Official Postponement of EXPO 2020 Dubai

As the world faces the COVID-19 epidemic, the BIE has come to the difficult but needed decision of postponing EXPO 2020 Dubai to next year: the city will “welcome the world like never before” starting October 1st 2021 until March 31st 2022.

Here’s the video posted on the official Youtube account.

Village takes this an opportunity to be better and do better, and looks with renewed hope towards the future. #WeAreOne

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2020

On April 6 Village joins Peace and Sport to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSPDP).

As the world faces such difficult and trying times due to the global pandemic, we believe it is extremely important to stand together against the challenge and fight through global solidarity and unity. The current circumstances are asking unprecedented strength and effort from us, but we are sure that sport, thanks to the ideals of equity, unity and peace that it holds within itself, can be the key to start again stronger than before, once the emergency has ended.

To celebrate the IDSDP, Peace and Sport has created an initiative called #WhiteCard, and Village responds to this call with pictures from Milan Junior Camps (2018) in Bergamo, Italy – which is deeply meaningful, due to Bergamo being one of the most affected cities in the Country by COVID-19 – and Astana, Kasakhstan.

These pictures are testimony to what sport has done and can do: educate and unite people from all over the world. As H.S.H Prince Albert of Monaco said “The message behind the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, celebrated on April 6, comes into full play in the current context. Using sport to protect our planet and reinforce our bonds with each other“.

Today we stand – virtually – with Peace and Sport and everyone celebrating worldwide to bring a message of hope, knowing that our strength lies in our unity. In this sense, Village commits to continue working, in view of what’s to come.

COVID-19 – Update

After monitoring the development of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we regret to announce that Village has decided to suspend/postpone all activities and events. This has been a tough decision, but as the health and well-being of our staff and participants are always what matters the most for us, we know that this was the right choice.

As of today, the training programme Millennials Meet The Future that should have taken place in March has been postponed to May 25-31. Stay tuned for any further change or update.

All other training programmes, in Italy and worldwide, are suspended at the moment, but will be resumed as soon as the global health situation will allow it.

All our offices in Milan, Miami and Dubai, are still actively working towards a brighter future. We will come back stronger than ever.

We thank you for your understanding.

Village Staff

Siamo tutti convocati!

Diocesi di Novara – Gioco Sport Diocesi

La Diocesi di Novara intende dare un contributo per rendere maggiormente efficace
la pratica sportiva e l’intrinseco valore
educativo ad essa connesso.
In particolare ha la volontà di formare dirigenti sportivi, allenatori e genitori, utilizzando lo sport come strumento che può sviluppare contemporaneamente aspetti educativi e
competitivi; uno sport che include e non esclude.

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Millennials meet the Dubai Mall

We are glad to announce a collaboration between Village Gulf Hospitality Services and the Dubai Mall. On July 10th , around 30 selected Italian students from the project Millennials Meet the Future were hosted by the staff and began their training activities. In particular, 5 cooks were welcomed by the staff of Opso Restaurant and had the opportunity to observe the kitchen and try some dishes. Also, in the following weeks, the cooks were welcomed in two more restaurants: New Shangai and Awani.

In the meantime, the fashion students were taken around to explore the glamourous shops of the Fashion Avenue with a personal shopper. Finally, the girls from esthetic and wellness were introduced to different beauty shops and had the pleasure to try handcreames and perfumes and to see more in detail how the perfumeries are organised, especially because the perfume sector in Dubai is very active and prestigious.

We thank Mohamed Abd Elsalam, Dubai Mall tour guide supervisor, for having organised the work experiences and guided the students around the Mall; we also hope to keep this collaboration for new projects in the future.

Milan Junior Camp in Kazakhstan 2019

Village organised for the second consecutive year, the Milan Junior Camp in Nur Sultan City (Kazakistan) from 4 to 10 June, in collaboration with Eni and E-venti, offering the opportunity to 25 children from different orphanages to experience the magic of football.

Children discovered the Ac Milan methodology thanks to the competent coaches with a long experience at the Ac Milan Youth Sector.

