Gianni Mantovani is CEO of Veronafiere. He has a law degree. He entered in 1985 Ente Autonomo Fiere di Verona (converted into the joint stock company Veronafiere SpA in 2017). In 2001 he was appointed CEO.
Since 2010 he is member of the Board of Directors of UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry). Since 2019 is chairman of Veronafiere Asia Ltd based in Hong Kong and member of the Board of Baina Shenzhen. Veronafiere has been organizing since 1967 Vinitaly, the world’s most prestigious exhibition dedicated to wine and spirits with more than 4.000 exhibitors and 120.000 visitors. It was his idea to organize promotional worldwide tours (China, USA, Russia, Canada Hong Kong) with the aim to encourage the direct match among the professionals in wine sector and to spread the knowledge of the Italian wine culture.
He is the creator of the event Wine to Asia, a multimedia promotional platform in partnership with Shenzhen Taoshow Culture Shows, whose 2nd edition will take place in Shenzhen 2nd – 4th December 2021.