Despite what is probably the most serious crisis in the history of the gas company Uniper, according to a report by “Business Insider”, the group is a generous sponsor of the “Gastech” trade fair in Milan, which opened on Monday. The fair’s website lists Uniper as a “platinum sponsor”. According to the trade fair brochure, the cost is 150,000 British pounds (around 175,000 euros).
Uniper also sponsored a “gala dinner” on Sunday evening. Costs another 150,000 pounds (around 175,000 euros). The trade fair’s Twitter account reads that thanks were given for the “prestigious gala dinner”. Venue was the “breathtaking” Villa Necchi Campiglio, according to the organizer. The tweet has since been deleted.
The villa dates back to the 1930s, is located in downtown Milan and is surrounded by a spacious garden and high walls. When the property is not being used for glamorous events, the villa can be visited as a museum.
As can be seen from a LinkedIn post from the trade fair, Uniper Managing Director Klaus-Dieter Maubach personally welcomed the participants to the start of the gala dinner. The guests were apparently not deterred from celebrating even in view of the energy crisis. Photos on LinkedIn show her with Aperol Spritz in hand, making small talk in a good mood. A singer, a pianist, a cellist and a trumpet player provided entertainment.
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