The choral beauty of football

Village has the pleasure to invite you to “The choral beauty of football”, for those who love football and want to know more from whom live and relate football from inside every day.

Exceptional guests will explain how every step-in football nowadays is important for innovation and to catch its beauty in all ways.

Roberto Perrrone, a famous Italian football writer and journalist; Stefano Zecchi, philosopher; Silvia Pasolini, sport phycologist and Filippo Galli, ex footballer with successful background on the pitch and in coaching role.

Save the date of Thursday, February 14, Hours 17.30 “The choral beauty of football” at IULM University, Milan.

Village ha il piacere di invitarti a scoprire la “Bellezza corale del calcio”. L’evento è dedicato a tutti gli appassionati di calcio e a quelli che vogliono saperne di più da chi il calcio lo vive e lo racconta ogni giorno.

Ospiti di eccezione spiegheranno come ogni decisione nel calcio attuale è importante per l’innovazione e per coglierne la sua bellezza in tutti i suoi particolari.

Roberto Perrone, famoso scrittore e giornalista italiano; Stefano Zecchi, filosofo; Silvia Pasolini, psicologa dello sport e Filippo Galli, ex calciatore con un affermato trascorso sia sul campo  che nel ruolo di allenatore e direttore del settore giovanile AC Milan.

Vieni a trovarci Giovedì 14, Ore 17.30 “La bellezza corale del calcio” presso l’Università IULM, Milano.

Sport changes the City at ISC International Sports Convention

On 5th December 2018, Village participated to ISC International Sports Convention, Geneva, during Sport events, tourism and cities conference.

Sport changes the City was the main theme of discussion. With the exclusive participation of the brilliant Filippo Galli, Village explained how we believes in Sport, not only as a formative and educational vessel, but also as one of the most vital expressions of joy and effort for those who practice and teach it.

Sport changes the City also deals with the importance of an Event in a City, the ideas that come to life in a context, their spread everywhere, the importance of everyone who participate and how the city can become an inspiration, changing the History of the City and People’s Life.

Village spoke about its mission extending the Comprehensive Creative Approach and its vision of Sport.

Discover more about our initiatives on Technical Stage and How we do it.

Village at the heart of Expo Dubai 2020

Village was pleased to be invited to a site tour in Expo Dubai 2020.
As one of few companies invited into the perimeters of a still-developing site, Village Management witnessed an amazing view of the progress of work and the ambition to have everything prepared by 2020 in an event that will host people from all around the world.

Expo Dubai 2020 promises to be one of the most innovative and technologically advanced international events organized to date with a view to the future of global sustainability, mobility and opportunity. In a world that increasingly relies on the interconnectedness of people, Dubai will surely reach every corner of the globe with its ground-breaking endeavours once again.
Village looks forward to a continued and renewed participation in future Expo events.

Partnership with SEED MENA in Dubai

Village Announces Partnership with SEED MENA in Dubai

We are pleased to officially announce our strategic partnership with SEED MENA, a part of a diversified group of companies owned by Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, with a directive to attract and invest in creative and innovative global businesses whose aim is to strategically penetrate the UAE market.

With the support of SEED, Village will be setting up operations in Dubai with the objective of potentially teaming up with the EXPO Dubai 2020 team, to replicate our success at the EXPO Milano 2015 with the “Make everywhere home” philosophy. Collectively we will be working closely with the hospitality providers to create a Village atmosphere and a sense of community for the EXPO visitors from around the world.

This partnership will also further support our desire to bring the AC Milan Academy Junior Camp to the young fans and enthusiasts in Dubai, the hub of the Middle East.  This initiative aims to attract the young fans from all over the Middle East and North African region to Dubai and promises to give them a unique and memorable experience.

About SEED Group 

Over the past 16 years, SEED Group has formed strategic alliances with leading global companies representing diverse regions, industries and sectors. These companies have propelled their business interests and goals in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region through the support and strong base of regional connections of SEED Group. The Group’s goal is to create mutually beneficial partnerships with innovative multinational organizations and to accelerate their sustainable market entry and presence within the MENA region. SEED Group has been a key player in the success of its partners in the region by facilitating and supporting them in reaching their local and regional target customers as well as strategically positioning their business in the market place and expanding their portfolios.

