During the Gala dinner leading to the Altagamma Day dedicated to Manufacturing Talents, the director of INTERNI was appointed Honorary Member and Ambassador of Italian Excellence in the world by virtue of the work carried out for the FuoriSalone

At the Altagamma gala dinner, at Palazzo Colonna in Rome, the honor of the title of Honourary Member of Altagamma and Ambassador of Italian Excellence in the world was awarded to Gilda Bojardi : a recognition reserved for people, bodies and institutions who have distinguished themselves in the production and communication of Italian excellence in the world, in different fields. In the case of the director of Interni, Altagamma wanted to reward the conception of the FuoriSalone and the constant commitment of Gilda Bojardi in contributing to its success, year after year, with the events and editorial projects of the Interni System.

Justifying the decision, the President of Altagamma Matteo Bruno Lunelli said: "among the numerous areas of activity in which Gilda Bojardi has placed her energy, competence and talent in favor of the promotion of the project culture of design and applied arts, a place FuoriSalone, which she herself created, occupies a particular role: it has not only contributed to transforming the perception of design and its role in society, bringing it closer to the general public, but has created and continues to nourish a fertile breeding ground for widespread creativity . An extraordinary example of how beauty, innovation and creativity can present themselves as elements of the DNA of a city and a country".

The other honorary members for 2024 are the chef Umberto Bombana, the designer Walter de Silva, the Alpine skiing champion Sofia Goggia, the Chairman and CEO of Formula 1 Stefano Domenicali, Matthew Upchurch Founder and CEO of the Travel company Virtuoso Counseling and the Bonetti/Kozersky Architecture Studio.

Altagamma Day 2024 was opened by the institutional greetings of the President Matteo Lunelli and the Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy Adolfo Urso, representing the Government.

On this occasion, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed by President Lunelli and the General Commissioner for Expo 2025 Osaka, Ambassador Mario Vattani, which aims to facilitate, on the occasion of the event, participation and promotion and communication projects of Altagamma companies and the sector.

During the day, several entrepreneurs and managers of Altagamma companies, supported by analysts and academics and coordinated by the General Director of Altagamma, Stefania Lazzaroni, gave concrete examples of how the companies are doing to give their contribution to a crucial theme: communication projects, internal and external training projects, international exhibitions to enhance our craftsmanship and orientation for younger people.

Serge Brunschwig, Altagamma Councilor with responsibility for Human Capital and Talent Development, and Chairman and CEO of Fendi, illustrated ADOPT A SCHOOL, the Altagamma project in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Merit which creates personalized and collaborative training courses between schools and companies, aimed at reducing the gap between supply and demand of technical and professional profiles, thanks to educational programs structured together more in line with the needs of high-end companies.

Now in its third edition this year, the program has so far involved 33 Altagamma companies, 39 schools, 120 classes and 2500 students. Renzo Rosso, Founder and President of the OTB Group spoke about the centrality of manufacturing for Altagamma companies, underlining how Made in Italy is the result of artisanal skills, entrepreneurial stories and traditions that reside in a supply chain unique in the world and how it represents a strategic asset for the luxury sector and for the entire country, to be protected, enhanced and handed down to younger generations, Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari who testified the investment that the company has made in Italy in terms of production and manufacturing training in the jewelery sector and Luca Lisandroni, CEO of Brunello Cucinelli who spoke about the School of Contemporary High Crafts for the Arts and the Solomeo Crafts.

The focus on the need for high-end manufacturing talent was coordinated by Altagamma General Director Stefania Lazzaroni together with Stefano Micelli, Professor of Economics and Business Management at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Attilio Di Battista, Head Impact Design and Coordination, New Economy and Society of the World Economic Forum and strong>Alessandro Paparelli, Chief People Officer of Brioni.

Some Altagamma brands have therefore brought examples of initiatives in the field of training and promotion of manufacturing professions: Andrea Cottini, COO of Bottega Veneta with the Accademia Labor et Ingenium project, Alberto Ferrarotto, Head of Learning, Development & Talent Acquisition of Lamborghiniwith the DESI (Dual Education System Italy) project and Carlotta Fontana, Councilor of Villa d'Este with the Academy for the tourism sector IATH Academy.