Conferences and congresses

To organise or take part in an event in Riva del Garda, the pearl of the Italian Alpine lakes, implies enjoying a unique environment and a compact lakeside town, where everywhere is accessible on foot.

This provides all the right elements to put you in the perfect frame of mind tolisten, to create new relationships and build a network amongst participants.

Thanks to their extensive experience gained over many years, the staff of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi will make every aspect of organisation simple, from admin to set-up, space management to human resources, without distracting the organisers’ attention from the technical, scientific and communication content that are at the core of the event.

Riva del Garda is the perfect choice for corporate meetings, medical and scientific congresses, incentive trips and business events. 

The Congress Centre, situated right in the heart of the town, surrounded by ancient parkland, provides an extraordinary location on the shores of the lake, combined with a strategic position, easily accessible on foot from the local hotels. The centre offers the latest and most innovative technology and the modular structure covering 6,100m2 can host any type of event.  

The centre is made up of the meeting area where the various conference rooms are situated as well as the registration area. This is directly linked via a panoramic tunnel to the multi-purpose PalaMeeting area covering 2,700m2 and the new, 2,000m2 multi-functional PalaVela, both of which are ideal for exhibitions or poster sessions, catering and also for conferences, meetings, shows and concerts.

The meeting area comprises a 900-seat plenary hall that can be sub-divided into two smaller rooms of 600, 400 or 200 seats along with 14 modular meeting rooms ranging from 30 to 250 seats.  


This is a flexible multi-purpose area that can be completely personalised and is conveniently situated on the ground floor. It can be used for all manner of purposes: catering area, exhibitions and poster sessions or even as a plenary hall for up to 2,000 delegates. The surface area can be reduced accordingly to cater for smaller groups. It is the ideal venue for congress add-ons and for events demanding high visual impact, such as conventions, meetings, gala dinners, concerts and shows. The building offers easy access and thus permits large-scale scenery, vehicle displays, stages and gantries for audio-visual equipment, tiered seating and theatre-style set-up.


PalaVela is a new, modern, eco-friendly building and was inaugurated in June 2017. It can host up to 1,400 participants and is situated right on the lakefront. It provides an innovative, flexible and functional venue: these features distinguish PalaVela, due to its suitability for internal modification, making it ideal for catering and exhibition areas alike, for poster sessions or for smaller numbers of participants. Thanks to its modular nature, every conceivable requirement can be catered for to guarantee the best possible environment for each individual event: a 360° experience right in the centre of the town.

This new location takes its name, PalaVela, from its ability to become an integral part of Riva’s landscape, which provides a unique and breath-taking backdrop. The surrounding Italian gardens allow delegates to enjoy the beautiful scenery during breaks and networking opportunities organised by the lakeside during events.  

The jewel in the crown of this new construction is its conformity to the architectural guidelines for sustainability and UNI ISO 20121 certification, which will enable the building to be adapted in the future, avoiding the traditional waste of construction materials.

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