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48° ICCA Congress and Exhibition, 7-11 November 2009

BOLOGNA|RIMINI PRE-TOUR 6-8 November 2009

“Emilia Romagna land of motors, food and artists for top class events”


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Index 01 - Introduction 02 - Main airports 03 - Historic outlines 04/13 - Views of Bologna 14/22 - Views of Rimini 23 - Programme 24 - Contact in Bologna 25 - Contact in Rimini INDEX


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Introduction BOLOGNA: Bologna, capital of the Emilia Romagna Region, successfully combines tradition and modernity. It is a city of art and culture, with its old town centre still intact in its Medieval layout which has been classified by UNESCO as the largest in the world. Bologna is the city of porticoes, with some 40 km’s of covered walkways, and the city of towers. It was Capital of Culture in 2000 and boasts the oldest University in Europe, founded in 1088. Bologna was also recognized as a “creative city of music” by UNESCO in 2006. Open and forward-looking, Bologna is truly one of Europe’s most modern cities with outstanding services and infrastructures, more than 95,000 enterprises among which numerous leading brands and one of Europe’s most modern and functional trade fair facilities. Its unique geographical location makes it a natural crossroad in Italy and Europe, thus a natural international commercial and business hub. Hotel accommodation is extensive in this city renowned for its hospitality and the choice ranges from charming old-style establishments to ultramodern and international ones. Many excursions can be organised ranging from culture to music, antique or modern art, the world of engines, fashion and shopping. Joie de vivre, friendly atmosphere and excellent cuisine is very much part of the local everyday scene.

RIMINI: The Rimini Riviera stretches along the Adriatic coast, with 40 km’s of beaches, comfortable hotels, gardens and parks, tree-lined avenues, a host of trendy restaurants, pubs and clubs and the highest concentration of theme parks in Europe. The Rimini Riviera is a land of intriguing contrasts, where the buzz of the coastal area is counterbalanced by the peaceful and quiet inland, where castles, tiny churches and medieval villages nestle in the hills. And where you can find art treasures and a rich calendar of cultural events with an international reach alongside a thriving economy and an advanced University. To complete the picture, a large capacity of quality hotels, expert and professional operators, a busy City Airport together with three others nearby (Bologna, Ancona, Forlì), and a remarkable range of conference facilities. Rimini is innate hospitality and dynamism. Visitors can move around with ease, because everything is close at hand. The town is enjoying a singular makeover; thanks to the sensitivity of both the business community and the local authorities. Important results have been achieved in the move from seaside to business tourism, more specifically trade fairs and conferences. And the upcoming new Palacongressi Conference Centre which will be inaugurated at the end of 2009 is a clear demonstration of the ongoing changes and developments.

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Main airports • Bologna Intercontinental Airport Km 7 from the city centre of Bologna Km 100 from Rimini www.bologna-airport.it • Forlì International Airport Km 50 from Bologna Km 40 from Rimini www.forliairport.com • Rimini International Airport Km 4,5 from the city centre of Rimini km 100 from Bologna www.riminiairport.com

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Historic outlines BOLOGNA: Originally founded by the Etruscans in the 6th century BC, it was later colonized by Romans becoming a roman metropolis. In the early middle ages, the local Church represented by bishops such as Felix and Petronium, played an important role in the city’s protection and development. Later on, the city has been governed by Goths, Byzantines, Lombards and in 774 returned under the Church till the formation of the communal power in the 12th century. In Renaissance periods, Bologna acquired the aesthetic characteristics that are still hers today and won a newly found fame in Europe owing to the paintings of the Carracci family, of Guido Reni and Il Guercino and also to its important school of music. Bologna played host to the greatest names in European culture: the poets Dante and Petrarch, Tomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Erasmus of Rotterdam and Torquato Tasso, the scientists Copernicus, Paracelsus and Augusto Righi. In Bologna, Luigi Galvani made his discoveries in electricity and Guglielmo Marconi carried out his daring communications experiments. The city’s museums offer a wide range of priceless art collections from the Archaeological Museum to the Modern Art, from the anatomical waxworks exhibition to the ancient art collection, from the Museum dedicated to the Bolognese painter Giorgio Morandi to the Museum of Musicographic Bibliography . RIMINI: Founded by the Romans in 268 BC, Rimini has been the scene of many disputes in its two-thousand year history. Significant traces of the city's past remain today: the Arch of Augustus (27 BC), the Tiberius bridge (21 AD, the Roman Amphitheatre (2nd century AD), the Tempio Malatestiano, transformed into one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture anywhere in Italy. The 15th-century Castel Sismondo offers further testimony to the domination of the family which made such a mark on the history of Rimini. Today, the old town is full of charm and vitality and rich in remains from its very eventful past. The Museo della Città houses a remarkable collection of 14th-century paintings by the Rimini school, as well as treasures from the Roman and medieval periods. And last but not least the recent discovery of a magnificent ancient Roman villa, called the “House of the Surgeon”, right in the centre of town.

