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Global Meetings Industry Day 2022

April 2022

Global Meetings Industry Day Eng 2022 MPI

Meeting professionals come together on April 7th for the Global Meetings Industry Day 2022. In Padua and online.

Every year in early April takes place the Global Meetings Industry Day and this year MPI Italia Chapter, in collaboration with the members of #Italialive, invites the operators of the sector to meet on 7 April afternoon in Padua (in-person and online) on the day of the inauguration of the new congress center.

Feel & Meet Safe: New perceptions” is the 2022 theme of this edition, which can also be broadcast live remotely and which, thanks to the collaboration of AIIC Italia, will be supported by simultaneous translation in English for remote international use.

During the day, moderated by the journalist and ADC group President Salvatore Sagone, many and various insights on the issue of events safety will be shared. The number of panelists called to intervene is dense:
Biancamaria Cavallini – Customer Success & Operations Director Mindwork;
Giovanna Francia, President of AIIC Italy;
Gabriella Gentile, newly elected President of Federcongressi & eventi;
Massimo Ignesti, Head of the Security and Risks area of ​​COM Metodi spa;
Luigi Irione, CEO & Founder Genuina Hub,
Maddalena Milone, CEO Meeting Planner.

The biggest risk is to take no risk” is the title of the keynote speech by Massimo Tammaro, former Leader & Commander of the Frecce Tricolore, HR Director and Corporate Risk Manager for Ferrari, currently Internal Control & Risk Manager for Reale Assicurazioni Group and Project Director of an executive MBA.

“We are proud to have brought together so many professionals for a round table that will certainly give food for thought to our industry – comments Luca Vernengo, President of MPI Italia Chapter – and the presence of a multifaceted figure with such an important professional background such as Tammaro is a strong point in a day so awaited by the whole Italian and international meeting industry.
The MPI’s claim “when we meet we change the world” today becomes a cry of hope. History is showing us that lack of opportunities for dialogue and confrontation makes it difficult to overcome barriers and amplifies conflicts. Events produce value, they can contribute to change. Including this event on the agenda of the official opening of the new congress center in Padua is a sign of rebirth for our entire community towards a peaceful future”.

“We are very happy to host this important event on the day of the awaited inauguration of our extraordinary center, an architectural jewel designed by Kengo Kuma, conceived as a modern, multifunctional and flexible venue equipped with the most advanced technologies – explains Marco Valsecchi, general manager of Padova Hall, the company that manages the Padua exhibition center and the new Padua congress center – the ability to connect the different sites, but also the sites and the planning industries is essential to compete on the international meeting market industry, currently undergoing strong transformations: the event promoted by MPI Italia Chapter goes in this direction “.


When: April 7, 2022 from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Attendance is free of charge.
Registration is required on Eventbrite, both for in-person and online attendance by choosing the ticket corresponding to your mode of attendance.
The detailed program is shown on Eventbrite
On-site event: digital covid certificate and face mask are mandatory.
For further information, please contact the MPI Italia Chapter Secretariat at


MPI Italia Chapter: founded in 1991, it’s the Italian Chapter of the International community MPI (Meeting Professionals International), founded in Dallas, USA, in 1972. The first European chapter of the association, counting over 17,000 members in 24 countries and 90 chapters.