Opening Ceremony and Welcome Cocktail

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Cocktail
May 19th 2016  at 18:15 

The Opening Ceremony will be presented by the Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Patrizia Asproni, President of the Torino Museum Foundation.

Welcome addresses by illustrious members of EBCOG and the City of Torino, a lecture by eminent Professor Gianfranco Delle Fave and Honorary EBCOG Fellowships will be awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to EBCOG.

Music by the Turin Philarmonic Strings will feature throughout the Ceremony.

A Welcome Cocktail will follow courtesy of the Mayor of  Torino.



The Philarmonic Strings

Thanks to the enthusiastic and constant work of Sergio Lamberto, first violin and animator of the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra, the bows of the Orchestra now gain a deserved autonomy.

Without failing in their role as the beating heart of the entire orchestra, they perform often as an independent group: these are the moments when they reflect the spirit, warmth and musical intelligence of their founder.

The soloists with whom they have collaborated, the audience and critics find in their performances a crucial attention to detail, but also the joy and emotion that characterizes each concert. It’s a tangible sign of the pleasure that each member experiences in making music. 

Lingotto Congress Center

Built between 1917 and 1922, Lingotto was designed by architect Giacomo Mattè Trucco in a rationalist, innovative style. The building symbolised a turning point in the development of Italian industry, marking the end of one era and the start of another.

Many generations of workers have been employed in the workshops of this great industrial complex, manufacturing not only cars but also aero engines, commercial vehicles and household appliances.

Having already undergone many renovations over the years in response to changing industrial needs, in 1985 the factory ceased production.

In 1989 an international competition was launched to transform the Lingotto industrial area into a modern multifunctional centre.

These were years of frenetic activity, as the winning project by Genoese architect Renzo Piano– designer of the Beaubourg in Paris in the 1970s – was turned into reality, earning acclaim from architects and engineers around the world.

The inner courtyards of Lingotto's main structure have been transformed into gardens open to the public. 

The Looking out onto the third courtyard, called the "Garden of Wonders", are the Hotel Le Meridien and the Conference Centre. 

The large courtyards facing Via Nizza and the railway offer free public access to gardens with mature shrubs.

Public can also visit on request the spiral ramp and roof-top track, a vast panoramic terrace overlooking the city.

History is part of Lingotto. A unique post-industrial monument in a welcoming setting of rare natural beauty.

Lingotto provides vast spaces and the most advanced structures and services, the best technical and technological facilities, offered with efficiency and comfort.

In Turin, professional integrity and the work ethic are the rule inside and outside Lingotto. Here you will find no "we'll think about it tomorrow" attitudes, but enthusiastic and dynamic professionals that will help you to reach your goals.

Because some values are universal and you will recognise them in our staff, discovering in them your own determination for the success of your conference.


Centro Congressi Lingotto | Via Nizza 280, Torino