20 Jul 2015

The most ancient Botanic Garden in the World hosts the MPI Italia 24th Annual Convention!

What is the impact of Biodiversity on Organizational Systems: office, company, destination, association, environment...

The MPI Italia 24th Annual Convention took place in Padova, in the amazing setting of the most ancient Botanic Garden in the World (1545) and the most innovative Biodiversity Garden in Europe (2014), dealed with the species selection and inclusion process within organized systems, based on the biodiversity culture, to put species and human beings at the Centre and grant the evolution of territory, company and environment as ecosystems.

“The species can cooperate only if they are organized, in order not to cannibalize each other” commented Olimpia Ponno, scientific strategic content designer & coordinator of the Convention and President MPI Italia. Today more than ever we live in an environmental and managerial context of VUCA kind (Volatility Uncertainty Complexity Ambiguity) demanding us to concentrate more on inclusion and diversification processes more than on procedures, to evolve and benefit of diversity, respecting one’s own nature. Any organization is therefore an ecosystem, a territory is an ecosystem and the MPI Italia Annual Convention itself is an ecosystem, we ourselves are an ecosystem. A journey towards change and evolution of any kind starts with the need to understand if the vehicle transporting us is ready to start, if our travel mates are happy to join us for the journey ahead.

Two days of seminars, round tables, master chef style teambuilding and extraordinary Gala's at the Villa dei Vescovi (part of Fondo Ambiente Italiano).

Mr Marco Biamonti, President of the Ediman group attended the Annual Convention.

Watch below his interview on today's Italian Meetings & Events Industry Outlook:


The first tests for the MPI Italia Multilevel Certification in Italian took place during the Annual Convention. The MPI Italia Chapter is registered in the Ministry of the Economic Development, and MPI Italia promotes the industry professional qualifications for its members.

Orchestrated by Rodolfo Musco CMM, CMP Emeritus this Certification will increase the professional development and knowledge of the Italian's Meetings and Events professionals.

Mr Giuseppe Lepri took part of this Certificaiton. Watch his feedback just after the exam in the below video:


Congratulations to the MPI Italia Chapter for an exceptionnal Annual Convention and for launching this new Multilevel CertificationNo doubt that Giovanna Lucherini, MPI Italia President will work with the new Board of the MPI Italia Chapter to implement new tests for this certification in the coming months.

Not to forget that with the support of the Padova Convention Bureau, a delegation visited Expo 2015 in Milano on July 6th, to deepen the knowledge of biodiversity topics through a tailor made itinerary.

The MPI in Europe Team

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