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Massimo Andreoli
The President of the C.E.R.S. – Consortium of European Re-enactment Societies,
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On December 27, 2011, by decree of the President of the Italian Republic, he was awarded the honorary distinction of “Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.”
On January 13, 2017, by decree of the President of the Italian Republic, he was awarded the honorary distinction of “Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.”

1. Main professional assignments
- 2014/2018
: Project Manager for the “Via Querinissima”, a project of new cultural route
- 2017:
Founder and President of Wavents Events & Services
- 1999/2018: Artistic Director of the traditional opening week-end of Venetian’s Carnival
- 2016:
President of the “Marco Polo Network” for the development of the “Western Silk Road” within the UNWTO’s programme
- 2016:
President of the C.I.A.N.S. – Comitato Italiano delle Associazioni Nazionali Storiche
- 2016:
President of the Board of the Italian Cultural Routes, in Rome
- 2012/16: Artistic Director of the Historical Festival “Un mare di storia”, Grado (GO)
- 2015: Project Manager “The Silk Road and Spices” at “Aquae Venice 2015”, within EXPO Milano 2015
- 2013: Artistic Advisor for “Renaissance Festival”, in Rethymno - Crete (Greece)
- 2011/2013: Art Director of the Festival “Il Rinascimento di Colle”, in Colle di Val d’Elsa – Siena (Italy)
- 2012: Artistic Advisor of Sky Productions, Ramat HaSharon for Gala Dinner at Opera Garnier Paris (France)
- 2011/2012: Artistic Advisor for Festival “Knights of Jerusalem: the City of Lions”, in Jerusalem (Israel)
- 2007/2010: Art Director of the Medieval Festival in Monteriggioni – Siena (Italy)
- From 2004: Historical Advisor of National Television in Italy (RAI), Austria (ORF), France/Germany (ARTE)
- From 1997: President of the C.E.R.S. – Consortium of European Re-enactment Societies
2. Official assignments on 2010/2011
- 2018, April: speaker at the International Congress of Local Authorities, Krakow.
- 2017, September: expert to the 5th Euro-Asia Economic Forum of Xi’an (China)
- 2011/2015
: Advisor of Venetian Office of the Council of Europe for the development of Cultural Routes
- 2011, March: expert at the International Tourism Conference in Jerusalem (Israel).
- 2010, November: expert at the Cultural Routes EU-Council of Europe Joint Program 2010/2011 Study on the Impact of European Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs’) Innovation and Competitiveness, organized by the The Council of Europe - Directorate of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage, Strasbourg (France).
- 2010, October
: person in charge by the Italian University of Milan “Bicocca” (Prof. Tullio Scovazzi) to study the Venetian Carnival as candidate to the “Intangible Cultural Heritage” UNESCO (1st report at international conference in Venice, October 22nd 2010 / 2nd report November 23rd 2013)
- 2010, September: chairman of the “Diano Medievale” project in South Italy for a sustainable tourism in historical field
- 2010, May: Italian representative to the international Medieval Rose Symposium Rhodos with the report: Tourism of memory and re-enactment - History and cultural identity as a driver for an effective action of territorial marketing.
- 2010, May: person in charge by “Expo Venice Committee” and by the European Commission to organize the Italian delegation to the European Parade at the International Shanghai Expo 2010.

3. Chairman of Italian Delegation to international cultural and historical events:

- “Times and Epochs” (Moscow, 2018)
- “International Hanseatic Days” (Lübeck, Germany, 2014 – Bergen, Norway, 2016)
- Venetian Carnival Gala Party (Italian Embassy in Istanbul, Turkey 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 20015)
- “Fête des Remparts” (Dinan, France 2010, 2012, 2014)
- Lepanto’s Battle International Re-enactment (Nafpaktos, Greece 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
- Historical Festival in Preveza (Castle of Preveza, Greece 2011)
- European Parade (Shanghai Expo, China 2010)
- “Vinitaly” international wine fair – Inauguration event at Veneto’s stand (Verona, Italy 2010)
- Venetian Carnival Gala Party (Italian Embassy in Athens, Greece 2010)
- Italian Days (Corfu Island, Greece 2009)
- International Fair (Thessaloniki, Greece 2008)
- Venetian fest at Peterhof palace (St. Petersburg, Russia 2007)
- Venetian fest at Tzarskoe Selo palace (St. Petersburg, Russia 2006)
- Art Exhibition Venice - Views on Ghetto at the Italian Embassy (Tel Aviv, Israel 2006)
- “Miao-Li International Mask Festival” (Miao-Li, Taiwan 2004)
- L’Epopée Imaginaire d’un Marchand de Flandre, international open event of “Lille European Capital of Culture 2004” at the Chamber of Commerce (Lille, France 2003)
- European Medieval Festival Horsens (Horsens, Denmark 1999, 2000, 2001)
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