The Ducal city is an ideal location for meetings, congresses, incentives and events. Parma brings a youthful spirit to its traditional soul and here the excellent qualities of the territory together with the most modern technologies result in a perfect functional mix for the world of MICE.
Parma is a multi-faceted city. With its glorious past as capital of a Duchy, its inheritance of impressive architecture, sculpture and art masterpieces as well as its historical parks, Parma is first and foremost synonymous with culture. It is also a city of great musical tradition: here two giants of the musical history of the world, Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini, were born, lived and came to prominence. Parma is also a city of unique flavours with it typical products and speciality gastronomy, from Parmigiano Reggiano cheese to Parma Ham without neglecting Culatello from Zibello. Neither must we forget the wholly Emilian passion for motor cars, engines and speed.
The territory of Parma is an ideal location for your event. The city is near to both Milan (120 km away) and Bologna (90km away); it has an international airport and a high number of beds available. Between hotels and other solutions there are about 7,000 rooms available throughout the province; 3,350 are in 3,4 and 5 star hotels: 170 rooms in 5 star hotels, 1,128 in 4 star hotels and 538 in 3 star hotels. The hotels are modern with fully equipped meeting spaces and are all within easy reach of the motorway, the train station and the airport. Many of the hotels are within walking distance of the historical town centre and the principal city congress centres and are all situated near each other which, naturally, significantly reduces transfer times
With its highly professional team, Parma Incoming DMC has offered a precious service of consultancy for the last 15 years: in particular, Parma Incoming deals with planning and organizing incentive trips, conventions, congresses and manifestations of a musical, sporting or wine and food nature. Guaranteeing a constant standard of excellence and with great attention to detail, Parma Incoming DMC takes care of strategies and manages all services from the logistics of relations with suppliers and technical partners to leisure and tourist activities. In this way every single event becomes unique and unforgettable.
For those who would like to organize an event in Parma, the offer of Parma Incoming DMC is extremely variegated. The one thread is that of exclusivity. Take, for example, the Musicaparma programme for companies which involves organizing private concerts or shows in the most prestigious theatres of Parma or in the Verdi homelands. This programme can also include shortened versions of operas or musical dinners in places associated with Maestro Verdi, in abbeys or other prestigious historical locations. Parma Incoming DMC also has a series of unique proposals for activities of team building through both music and food (“Culinary Team Building in a Culatello Cellar”and team building in collaboration with ALMA, the most significant Italian Cooking School in the world). Another theme could be historical with team building in the presence of Giuseppe Verdi, Don Camillo or Peppone. Further, there are unmissable and innovative activities of team building in the ambit of ‘green’ exercises, creative, active and expressive which bring the work group together and give new opportunities for growth to every participant within the workplace.
For those who wish to organize an event in Parma, Parma Incoming DMC can offer prestigious congress centres: from the Palacassa to the international Trade Fair seat (up to 6,000 places), from the Congress Centre of the local municipality (1,200 places) to the Paganini concert hall designed by Renzo Piano (780 places). Parma Incoming DMC also has celebrated historical buildings available such as, for example, the Castle of Felino (up to 300 places) or the Regio Theatre with its smaller auditorium, the Ridotto (1,200 + 200 places). Further possibilities are the Circolo di Lettura or Literary Club with its 300 places or the Teatro Verdi in Busseto with 250 places.