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Bologna


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Bologna

Historic city centre

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Bologna

The surrounding hills

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Bologna

Art and traditions

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BolognaFiere is one of Europe’s most modern and efficient trade fair centres: a logical and flexible structure that can simultaneously host several fairs thanks to 5 entrances fully equipped with logistics services and 18 multi-purpose halls (air-conditioned, wired, with IT systems for data management and transmission) located on 4 main axes. Thanks to its strategic position, to easy and efficient connections (very close to Bologna’s international airport, to the main national motorway, to Europe’s largest railway junction and to city centre), it is easily reached from anywhere in Italy and Europe.

Bologna

The modern fair district

In addition, the new “Fiera” motorway exit, highly automated and leading directly to the fair’s parking areas, makes the fair district even quicker and easier to reach. Efficiency and mobility in the area are ensured by parking areas with over 13,000 spaces – now being expanded – and by a network of elevated moving walkways (5 metres overhead) that offer visitors maximum comfort.

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The Nuovo Polo Congressuale The Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi and the new Sala Maggiore have fused to form the city’s largest convention complex. Located in one of Europe’s most prominent trade fair districts, it is the ideal venue for hosting events of any dimension: from congresses to conventions, from business meetings to shows. Its refurbished space is completely configurable to the organiser’s needs, seats a total of 5,000 people and features large halls equipped to host any kind of event in an elegant yet modern setting.

Bologna

Venues to visit – N.1

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Palazzo Re Enzo Built at the beginning of the 13th century, it combines the fascination of a beautiful monument with state of the art amenities. With its 2,500 sqm of usable spaces, Palazzo Re Enzo is the city’s main historic venue for large scale events, located just in the heart of old Bologna. Uniquely appointed, it can be put to many uses: three meeting rooms can operate at the same time or the 1,700 sqm of total surface can be used for a single show, exhibition or convention.

Bologna

Venues to visit – N. 2

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Aula Magna Santa Lucia A refined setting created from a 17th century and combining ancient and modern. The original Medieval church has undergone several changes over the centuries until, becoming property of the City Council, it was finally refurbished in 1988 for the celebrations to mark the 9th centennial of the founding of the University of Bologna. Today this elegant building is a prestige venue for high level meetings and conferences for 750 people in the main Auditorium and 300 in the adjacent Aula Absidale.

Bologna

Venues to visit – N. 3

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Guided tour of the very special urban fabric and artistic heritage of Bologna historic city centre. Discover also the most exclusive shopping stores offering well-known Italian and International brands.

Bologna

Culture and free time

Bologna is a powerhouse of the Italian economy, boasting famous names in the motor industry like Ducati – world famous motorcycle company. Guided visit to the Ducati Museum, located in the factory headquarters and highlighting 50 years of racetrack heritage.

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The Bolognese cuisine is a celebration of conviviality, an invitation to fully enjoy the pleasures of life.

Bologna

Restaurants

Dinners and lunches will be held at restaurants downtown: in traditional places with typical Bolognese courses as well as ancient osterie (taverns) where, during the university’s renaissance, students and famous intellectuals usually congregated.

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THE TRAVEL AGENCY LOCATED IN BOLOGNA’S TRADE FAIR DISTRICT All hospitality and incoming services are managed by the Travel Department of Bologna Congressi. It delivers personalized solutions to satisfy the business travellers’ needs.

