Italian PCO Ega has announced the appointment of Alain Pittet as executive director, to advise the agency in its next level of international development.
From the new branch in Switzerland, Pittet will lead a working group dedicated to the development of the international association congress business, including association consultancy to help scientific communities to develop and grow.
Claudia Maria Golinelli, vice-president and CEO of Ega, said: “I am very happy that Alain will be part of our team. With his experience and his managerial skills united to Ega’s international reputation and best practices, associations will be able to count on an innovative and reliable partner.”
Ega is a family company, with Gaetano Maria Dieni representing the third generation leading the strategy.
Pittet (pictured) is a former council member of IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) and led Congrex Switzerland for nine years. He also had a 16-year career at the MCH Group in Basel as director of trade shows and exhibitions.
Ega was founded in 1965 by Emma and Cristina Aru and specialises in institutional and governmental meetings, international association conferences and corporate events. CEO Claudia Maria Golinelli, who is a professor of event management at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, today leads a team of more than 30 meeting professionals.
Recent conference organising highlights for Ega include work on the EXPO 2015 in Milan, the G7 Conference last year in Taormina and the organisation of the World Congress WAIMH 2018 in Rome.