Nadia Fontana Lupi
Local Organising Committee
Nadia Fontana Lupi worked for 20 years in sales and marketing departments of the Swiss airline industry (Swissair, Crossair and Swiss) before becoming director of the Organizzazione Turistica Regionale Mendrisiotto e Basso Ceresio (Mendrisiotto Turismo), the regional tourism organisation responsible for the development of the hospitality and tourism offer in the southernmost region of Switzerland, the Mendrisiotto.
She fulfilled/fulfills roles, such as, member of the board of the Tourism Marketing Organisation of Ticino Turismo (2008-2014), member of the Tourism Marketing Commission of the Canton of Ticino (since 2015), and vice-president of the Monte San Giorgio Foundation (UNESCO WHS, until 2019). She is the current vice-president of the board of directors of the national Association World Heritage Experience Switzerland.
Nadia is a member of the Processioni Storiche di Mendrisio Foundation. The Holy Week Processions in Mendrisio have been included in the official list of candidates for recognition as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage since 2014. The Foundation, together with the municipal and cantonal offices, were closely involved in the evaluation procedure and proud of the inclusion by the federal authorities. The Easter events of Mendrisio are a most important tradition of the people of Mendrisio and the region. Nadia has been in charge of the preparation of the official application that was handed over to UNESCO in Paris last year.