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Hospitality in every shape and form

THE CITY’S TOURISM PORTAL: www.hellobologna.it It promotes and sells tourism services online that help clients make efficient use of their free time and make the most of their stay

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Rimini


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Rimini

Historic city centre

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Views of the coastline

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Rimini

Views of the inland area

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City of Wellness

New Promenade project by Foster

Design Hotels

Rimini Trade Fair

Rimini

Investments for change

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Rimini Fiera S.p.A, a key player on the Italian and international trade fair market, is a member of the AEFI Italian Trade Fairs and Exhibitions Association and E.M.E.C.A. (European Major Exhibition Centre Association). Founded in the post-war period to support the tourist trade (the first exhibitions of hotel equipment date back over half a century), in 2001 it inaugurated a new expo centre that is one of the most modern and avant-garde in Europe

Rimini

Rimini Trade Fair

Rimini Fiera, designed by Hamburg´s Studio GMP, who also designed the new and upcoming Rimini Palacongressi Conference Centre, is located at the north end of the town, occupies a total area of 460,000 square metres (160,000 of which are landscaped) and has an on-site railway station on the Milan - Bari line and a helicopter landing site. The centre is all laid out on one level and entirely cabled; three separate entrances, linked by shuttle bus, enable several expos or events to be held simultaneously. It has 169,000 square metres of useable space, 109,000 of gross expo space, 59,000 square metres of services, 16 halls all on ground floor level, air-conditioned and able to be blacked out, 20 modular conference rooms, a business centre, three press rooms, 2 restaurants, 3 free-flow eateries, 10 food service points and parking space for 11,000 cars with motorhome facilities.

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New Palacongressi di Rimini Conference Centre Soon Rimini will have a new, state-of-the-art Conference Centre designed by architect Volkwin Marg of Studio GMP in Hamburg, the creator of Rimini’s new Trade Fair. Extreme flexibility of use and great care of the environment are the key features of the new venue, with the prospect of being Italy’s largest when finished, representing a destination that has always been dedicated to hospitality, and that counts almost two million congress presences a year. Situated in an area of over 38,000 m2, the structure will have three entrances and will occupy a usable space of about 29,000 m2. The new Palacongressi di Rimini Conference Centre will have 42 rooms for a total of 9,300 seats. The largest room will be able to host 4,700 attendees and will be dividable into 8 totally independent rooms. There will also be spaces dedicated to exhibition areas. The flexibility of the structure also involves the catering areas, inspired by the decades-long experience in event management, flexibility which will represent one of the main features of the new Palacongressi di Rimini Conference Centre, the key factor for a successful congress.

Rimini

Venues to visit – N.1

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Riccione Conference Centre On the 24th of May 2008 the new Riccione Conference Centre was inaugurated. Everything is within walking distance from the Conference Centre: hotels, shops, restaurants. Dynamic and functional, the main features of the Conference Centre are its multi-function structure and modularity of spaces. The Conference Centre can host congress meetings, company conferences, social, cultural and sports events, exhibitions and various forms of entertainment. At the same time, the flexibility of its spaces means that it can be easily modulated to meet all requirements. There is an entrance on level 1, to the spacious reception hall. On level 3 is Concordia, the plenary hall seating a maximum of 1,400, which can be modulated into smaller rooms. The entire area of level 3 with its "concealed seating" can become an area of 1,800 sq.m. for exhibitions or catering. On level 4 are found Polissena, Ginevra, Violante and Costanza, 4 rooms of differing sizes which can be modulated to seat from a minimum of 45 to a maximum of 680.

Rimini

Venues to visit – N.2

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The Grand Hotel di Rimini The Grand Hotel di Rimini – recalling the genius of Federico Fellini – remains one of the symbols of Rimini and of the Adriatic Coast. The famous film director owed the Grand Hotel so much that he decided to immortalize it in some of his most famous films that gave the hotel a worldwide fame. The rooms are still decorated with Venetian and French antiques of the XVIII century, the original wooden floor and the Venetian chandeliers have been restored. In 1994 the Grand Hotel Rimini was recognized as a national monument and it is under the protection of the Superintendent of Fine Arts.

Rimini

Venues to visit – N.3

The Grand Hotel Rimini complex is comprised of 14 halls, subdivided into the Grand Hotel, the Residenza Fellini and the Congress Centre. Built in 1992 and completely renovated and restructured in 2003, the Congress Centre includes seven modular and multifunctional halls, all equipped with the most advanced technological systems and able to host up to 630 people. Thanks to these features, the Grand Hotel Rimini is able to provide the perfect solution for hosting conferences.

