Expo Legislative Decree
The process for San Marino’s participation in the Expo began back in 2018 by issuing on December 11, 2018 Legislative Decree no. 156, “Guidelines regarding the structure and Organization/Management of the Commissariat General of the Government for participation in the World Expo 2020 in Dubai.”
In 2020 the newly elected government adopted Legislative Decree, May 7, 2020 no. 73.
The decree lists the guidelines regarding the organization and management of the Commissariat and provides for the staff needed in San Marino as well as the organizational, bookkeeping, and management regulations for San Marino’s Pavilion in Dubai.
San Marino Commissariat General for the World Expo 2020 Dubai
The San Marino Commissariat General for the World Expo 2020 Dubai was established by law, on August 8, 2018 no. 104, with headquarters at the Agency for Economic Development, with the goal of organizing and managing the Republic of San Marino’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai. It is in charge of managing in San Marino and abroad all the initiatives related to the nation’s participation as well as all the initiatives, events, and forums of an economic, scientific, cultural, and artistic nature so as to achieve set goals.
The law also calls for special budgeted funding to guarantee San Marino’s participation with its own Expo Pavilion.
With resolution no. 10, January 10, 2020, the government established the Operative Office of the Commissariat General based in Palazzo del Turismo, at the headquarters of the Secretary of State for Tourism and Expo.
On January 10, 2020 the government appointed Dott. Mauro Maiani as Commissioner General for Expo 2020 Dubai.
In addition to the Commissioner, the Commissioner’s staff is composed of the Head of Public Relations and Sales Arianna Serra and of the Head of the Commissariat’s Secretariat Elena Minutillo.
Commissariat General for Expo 2020 Dubai
Operative office of the Commissariat General for Expo 2020 Dubai
Contrada Omagnano 20
47890 San Marino
Commissariat General Specialized Secretariat Professional
Elena Minutillo has been the specialized professional at the Secretariat for the Commissariat General since September 15, 2020. Upon winning the competition for this role, she was officially appointed by the State Congress at the August 10, 2020 session.
She earned a degree in Tourism Studies at the School of Business and Economics from the University of Bologna and also holds a degree in accounting.
For the previous Expo 2010 in Shanghai she was a Specialized Technical Professional in English for the Commissariat General.
In the past she has also worked at the Autonomous State Office for Stamps and Coins as a public relations officer. During the XXIII legislature she was part of the Ministry for Tourism staff.
Recently, she worked for the Tourism Office as part of the administration. She was relocated to the Commissariat General for Expo Dubai 2020 on September 15, 2020.
Commissariat Secretary General
Born in San Marino on April 23, 1975, he has always lived in Borgo Maggiore. Zani, who is married and has a daughter, graduated in accounting in 1994. From 1994 to 2008 he worked in the private sector in an administrative role. Since 2008 he has been an employee at the Agency for Development – Chamber of Commerce S.p.A., where over the years he has held commercial, administrative, and marketing positions. Since 2007 he has also been Secretary General for the Federazione Sammarinese Motociclistica.