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Florence to host the World Wide Web Conference in 2015
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Florence Convention Bureau to host the World Wide Web Conference in 2015Florence Convention Bureau has won the bid to host the 25th International Conference on the World Wide Web that will be held from 14th to 18th of April 2015. The announcement came during this years conference being held in Lyon, other cities on the shortlist included Ljubljana and Hannover. The WWW Conference is expected to bring more than 2000 participants from all over the world.
The Florence Convention Bureau bid was greatly enhanced due to the efforts of academic professors Aldo Gangemi of CNR in Rome, Stefano Leonardi and Alessandro Panconesi of the University La Sapienza and the valuable collaboration of OIC, a Florence agency specialising in congress organization.
The WWW Conference is one of the most important events related to Web, to discuss and analyze the evolution of the Web, the diffusion of its associated technologies and the impact of those technologies on society and culture. The payoff for Florence was helped by a very strong scientific support given by local and national institutions and local presence like BTO Educational, Fondazione Sistema Toscana and Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale.
The director Carlotta Ferrari, who came personally to Lyon with Viviana Vitali of the OIC pco and academics professors, to present the Florence offer in front of the audience of WWW2012, said: "The challenge was played until the last moment by the scientific community of the destinations in the short list, that were actually very prepared. What ,I think, made the difference and decreed the win of our city was without doubt the great spirit of collaboration present among Florence Convention Bureau, the pco that will handle the organization of the event and the scientific community that has made an excellent job in presenting a very interesting project for the Florentine edition."
The Ferrari plugged the vitality of the technology sector and the competitiveness of the companies not only in Florence but throughout Tuscany, finally remembering what makes the successful activities of the Florence Convention: "Our commitment is constantly rewarded by the strong partnerships between public and private, a teamwork that saw a total synergy between public institutions and private companies involved in the MICE industry. All this, together with the important benefits that FCB places in its candidacies, represents the successful weapon of our convention bureau. "