ITS Partners - Discover the International Talent Support partners: behind the ITS contest - Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, Comune di Trieste, Fondazione CRTrieste, OTB, SWATCH, illycaffè, Trieste Airpot, Trieste Trasporti, Tomorrow, Develon, Vogue Talents, Il Piccolo, the office, PITTI Immagine, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali

ITS is internationally recognized as the bridge connecting brands to the most interesting young talents worldwide. Together with the strong support of the Italian national & local Institutions, international companies continue to embrace the driving force of ITS with the common aim of supporting young talents all over the planet. They are able to build privileged relationships with the next generations of designers through the development of cutting-edge projects, obtaining tangible results, through a constant dialogue that produces fresh ideas and innovation in the world of design.

For ITS 2020 we joined forces with the following partners, sponsors and supporters sharing the same philosophy.

Backed by

Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Municipality of Trieste and Fondazione CRTrieste are the local institutions supporting the event, understanding deeply the added value that ITS represents for the territory.



OTB is an international fashion group, the parent company of iconic fashion brands Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, Viktor&Rolf, Amiri and state-of-the-art companies Staff International and Brave Kid.
The mission of OTB is to build brands for a new breed of consumers - enabling development, challenging the rules and fostering creativity. The group finances several initiatives aimed at discovering new creative talents, such as ITS, supported by OTB since the very beginning.


illycaffè is an Italian family business, founded in Trieste in 1933 and committed to offering the greatest coffee to the world. illy is the world's most global coffee brand, producing the unique illy 100% Arabica blend made of 9 of the world ‘s best selections of Arabica. illy has become the standard forerunner of espresso, and thanks to three critical innovations, is considered the leader in the science and technology of coffee. illy also pioneered direct sourcing, sharing know-how and paying a premium price for the best quality, based on partnerships underwritten by the principles of sustainable development. The company founded the University of Coffee with the aim of fostering and spreading its culture, providing comprehensive academic and hands-on training for coffee growers, baristas and coffee lovers in order to cover every aspect of the product. Everything ‘made in illy’ is enhanced by beauty & art, which represent founding values of the brand, starting from its logo – designed by an artist, James Rosenquist – and including the renowned illy Art Collection, comprised of over 100 cups designed by international artists.


The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai is a one of a kind artists residency open to worldwide talents from any artistic discipline, invited to work in freedom of expression within an exceptional environment. SWATCH, which has been called “the biggest art gallery on the wrist”, is once more present at ITS, challenging creative talents to express their creativity with an artistic approach – and the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in perspective. The brand’s more than 30-year history of collaboration with the world of design and the arts in a broader sense (from fashion design to movies, from music to cooking, from sculpting to painting to cartoons) is an unprecedented phenomenon not only in the watch market, but in the world of lifestyle accessories in general.



Lotto, is the leading footwear and sportswear company, synonymous with Italian style, Innovation and Design. Founded in 1973 to produce tennis and soccer shoes, over the decades the best teams and athletes all over the world have donned Lotto’s shoes and apparel. Today the brand honours its history and sportive heritage to define the style of the future.

Allianz Italy

Allianz Italy is a major provider of insurance and financial services in Italy and is part of the Allianz SE Group, world leader in insurance and asset management. In Italy Allianz employees over 5,000 people to serve more than 7 million customers, through a multichannel distribution network consisting of 25,000 professionals, including insurance agents, territorial collaborators and financial advisors, in addition to bancassurance agreements and market leader in direct insurance.


Tomorrow London is a multi-service business accelerator for fashion brands. The Group helps brands to develop and achieve sustainable growth through a fully-integrated service offering that includes investment, sales and distribution, consultancy and production. Tomorrow is led by CEO Stefano Martinetto and Chief Revenue Officer Giancarlo Simiri, which they acquired in 2011 with a vision to establish a Group that would champion and foster entrepreneurial creativity within the fashion industry.

