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This week at RBS: company meetings and visits with Piaggio, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and more

At RBS, no week goes by without meeting companies and this week was no exception. Read on to learn about the companies students met.

Varda – a YARA company

Rome Business School students of the Online Master in Agribusiness Management had the opportunity to meet and get to know Varda – Field Data Exchange together with Simone Sala, Director for smallholders markets at the Open Farm & Field Exchange Initiative at Yara International.

Varda is a tech startup whose vision is to make farm and field data the key ingredient for the next Green Revolution, spreading the benefits across the whole ecosystem, from farmer to consumer. The company is sponsored by Yara, a Norwegian chemical company whose largest business area is the production of fertilizer.

As population grows, the need to produce more food increases, as does the necessity to do it in a sustainable way. Together with students, Simone Sala discussed the role of digital in the agricultural business and especially the importance of data to help in this transition that can be beneficial for all in #BetterManagers4aBetterWorld style.

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

On International Women’s Day a group of RBS students of the Master in Arts & Culture Management visited the beautiful location of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. They were amazed by the beautiful interior and the amazing history of the building and they were able to actually witness the production of the Turandot as workers were creating the set design for the upcoming season starting on the 17th.

It was a great opportunity to see live the theory they learned during the classes of prof. Eleonora Pacetti (Director of the Young Artist Program at Teatro dell’Opera) regarding Theatre Management.

Specifically on this day, it was quite impressive to hear such amazing stories regarding Emma Carelli, the first Director of the Teatro during Fascism and Maria Callas, one of the most important Italian opera singers worldwide.

The Youth to Youth Initiative

The voices of young people are very often not heard in societies, especially when it comes to reaching the decision makers and finding the best solutions for youth and society as a whole. This causes young people to turn to be inactive in their communities, sometimes due to lack of skills and knowledge on how to create change and embody the change.

The Youth to Youth Initiative was founded in 2015 and aims to solve these problems by offering holistic and accessible training, networking opportunities and mentorship of youth-led projects.

Rome Business School students met with co-founder Saida Ibrahimava, to learn about the journey of the Youth to Youth Initiative, from an informal group of young people to an international organization with an extensive global network, and to get to know the main challenges they encountered along the way in their effort to make an impact.

Thank you Saida Ibrahimava for showing our students tangible evidence of the impact everyone can have as Better Managers for a Better World!


Who hasn’t dreamt of riding a Vespa? A part of the internationally-renowed iconic italian imagery the Vespa is none other than one of Piaggio’s better known products. To learn about the Marketing and managerial side of the Piaggio brand we had with us Luca Fedele, Head of E-Business Marketing and Development to share with students of the Marketing Master and International MBA candidates the global digital strategy and how it unfolds across the different channels.