Maurizio Mariani is member of the “Groupe de Bruges” (an EU Think Tank fully dedicated to the AGRI Business) and Sustainable Food Lab (USA). he is also founder and member of the Advisory Council of the MCA (Mediterranean Citizen Assembly) since 2008. Founder of the Social Cooperative Nanà, which manages in Piedmont (Italy) some assets confiscated to the mafia, developing a new model of social economy in the field of restaurants- bar and sales of organic food;. He is an expert of economy and environment related to agribusiness The Staff & foodservices; It has been working as consultant with LSG Sky Chefs (Lufthansa Group) for new market development, from Jan 2010 to Dec 2014. Within the Forum Cina Europa, he is running the dialogue about sustainable food chains. Author of numerous publications and articles, speaker at several international conferences on Foodservices, he has designed the Risteco handbooks (“Quaderni di Risteco”), and the projects of “il Pranzo Sostenibile” (“The Sustainable Meal”) and “Eating City”; as C.E.O. of Sotral Spa , he has received several awards such as the medal of the President of the Italian Republic (2010), the award Imprese X Innovazione organised by the main italian industrial association Confindustria (2008), the European Business Award For The Environment, organised by the DG Environment of the European Commission (2006) and the award Impresa Ambiente organised by the Chamber of Commerce of Rome and the Italian Ministery of Environment (2005). He is one of the co-Authors of the books “La ville qui mange” and “City food Policies. Securing our daily bread in an urbanizing world.”.