May 9, 2018
The Opening Ceremony with concert will take place on May 9, 2018 at Palazzo del Cinema (Auditorium); immediately after the Opening Ceremony conference participants are cordially invited to the Welcome Reception in Palazzo del Cinema foyer.
Gala Dinner at Grand Hotel Excelsior
May 11, 2018 at 20.30
The magnificence and splendour of Hotel Excelsior was born out of a desire to create the most luxurious hotel in the world. Visionary entrepreneur Nicolo Spada and world-class architect Giovanni Sardi combined forces to create a hotel unmistakably Venetian in feel yet cosmopolitan enough to impress jet-setting clientele from all over the world.
The hotel was built in 1908 in a typical Belle Époque style (which means Beautiful Age), borrowing elements of historic influences, including the elaborate Moorish designs as well as large domes and skylights made possible by new engineering techniques.
In 1932 Hotel Excelsior was launched into the magical world of movies when the first ever Venice Film Festival was held on its terrace. Since then it has become an integral part of the world famous festival, which, in recent years has attracted red-carpet stars.
Today, more than 100 years since that glorious opening night, Hotel Excelsior still exudes a palatial splendour of a by-gone era, but with a modern finish.
Attendance fee € 70,00
The Hotel Excelsior is walking distance from the Palazzo del Cinema.
Tulip Run & Walk
may 10, 2018
The traditional run will take place on Thursday, May 10th.
The running distance is 5 km.
Information about the exact route will follow soon.
People can also join if they want to walk, instead of running.
During the online registration process it is possible to register also the accompanying person, to buy the Social Dinner and to register for Tulip Run & Walk and Annual AIBT Meeting.