Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7

Taormina
25 May 2017 - 25 May 2017

OVERVIEW
On May 26-27, Taormina hosted the Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union, which is a non-enumerated member. This was the sixth time that Italy took over the rotating G7 Presidency. The first occasion was in 1980 in Venice, which also hosted the event in 1987. Summits were then held in Naples in 1994, Genoa in 2001 and L'Aquila in 2009. Ega was responsible for the turnkey organisation of the G7 Summit managing more than 12 locations, building an integradet trasportation system, issuing more than 30.000 badges and hosting over than 20.000 room nights.

Ega had only 66 days to organize the Summit because of administrative delays due to the awarding of the contract, as against 120 days envisaged at the beginning

the need to separate the Media in two different locations, one for the traditional press and another one for broadcasters, a need that came up during the preparation of the Event and not during the preliminary call and design of the Summit

the extreme difficulty in reaching Taormina for suppliers and workers since the whole Taormina area and its neighboring areas were fenced off as restricted access zones

the first ever event in the history of Italy for which participants, suppliers and all the residents of Taormina had to be accredited because of the top security area around the entire city, only accessible with a badge

managing over 7000 participants from all over the world and their different cultural backgrounds, working simultaneously in 6 official languages

12
locations
30.000
badges
66
days of organisation
20.000
room nights
3.000
delegates
4.000
journalists