Antonello Marega ist consultant for the consumer goods sector, Chairman at the EPSI (European Platform for Sport Innovation) and professor for Design and Management at the IUAV - Institute of Architecture at the University of Venice.
Furthermore, he holds conferences and lectures at numerous European and international universities.
From 1977 to 2019, he was the director in charge of the Research and Product Development department for Tecnica Spa and was responsible for concept, design, testing and production for the market launch of several sports and leisure products. The owner of more than 40 international patents, he is a member of the working group for European and Italian research projects. He specializes in Marketing, Branding and Product.
He was given his first pair of skis when he was five years old. Since, despite all his efforts he did not become a Bode Miller, he had to resign himself to becoming a journalist. For a quarter of a century, he has worked in the Milan editorial office of 'La Stampa' as a journalist in the mountain and show business sectors.
Promoter and prime supporter of the slow-ski movement, he understands the snow in a pleasure-loving and sustainable way, even in terms of costs.
Sacrifices are already being made at work throughout the week: why on earth complicate life in our spare time by waking up early to take the first chairlift or skiing when the wind is blowing and the storm is raging?
He loves his cat, 80s music and mixed boiled meat. The ultimate treat? Skiing off-piste in spring while listening to the sound of Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy the silence' through headphones.
Born in Cortina d’Ampezzo, where he currently lives, he is an engineer by profession. For several years he was engaged in municipal development and Institutional Building in various developing countries for NGOs, the World Bank, FAO and other organisations. He went on to become involved in the development of tourism in the mountains; he is a consultant at international level for the planning and development of ski resorts. He designed, planned and co-ordinated the creation of the Lagazuoi, Sasso di Stria and 5 Torri Great War Open-air Museum.
The designer of the Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti, conceived as a means of valorising and promoting the values and culture of the mountains, currently is the president of the Cortina Delicious Consortium, councillor and CEO of various ski lift societies and consortiums in the Dolomites.