On 12 September 2012, after a long illness suffered with courage and desire for life, Fabrizia Vania Calzavara, Immediate Past President of Site Italy, passed away.
Venetian and a graduate in English Language and Spanish-American Literature at the Ca' Foscari University, she had been working in tourism for 25 years organizing both events and incentive trips. She had a peculiarity which is seldom to be found in our industry, as she was specialized in organizing cultural trips for foreign societies and universities.
In 2005 she founded the event agency Heading South Travel & Leisure, which in 2011 joined with Congress System of Padua. Vania held the position of Managing Director of Corporate Events.
She was President of Italy Chapter until a few months ago, having never allowed her health either to hinder the activities of the association or to cause her to fail in her presidential duties, thereby giving everyone another umpteenth example of altruism and generosity.
Site Italy lovingly embraces her husband Walter and family, sharing their sorrow and crying – before anything else – the loss of an unforgettable friend.