Andrea Varnier

CEO, FilmMaster Events

With nearly 30 years of experience in organizing and directing international events, Andrea Varnier is one of the best known Italians in the international sphere of the Olympics. Currently a consultant to the International Olympic Committee, he was IOC advisor for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, and Image and Events Director for the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee.

After several years in Italy as General Manager of GL Events – Lingotto Fiere, and later as CEO of Padova Fiere, in 2012 Varnier returned to a prominent position in the Olympics as CEO of Cerimonias Cariocas, the Brazilian consortium that staged the Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies, the journey of the Olympic and Paralympic Torch, and the Welcome Ceremonies.

Andrea returned to Italy in early 2017 to undertake leadership of Filmmaster Events as its CEO.