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, being responsible for different big teams. She is the legal representative and single member of Symposia, founded in 1988. She is a Certified Meeting Executive (CME), a member of Federcongressi as well as MPI (of which she has been Finance VP).
Marilena Caruso
Marilena CarusoSenior Event 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.
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.
Constanza Amanda Pelissero
Constanza Amanda Pelissero Digital Communications Officer & Inclusivity Manager
Constanza arrived in Symposia in 2019, bringing with her her skills in comunication and social media. She could pass all day writing and she loves books, video games, TV series and basically every thing that passes through a screen or has any creative component.
Mauro Donini
Mauro DoniniAdministrative Manager
In the staff of Symposia from 2021 as administrative manager, Mauro boasts more than twenty years of experience in similar positions held for many realities, especially in the world of tourism and with freelance collaborations still open today with commercial and professional firms.
Experience, professionalism, flexibility, focus and attitude to the solution make him an extremely precious and decisive resource.
Empathic, energetic and easy-going, he manages to keep the working climate centered, simple and pleasant even in situations of great load and tension.
Curious by nature, he loves reading, traveling, music and good food.
Francesca Guarnaccia
Francesca GuarnacciaAdministrative Secretary
Francesca has been working with Symposia for more than three years, and officially joined the staff in 2021. Professional, flexible, and always friendly, she loves reading and traveling in her spare time.

External Staff

Cesare Garavoglia
Cesare GaravogliaArchitectural Designer and Logistics Manager
He is an architect and has been collaborating with Symposia for more than 15 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 his motorcycle and drawning.
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.
Marco De Pasquale
Marco De PasqualeLogistics Manager
Marco has worked for twenty years in the industry of tourism. Over the years, he has also gained experience as a tour leader. He has started a collaboration with Symposia in 2016 and – thanks to his knowledge of foreign languages and to his strong organizational and communicative skills – he is now in charge of the outsourced staff coordination during international events. Creativity and innate problem solving skills are his strengths. Be aware of imitations!