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Village joins Kazakhstan AC Milan Junior Camp

Village will undertake the organization of the first AC Milan Junior Camp in Astana this year, scheduled for the week of July 8-14.  The camp will be run entirely by AC Milan Youth Sector, including coaches, nutritionist, psychologist and will be an opportunity for children in Kazakhstan to come to the capital and experience the Rosso-Nero spirit at its finest.

Astana Nomad Arena, the home ground for FC Astana of the Kazakstan Premier League and FC Bayterek of the Kazakhstan First Division, will be the stadium where children will have the amazing occasion to live an unforgettable and fun experience.

The well-known AC Milan training methodology will be used to teach the youngsters the rules and best practices of the game.

Every day, two training sessions are expected during camp including educational activities focused on health, fair play, and individual and group technique, thanks to team games and video analysis.

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VILLAGE @Sport Accord in Bangkok

Village participated to SportAccord convention in Bangkok from 15 to 20 April 2018 and deal with the sport concept of Uniting a global audience: Marketing and sponsorship for the future”.

Village is a member of SportAccord, a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports such as GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and Associate Members. In addition, SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For Village, SportAccord is the key event to be in contact with international sporting community and industry representatives, wanting to liaise with colleagues, meet potential new partners, as well as exchange ideas and knowledge from all areas of the sports worldwide.

The best way to increase our vision of sport and discuss on the importance of behaving ethically, performing fairly and transparently, being role models for children, setting the example that “Sport is Good” for our mind and body.

The best way to look behind the horizons and understand the philosophy and the current marketing and innovation in sport.

On Wednesday 18th April, at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, the Sports Festival, a celebration of all Olympic and non-Olympic sports uniting the people of Bangkok in the spirit of sport.

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VILLAGE joins AC Milan for Milan Junior Camps

VILLAGE organizes in Italy AC Milan Junior camps at Serina, near to Bergamo city: one from 10 to 16 June, and one for the first time, exclusive for girls, from 17 to 23 June.

The rossonero values mean: a kid’s knowledge happens through playing. The learning process is approached through a global and complex vision, capable of valuing and developing his abilities into different fundamental dimensions. AC Milan Integrated Method respects this united vision, offering an intervention methodology able to promote the development of the athlete’s potential in terms of movement, technique and tactics, and relationships.

All staff leading the camps is by AC Milan Academy improving abilities and uncovering new talents of the young players.

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Neither red, nor yellow, just white cards for everybody

Village in collaboration with Academy A.C. Milan, celebrated the International Day for Sport and Development on 6 April at Serina (Bergamo).

Lots of children participated at the event at A.S.D. Serina pitch trying to score goals, playing games and having fun together. Filippo Galli, Head of Youth Sector A.C. Milan Academy and ex footballer, involved boys and girls to a special football game and explained the fairplay in life and sport disclosing sport values.

At the end of the event, everybody took photos with the #WhiteCard, the symbol of peace, inclusion, tolerance and sport in the world, the opposite of Red Card, which represents a serious offence and expulsion of the player from the game.

Filippo Galli words were so significant for young players, as he said that celebrating the International Day for Sport and Development with the #White card remembers how football represents entertainment and at the same time delight staying with friends. A.C. Milan grew champions as Calabria, Locatelli, Donnarumma and Cutrone with fairplay techniques in life and sport.

Stefano Blanco, CEO Village, focused on the importance of sport as international activity, where boys and girls from all around the world can find a peaceful reality and pursuit their own limits, being part of a community based on fair competition, team spirit and life training.

April 6, 2018 – Peace and Sport at Serina

Village strongly believes in the importance of sport and works constantly to promote sports culture, education and social change everyday. Village, in collaboration with Ac Milan Academy, organizes an event for children passionated of sport on the ASD Val Serina camp (Bergamo) to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace ( .

Children, as driving force of the future, will lead the initiative of Peace and Sport promoting educational values with the symbol of the White Card, as a sign of commitment to peace all around the world. The guest star is Filippo Galli, Head of AC Milan Youth Sector and ex footbal player.