From the 14th to the 17th of November 2019 Rome will host the “Rome Skal Days”. The program includes the celebrations for Skal Roma’s 70th anniversary, the twinning between Skal Roma and Skal Stockholm, the Skal Europe Forum, and a B2B with online matchmaking.
This will also be an opportunity to visit and experience Rome. Delegates and their accompanying persons will enjoy tours such as “The great beauty” (around Sorrentino’s movie), vintage FIAT 500 drives, ice cream Rome, cooking classes, esoteric Rome, and La dolce vita. A selection of pre and post-convention tours to Napoli, Bologna, Sorrento, Pompei, Assisi, Siena, and Florence is also available.
Soon the program will be live and it will be possible to buy online “Rome à la Carte”, with only one click.
On November 15th, Skal International Roma will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of its foundation. The ceremony will be held in Rome’s city-hall, Michelangelo’s Capitol, surrounded by some of the finest monuments and classical art.
On the same day, Skal International Roma and Skal International Stockholm will sign their twinning, celebrating the city which inspired the name of our association.
The President of Skal International Roma Mr. Antonio Percario and the President of Skal International Stockholm Mr. Bjorn Arvidsson will sign the twinning document in presence of the President of Skal International, Ms. Lavonne Wittmann, the CEO of Skal International, Ms. Daniela Otero, the Executive Council of Skal Italy and Skal Roma, the Presidents of the Italian Skal Clubs, representatives of Rome’s tourism Associations, and members of the Italian and foreign press.
Stockholm will be the 7th club twinned with Roma after Berlin, Girona, Istanbul, Northern New Jersey, Paris and Ciudad de Mexico. Twinnings are an essential element of growth for professional and personal relations.
November 16th will be “Skal Europe Day”. Two major events are in the program: the B2B and the Forum on the Future of Skal Europe. The attendance includes the Presidents of European Skal Clubs, the President and the CEO of Skal International, the President of Skal Roma, the delegates from Europe and Rome, official authorities, entrepreneurs and tourism specialists.
Mr Antonio Percario, Skal Roma’s President, says: “We are honoured to welcome the Rome Skal Days. “Skal Europe Day” will be a great benefit and will strengthen the relations between all European Skal Members. The Skal Europe Day event will always take place on the 16th of November of each year, in a different city of Skal Europe Network. Skal Europe Network’s aim is to promote, help, and support the founding of new Clubs in order to develop the network with new members and new professional skills.” “In fact, – continues the President of Skal Italy Armando Ballarin, “in Rome we will also welcome the new Skal clubs of POMPEI and TAORMINA bringing to 11 the Skal Clubs in Italy, in two of the most renowned cities in the world, which will also be a source of pride for the Skal Europe Network.
The Skal Europe Forum will debate on the “Evolution of European tourism”. Domestic and international speakers will discuss and analyse data and trends.
All Presidents of the European Clubs will have time to introduce their Skal activities and their impact on the Network.
Ms Karine Coulanges, former President of Skal International and President of Skal Paris says; “We are proud and happy as we have achieved a great goal. Skal International is a formidable platform for improving the Tourism Industry. Skal Europe Network will be beneficial for all clubs engaged in the project.”
The secretariat of Skal Europe Network is based in Bucharest for the 2019/2020 year. Members of Young Skal Bucharest will have the honour to run the development of the Network.
Mr Florin Tancu, President of Skal Bucharest says: “A great occasion to empower the network of European Skal Clubs, never experienced before. A way to grow and to let grow, making space to new members in an association that works on building ethical, responsible tourism respecting diversity and fundamental values.”
During the Skal Europe Forum Mr Armando Ballarin, President of Skal Italy will assign Awards of Excellence to European Clubs with outstanding results in:
Tourism and Art
Tourism and Culture
Tourism and History
Tourism and Sport
Wine & Gastronomy Tourism
Mr Armando Ballarin, President of Skal Italy, says: “With the aim of enhancing the establishment of the Skal Europe Network and to engage more European clubs, Skal International Italia has set up the Awards of Excellence. These awards will be an important element of all the future Skal Europe Days.”
The social events of “Rome Skal Days” are:
November 14th: Welcome Happy Hour, by Rome’s Young Skal Team;
November 15th: Skal Style Gala Dinner;
November 16th: Farewell Dinner in Rome’s countryside, place of birth of Gina Lollobrigida and Marcello Mastroianni, and a shooting location for great movies like 1963 “Leopard”.
During the farewell dinner, the Executive Committee will decree the host city for the 2020 Skal Europe Day. All clubs will soon be informed on how to be a candidate.