Gianandrea Barreca in Tortona for the meeting “Meet The Best 2022 – Costruire il futuro”

On Friday, September 23, 2022 Tortona will be the centre of Italian and international basketball, the 2022 edition of “Meet the Best” will take place at the Civic Theatre and Barreca & La Varra will present the ongoing project of the Derthona Basket “Cittadella dello Sport”

The project, conceived by A Better Basketball and Derthona Basket, will see the presence in the city of numerous speakers of European and world renown. The press conference was held on Monday, September 5, 2022 in the Sala Donzelli of Palazzo Giureconsulti in Milan.

Conference agenda

  • 10.00 – 10.30 Arrival and registration
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Greetings by Marco Picchi (Derthona Basket President) and institutions
  • 11.00 – 12.30 Session 1: The Cittadella project and other national and international experiences
    • Gianandrea Barreca (founder Barreca & La Varra, author of the Cittadella project)
    • Ferencz Bartocci (CEO Derthona Basket)
    • Maurizio Gherardini (Director General Fenerbahce Istanbul)
    • Maria Angeles Vidal (Director L’Alquería del Basket – Valencia Basket Club)
  • 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break
  • 14.30 – 17.00 Session 2: Tortona’s big names, the Euroleague Basketball experience and American case histories
    • Luca Chiabotti (ABB) and Daniele Dallera (journalist Corriere della Sera)
    • Marshall Glickman (CEO Euroleague Basketball)
    • Diego Guillen (Senior Competition Director Euroleague Basketball)
    • Marco Picchi (President Derthona Basket) and Ferencz Bartocci (CEO Derthona Basket)


the conference programme (pdf – coming soon)