from April 2014 to date.

In 2006 is awarded by the President of the Italian Republic with the honor of Cavalierein 2009 of Ufficiale of the Order “Al Merito della Repubblica Italiana”, in 2015 of Commendatore and in 2018 of Grande Ufficiale.

In 2010 during the BIT (International Tourism Exchange) at the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan has been awarded with the “Excellent” Award, the prestigious award for those who work in tourism industry.

Named by the Undersecretary for Tourism hon. Mrs Dorina Bianchi Member of the Group of Experts on 2016 – 2018.

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