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MPI Italia Chapter’s Convention 2021 in Turin

June 2021

MPI Italia Convention 2021

Live events restart in July in Turin with the 30th MPI Italia Chapter Convention

From July 2nd to 4th, MPI Italia Chapter organized its 30th convention in Turin, Northern Italy, finally again on-site!

As usual, the convention will be the occasion for the official starting of the new MPI Italia Chapter board that has been elected in March>>>

But participants will have also the opportunity to attend training sessions and to know  the excellence of Torino and visit its surroundings thanks to the partnership with Visit Piemonte.

In the program:  roundtables dedicated to the territory excellences, an inspiration lab on innovation declined in its professional applications, the participation of keynote speakers who will introduce and conclude the day on Saturday.

And a new award. The values ​​of eco-sustainability and social responsibility, very important values for MPI, will be the main themes of a CSR Award Competition that will award a prize to the best project sent by the MPI Italia Chapter members. The three finalist projects will be evaluated by a jury who will assign the award during the evening gala on Saturday, July 3rd.

The live event in the name of “Meet The ChaMPIons” follows the 2020 streaming preview and it will be hosted in the spaces of NH Torino Centro and NH Collection Carlina with an extension in the green Langhe area for a networking and site inspection experience.
In order to organize it live, the safety protocols have been increased.

«After 267 days from the stop of all events, in July we restart in Turin with the aim of reviving the Italian meeting industry. Not so easy, but with the consciousness that our profession has shown a strong flexibility never losing energy and proactiveness. – declares Luca Vernengo, President Elect MPI Italia Chapter – “These three days in Piedmont will help increase the enthusiasm of events resumption through the increasingly sustainable and innovative design of our events, thanks to the creativity of our professionals, the training of our companies and the culture our territories are imbued with. Let’s start from here, all together».

«The resumption of face-to-face meetings is an enormously positive sign for the meeting industry – declares the General Manager of VisitPiemonte, Luisa PiazzaMICE is a sector that the Region intends to strengthen and represents an important lever for the tourism sector development in Piedmont. In this view, “Meet The ChaMPIons” in the 30th MPI Italia chapter’s Annual Convention is very precious. On this occasion Turin and Langhe area will be able to offer participants the best of hospitality in great prestigious contexts among art, history and culture that characterize the city, or immersed in the wine-growing landscapes of Langhe, Monferrato and Roero, a Unesco heritage site. And where there are also great food and wine offers. Special thanks goes to the CSR Award organizers, a competition which puts an important emphasis on the values ​​of eco-sustainability and social responsibility connected to the meeting industry, and which also reflects the regional values».

MPI Italy Convention represents an opportunity for the resumption of the meeting industry in Italy – adds Marcella Gaspardone, Turin Tourism and Convention Bureau Manager, and concludes “We are confident for life to return to normal and for a future full of events”.

The event is open to all meeting industry professionals. It is possible to see the preliminary program and register for the convention from MPI website>>> Places are limited, in compliance with safety protocols.

Anti Covid-19 measures – Documents required
To participate in the convention, participants must have one of the following requirements:
– COVID-19 green certification referred to in Article 9, paragraph 3, of Law Decree no. 52 of 2021
– recovery certificate issued by the competent health authority, in case that the virus had been contracted in the previous 6 months
– certificate of having carried out the antigenic or molecular test with a negative result within 48 hours
Participants must send documentation certifying the possession of one of the requirements detailed above to the secretariat, or present it when registering on-site.

Turin MPI Convention 2021
Turin. The Mole Antonelliana

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 association counts over 17,000 members in 24 countries and 90 chapters.