Trieste Trasporti spa

In addition to serving as the local public transport concessionaire in Trieste since 2001, Trieste Trasporti is now a member of the Tpl Fvg consortium that, from 1 May 2020, handles the service in Friuli Venezia Giulia. The 60% of the company is held by Amt (controlled by the Municipality of Trieste), the 40% is owned by Arriva (Deutsche Bahn Group), the European leader in passenger transport. Technological innovation, quality of services, attention to the environment make Trieste Trasporti one of the most appreciated Italian companies in the transport and mobility sector.

Trieste Airport

Trieste Airport (IATA: TRS) offers air services to domestic and European destinations, operated both by full-service and low-cost airlines. Thanks to its strategic location, this airport is the ideal gateway to the Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto regions as well as to Slovenia, Croatia and Austria. Trieste Airport multi-modal hub includes a new railway station, a 16-bay bus station and new car parks for up to 1,500 cars (with a multi-storey car park comprising 500 parking spaces). This hub grants modal interchange among all the different modes of surface transport (bus, car or train) for an overall benefit and improvement of local and regional mobility.


Eurospital was established in Trieste in 1948, thanks to the commitment and vision of its founder Giorgio Kropf. Currently Eurospital produces and markets pharmaceutical products, medical-surgical aids, medical and diagnostic devices and dietary products (gluten-free foods and food supplements) within the 3 company business units - diagnostic, pharmaceutical and gluten-free- which constitute a single team of about 150 people, able to share knowledge, experiences, information and strategies. The group operates at the Trieste headquarters and in over fifty countries around the world.

Banca Mediocredito of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Banca Mediocredito of Friuli Venezia Giulia was established in 1957 to foster the development of companies operating in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Since July 2018, the Bank has been part of the Iccrea Cooperative Banking Group, the largest Italian cooperative banking group, the third largest Italian banking group in terms of branches - 2,600 in 1,759 municipalities - and the fourth in terms of assets, with 155,5 billion euros. Friuli Venezia Giulia Region holds a significant minority stake in the Bank's capital. Since its establishment, the Bank has supported the entire local economic system, facilitating the availability of services and financial resources to public and private entities operating in the area.


Internet partner

Our website and app run on technologies and services provided by Develon, internet partner of ITS 2020. Develon is a group of companies focusing on digital business strategy and technological innovation for digital channels.



Piano B, a communication agency specialized in special events, conventions and festivals; recognized by clients for its creative and innovative attitude in project management.

Vogue Talents

Media Partners

Vogue Talents, the platform dedicated to talents from all over the world with a dedicated section on and included twice a year as a supplement of Vogue Italia, last year celebrated its first 10 years and is back as media partner of ITS 2020.

Il Piccolo

Il Piccolo, the newspaper of Trieste which has followed and supported ITS all the way, is back as Media Partner of ITS 2020.

the office

Technical Supporters

THE OFFICE, Professional Congress Organizer since 1980, is a technical supporter of ITS 2020.


Winters Hair Concept, artisans of beauty, are technical supporter of ITS 2020.


The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana is the non-profit association that disciplines, coordinates and promotes the development of Italian fashion. It represents the highest cultural values of Italian fashion and aims to protect, coordinate and enhance its image, both in Italy and abroad.


Fondazione Ferragamo was established in 2013 at the behest of the Ferragamo family with the aim of training the new generations to the values of craftsmanship and Made in Italy, turning its attention to fashion, design and creative processes in general. It promotes knowledge of Salvatore Ferragamo’s work by dealing with training, editorial projects and other cultural initiatives. To achieve these objectives, primary is the protection of the historical archives, managed by the foundation, which testifies the entire span of the brand’s activities.


As a leading company devoted to promoting the most creative fashion and lifestyle industry worldwide, PITTI Immagine confirms its cooperation with ITS, an important platform able to spot and enhance global talent, enriching the Italian fashion system with new, powerful proposals

Fondazione Carigo

with the support of

Fondazione Carigo

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