Bologna – the destination for the greatest International conferences and events, thanks to the collaboration between Bologna Welcome and Bologna Congressi.

The 69th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry has just come to the conclusion, a prominent event for the Italian MICE, that took place from 2nd to 7th September 2018 and had attracted over two thousand representatives coming from 55 different countries.

The prestigious event, that this year was held in the Congress Center of Bologna, consisted in six plenary-hall conferences, eleven award lectures, over fifty keynote lectures dedicated to the most recent achievements in the electrochemical research, as well as almost 2,000 oral communications and posters. Steven Chu, Nobel prize for Physics in the 1997 and former U.S. Secretary of Energy during Obama’s presidency, was the special guest of the meeting.

Gianpiero Calzolari

Gianpiero Calzolari, the Chairperson of Bologna Fiere Group, states: “Thanks to Dr. Marco Musiani and Professor Francesco Paolucci, and the collaboration with Bologna Welcome the organization of such important event became possible, proving that Bologna Congressi is the leading player in the meeting industry of the city, with evident perspective of growth, and having some important initiatives and events to be held in the months to come.”

“Such big events, that involve the entire Congress Center – that is to say Palazzo dei Congressi, Sala Maggiore and the Bologna Fiere Halls – are possible thanks to the multifunctionality and flexibility that characterize Bologna Congressi, unique consulting service provider for every stage of event planning and organization.”

“Bologna Convention Bureau, in charge of the promotion of the city as a destination for big events, is extremely happy for having collaborated in the organization of this meeting. Dr Musiani’s effort in the enhancement of the attractiveness of our destination has been awarded the nomination as the Ambassador of the City”, says Celso De Scrilli, the Chairperson of Bologna Welcome. “The prospects for the future are particularly promising: the general trend of the destination is characterized by a significant growth. The success is also due to the Marconi Airport, the next-to-come People Mover, professionals with greater expertise and Bologna Welcome. “We are really proud of the amazing outcomes of this year: Bologna has been ranked among TOP100 woldwide destinations for business events, and among TOP5 destinations in Italy.”