Dr. Fontanari is a sought-after lecturer, moderator and network manager for new initiatives.
After studying business administration and political science at the Universities of Innsbruck and Trier and successful doctoral studies at the University of Trier (1994), the first professional stations took him from KPMG Consulting in Cologne (1994 - 1995) in the management of Schitag Ernst & Young Consulting to Munich (1995 - 1998) and thence to the management of the European Tourism Institute in Trier (1998 to 2005).
From 2005 to 2008 he headed the international secretariat of the Papal Relief Church in Need in Königstein / Ts. in the senior management of the marketing and information department and coordinated public relations in addition to the 17 National offices on three continents.
Since 2009 he is a partner and in the management of benchmark:services and, since 2015 Professor for "Tourism - and Event Management" at the International School of Management in Cologne.