Award winning certified meeting and special events professional, author, international professional speaker, educator and mentor. For the past 30 years has earned many accolades managing events for corporations, international associations, social clients and not-for-profit agencies. She is the Founder of MS Productions Inc. an international full service event, wedding and destination management company with offices in Canada & Italy. Recognized as an Ambassador to Italy by the Italian Government and the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Canada, over the past 15 years Milena has successfully created B2B opportunities through planning and hosting events, meetings, conventions, product launches, trade shows and missions between Italy and North America. She works with an exclusive network of highly respected luxury brands and producers of the MADE IN ITALY excellence. She provides customized business solutions and training opportunities for Italian and North American companies wishing to enter international markets. Since 2000, Milena has been constantly molding the future of the events industry, as an educator at major educational institutions and universities in Canada. A pro-active leader in the volunteer community, serving in leadership roles with various industry organizations as International Live Events Association (formerly ISES), Meeting Professionals International MPI, Association of Bridal Consultants ABC, Wedding Industry Professionals Association WIPA, Professional Conference Management Association PCMA, just to name a few. As a respected industry expert, she is regularly invited to speak around the globe at industry conference on the subject of leadership, business of events, event management specific topics and entrepreneurship. Milena has shared her knowledge on the challenges of working internationally, knowing your destination, partnering with key vendors, logistics and infrastructures.
To get in touch with Milena, go to www.milenasantoro.com