“A revolution is about to happen in Italy”, these are the words of Eugenio Galli who, together with Alberto Rigo, another MICE and hotel industry expert, will represent MeetingPackage.com Italia starting from July.
Eugenio Galli has 20 years of experience as Sales Director in numerous Italian Hotels. “The demand coming from the corporate customers in regards to meetings planning has incredibly increased during the past three years. That being said, the hotel industry in Italy is still not able to keep pace with the new technologies development and it’s struggling keeping up with the market demand. “In MeetingPackage.com I saw for the first time a state of the art technology, able to convert online the highest number of meetings requests and to help the hoteliers selling their meeting room spaces which often are underutilized. Through the system, the corporate customer has in real time all the necessary information to organise the event”, Galli says.
Alberto Rigo has a solid experience in tourism which he has acquired in the last 30 years working as a General Manager and Sales & Marketing Director for important 4-5 star hotels in Italy and abroad. While working as a Chief Sales Officer for important companies he has developed remarkable skills related to development and technology applied to the hospitality industry. “I saw in MeetingPackage.com the future of MICE industry and for this reason I want to be part of it since the very beginning. Nowadays the available tools to sell the meeting room spaces bring very little conversions. With a new office in Italy, MeetingPackage.com is ready to disrupt the current booking system and to bring the hotels into the future thanks to an advanced online booking system.” Rigo says.
The mission of MeetingPackage.com Italia is to contract the highest possible number of hotels and to become the main point of reference in Italy for those corporates customers which every year generate a turnover close to 25 million euro in Meetings and events.
Joonas Ahola, CEO and founder of MeetingPackage.com, recipient of the AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award in November 2016 has said: “Bringing the combination of meeting room bookings and the related service package bookings online is a lucrative business and there’s competition out there of course. However, none of the players is dominating the market yet. Our goal is to become a global business and be among the top three players in this field by 2020”.
Media Contact Italy
Alice Moretti, Head of Italy Operations, MeetingPackage.com
Tel +358 45 353 1153
MeetingPackage.com is a Finnish startup company established in 2014. MeetingPackage.com provides companies a single platform for searching, booking and managing meeting rooms and the related service packages. Currently, over 250,000 meeting rooms are available through MeetingPackage.com around the world. The site features eight different language versions. The CEO of MeetingPackage.com is Joonas Ahola, and the company has offices in Espoo, Finland and London, UK.