Silvia Papini

Silvia Papini

President, Social butterfly

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Silvia is the President of Doc events and our Social Butterfly. She has more than 15 years of experience in business development, PR, and event management, with a successful record of managing multiple projects concurrently. Silvia founded our Italian office in Florence in 2008 and moved to the US in 2010. She has the ability to develop strong work relationships with individuals at all levels. Her strong professional background reflects extensive experience in directing, managing, assisting and hosting a wide range of functions and departmental activities globally. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.


Marta Papini

General Manager Italy, the Thinker

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Marta is the General Manager of the Italian office of Doc events. Marta, known as the Thinker, is hard-working and gets the job done. She has been organizing events globally since 2008, varying in locations from Europe to Asia and the Middle East. Her strong suit is overcoming any and all kinds of cultural and linguistic barriers. She graduated with a degree in Business Economics from the University of Florence. 


Alysse Hutchinson

Director of Operations, HMCC, the Ducky one

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The Ducky one, Alysse is our Director of Operations and has been with Doc events since 2006.  With 30+ years of hands-on meeting planning experience, she has spearheaded projects ranging from 15 person Advisory Boards to city-wide conferences such as San Diego ComicCon and the New York Marathon. She brings a level of customer service and attention to detail that is truly appreciated by our clients and attendees alike. She loves her cats George and Gracie.


Ambra Nardi

Meeting Planner, the Sporty one

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Ambra is our youngest planner, also known as Sporty Spice. She joined the Florence office in 2017 after graduating from Carlo Bo University with a degree in languages, specializing in English and German and minoring in Russian and Spanish. Her interest in foreign languages and event management guarantees full care of our clients’ needs and expectations. She is determined to make your event or leisure trip a real success beyond logistical difficulties.


Birva Shah

Staff Accountant, Office Mathlete

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Birva, known as the Office Mathlete, is our Staff Accountant and manages our numbers and special projects. She joined us in June 2009 after 13+ years of experience in the accounting field. She graduated from Gujarat University in India with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. In her free time, she teaches Indian dance to young kids. She loves traveling, reading and catching up with friends and family. 


Francesco Prandoni

Co-Founder. Mr. Everything

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Also known as Mr. Everything, Francesco is the group COO/CFO. He brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in business development, operations and marketing . Prior to co-founding Doc Events in 1999, Francesco served in a wide variety of leadership roles as executive in corporations in the US and Europe. Francesco is passionate about soccer and was one of the founders of NY/NJ Sky Blue Soccer FC, winner of the 2009 Woman Professional Soccer league. Francesco has six kids, four girls and two little boys. He loves digital tech and photography, and produces most of our events. 


Massimo Papini

Chairman, the Wise One

Massimo, Doc events’ chairman, has many years of experience in the business and travel industry. Massimo contributed to the start-up of the company in 1999 and held many important positions in the municipality of Florence. He was the President and COO of the Florence Conference Centre, Member of the Board of Directors of the Business Travel Congress, and President of the Florence Convention Bureau. 


Costanza Prandoni

Social Media Manager, Travel Maven

As our Travel Maven, Costanza is the social media manager for Doc events. She has been to 13 countries in the last year and plans to visit many more. Her passions include live music, soccer, reading, and long walks. She has been working for Doc events for the past two years on top of her styling assistant duties for Thai celebrities and models.

Costanza now lives in Florence after having worked in New York for two years in the music industry. She is fluent in Italian and English, was born in Milan and graduated from the University of Michigan – Go Blue!

Stefano Rocca

Stefano Rocca

Digital Guru

Stefano is our digital platform expert. He manages our engagement tools and registration platforms from our New York office. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and brings several years of experience in digital sales and customer service. He works for our sister company in the New York office and supports our event management software platform Eventboost and meeting apps development. Stefano is a blockchain enthusiast, passionate about innovative digital products, and a true event technology believer.


Federico Sommariva

Technical Support

Federico graduated in Italy with a major in International Business Economics and moved to Amsterdam where he spent four years working in business development in the tech industry. Federico is based in the New York office and manages the implementation of digital registrations and meeting apps at our partner company Eventboost.


Lilly Jolivet

On-site Project Director, Pro Decorator

Our Pro Decorator, Lilly is our  onsite project director. She works in her hometown of Houston, Texas, where she lives with her beloved husband and three kids. Lilly enjoys the thrill of the onsite last minute changes, and is creatively talented in ensuring every detail is visually appealing as well as functional.