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Petite Events and the DMC Scenario

Petite Events is one of Italy’s freshest and most innovative Destination Management Companies (DMC), a staunch company that offers dynamically innovative professional services, possessing extensive local knowledge, together with impeccable expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation as well as programme logistics.

With over 20 years of cumulative experience in the business, Petite Events illustriously offers ground services based on local knowledge of Italy & Sicily. These services include but are certainly not limited to hotel or other accommodation, various modes of transportation services, conference venues and meetings, incentive activities, team building activities, themed events, gala dinners, lunches or dinners in restaurants or at other locations and excursions.

In today’s scenario of online bookings, where everything is booked and bought expeditiously, while racing against the clock, nothing can triumph over the personal attention and thorough, complete service you can get from a reliable destination management company. But the question remains – Why should your company use the services of a DMC? If you are an industrious professional who strives for the perfect end result and relishes attention to detail in every meeting you are responsible for, you also know that sometimes it is not possible for you to look after everything due to time constraints, be it because the meeting is in another country, the meeting is too large or due to lack of ground/convention staff to assist. It is in such situations that the services offered by a DMC are much appreciated. A DMC will always represent you, your goals and objectives when dealing with local suppliers, always striving to bring you the best product at the most reasonable price.

The DMC is specialized in creating ideas for different events, teambuilding activities and other challenging situations, and is always up-to-date with new venues and other potential places for an event. A reliable destination management company has got an established, positive rapport with local suppliers and in turn this gives them the key to provide the best quality and service to the end client. Needless to say, having one DMC to take care of all the issues when organizing an event or a conference means having just one payment contact, as well as one company to keep everything in line…ultimately, a weight off your shoulders and let us not forget, a massive time saver.

Other value added services that a trustworthy DMC will provide include: Planning and logistical management of all elements for the group, including timelines for all events so as to ensure a smooth and successful execution of the programme, weather considerations, potential street traffic or closures, event permits, timing requirements and safety concerns; a superlative service level, ensuring all elements of the programme meet and even exceed the customer’s expectations; optimal supplier management by maintaining a good rapport with suppliers through effective communication, thus securing accurate and timely business; detailed accounting showing structured charges to the client as well as documentation of all last minute, or on-site programme additions; extensive programme design, where the destination management staff evaluates venues suited to a particular group, incorporates complementing themes into the programme, implements corporate branding whenever possible, brings into play activities consistent with conference goals, selects appropriate entertainment for the group objectives and last but not least showcases unique elements of the destination the group will be visiting.

When choosing a company to look after your destination management, it is important to look out for a few elements that will make sure you are making the right choice.

The first thing is to make sure that the DMC is specialized in the location you have chosen. A way to confirm this is to look for sample programmes and references to past projects related to the destination and area you have chosen, so as to get a feel for what that particular DMC can offer.

Misunderstandings are apt to happen in any scenario, between anyone. When planning an important event or conference, it is imperative to keep potential misunderstanding at a bare minimum, so it is of utmost importance that a destination management company staff can fluently speak and write in the clients native language.  One way to make sure you and the DMC are on the same page is to give them a call, and hear them firsthand. Then, you can put your mind at rest that you have taken the right decision, with staff who can truly understand you and your every idea for the event.

Last but not least, what better way to make sure your DMC is truly the best one for you? Client references on past projects are a strong and meaningful tool that new potential clients will find useful to out their mind at rest. So take a look at what our clients have to say about us!

Why Italy?

If you are looking for a destination for the next event: choose Italy, the land that offers a lots of historical sites, magical islands with a really clear blue sea and the most beautiful town in the world. Italy is the country for all the seasons, with many different landscapes like the highest mountains, lakes and sea.

• Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage Sites (49) than any other country in the world, and has rich collections of art, culture and literature from many different periods.

 • It is situated within 3 hours flying range from Europe’s main capitals.

 • Part of Schengen Zone.

 • Euro is the national currency.

• A wide spectrum of venues ranging Palaces to historical buildings that can be used for any type of events being it a conference or a dinner.

 • The Italian Cuisine is noted for its regional diversity, abundance of difference in taste, and is known to be one of the most popular in the world. The Mediterranean diet forms the basis of Italian cuisine, rich in pasta, fish and vegetables and characterized by its extreme simplicity and variety, with many dishes having only four to eight ingredients. Dishes and recipes are often derivatives from local and familial tradition rather than created by chefs, so many recipes are ideally suited for home cooking, this being one of the main reasons behind the ever increasing worldwide popularity of Italian cuisine, from America to Asia. Ingredients and dishes vary widely by region.

  •  Italian Fashion has a long tradition, and is regarded as one of the most important in the world. Milan, Florence and Rome are Italy’s main fashion capitals. In 2009, Milan was nominated the true fashion capital of the world, surpassing other major capitals, such as New York, Paris, London and Tokyo, while Rome came 4th. Major Italian fashion labels, such as Gucci, Prada, Versace, Valentino, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Fendi, Moschino, Max Mara and Ferragamo,  are regarded as among the finest fashion houses in the world.

• Reclamation of local VAT

VAT rate of 10% on accommodation, catering and transports, 22% on all other services.

 • Last but not least… there is us, your team of Petite Events, who supported by our group of professional and experienced suppliers, are ready to help you any time with any needs your event might require.

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