New partnership with API – Associazione Pizzerie Italiane

new partnership with api - associazione pizzerie italiane
Founded in Rome in 1989, API‘s mission has always been to support and promote the professional activity of its members, representing them in their relations with bodies and institutions. Its commitment to organising major events has not only made the association grow but has also elevated and spread the art of Italian pizza around the world. Thanks to its commitment to providing professional courses for pizza makers, in line with the esteemed National School of Pizza guidelines, API has become a beacon of excellence in pizza training.
As President of UK Confederation, Stefano Potortì says: “I am extremely excited and honoured by this extraordinary alliance with API. This partnership represents an unparalleled opportunity to share knowledge, experience and best practice, promoting growth and deep mutual understanding. We share a common mission of teaming up and collaborating synergistically to promote the Made in Italy brand abroad while proudly advancing our values. We strongly believe in the excellence of Italian products and traditions, and together we will strive to consolidate this partnership, creating a solid and collaborative network that will enable us to face global challenges and promote Made in Italy as a symbol of quality and creativity worldwide”.

Angelo Iezzi, API President, said: ‘We are confident that we will achieve results in line with the expectations of this valuable collaboration by making available our in-depth knowledge of the whole white art and in particular of the ‘Pizza alla Romana’ brand. There will be a lot of work to be done, well aware that we have signed with UK Confederation a noble and valiant cooperation!”
Both associations would like to sincerely thank Federico Fiorentini, a valuable member and councillor, for his fundamental contribution to facilitating this agreement.

Stay tuned for the exciting updates that will take us through this new chapter of our collaboration and help us achieve excellence together!

Powering Hospitality: UK Confederation and IoH Collaboration

Powering Hospitality: UK Confederation and IoH Collaboration

We are proud to announce that UK CONFEDERATION by CONFASSOCIAZIONI and the Institute of Hospitality (IoH) have entered into a strategic partnership to foster professionalism and drive business growth within the dynamic hospitality industry.


The IoH, a global professional body representing over 14,000 members, is renowned for its dedication to promoting quality and upholding exacting standards across the hospitality sector worldwide. IoH operates an extensive local and international network, including regions in the UK, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and Hong Kong.
Through this partnership, both organizations are set to unlock a wide range of benefits for their members and will collaborate on initiatives aimed at propelling business growth within the hospitality industry.


Commenting on the collaboration, UK Confederation President, Stefano Potortí Potorti, said: “We are thrilled to join forces with the Institute of Hospitality to foster professionalism and growth within the hospitality industry. Our combined expertise and resources will enable us to provide our members with unparalleled opportunities for networking, professional development, and business growth. We look forward to working closely with the IoH to shape the future of hospitality and create a lasting impact on the industry.”
Robert Richardson FIH MI, IoH CEO said: “This is a significant collaboration for the IoH and I am delighted that we will be providing the UK Confederation’s members with access to our professional resources. As the global hospitality body for the hospitality industry, we are committed to ensure we support the existing and next generation of industry talent across the globe. We are looking forward to working together to help further this goal.”


With a shared commitment to encouraging innovative practice and collaboration for better employability outcomes, this partnership is sure to create business opportunities and inspire the next generation of hospitality professionals.


Read the full press release below to learn more.


PR UK Confederation – IoH


Bringing to Light – Call for Projects

Bringing to Light - Call for Projects

Bringing to light is a project whose aim is exactly to “bring to light” the work of female scientists and provide a space for them to tell the public about their research projects. Thanks to the winning projects of the first edition, sustainability, energy and climate change were discussed while reporting on Italian research.

For the second edition, this year’s Call for Projects opens to all female researchers and entrepreneurs working in the environmental sector in Italy and abroad.

UK Confederation by Confassociazioni has enthusiastically accepted the invitation of the organiser Mirella Orsi, offering its patronage to the initiative. “The project deals with a topic that is extremely relevant to us, but also fundamental for our present and the future of the new generations,’ explains Stefano Potorti, President of UK Confederation by Confassociazioni. ‘On behalf of the whole association, I warmly congratulate Mirella Orsi and all the organisers, and I hope that this will be the first of a long series of initiatives.

