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The Italian trade fair system, after a black 2020 (with a loss of over 70% of the turnover on a 2019 turnover of around 1 billion euros) looks to the future. Starting with the possibility of resuming the events in attendance from 15 June, as required by the anti Covid regulations in force, but also relaunching strategies and investments. As done by Veronafiere, one of the most important Italian trade fair players and organizer of Vinitaly, the most important Italian wine fair, in Verona, but also of many events in the Vinitaly galaxy around the world.
The Verona fair, led by Maurizio Danese, has practically closed the capital increase: 28.6 million euros have already been subscribed (out of a total of 30 million euros), 95% of the capital increase of Veronafiere Spa, at end of the first phase reserved for members, closed on May 26th. And it is expected that the increase will be completed on time with the subscription of 100%, since some shareholders have already expressed their interest in the unopted.

“I express my personal satisfaction and that of the entire board of directors for the result of this first phase of the capital increase, which sees the shareholders confirm the unanimous will expressed in the recent meeting – said Maurizio Danese – it is a further concrete step towards the exit from an extremely complex period for the world trade fair system. Now, thanks to the new resources received, it will be possible to reactivate an investment plan along lines of consolidation and development shared with the shareholders. Among the fixed points, the presence of the leading international exhibitions in the owned exhibition center; easier transfer of shares for shareholders; the identification of partners to strengthen the company on the national and international scene, through alliances, aggregations and collaborations, always maintaining a strong local roots in Verona. Today we present ourselves to the market with a compact shareholder structure determined to take the necessary actions to ensure that the Verona Fair can increasingly give its contribution to the territory and at the same time guarantee profitability to the shareholders ”, concluded the Danish president.
Meanwhile, the first major wine event in Italy is with “OperaWine – 10th year anniversary”, scheduled with Vinitaly-Veronafiere and “Wine Spectator”, on June 19, in Verona, in the celebratory edition, with 200 iconic wineries of Italian wine in the world (simultaneously with the “Premiere” of the Arena), anticipated prologue of a “Vinitaly Special Edition 2021” on the new dates of 17-19 October.
The current corporate structure of Veronafiere Spa is made up as follows: Municipality of Verona (39.483%), Cassa di Risparmio di Verona Foundation, Vicenza, Belluno and Ancona (24.078%), Chamber of Commerce of Verona (12.985%), Cattolica Assicurazioni ( 7.075%), Banco BPM Spa (7.009%), Agenzia Veneta for Innovation in the Primary Sector (5.379%), Province of Verona (1.401%), Intesa Sanpaolo Spa (1.354%), Banca Veronese Cooperativo di Concamarise (0.883%) ), Immobiliare Magazzini srl (0.188%) and the Veneto Region (0.161%).


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