Internal staff

Patrizia Pasolini
Patrizia PasoliniOwner and Legal Representative
She comes from Genoa where she graduated in Philosophy. She worked for Club Med in many countries around the world and she was responsible for many big teams. She founded Symposia in 1988 and still runs the business with enthusiasm. Member of Federcongressi and MPI (she was VP of Finance).
Federico Cimmino
Federico CimminoProject manager
He has been an event manager since 2012 and “problem-solver” is his nickname. He deals with tender notices, MEPA, catering services, relations with clients and suppliers. He is the official Chef in Symposia.
Marilena Caruso
Marilena CarusoEvent manager
She boasts a long experience in the MICE field as she has worked for several event agencies and also for the Italian MPI Office. She joined Symposia in 2013 as event manager. Radiant and meticulous, she is passionate about Oriental cultures.
Antonio Figliozzi
Antonio FigliozziAdministrative Department
He joined Symposia in 2013 and he is a careful and scrupulous bookkeeper. He never misses a detail and examines each invoice that comes to his desk. He deeply loves his family and enjoys bike riding.
Giuseppe Tranchida
Giuseppe Tranchida Responsible for CME Credits
In Symposia since 2011, he is responsible for the CME training course accreditation and CME secretary activities. He is passionate about the Italian Medieval philosophy, culture and art and enjoys cooking and looking after his cats.
Elisa Polini
Elisa PoliniDigital Communication Manager
Elisa landed in Symposia in 2016 to bring her communication and social skills to event management and promotion improvement. Digital evangelist and passionate driver, she always keeps up-to-date to new media, technologies and…memes! Give her a keep-calm field and she’ll engage you instantly.
Giulia Angeli
Giulia AngeliJunior Event Manager
Environmental scientist specialized in ecomanagement, Giulia is always looking for new ways to make her events eco-friendly.
Accurate and practical, in her free time she loves to teach homemade herbal remedies and natural meals.
Arianna Santini
Arianna SantiniJunior Event Manager
Arianna has a political science degree and a great experience as international University research and educational training projects coordinator and as professional events organizer. She’s a sunny and friendly person who defines herself a “problem solver”. She loves good food, music and nature.

External staff

Cesare Garavoglia
Cesare GaravogliaArchitectural Designer and Logistics Manager
He is an architect and has been collaborating with Symposia for more than 10 years. He designs exhibition areas and deals with graphics, layouts and event logistics. He also coordinates the external staff. He plays the guitar and likes riding and drawning.
Mariateresa Mignoli
Mariateresa MignoliHostess Manager
She used to work in Symposia and now collaborates onsite during our events whenever she is available. Thanks to her cheerful and kind personality, she is rightly seen as the queen of public relations.
Riccardo D'antimi
Riccardo D'antimiIT Consultant
Riccardo works in partnership with Symposia, advising them how to use information technology in order to meet their business objectives or overcome problems. He doesn’t like horses and iPhones.
Martina Gatti
Martina GattiMuseologist
Museologist and art historian, she is a licensed tourist guide for the territories of Rome, Florence and the Vatican City. In Symposia she introduces the hidden beauties of Rome to participants to the conferences. She has a baby and loves travelling.
Valeria Pennesi
Valeria Pennesi