If you are a female researcher or entrepreneur and would like to participate in “Bringing to Light – Scienziate e imprenditrici per il Clima”, submit your project by filling in the form here


A maximum of 10 projects will be selected out of those received no later than 31 December 2022 and will be featured in various national and international initiatives and in a special issue of “L’Ecofuturo magazine” to be published on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2023.


For further information about the Call, click here 



UK Confederation partners up with APCI-UK

UK confederation partners up with APCI-uk

It is with great pride that we have partnered up with APCI-UK (ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ITALIAN CHEFS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM). 
UK Confederation has moved one step closer to providing practical solutions for the industry needs, and it’s a welcoming sight when associations join forces like this!
The APCI UK was born with a view of aggregation and service, to constitute the added work for the Italian professional chefs who wants to find an environment in which to recognize themselves, emerge, share their experience, and find new ideas for professional growth and its mission and vision are in line with ours.

Our President Stefano Potortí says: “The hospitality industry is changing at an incredible pace and it’s necessary to adapt quickly in order for your business or organization not only survive but thrive. A massive thanks go to our Vice President Gaetano Bauso who worked tirelessly during these past few months to facilitate this collaboration and to Francesca Dassori acting on behalf of APCI UK. We are excited about all future activities together”, concludes Potorti’.

#ukconfederation #hospitality #uk #apci #unitedwewin

Milan Fintech Summit

Milan Fintech Summit

UK CONFEDERATION by CONFASSOCIAZIONI is proud to sponsor, as an International Promotion Partner, this year’s edition of the Milan Fintech Summit, which will take place October 5-7.

Milan Fintech Summit is the main Italian event dedicated to the future of innovation in banking and financial services.


This third edition will bring together the most influencing fintech experts and companies at a national and international level, allowing them to showcase their innovations and making Milan one of the European referral markets for the industry’s development and growth.

▶️ Just a few days before the event gets started, get your pass now! Our members are entitled to a discount on the ticket, so please contact us at

For all information about the event, visit

#fintech #milan #finance #event #MFS22

New partnership with Il Circolo

New partnership with
il circolo
We are excited to announce our new partnership with Il Circolo, a UK-registered charity based in London.
Il Circolo plays an important role by creating a network of members of any nationality who share an interest in Italian culture and wish to take part in the association’s programme of activities. Over the years, Il Circolo has organised several events with the primary aim of promoting Italian culture.
We believe that this partnership will be beneficial for both organisations as we share a commitment to promoting cultural exchange and understanding. We look forward to working together in the future to continue providing opportunities for people to engage with Italian culture.
As part of this new collaboration, we are pleased to share an initiative that Il Circolo has organised in collaboration with Londra Scrive and with the support of the Italian Consulate General in London: Match Point, a contest for unpublished short stories written in Italian by UK residents that talk about sport or more broadly about challenges, decisive situations and momentous events.
➡️ Entries must be submitted by 23:59 (UK time) on 31 July 2022 by filling out the submission form at

New partnership with Associazione Orbita

new partnership with associazione orbita

UK CONFEDERATION by CONFASSOCIAZIONI is extremely pleased to announce its partnership with Associazione Orbita.

Associazione ORBITA is an association created to encourage participation and dialogue between institutions, citizens, and businesses, promote cultural initiatives, and support the growth of Apulia and Italy in every field. It brings together people and experts from all fields to face, with the energy of enthusiasm and the strength of skills, the present challenges, and propose solutions for the future.
ORBITA and UK Confederation by Confassociazioni will be working together and cooperating to promote common values by sharing activities, initiatives and events.

“At Orbita, we are delighted to be starting this collaboration with UK Confederation, a collaboration that we are sure will be fruitful and will lead to the growth and enrichment of our members,” said Luigi De Santis, President at Orbita. “It is an international collaboration, as our associations are, which, through a deep-rooted network in Italy and abroad, will help to achieve important goals for the benefit of our territory. I would like to thank our representative, Mr Saponaro, for finalising this agreement and, together with him and all our members, we are ready to undertake a series of joint initiatives, which we will publicise in detail”.

