Today’s opening ceremony

All the delegations gathered in the conference hall for the opening ceremony were welcomed by Italian local authorities, by the President of the International Committee of IOI, Richard Forster, and by the Chair of IOI2012, Giuseppe Colosio. The presentation of the teams was also preceded by an intense piano and percussion performance and by a Stradivari’s Cremonese 1715 violin performance. At 12.00 o’clock the tolling bell ceremony marked the official beginning of IOI2012. The Opening Ceremony reflected the key themes and priorities of IOI2012, based on individual talent in informatics, inspiration, friendship and youth.