Walter Stugger

President/Creative Director

As co-founder of inspiria event service and President/Creative Director of inspiria global events I work in one of the most exciting professions in the world, providing EVENT SOLUTIONS for our clients. I’m one of those lucky people who bring their lifelong passion to work everyday. My career is helping people convene internationally for meetings, conferences, fundraising events, incentive programs, exhibitions and other gatherings. I specialize in helping North Americans hold their events in Europe and beyond. Executives, marketing directors, and association leaders hire me to plan and execute programs that communicate their key messages and build engagement against a backdrop of some of the most thrilling international settings, cultural opportunities and stimulating environments the world has to offer.

From my bases in Salzburg, Austria and Washington D.C, I organize events around the globe. From early-career years as a tour guide, cultural event producer and incentive program director, to co-launching inspiria in 2001, I’ve managed over 600 projects in 40 countries without ever duplicating a program. Rather I listen to and confer with clients before I suggest a thing. An inspiria hallmark is that all details, whether major decisions like location selection to nuances like dessert menus – are shaped by and around the program’s identified goals. Great clients make our success possible: companies like McDonald's, NXP Semiconductors, Audi, Avnet, Barclays, IBM, Infineon Technologies, L’Oreal and Johnson & Johnson, groups like EO/Entrepreneur’s Organization, YPO and WPO/World Presidents’ Organization, and cultural institutions like the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

International meetings; Multinational logistics; Site search & selection; Award & recognition programs; Cultural programs; Leadership & team-building; Vendor negotiations & cost controls; Incentive programs; Meeting marketing & promotion; Theme, design & decor.