“I am confident that the collaboration between UK CONFEDERATION and ORBITA will lead all members to share a path of further growth, as a result of a culture of integration, aggregation and networking; values that both associations represent well and that will allow us to achieve increasingly ambitious goals,” said Orbita representative for relations with UK Confederation, Vincenzo Saponaro. “I would like to thank the President of UK CONFEDERATION Stefano Potortì and the President of ORBITA Luigi De Santis who, following the vision and principles of the associations they represent, have enthusiastically welcomed this further opportunity for growth and collective development”.

The President of UK Confederation by Confassociazioni, Stefano Potortí, says he is “enthusiastic about this agreement, which will continue to strengthen relations between the UK and Apulia. Despite Brexit, the UK remains a country where it is possible to carry out many different activities while maintaining strong connections with Italy”.

SicilyFEST London 2022

SicilyFEST London 2022
is back 7-10 April
SicilyFEST will give Londoners a taste of what it feels like to walk down a Sicilian street market. A food & wine extravaganza showcasing all of the deliciousness the sun-drenched island in the heart of the Mediterranean has to offer.
Enjoy the tantalising array of stalls which will mainly focus on Sicilian food produce, wine and drinks. Including; cannoli, arancini, panelle, gourmet panini, pasta, marmalades, jams, sweet and savoury preserves, desserts, cakes, gelato, liqueurs and Sicilian wine.
This year visitors will also be able to treat themselves to “SicilyFEST – The Wine Experience”, an exclusive event within the bigger and extravagant event that SicilyFEST already is: Wines will be paired with appetisers specially created by 4 renowned Sicilian chefs: Pietro D’Agostino, Bianca Celano, Enzo Oliveri and Carmelo Carnevale.
For families there will be a kids corner with fun and activities run by UK charity Children Do Matter.
SicilyFEST by PopUpMarketSicily & P&A events
Thu April 7th Thursday 17:30 / 22:00
Fri April 8th Friday 11:00 / 22:00
Sat April 9th Saturday 11:00 / 20:00
Sun April 10th Sunday 10:00 / 17:00
Business Design Centre – Islington
52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH
Tickets available on Fever and Eventbrite

Il musical degli italiani a Londra

Il musical degli italiani a londra

It’s almost all set for Il Musical degli Italiani a Londra, an artistic and linguistic project that involves the creation and staging of a new musical created for, with and by the British-Italian community in London to explore themes of identity, multiculturalism and the very concept of community.

In May 2021, during over 20 workshops held at, the only Italian / English bilingual school in London, about 45 children and young people between 9 and 21 years of age contributed to the creation of ideas for writing the story and music of the Musical, through a variety of dramatic and musical activities. In November 2021 the cast was assembled and in January 2022 it started the rehearsal phase, which will lead to the performance on the 16th July 2022 at the Britten Theatre, within the Royal College of Music (South Kensington, London). It will be a bilingual musical: in English and Italian, aimed at a varied London audience, from children, young people, parents and grandparents.

“This project stems from the desire to give a voice and represent the community of Italians in London, with particular attention to bilingual families who see their children born and raised in the country they have chosen as their home. – explains Eleonora Giovannardi, one of the creators and Producers of the Musical – For this reason, to open the search for sponsors who want to support the launch of the Musical, we decided to turn to the Italian businesses that operate in London and that have one of their main target audiences in the Italian community. The idea is to offer visibility to all companies small and large, which despite Brexit and the pandemic, have continued to operate, bringing a little Italian spirit to this side of the pond. “

Companies wishing to support the project or learn more can find more information on the project website, on the dedicated page:


Complitaly is media partner for UK Confederation

complitaly & UK Confederation

We are proud to announce that Complitaly has become the media partner for UK Confederation.


We especially want to thank Mirko Ricci and his staff, always attentive and present wherever there is innovation or curiosity with anything beneficial towards our community: thank you for all of your hard work in making sure UK Confederation is always at the cutting edge!