Florence, 24th April 2020. Yesterday, the congress world suddenly lost Mario Grotti, who founded Tecnoconference – TC Group in 1983. His company has been co-operating with the Florence Congress & Exhibition Center for many decades, providing state-of-the-art technological services for its main events and national and international congresses.
A pioneer of the Italian meeting industry since the 1960s, he was a major role model in the development and growth of the congress sector since 1975, when the first world congress – the International Cancer Congress – took place in Florence. Hosted at Palazzo dei Congressi, it saw the participation of thousands of delegates coming from all over the world. It was the first modern medical-scientific congress, both for the city and the company, which had to manage new and much more complex services than the traditional ones. Mario Grotti was among the audio-video technicians participating in this event.
Everyone will remember him as a man of deep humanity and professional honesty, and as a cultured entrepreneur, passionate and forward-looking, who ran a leading company competing on increasingly wider market segments, with 1,200 events averagely managed every year.