Fieracavalli focuses on top-level equestrian sports and this year has engaged Marco Danese as Event Director for the only Italian leg of the Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup™.
The great "event director" made a massive contribution to the growth of the event from 2000 to 2007 and thereby returns to Fieracavalli, the most important international trade fair dedicated to the equestrian sector scheduled in Verona 26-29 October 2017.
“It's absolutely wonderful to be back," said Marco Danese. "As FISE Sports Director, I have already worked a great deal alongside the marvellous Veronafiere team. This competition has continued to grow year after year and is by now rightly considered to be a landmark event in terms of organization. The fact that it takes place within the scope of such a unique event as Fieracavalli makes it even more special”.
Danese is from Rome and has more than thirty years of experience with the Italian Federation of Equestrian Sports, for many years in the role of Sports Director; inasmuch, he is one of the most highly regarded professionals in the world of international show jumping. In 2010, he was called in by Jan Tops, patron of the Global Champions Tour, in the same role to coordinate all technical and organizational aspects of the entire circuit.
For the 2018 edition of Jumping Verona, the main objective of the new Event Director will be to make the competition even more spectacular for audiences, while also assuring guaranteeing the ideal racing and hosting conditions for riders and horses that continue to confirm Jumping Verona as the top event in the ever-expanding panorama of world-class indoor events.
“The well-established classic programme of competitions will be expanded new events on an international scale that are still being finalised," said Danese, "and the organizers can already confirm Uliano Vezzani, a superb course designer”.