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.Most recently she has launched @MarryMeItaly, a full service wedding planning division based in Rome and Milan which focuses on luxury destination weddings in 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 networkof 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 institutionsand 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 conferences on the subject of leadership, business of weddings and events, destination management and entrepreneurship. Her goal is to “inspire you to #followtheleader within you, tap into your potential and achieve your greatness”.
Milena is a self-published author and respected broadcaster, she contributors regularlytorecognized industry columns, magazines, radio programs, pod-casts and television shows.Watch for her pod-cast “The Business of Events” launching in September 2016.
Some FYI’s about Milena
Her list of clients include:royalty, aristocrats, fortune 500 companies, to the girl next door
Her favourite quote: “Leadership is not about making yourself more powerful. It’s about making the people around you more powerful.”Linton
Her philosophy in life is:quality over quantity
Her favorite colour: Red
To learn more about Milena, you can visit her at www.milenasantoro.com
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