AIM Group executive honoured with PCMA award

(L-R) PCMA's Sherrif Karamat, AIM Group's Patrizia Semprebene Buongiorno and IMEX Group's Ray Bloom.

Patrizia Semprebene Buongiorno has been named the Global Meetings Executive of the Year by the PCMA.

Buongiorno is vice president at AIM Group International and president of AIM Communication, an open innovation network specialising in communications for the healthcare sector.

“Patrizia is a fearless leader with a drive for continued innovation and commitment to developing our next generation of industry leaders,” said, Sherrif Karamat PCMA’s president and CEO.

Buongiorno also teaches tourism management, event organisation, green meetings, marketing and communications at several University Master’s Programs.

In a volunteer role, Buongiorno is Secretary General of FIMAC, the International Foundation Doctors for Central Africa, a non-profit organization that aims to improve the health conditions of people in Central Africa through cooperative humanitarian projects.

“I am honoured to receive such an important recognition, especially in these challenging times,” said Buongiorno.

“I really would like to thank all the AIM Group team and dedicate this award to them, because what I have been able to do as a leader was inspired by their commitment and creativity and implemented into our daily work practice by them.

“As event professionals we can be proud of having been able to navigate such stormy seas with courage and determination, giving new future perspectives to our industry.”