Linkontro 2023

18-21 May, 2023

Forte Village Resort, Sardinia (CA)

2023 Edition

Linkontro is the appointment of the FMCG community that meets every year for a professional update and to map out the way forward. The event lasts four days and takes place at the Forte Village Resort, in Sardinia hosting about 600 managers representing over 200 companies.

This is where the still weak signals of change are intercepted, new ideas cross at high speed, and bridges are built to unite the pillars of the sector: manufacturers and retailers.

Linkontro is an initiative by NielsenIQ, which has guided its realization for over 30 years. The long history of the event is confirmation that Linkontro is a unique and unmissable moment to reflect on the past and design a more sustainable future, together.

2023 Theme

At the very root of future times 

Today’s responsibilities for a better tomorrow 

We live in days of radical uncertainty. Everything seems difficult. Much is dangerous. The fear that might grip us in circumstances such as these might push us in two wrong directions.   

It might hold out the hope that it is enough to resist because then everything will go back to the way it was. And what seems to no longer work today, from the business model of companies and supply chains to the leadership style of entrepreneurs and managers, from consumer behavior patterns to the way younger people experience work, will instead go back to being as good as before. But history repeats itself in cyclical form only in appearance: in reality, each era must find new answers to old and new problems. In a spiral that can be one of progress or regression, depending on the choices we make. The night surely will pass but we do not know if and how we will wake up at dawn tomorrow. We must work hard if we want the awakening to be a sign of progress.   

Linkontro 2022 by the numbers​


Years of Linkontro





The official list of Linkontro 2023 speakers will be available soon.


The full conference program will be available soon.

Tuesday, May 17 – Hidden

7:00 – 8:15 AM Breakfast

8:30 – 11:45 AM Mainstage

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Product Showcase, Partner Zone & lunch 

1:15 – 6:00 PM Breakout sessions, Product Showcase & Partner Zone 

7:00 – 10:00 PM Closing dinner & reception

Wednesday, May 18 – Hidden

7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast

8:45 – 11:00 AM Mainstage & closing keynote

12:15pm Conference concludes


Become a sponsor​

Protagonists in an exclusive showcase

A Linkontro sponsorship opens doors to exclusive connections and new opportunities within the FMCG community. Companies can make their brands known through original sponsored spaces and engaging branded activities.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? To learn more about the advantages of sponsorship, contact:

Ilaria Belmonte​​
T: (+39) 340 1232277​

Transform your company into a work of art

The Excellence Gallery aims to tell the stories of the protagonists of our FMCG world through art.  

For the 2023 edition, the Excellence Gallery will host the first art exhibition for FMCG companies created by an artist together with A.I.
An encounter from which a creative and cultural journey of absolute originality comes to life, generating insights into the relationship between man and machine, the future, and a new vision of the world, confronting us with a totally unprecedented point of view on the corporate reality.

Each artwork will be complemented by a text composed by the author together with deep learning: perfect evidence of how the two actors can complement each other.

For more information about the Excellence Gallery, you can contact:   

Ilaria Belmonte​
T: (+39) 340 1232277 

Advisory Board

Content Management
Content Management

The Linkontro advisory board is constituted of business leaders who believe in the value of this initiative and dedicate resources and passion to the success of the event. This team meets regularly to define the themes and contents of the Linkontro programming and guides the choice of speakers.

Our Advisory Board
Our Advisory Board

Harald Antley
Aspiag Service
CEO Despar Nordest

Silvia Bagliani
Mondelēz Italia
Managing Director

Corrado Bianchi
Perfetti Van Melle

Alberto de Stasio
General Director

Francesco Del Porto
President Region Italy & CCO

Alessandro d’Este
President & CEO

Marco Ferrari
Gruppo Montenegro

Enrico Galasso
Birra Peroni

Mario Gasbarrino
Decò Italia
Managing Director

Paolo Grue
President & CEO

Giangiacomo Ibba

Antonio Mariani
General Director

Andrea Mondoni
General Manager
Southern Europe

Francesco Mutti

Igor Nuzzi
Regional Director
Italy & Switzerland

Frank O’Donnell
Coca-Cola HBC Italia
General Manager

Mara Panajia
President & MD, Italy

Andrea Panzani
CEO & General Director

Marco Pedroni
Coop Italia

Marco Pesaresi
Ferrarelle Società Benefit
General Manager

Francesco Pugliese

Irene Rizzoli

Pier Paolo Rosetti
Conserve Italia
Managing Director

Giorgio Santambrogio
Gruppo VéGé

Sara Scrittore
Vice president & General Manager, Southern Europe

Aldo Sutter

Lucia Tagliaferri
Vice President Marketing & 
E-Commerce Europe Consumer Goods

Maniele Tasca
Selex Gruppo Commerciale
General Director

Marco Travaglia
Nestlé Italia
President & CEO

Luca De Nard
General Manager, Italy

Stefano Galli 

Roberto Gritti
Senior Advisor

Samantha Rovatti
West Europe M&C



The event dedicated to the FMCG business community

Every year, Linkontro gathers executive directors and managers of leading companies in the FMCG market: more than 500 managers take part in the event on behalf of over 200 companies. Linkontro is a three-day meeting, organized to analyze social scenarios, discuss market trends, share ideas and experiences.

The event offers a space to foster new collaborations, understand and outline the future, and to study strategies that grow successful companies.

Linkontro offers networking occasions and the possibility to build relevant professional relationships with retail and manufacturing professionals as well as leading figures in the communication and technology sectors.

Our story
Our story

Where energies meet

Linkontro was founded in 1985 for manufacturers and retailers to give them the opportunity to dialogue. This event soon became the most important meeting for companies in the FMCG market, as well as for companies belonging to the communciations, B2B services, and finance sectors.

Today, more than ever, Linkontro is an occasion to network, to think about strategies, ideas and visions, and face future scenarios. Because new energy always comes from ideas.


Experience the Forte Village Resort

Linkontro takes place in the exclusive Forte Village Resort in Santa Margherita di Pula (CA). Immersed in a green oasis and equipped with the most modern conference services, the hotel offers an informal atmosphere that has always distinguished Linkontro.


Registration for Linkontro 2023 is open, register now to secure your spot at the most important event in Italian FMCG!

Registrations for Linkontro 2022 will be managed and coordinated by FA Travel, one of the most qualified business travel, meeting, congress, and tourism agencies. FA Travel is headquartered in Sardinia, operates throughout the national territory, and is closely connected to Forte Village. ​

FA Travel ensures a relationship of attention and high professionalism with staff dedicated to Linkontro.​


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