ABOUT US

For us, every project is an unique and memorable experience. TC Group brings together several companies working in partnership as one: Tecnoconference, Meetbit and Kardo. We connect people, countries and cultures with outstanding technological, engineering and creative services. We study the present in order to design the future for the better, focusing on ideas and technology.

Mario Grotti Founder of Tecnoconference - Meetbit - Kardo

OUR VALUES

“Years and technology go by, but the values on which I founded our company remain: professional honesty and respect for customers and colleagues; passion and enthusiasm; flexibility, accuracy, responsiveness and effective communication. So, just as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, the service we offer is much more than just a list of equipment. Because for us, a ‘good’ event is not enough.”

Mario Grotti
Founder of Tecnoconference, Meetbit, Kardo (1946-2020)

timeline

1967

FIRST TECHINICAL
FACILITY AT THE
PALAZZO DEI CONGRESSI
IN FLORENCE

Under the inspired leadership of the city’s mayor, La Pira, Florence was established as a city of art and multi-cultural events throughout the world.
Architect Spadolini was entrusted with the design of the Palazzo dei Congressi in the famous Villa Vittoria in the centre of Florence, and work began in 1966. As Avvocato Ariani, the Secretary General, recalled: “Since the opening of the first hall in 1967, the Congress Centre’s activities have grown steadily, reaching the world market with the 10,000-person World Cancer Congress in the early 1970s.

TecnoConference 1967

1983

YEAR OF
ESTABLISHMENT OF
TECNOCONFERENCE

Tecnoconference was established in 1983 by Mario Grotti, Silvio del Fio and Paolo Mari, all three having previous technical experience.
The company soon acquired exclusive contracts for the Palazzo dei Congressi and the more modern Palazzo degli Affari. The steady growth in demand led in the late 1980s to the opening of branches in Rome (Tecnoconference Europe) and Naples (Tecnoconference Mediterranea).

TecnoConference 1983

1990

ITALY ’90
WORLD CUP

Italy hosted the FIFA World Cup, also known as Italia ’90, from 8 June to 8 July 1990. Tecnoconference was the technical partner for the press conferences.

TecnoConference 1990 - Italia90

1999

YEAR OF
ESTABLISHMENT OF
TUTTOEVENTI

Following the Partners’ break-up, Mario Grotti stays at the head of Tecnoconference.
Thanks to his pragmatic approach and distinctly progressive view, in 1999 TuttoEventi was established, an in-house software house with the aim of diversifying the audiovisual service with the IT component, combining know-how and innovation in the R&D of unique IT products applied to events management.

TecnoConference 1999

SLIDEBIT

2000

DESIGN AND
DEVELOPMENT OF THE
FIRST PMS
IN EUROPE

Thanks to the experience acquired in the management of multi-screen events, the first Presentation Management System was developed.
The system represents a unique high-tech breakthrough on the national and European scene. The software offers IT-based management of the traditional manual procedures for transmitting speeches to the conference rooms and makes in-room presentations more dynamic.

TecnoConference 2000

2004

COSTITUZIONE DI
TC GROUP

Creation of TC Group, formed by Tecnoconference, Tuttoeventi and the TC branches in Rome and Milan.

TC Group was born as a Group in 2004 to include:

  • Tecnoconference: AV company with offices in Rome and Milan.
  • Tuttoeventi, now Meetbit, in-house software house.

A unique AV&IT BUSINESS MODEL in the Italian and European scene that allows the company to rank as a leader in the association and institutional events market and to work with major event organisers, major conference centres and national and international associations.

TCGroup Logo

2006

TECNOCONFERENCE
IS SELECTED BY
BOSCH

Tecnoconference is selected by BOSCH as the first Italian company to belong to the international Congress Rental, for the high expertise achieved in the management of the interpreting and conference systems.

CRN Logo

2009

DESIGN AND CREATION
OF THE FIRST
E-LEARNING PLATFORM
FOR CME PURPOSES

TecnoConference 2009 The first e-learning platform was built in 2009 by the internal software house to support clients in the management of mandatory training courses in the medical sciences.
In the first 4 years of use, 580 courses and 1200 multimedia files were posted, with 34,000 enrolled users.
APP EVENT TOOL

2010

APP EVENT TOOL

Design and production of a platform for the design and management of native mobile iOs and Android APP event tools.
With the growing success and use of mobile devices, the company’s software house built a platform for the use of event-related multimedia content through customised event APPs. The innovation lies in the real time upgrading of the content itself, thanks to full integration with the TC Group Software Suite.

2010 App event tool

KARDO
2013

YEAR OF
ESTABLISHMENT KARDO

Service and consulting agency in scientific communication.
In 2013 the consulting agency Kardo joined the Group, with strong scientific expertise and a deep knowledge of the medical industry. The original goal was to improve the quality of the offer to our clients through customised projects, a perfect mix of technology and content.
EXPO 2015

2015

PARTNER EXPO

Tecnoconference is the official provider of the EXPO.
In addition to the EU pavilion, Tecnoconference managed around 150 interpreting events in the EXPO Auditorium and Conference Centre, with up to a thousand receivers involved. These included the World Agriculture Forum, the World Culture Forum, and FAO World Day: for all three events we also managed the filming and broadcasting to RAI channels.

TecnoConference 2015

2017
REBRANDING MEETBIT

Meetbit
After 17 years of service we have decided to launch a new brand, whilst retaining our existing value proposition in the area of IT solutions for the meeting industry. Meetbit is a gateway to innovation, the meeting point of event and technology.

Meetbit Logo

G7 2017

2017

G7 SUMMIT

Taormina – Technical management of the 3 locations hosting the International Summit.
San Domenico Palace, Grand Hotel Timeo and Hilton Hotel. BOSCH NG interpreting system with 2500 receivers, 20 interpreting booths, 45 conference systems.

TecnoConference 2017

2020

LIVEBIT BECOMES
A 100% LIVE VIRTUAL
EVENTS PLATFORM

In 2017 the Livebit platform was designed and manufactured by Meetbit.
The Livebit platform is a comprehensive package for advanced event video content management. With the onset of pandemic and lockdown of residential events Livebit is created to become a virtual event delivery platform. Livebit incorporates interaction and content sharing areas in a fully customisable graphic. It manages access and participant tracking for full event reports.

TecnoConference - livebit

2020

TC GROUP CONFIRMS ITSELF
AS A HYBRID & VIRTUAL
SPECIALIST

We offer ourselves today as Hybrid &Virtual Specialists to embrace both a deep knowledge of residential event dynamics and the more recent virtual event dynamics.
A newly gained feature on the market due to the pandemic, but here at Tecnoconference the approach to and testing of online events has been going on for 20 years.

G20 Italia - TC Group
2021
G20 SUMMIT ROMA

Tecnoconference managed 13 Government Meetings including the final Summit hosted in the Roman Colosseum in July.

Each meeting involved 50 engineers for the running of the parallel rooms, BOSCH NG with 10 interpreting booths, 200 sets of receivers and 50 conference systems, audio-video system.

ECO-FRIENDLY
POLICIES

TC Group and its companies fully adhere to the policy of limiting environmental impact. This happens starting from the company’s internal routines where the use of paper is reduced to a minimum, as well as the use of eco-friendly products and their proper disposal, up to the regular maintenance of mobile vehicles so that exhausts and energy supplies are always in full efficiency.

Treedom partner
Treedom

Tecnoconference since 2021 has joined the project Treedom, making an estimate of the environmental impact of its activities within the single contract in terms of kg of CO2 produced. This amount is converted – according to the Treedom Standard – in a number of trees that Tecnoconference will plant through the Treedom project.

THE GROUP