Keynote Speakers


  Rosalaura Romeo

Rosalaura Romeo is a national of Italy.  She holds an M.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Tuscia and her expertise spans from agricultural and forestry research to international advocacy and donor relations. She is the Coordinator of the Mountain Partnership Secretariat hosted by FAO’s Headquarters.
Rosalaura devoted a large part of her career to the sustainable development of mountain regions and had a crucial role in 2002 in the creation of the Mountain Partnership, the only multi-stakeholder United Nations alliance dedicated to improving the lives of mountain peoples and protecting mountains, with over 500 members around the world.



Giovanni Di Stasi

Giovanni Di Stasi (Cercemaggiore, April 27, 1950) is an Italian politician. When he was mayor of the municipality of Casacalenda, he promoted important social, economic and employment initiatives; Twice elected to the Italian Parliament, he was involved in Institutional Reforms, Agriculture and European Affairs; During his time as President of the Molise Region, he was particularly involved in democratic development planning; As President of the Congress of the Council of Europe, he worked on territorial cooperation and good governance. He theorized and promoted the Adriatic Euroregion and the "Strategy for Innovation and Good Governance at the Local Level." This strategy is being implemented by the Council of Europe. He is currently involved in sustainable development and is the honorary president of the Molise Biodistrict


Sandra Carvão

Sandra Carvão is Chief of Tourism Market Intelligence and Competitiveness at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) since 2018. Before that, she was Chief, Communications, and Publications for 8 years where she was responsible for UNWTO’s strategic positioning. 

Sandra was Deputy Chief at UNWTO’s Market Trends, Competitiveness and Trade in Tourism between 2007 and 2010. During this period, Sandra coordinated UNWTO Tourism Resilience Committee in the context of the economic crisis of 2008-2009. Prior to joining UNWTO in 2003, Sandra was a market manager at the Portuguese National Tourist Office in Lisbon. Sandra has a degree in International Relations from, the Economics Branch, of the Instituto de Ciências Sociais e Políticas/Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and a postgraduate degree in Marketing from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.