Team

We love what we do! Delivering high-end services to our clients is our passion and we do it as a team and not as individuals. Each employee’s goal is the success of Italia Connection… which means the satisfaction of our clients’ expectations!

When you choose to work with Italia Connection, you are choosing a partner who will put their clients’ interests above their own. It’s not the way it’s always been done, but it’s the way it will be done from now on!

Alberto Neri

Alberto Neri

Founder & CEO

Since before the millennium, Alberto has been assisting clients in the automotive, financial services, pharmaceutical and communication industries. Now, as the principal player at Italia Connection, he will be your connection to the most creative new ideas, the freshest participant experiences and the unique program design elements in all of Italy – and for all of Italy. He has learned the different expectations and how to handle complex programs from the start to finish. His attention to details and the customer experience is his passion. His professional attitude, his passion for the business and for people, and his on-site experience make Alberto the most suitable person to accomplish any kind of request and deliver the new experiences of a lifetime.

Ivana Crispino

Ivana Crispino

Executive Manager

Ivana is working within the travel industry since the end of the nineties and with her vast experience in the event, incentive, meeting and conference world she brings creativity, enthusiasm and attention to details to every customized program Italia Connection produces. She understands what it takes to make a true partnership work and to ensure that the main objective succeeds and surpasses expectations. She understands the demands and pressures of today’s organizers: no matter the complexity she consistently delivers. Her highly-professional, customer-focused, flexible, ‘can-do’ attitude and delivering what best suits your needs are her forte.

David Vogel

David Vogel

Executive Vice President

David received his Tourism Management Graduation in Austria in 1996. His work since then stretched from Meeting-Sales in hotels and the IT business in Europe, to overseas experience in Mexico, USA and Caribbean. Until finally arriving in Rome in 2005, where he sets up his base to work as a freelance Travel Director all around the world. On 5 continents and in 6 languages he managed multicultural groups and individuals for DMCs, Incentive Houses and direct clients. The attention to details and the understanding of the whole picture without losing the personal touch for the individual, are some of the qualities that our clients very much appreciate. As our main sales responsible for the European market, David has definitively improved the quality of our team by adding his long-term international experience!

Luigi Granata

Pierluigi Granata

Director of Operation

With its over 20 years extensive, first-hand knowledge of Italy destinations, Luigi (… as everyone calls him) is one of Italia Connection key persons. He has all the characteristics of the ideal Tour Leader: energetic, enthusiastic, highly-motivated, organized, imaginative, widely traveled, passionate about culture and history, and fluent in English. He also has experience in managing teams, computer skills, and financial savvy. He knows how to look out for the comfort, safety, and needs of incentive programs’ guest, as well as how to ensure the program runs efficiently.

Giulia Ammendolia

Giulia Ammendolia

Director of Operation

Giulia has always been running events of some sort. She left University with a degree in History and soon afterwards found herself organizing conferences and spectacular events in automotive industry. That time introduced her to some fantastic destinations and offered her the chance to be part of a dynamic team of young event managers, creating show-stopping events, involving big budgets and even bigger personalities. Giulia stays focused on the tasks, she is self-reliant, accurate and motivated to the best job she can. She eagerly looks forward to any training that might help her do better, and she is the first volunteer for new projects. She is reliable and consistently meets deadlines and production goals.

Alessia Mancini

Alessia Mancini

Director of Operation

Alessia has recently joined the Italia Connection team and she has immediately felt at home with the entire group! After a degree in foreign languages, she has been working in the travel industry for more than 18 years now. During this time she has acquired a deep knowledge of the whole Italian territory and its wonderful destinations. She identifies the needs of every single client at a glance and will always try to fulfill and surpass their expectations. Alessia is very detailed and accurate in her work style. Together with her multitasking skills and great personality, she became an important part of the program operations organization and an important player of the Italia Connection team!

Erika Crispino

Erika Crispino

Operation Manager

Erika has a real passion for people: that’s why she completed the university master of science degree in psychology followed by a specialization school. She does not only have the experience but also the passion for her work. Her greatest satisfaction comes from fulfilling and exceeding the expectations of our clients. Personal attention is a key ingredient in all that she does. She honed her operational, problem solving and “seeing around corners” skills during many unique and exciting private events and programs in Italy.

Katia Ruzzi

Katia Ruzzi

Accounting Department Manager

We can say Katia started her carrier in the tourism when she was 14 years old: she studied languages, events and tourism services in Rome for 5 years. So perhaps she knew her vocation from an early age! The passion for the tourism has taken her to the UK and Spain. She fell in love with both countries but Italy remained always her favorite: her move back to Rome has seen her career progress, working in travel and IT events before joining Italia Connection in 2015. Katia is a real people person and you’ll always find her with a smile on her face!

Catia Angelelli

Catia Angelelli

Chief Financial Officer

Since the company was born, Catia has managed all financial aspects. Her knowledge on the accounting and financial system which in Italy is constantly in evolution, makes her a very important member of the company. Her passion for “numbers” and attention to details make sure to keep our business operating without hitches and delays.

Alberto Lume

Alberto Lume

Information Technology Consultant

A company’s technology organization should support its business strategy, not constrain it. Alberto focuses first on the strategic needs of our business to determine the technology capabilities needed to support our long-term goals. He ensures our IT organizations and operating models are nimble, agile and effective, equipping them to cut through the noise of fleeting technology trends to create enduring results.

Stefano Scioscia

Stefano Scioscia

Art Director

Stefano started his career working for many years as model for the most famous Italian fashion designers. This experience allowed him to become art director and build an innovative agency focused on the fashion industry, providing all equipment to create unique and memorable sets for the shows: so often in fashion, the set (or the setting) makes the show! When it comes to introducing a new collection, the clothes may come first, but Stefano as art director adds the ambiance (and enhance fashion designers’ brand image) with the help from set design. Since the beginning, Italia Connection benefits from Stefano’s know-how and advise to create meaningful and memorable set-ups, backdrops, ambience for our events and dress up with style all communication materials.