Dr. Manuela De CarloMilan, June, 2013 The Regional Vice President of ITSA for Western Europe, Professor Manuela De Carlo has proposed that an International Theme Conference be held in Milan, Italy in late July, 2014. The ITSA Secretariat has agreed to co-organize this conference and especially since ITSA’s 2nd Biennial Conference in 2008 in Shanghai had a similar theme in advance of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

World Expo 2015 has the theme of “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” and the ITSA International Theme Conference will therefore focus on two topics:milan expo

The synergies between Shanghai World Expo 2010 and Milan World Expo  2015.

The many interrelationships of food and tourism.

It is proposed that students in the Master in Tourism Management at IULM will assist with the organization of the ITSA International Theme Conference.