In Focus: Milan, Italy

This article summarizes the recent tourism trends in Milan, Italy and depicts the likely impact EXPO 2015 will have on the city's tourism industry.
Ezio Poinelli is Senior Director of HVS Southern Europe, head of HVS office in Milan and supervising HVS activities in Italy and Spain. He has more than 19 years experience in Hospitality, Real Estate, and Leisure Real Estate markets in Europe, Caribbean, Latin America, and South Africa. He joined HVS in 2010 having significant experience in executive positions at Northcourse Advisory Services (Wyndham Worldwide), Ernst & Young, and other companies in the hospitality and real estate field. He is a graduate in Economics and Business Administration and holds a M.Sc. in Tourism Economics from Bocconi University. Contact him at or +39 02 873 43016 or +39 338 7855144.
Paolo Buffa di Perrero is the Manager for Southern Europe and the Resident Manager for Spain & Portugal with HVS Milan & Athens. He joined HVS in 2014 having 13 years experience on hotels and mixed-use developments, asset management and sales & marketing for real estate and hospitality projects. He worked for Real Estate developers and Private Equity firms in EMEA region (mainly Spain and Italy) and for consultancy firms such as Northcourse Advisory Services (Wyndham Worldwide) and Ernst & Young Real Estate, Hospitality & Tourism services. He holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration and Executive Education at Cornell University. He can be contacted at or +34 661 905 496.


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