17 - 22 June 2018 | Verona
Thinking about the beauty of our city, Verona, it won’t be hard to imagine why so many organizers yearn for holding their international events here.
This was indeed what happened with the NSV 2018 Meeting, which chose Verona as the very best location for the 17th edition of the event and us, Iantra, as logistic Secretariat on site.
After one and a half year spent on planning, The Gran Guardia Palace was selected as the perfect venue for 450 and more participants.
The strategic position of the historic building allowed all the participants, coming from 16 different countries, to enjoy their stay in the heart of the city, being able to reach the place easily from their hotels.
For one whole week the delegates followed a full agenda with more than 20 speeches per day in the plenary room, supervised and assisted by two of our congress hostesses throughout.
Poster presentations were organized in the bright loggia of the building, used as coffee break area too.
In the evening, once the proceedings were done, 14 of our tour leaders together with certified tour guides accompanied the attendees through a visit of the beauties of Verona. Impossible not to stop at Juliet’s house courtyard, which was exceptionally kept open for us.
For the second evening the location chosen was the ‘Dogana Veneta’, an elegant building built in 1300 on the lakeside village of Lazise. Its strategic position, close to the small ancient port, made possible for our guests to enjoy the get-together-party on the lakefront. Italian finger food, as well as wines from acclaimed local wineries, were served to the guests.
Thursday evening the over 400 participants on 9 busses, headed to the exceptional location chosen for the long-awaited gala dinner: Villa Arvedi, a majestic 17th century mansion in the countryside area of Verona, at the base of the Valpantena valley.
Welcome cocktail outside, dinner served inside the amazing frescoed rooms and on the panoramic balcony of the Villa and, as a conclusion, open bar and music in the maze garden.
The success of that night was just one of the great successes achieved during the week: schedule perfectly on time, logistics accurately managed, and last but not least, delighted guests.
Reading on the ‘next year’s NSV suggestions post-it wall’: ’Thank you, my fair Verona!’ made us realize something: it was totally worth it. Our passion nailed it!