Year after year, ITS has contributed to innovation and to the way we see our future. Today in 2020 this takes on an even more relevant meaning. Now more than ever, creativity is the force that will help the world restart after the pandemic. ‘Here We Belong’, the claim chosen for this year’s edition, suitably expresses such idea, as the global emergency has imposed on us a common, yet not globalised, vision. Common, as in shared goals for our wellbeing and development based upon the uniqueness of the place we belong to. Creativity contributes to this process, offering a renewed gaze on local peculiarities which, in fashion, translate into the development of one’s individual skills, making them a universal value. From here stems the pride of Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia in hosting a world-renowned event such as ITS, capable of unveiling to so many young people their path to success.

President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region