Invitation letter

Dear all,

It’s my pleasure to welcome You to the “Spirit of Rakia”, 2nd International Conference and exhibition about rakia. The Conference is set to take place at the NH Hotel Trieste in Trieste, from March 5th to 7th 2020.

The project „Spirit of Rakia“ has a regional and international level and includes countries from Central and Southeastern Europe. The gathering will bring together experts from Italy, as well as the surrounding countries and whole Europe not only as participants but as active partners.

The main objective of the conference is to build a higher level of scientific knowledge on fruit brandies and other spirit drinks in order t

We are happy to report that the venue chosen provides an excellent setting for our technical, technological and scientific lectures and presentations.

I invite You to contribute to the Conference success with Your presence and active participation in order to acquire new professional and scientific knowledge.

With my best wishes for the superb conference,

President of the Conference
Giuseppe Vaccarini


Conference President

Giuseppe Vaccarini

Scientific Committee President

Prof. Leonardo Valenti

In the organization of

Facolta' di scienze agrarie e alimentari – Faculty of agriculture and food, University of Milano, Milano, Italy
ASPI – Association of Italian Professional Sommeliers
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Technical Organizer

A.T.I. d.o.o. travel agency
Zadarska 15, 52100 Pula, Croatia
VAT NR HR29635530727
Tel. +385 52 223 400
Fax. +385 52 217 644



1. Fruit production, how to recover historical varieties
2. Transformative aspect, from fruit to distillate
3. Experiences related to the territories
4. Production, distillation and marketing income statement
5. Scams and counterfeits of distillates


dr. Sergio Moser (Italy)
dr. Tomas Roman (Italy)
prof. Pawel Satora (Poland)
prof. Ninoslav Nikičević (Serbia)
prof. Manfred Gossinger (Austria)
Daniel Einfalt (Germany)
Branko Popović (Serbia)
Ilda Caldeira (Portugal)
Goran Milanov (North Macedonia)
Prof. Edi Maletić (Croazia)
dr. Marin Mihaljević Žulj (Croazia)
Marco Zucchetti (Italy)
Marco Cremonesi (Italy)
Andrea Grignaffini (Italy)
Alberto Schieppati (Italy)

General information

Conference venue

Hotel NH Trieste ****
Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 7
34132 Trieste, Italy
LAT: 45.6547169 LONG: 13.7691483


Hotel NH Trieste **** (05.-07.03.2020.)

Single room: 99,00€ per person
Double room: 57,00€ per person
The accommodation prices are listed per person per night.
VAT is included in the price.
Tourist and registration tax: 2,50 € per person per day.

Book now


Early bird (until 15.1.2020.) per person 270,00 €
Standard registration (from 16.1.2020.) per person 290,00 €

The registration includes attendance to the scientific programme, name tag and attendance confirmation, programme materials, coffee break access to the exhibition area.
The above listed prices include VAT.



Exhibition area 1m2 = 250,00€
Advertisement in the programme booklet = 300,00€

Additional sponsoring possibilities in accordance with the technical organizer:
• Welcome cocktail
• Working lunch
• Coffee break

The above listed prices include VAT.

Registration & booking form

Please provide the following information

contact us

Feel free to contact us for any further information

Venue location

Technical organizer

A.T.I. d.o.o. travel agency
Zadarska 15, 52100 Pula, Croatia

VAT Nr.: HR29635530727
IATA No.: 75321621

Tel: 00385/52/223400
Fax: 00385/52/217644