Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner will be on Thursday 27 June and it will offer an excellent opportunity to meet and to network with other participants, while enjoying an Italian meal and a nice glass of wine. All accompanying persons are happily welcomed.

The Dinner will take place in the romantic private garden of ‘Villa Necchi Campiglio’ set in the historic and elegant residential quarter behind Corso Venezia. The Villa, built between 1932 and 1935, is an exquisite example of Italian rationalist architecture. Inside, in addition to the original furnishings, works by early 20th century artists (Balla, Boccioni, Carrà, De Pisis, De Chirico, Morandi, Martini, Sironi, Wildt) are kept. Guided Tours in English will take place during the cocktail before Dinner.

Social events included in the registration fee


24 June – Monday

Welcome Brunch

During the opening registration a friendly Welcome Brunch will be offered at the Conference venue: partecipants and accompanying persons are cordially invited to join it.

Late Afternoon Tour

After the young scientist session, there will be a 1h walking tour from Duomo to Piazza della Scala, through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with its two glass-vaulted arcades.

25 June – Tuesday 

Late Afternoon Tour (City Life and Vertical Forest)

After a brief presentation at the Conference Venue there will be a tour to the two recent urban redevelopment projects in Milan. Afterwards there will be a reception offered by Europomice and AIPSA.


City Life is  located in North West of Milan and covers an overall area of 366,000 square metres. It occupies the area of the old Trade Fair, moved to the new exhibition centre in 2005, located outside Milan, in Rho-Pero. The tender for the redevelopment of the old Fiera area was won by a consortium that includes architects Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind.   The transformation plan provides for a structured and balanced mix of public and private functions, including residences, offices, shopping, services, green areas and public spaces.


Vertical Forest is a model for a sustainable residential building. The Vertical Forest consisting of two residential towers of 110 and 76 m, was realized in a central area of Milan, on the edge of the Isola neighbourhood. 800 trees, 4,500 shrubs and 15,000 plants from a wide range of shrubs and floral plants are distributed according to the sun exposure of the facades. On flat land, each Vertical Forest could equal, in amount of trees, an area of 20,000 square metres  of forest. In terms of urban densification it is the equivalent of an area of a single family dwelling of nearly 75,000 square metres. The vegetal system of the Vertical Forest contributes to the construction of a microclimate, produces humidity, absorbs CO2 and dust particles and produces oxygen.

Thursday – 27 June

Typical Friuli Venezia Giulia Lunch

The Conference lunch will be offered  to all partecipants and accompanying persons by our generous main sponsor ERSA-FVG. You will have the opportunity to taste the best food productions of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region!


Università degli Studi di Milano – Aula Magna

Via Festa del Perdono 7 – 20122 – Milano


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