Castello Aragonese d'Ischia

12 June 2023

43° Edition Summer Meeting

Bar Il Terrazzo

Everything is ready for the Island of Ischia 2023 Summer Meeting: the appointment with soccer issues that has been renewed for a good 42 years is as always organized by the Italian FAIR PLAY Committee represented by national president Ruggero Alcanterini and executive Avv.Franco Campana, with the collaboration of Gigi Castaldo's Media Live. From June 12 to 14, representatives from the world of soccer and beyond will be guests of the Green Island to discuss and address issues of international relevance related to the world's most famous sport.


Important awards will be presented during the event: among the awardees for the Serie A category will be Juventus soccer player Nicolò Fagioli, for Serie B Salvatore Esposito of Bari, and for women's soccer Matilde Pavan of Como. Receiving the award for the coaches category was former world champion Fabio Grosso. Also honoredd was the unforgettable Juventus bomber Roberto Bettega as a soccer legend. The three-day event will be packed with cultural and entertainment meetings, presented by journalist Mary D'Onofrio.
It begins on Monday, June 12 at the Regina Isabella Hotel with the forum "The Future of Football" where the prospects of Italian soccer will be discussed. It then continues at 6 p.m. with the "Honor to Talent" Awards Ceremony to be held at the Aragonese Castle at the "Bar il Terrazzo" venue. During the evening the Talenti d'Italia Award will be given in collaboration with AIC and the Ateneum award for sports publishing, which will honor Gianfranco Coppola for his book "Campioni sempre" published by LeVarie, a title that unmistakably brings back to Napoli's tricolor triumph. Special guest of the evening will be Mediaset journalist Maria Luisa Jacobelli.


Day 13 continues at the Hotel Regina Isabella with the Sport and Health forum dedicated to the relationship between sports activity and wellness during which important speakers belonging to the world of sports medicine and motor sciences will speak. In the afternoon, the famous location of the Giardino degli Aranci restaurant will host the UOMINI ED EROI award for publishing and cinema and the Carlo Iuliano Memorial during which the director of Mattino Sport Francesco De Luca will be honored. The last day of the event will be dedicated to the Sea. It begins at 4 p.m. with the conference "Maritime Concessions and Amateur Sports Associations following the European Bolkestein Directive." In collaboration with the Association of Nautical Clubs of Campania and the Consulta del Mare of the Campania region. This will be followed by the presentation of the "The Sea at the Center" competition.


The Grand Hotel della Regina Isabella , an exclusive location that has always been a partner of the Ischia meeting, will host the grand finale of the event: the Grand Gala of the Sea and Ambassadors. During the Gala dinner will be presented: the OIKOUMENE project with the Olympic flame in the Athens-Ischia preview, "the day of the sea" and culture with video projection and the jewelry collection dedicated to the sea by master Gerardo Sacco "AQUA MODAMARE." To conclude the meeting the highly anticipated awarding of the Aragonese Fair Play 2023 prize for sports and culture.

 (Foto: © Marco Albanelli)