The activities of the group of young professional within SPE Italian Section started with an initiative called “The Way Ahead”. It was fall 1999
. The inspiration for that came from Giovanni Paccaloni (appointed as 2005 SPE president), who gathered a group of motivated young people working in the industry to take on the challenge to create an innovative initiative that would target a group of potential SPE member that – he felt – SPE was not effectively attracting with the scheduled activities.
Now “The Way Ahead” is the name of the SPE young professional international magazine, born in 2005, set up thanks to the support of the at that time in office SPE president Giovanni Paccaloni and to the active participation of two italian young professionals (Thomas Bruni and Loris Tealdi). In it, you will find items of particular interest to younger members of the industry, including articles on the finding your career path, improving key skills, and the roles of young professionals around the world.