La Dolce Vita at BFFT’s 2015 Summer Festival
The 2015 BFFT Summer Festival provided bags of Italian flair, holiday atmosphere and fun. Under the motto “Bella Italia!” over 400 BFFT colleagues along with management and others celebrated the re-opening of the (Bologna/Sant’Agata) site in Italy. Accordingly, the parking deck across from the BFFT Headquarters was transformed into a “little Italy” and everyone ate, drank and celebrated under the Italian flag. In addition, numerous employees from other BFFT sites made the trip to Ingolstadt/Gaimersheim. Whether from Regensburg, Berlin, Italy or even China – colleagues gladly made the long journey to the Summer Festival.
As part of the event, there was a varied programme on offer, to which the Italian decorations added the necessary southern flair. Amongst other things, a complete BFFT Luna Park opened its doors, offering numerous attractions: from a Tuscan style Photo Station, fish stall, boule pit, table tennis, swimming pools, and air hockey, to a giant bar football table – the games getting everyone in a great mood.
In addition, there were numerous Italian-made vehicles on display for everyone to admire (from rare Piaggio Vespas and Ducatis to a Maserati Grand Cabrio). As a passionate Vespa and Ducati fan, BFFT CEO Markus Fichtner did not pass up the opportunity to show everyone his own collection and to give a brief history of each of the models.
And of course it wouldn’t have been complete without the appropriate local food and music. The diverse buffet of mixed antipasti, original stone oven pizzas and fresh lasagne readily conjured up the flavours of authentic Italian cuisine. And there was also a chance to taste a variety of wines, while entertainer Pino Barone provided a fitting musical background. Later, a DJ took to the turntables to get the parking deck thumping through to the small hours of the morning.