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The 28th MPI Italia Chapter’s Convention program presented at IMEX

May 2019

Rome will host the annual convention of MPI Italia Chapter  from 5 to 7 July, 2019.

The title of this convention is “My Story” and it will be an event full of opportunities for training, updating and networking organized in partnership with the Convention Bureau of Rome and Lazio and with the contribution of the Convention Bureau Italia, sponsor of the event.

The official announcement was made in Frankfurt during IMEX.
“We chose Rome as the destination of our annual convention because the city is going through a very dynamic moment for the meeting industry – comments Enrico Jesu, the next president of the Italian Chapter – This also because of the birth of the Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau which is doing an excellent job work”.
Together with Enrico Jesu in the official presentation in Frankfurt, Paul Van Deventer, MPI CEO, Tobia Salvadori, Strategic Relations Convention Bureau Italy, and Onorio Rebecchini, President Covention Bureau Rome and Lazio. Onorio Rebecchii, while expressing the great satisfaction to host this prestigious event, underlined also  the importance of MPI as a reference point for the entire MICE industry and as an opportunity to be ambassador of the hospitality offer in Rome and Lazio.

The title of the 28th MPI Italy Convention is “My Story” with a reference to the world of cinema. How it happened?
Elisabetta Caminiti MPI Italia Chapter President says : “Today the trend of our meeting industry is to design experiences and to create emotions. The show of events is always stronger and more and more expected by the participants. The idea of ​​cinema helps us underline the importance of all the ingredients that make great any event: the storytelling, the fine tuning in the backstage and the spectacular appearance  on stage. ”
The keynote speaker invited to this convention is Piero Angela, very well known journalist, author, science writer and anchorman.

The MPI Italia Chapter convention program also includes two Inspirational Labs, as a practical event design sessions, a round table on the Film Festival, a Hosted Buyer program that will welcome 6 professionals from France, Belgium, Germany and Russia.

All professionals and operators in the meeting industry can participate.
For any info call  Eleonora Leanza  phone +39 391 3763027
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The annual members’ assembly will take place on Friday 5th afternoon and it will be the official establishment of the new board.

MPI Italia Chapter: founded in 1991, it’s the Italian Chapter of the International community of MPI (Meeting Professionals International), founded in Dallas, USA, in 1972. The association counts over 17,000 members in 24 countries and 90 chapters. It represents all professionals involved in the meeting and event industry. MPI Italia Chapter has been the first European Chapter. Recently it has been registered with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. Thus, it can release certifications that are legally valid in Italy under Law no.4 of 14th January 2013.