The autumn meeting of the Italian delegation took place from 8 to 10 November in Varenna , a small village located in beautiful Lake Como. The Hotel Royal Victoria and Hotel Villa Cipressi of RCollection Hotels hosted the event. During the business session on Saturday morning, the internal agenda of the members was discussed. The Innovations Committee presented the progress report of the 3rd edition of the "Mentor Me" program which foresees the presence of a Mentor, an experienced EHMA member, who interacts with a "Mentee" - a person with less experience – to help him improve his career. The recent collaboration with Luiss Business School of Rome and related new "Program for Executives in International Hotel Management" starting in February 2020 was presented by Prof Matteo Caroli. International expert on urban strategies Giacomo Biraghi closed the morning session hypnotizing participants with a visionary speech on: "Future Urban Trends. A selection of 10 urban trends emerging around the world”. Saturday morning the accompanying persons visited Piona Abbey while on Saturday afternoon all participants enjoyed the historical Botanical Garden of Villa Cipressi. On the occasion of the gala evening at Hotel Royal Victoria, the winner of the "Italian Hotel Manager of the Year 2019" was announced in the person of Giacomo Guzzardi, General Manager of Le Méridien Visconti Rome and Palazzo Scanderbeg.