Maurizio Danese

Maurizio Danese is the Managing Director of Veronafiere Spa. In 1987 he founded his first company, Center Catering Spa, following which, he gained experience in the food&wine sector by working with several important companies in Veneto and Emilia. Today he is vice-president of Pregis Spa, a leading food service company specializing in the supply of food products to the HORECA channel.  Since 2004 he has been deputy vice-president of Confcommercio Verona; a member of the territorial committee of Banco Popolare since 2012; from 2010 to 2015 he was president of Confidi Veneto – Cooperativa di Garanzia Collettiva Fidi; from 2003 to 2019 he was a member of the board and of the council of the Verona Chamber of Commerce, where he acted as vice-president from 2014-2015.  From 2009 to 2014 he chaired Verona Innovazione, a special branch of the Verona CCIAA. From October 2015 to July 2022 he was President of Veronafiere and among the main architects of its transformation from an entity to a joint stock company. He has been at the helm of GH since 2020, an association that supports wholesalers in the HORECA channel. He was appointed president of AEFI in 2020, the Italian Exhibitors and Trade Fairs Association, after serving as vice president for the previous two years. He is now the Managing Director of Veronafiere.

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