19 May 2017
It’s become something of an end-of-season tradition and a fully worthy one at that, as J1897 Members had the opportunity on Friday afternoon to meet and listen to Juventus’ top management review the club’s achievements both on and off the pitch.
In this fourth edition of the J1897 Members’ Day more than 1200 supporters took their seats at Juventus Stadium for an exclusive question and answer session two days before what could well be the moment yet more history is made by the Bianconeri in the same arena.
Speaking at the event were Juventus President Andrea Agnelli, club CEOs Giuseppe Marotta and Aldo Mazzia, Co-Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Marketing & Digital, Federico Palomba, Co-Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Global Parternship and Corporate, Giorgio Ricci and Co-Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Brand, Licensing & Retail, Silvio Vigato.
President Agnelli – who took on the reins of the club exactly seven years ago – kicked off proceedings by recalling his first public address as Juventus president on 19 May 2010, words that have proven to become more and more relevant which each passing day in Turin.
With the motto “Welcome to the Future”, the theme of the day’s meeting, projected behind him he began “We started with a simple objective seven years ago: to win. Those two words were the essence of my first speech as Juventus president,”.
“In sport, everything resets at the start of every season. As far as I am concerned the most important thing is that every single one of us here arrives on 1 July with the conviction that we can and will win it all in the campaign to come. That is what Juventus means.”
Anchored by JTV’s Claudio Zuliani, fans and management alike then spent the afternoon discussing both the successes of the season soon to be passed and what lies ahead in the future for the Old Lady of Italian football.
For those unable to attend today’s event, Juventus.com provided a live streaming service exclusively for J1897 Members in both Italian and English.