24 June 2021 – The first major event in the year of the G20 in Italy was overseen by RTI Next S.p.A. – Connexia Società Benefit S.r.l. – Tecnomeeting S.r.l., with Next Group as lead partner and Connexia and Tecnomeeting as principals.
The large-scale institutional events sector has restarted in Italy with an absolute first: the Education and Labour Ministerial Meetings, held on 22 and 23 June, with a back-to-back format and a joint segment in the setting of Catania’s Benedictine Monastery.
As the second stage of a process that will culminate on 30 and 31 October in Rome at the G20 Summit under the Italian Presidency, the Education and Labour Ministerial Meetings in Catania hosted over 35 delegations, including participating countries and international organisations, for a hybrid event format, with representatives in attendance and connections via VTC.
RTI Next – Connexia – Tecnomeeting played a strategic role in the coordination of turnkey organisation services for the event. This prestigious assignment was awarded at the end of an open tender that saw the participation of the major Italian companies and a large group of international players.
In order to provide effective assistance to the G20 Delegation, responding in an integrated manner to all the management, logistical and technical requirements of these highly complex institutional events, the three companies – all of which are specialists in their respective sectors and boast extensive international experience – established a professional collaboration system covering several areas of intervention and different activities. These ranged from the creative project to its implementation; from organisational support for individual ministerial meetings (with a highly flexible operating model, capable of responding “just in time”) to the management of the technical and organisational secretariat of the first institutional G20 event; from hospitality for the various delegations to the management of the Media & Broadcasting Centre in Catania; as well as the design and implementation of the mobility plan for the participating delegations, paying particular attention to the transversal themes of health and sustainability in each area of service.
“In addition to being selected to support the organisation of this important stage of the Italian G20 Presidency, what has given us the greatest satisfaction is the fact that we proposed a creative project that stemmed from the theme of collaboration and, as it developed, managed to celebrate both the cultural elements of the host country as well as the identities of the individual Participants,” explains Marco Jannarelli, President of Next Group.
This creative concept was also reflected in the preparation of the prestigious location and the involvement of local artisans, who created decorations inspired by the flags of all the countries present.
The RTI was also entrusted with the design and implementation of the wired/wi-fi network infrastructure, as well as making a vital contribution to the management of system connectivity and cybersecurity, in a context in which the network and security infrastructure played a key role.
“It is an honour to have been chosen to organise the Education and Labour Ministerial Meetings under the Italian G20 Presidency,” comments Paolo d’Ammassa, CEO & Founding Partner of Connexia. “We believe that the team of professionals put together by Connexia and its partners for this occasion will be able to respond effectively to the organisational needs of such high-level international meetings, while remaining faithful to the agency’s values of innovation and sustainability.”
“We are extremely proud to be part of the team of professionals selected to accompany the work of the Education and Labour Ministerial Meetings under the Italian G20 Presidency,” concludes Giuseppe Trudu, Sole Director of Tecnomeeting. “As a company, we are used to operating with a particular focus on quality control and safety at work. The topics under consideration in this two-day event strikingly reflect our own value system and we are pleased to be able to offer our professional contribution for the success of three institutional moments that are so relevant.”