Organiser Ega is World PCO Alliances Italian favourite

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Claudia Golinelli, VP and Partner at EGA Claudia Golinelli, VP and Partner at EGA

The World PCO Alliance, an association of professional congress organisers, has welcomed Ega worldwide congresses & events as its sole Italian member.

The Tokyo-based organization has 20 members – or ‘partners’ – and only admits one per country. Its mandate includes the exchange of education, technology, and information for the mutual benefit of the industry and ensuring the effective promotion of its clients’ events.

Founded in 1965 by Emma and Cristina Aru, Ega worldwide congresses & events specialises in international association conferences and governmental meetings, as well as corporate and public events. Ega is led by Claudia Maria Golinelli, professor of event management at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Gaetano Maria Dieni, International Business Manager at Ega, represents the third generation in the family business.

The 30-strong company has offices in Rome, Milan and Basel, Switzerland.

Some of the company’s recent projects include the EXPO 2015 in Milan, the G7 Conference 2017 in Taormina, the World Congress WAIMH 2018 in Rome, the European Congress ESERA 2019 in Bologna and the appointment as official housing agency in Milan for the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) 2021.

“We are very happy that the World PCO Alliance accepted us as their Partner for Italy, as we strongly believe in the power of a global network of partners which together provide high quality local solutions for clients,” says Alain Pittet, Ega’s executive director, International Business Development. “One of the appealing factors of applying to the World PCO Alliance was the fact that partnership is limited to one PCO per country and that there is a preference to agencies which primarily are active in their home market.”

Alliance President Noel Mitchell added: “The World PCO Alliance is delighted to welcome Ega worldwide into the Alliance as our new partner. The addition of such a veteran company enhances the profile and success of the partnership overall by bringing their great experience and contacts, and we are also very pleased to have such an established partner in the important conference location of Italy. We look forward to a very strong collaboration with Ega worldwide, which will benefit our entire global network and clients.”

James Lancaster
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