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The cooking of the Riviera di Rimini is a blend of two separate and distinct traditions: that of the sea, of the fishermen who have been harvesting the delectable treats of the Adriatic Sea for centuries now, and that of the peasants who, in quite a different manner, have taken their sustenance from the products they cultivated on their rich and fertile lands.

Rimini

Gastronomy

The Rimini’s cuisine is simple and full of flavour and is best accompanied by the high-quality wines of our hills. There will be a chance to savour the local specialties at the Grand Hotel welcome dinner and at a typical restaurant in the historical centre.

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Programme November 6th - November 8th DESTINATION

BOLOGNA / RIMINI

6-nov-09

Arrival at Bologna Airport, within 6:00 pm Welcome dinner and presentation of Bologna Congressi 1st hotel stay in Bologna Visit at the Ducati Museum. Transfer by bus, guided walking tour of the historic centre and visit to the conference venues. Lunch in the city centre. In the afternoon, departure to Rimini. Welcome dinner Grand Hotel di Rimini, presentation of Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini and musical entertainment by 3 elements of the Galli Rimini Choir 2nd hotel stay in Rimini Visit of the new Palacongressi Conference Centre building site. Transfer to city centre, short guided visit of the historic centre. Visit of Riccione Conference Centre. Departure to Bologna airport or to Florence, for those who participate at the ICCA Congress. .

7-nov-09

8-nov-09

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Contact in Bologna BOLOGNA CONGRESSI - BolognaFiere Group Piazza della Costituzione 4/A 40128 – Bologna Tel +39 051 6375111 / Fax +39 051 6375170 info@bolognacongressi.it / www.bolognacongressi.it / www.hellobologna.it Project leader: Claudia Servisi E-mail: cservisi@bolognacongressi.it

MISSION Over 30 years of experience, 3 venues and more than 30 meeting rooms: this is Bologna Congressi, a premier facility and service provider, able to meet all your business tourism needs and delivering on all event formats. Our streamlined organisation helps the client plan the event down to the last detail including full hospitality proposals and ensuring superior and customised services thanks to our Travel Department and Hello Bologna – online tourism portal.

WHAT WE DO Bologna Congressi is a prestige event organiser. We can deliver on all event formats: • conferences • conventions • product launchings • business meetings • special events • cultural events • shows

Full hospitality service is assured, taking care of the following ones: • incoming – hotel reservations • air ticketing and related services (e.g. parking space at the Bologna airport and passes to the Marconi Business lounge) • rail and sea ticketing • guided tours with multilingual staff • incentive travel • pre and post congress tours • business and leisure travel • coach and car hire • on line customised tourist services for users, such as fair and congress organisers or exhibitors • information about how to get to and around Bologna, about events happening in town, culture, leisure, shopping and eating out

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Contact in Rimini CONVENTION BUREAU DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI Via della Fiera, 52 – 47921 Rimini (RN) Tel: +39 0541 711500 / Fax: +39 0541 711505 info@riminiconvention.it / www.riminiconvention.it Project leader: Monica Petermann E-mail: petermann@riminiconvention.it

MISSION It is a real reference point for meetings, conferences and conventions of all types on the Riviera di Rimini. Its independent organisation promotes the Province of Rimini and the Republic of San Marino as an event destination at a national and international level and to co-ordinate the local convention-hosting network. CBRR manages the Rimini Palacongressi (and the New Rimini Palacongressi which will open at the end of 2009) and commercializes the Rimini Trade Fair for conference activities.

WHAT WE DO • Expert advice and assistance free of charge • Organisation of familiarisation trips and site inspections • Assistance in preparing and submitting customised bids • Selection of congress and hotel facilities, plus availability checks • Preparation of preliminary proposals and cost estimates • Assistance and advice in working out initial budgets • Liaising with local suppliers • Assistance in preparing social and leisure programs • Assistance in the search for business partners, financing and local sponsors • Survey of customer satisfaction on events and locations • Quality control of the hospitality system and operator performance • Development and management of Ambassador Programs

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