Spotlight on… Gloria Gualdi, Marketing and eBusiness Manager, Italy


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What advice would you give to your teenage self? 

Study hard to achieve your objectives and fulfil your dreams, learn as much as you can from every situation and every person you meet, travel a lot to experience different cultures, and enjoy every moment! 

What are you reading right now? 

During the lockdown I discovered an Italian writer, Sergio Grea, formerly a business executive in the oil sector, who had the chance to travel a lot for his job and is now able to transfer to his novels the atmosphere and culture of faraway countries. From Latin America to Nepal, from Vietnam to Djibouti… I travel with his characters. 

What’s your favourite app we might not have heard of? 

Unfortunately, my favourite app is well known and widely used…it’s the fashion store app Zalando! 

What country would you travel to if you could go anywhere? 

My secret wish is to travel by car across Australia, because of the wide variety of landscapes it can offer and the many animal and plant species living there. Not to mention the Great Barrier Reef…  

What do you like most about your job? 

Working in the exhibition world allows you to get to know many different industries and makes your job different every day. There are always new things to learn, new people to meet and new initiatives to launch which means you never get bored. 

What is the most memorable event you have ever attended, and why? 

I was blown away by FIBO, the global fitness show, when I first visited it in 2006: it was so energetic and engaging. I used to working on purely B2B shows, in more technical sectors, and FIBO was such a different experience to me. Magic! 

What attracted you to work at RX? 

I started working in the events industry by chance 30 years ago, in a small company. I immediately understood that this world was right for me and I decided that my professional goal was to work for the world’s leading event organiser. I achieved my goal 14 years later and RX has exceeded my expectations: the international scope, innovative approach, professionalism at all levels. I couldn’t ask for more.