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), Certified Meeting Executive (CME).
Federico Cimmino
Federico CimminoEvent 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
Antonio joined Symposia in 2013 as a careful and scrupulous bookkeeper; you can easily bet he’ll never miss a detail while scrutinizing each invoice or document landing on his desk. He is in love with his family and he enjoys bike racing.
Giuseppe Tranchida
Giuseppe Tranchida Responsible for CME Credits
Giuseppe has been Symposia’s responsible for the CME training courses accreditation and secretary activities since 2011. He’s a passionate expert in the Italian Medieval philosophy, culture and art and he enjoys cooking experiments and home decoring.
Elisa Polini
Elisa PoliniDigital Communication Manager
Elisa landed in Symposia in 2016 to apply her communication and social skills to the event management. 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.

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.
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.
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.
Valeria Pennesi
Valeria PennesiInternational Bidding
Valeria is an Architect with more than 10 years-experience as Event and Communication Manager.
She combines her passion and enthusiasm with a clear attitude in problem solving and an innate love for aesthetic.
Claudia Menchi
Claudia MenchiCreative & Graphic support
Professional photograph and IED graduated, after a Master in Arts and Culture Management Claudia felt the need to expand her know-how and experience a new path in Symposia. Enthusiastic and creative, in her free time you will definitely find her training at the gym.