Posts Tagged ‘Venice’

Rana Florida
by Rana Florida
Tue Apr 7th 2009 at 7:53am UTC

Creative Maniago

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Richard delivered the keynote to an enthusiastic audience at the final day of the Festival of City – Enterprise in Maniago. Afterward, we enjoyed the local flavor at a restaurant made famous by a visit by Bill Clinton. Il Rifugio is surrounded by a natural park in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. Our dinner guests included well-known sport clothing manufacturer, Lotto – Andrea Tomat and President of Confindustria Veneto Region, Professor Alberto Felice De Toni, and Filiberto Zovico, Director of Festival delle Città Impresa.

Beautiful mountains of Friuli Venezia, enroute to Maniago

Beautiful mountains of Friuli Venezia, enroute to Maniago

Richard accepting a gift from event organizers

Richard accepting a gift from event organizers

Rana Florida, Filberto Zovico, Richard Florida

Rana Florida, Richard Florida, Filberto Zovico

Richard and Rana Florida enjoying dinner with event organizers at a mountain side restaurant in Friuli Venezia

Richard and Rana Florida enjoying dinner with event organizers at a mountain side restaurant in Friuli Venezia

         Richard and Rana departing by water taxi to the Marco Polo International Airport

Richard and Rana departing by water taxi to the Marco Polo International Airport

Rana Florida
by Rana Florida
Sun Apr 5th 2009 at 4:32am UTC

Creative Schio

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Richard gave the keynote address yesterday at the Festival delle Citta Impresa (A Festival of the City – Enterprise) in Schio, Italy (just outside Venice).  The Festival, organized by Nordesteuropa Editore, took place in an architecturally and culturally creative textile prototyping factory.  The event spurred vibrant discussions about the future challenges of the economy, politics and society, creativity and research.

Festival of City - Enterprise
Festival of City – Enterprise
Venice
Venice
Francesco Morace, Future Concept Lab, Richard Florida, Roberto Morelli, Nordesteuropa Editore Srl
Francesco Morace, Future Concept Lab, Richard Florida, Roberto Morelli, Nordesteuropa Editore Srl
Richard Florida and Riccardo Illy, Presedent of Gruppo Illy S.p.A.
Richard Florida and Riccardo Illy, Presedent of Gruppo Illy S.p.A.
Rana Florida and Richard Florida back in Venice
Rana Florida and Richard Florida back in Venice