About us


Rosemarie Merlo Pompenig

Rosemarie originally comes from Austria. After working as Sales Assistant and Tour Coordinator for 6 years at the Sales Department of Monte-Carlo SBM, Rosemarie worked for 18 years with one of the largest DMC’s in France. After three years as project manager in France, she took over the direction of LSO Monaco and has successfully operated many events from 15 to 6500 participants with her team. Rosemarie joined Raising Stones Events in 2010 to share her long working experience in the travel & hotel business with the team and to use the mutual know-how, creative spirit and imagination as steppingstones to great achievements.

Pierre Oudine 

Before joining Raising Stones Events, Pierre was Business Development Director of the LSO International group for 10 years. He was a board member of the National French Committee for Business Travel (CFTAR/ATOUT France, formerly Maison de la France). Passionate about international promotion and marketing, he has been the permanent French representative of the German communication and media company Earth TV since 2006. His experience in the meeting industry is definitely one of the strongest.

Rachid Boulannouar

Rachid originally comes from Frankfurt, Germany, where he started gathering his experience in the tourism industry. He has been living in the South of France for more than 15 years. During this time he has worked for the principal hotel and tourism resort in Monaco, followed by a four-year stint in one of the biggest DMCs in France, where he worked as Senior Project Manager before taking over responsibility as Sales Manager for the German and UK market. 

Arnaud  De La Soudière

Arnaud is the local guy. Born in Nice, he knows perfectly the entire French Riviera and Provence.

He started his tourism experience by a four-year stint in one of the biggest DMCs in France, then he founded in 2009 a company specialized into Employee engagement activities before being a part of the Raising Stones’ family. He is our “team building specialist”

Project Managers


% of motivation to satisfy you

Created in August 2009 in Antibes and in July 2010 in Monaco, Raising Stones Events is one of the most innovative destination and event management companies in France and Monaco. Our team members possess more than 35 years of experience in the meetings, incentives and events business, producing spectacular and unforgettable events for domestic and international clients.  We draw on our experience to provide you with creative solutions tailored to your specific needs and continually raise our level of performance to meet your expectations and do whatever is necessary to make it reality.

We have recently expanded and strengthened our capabilities with the acquisition of a company specializing in « engagement and incentive ». It gives us more expertise, greater creativity, providing you the best value for money. Our commitment to quality is our top priority as we add these services, with the goal to be a stronger partner to you and provide more value in the short-term and long-term. We continuously strive to create new ideas, and provide the quality of services you expect from a partner.  We operate throughout southern France and Monaco, including Monte Carlo, Nice, Cannes, Marseille and the magnificent Provence, and we work with partners in all other regions of France. We value the partnership with your company and look forward to working with you in the future to transform your ideas into great and memorable events.


  • Flexible & transparent billing policy
  • Possibility to recover the VAT due to our transparent billing system
  • Customer-oriented level of service and excellence
  • Continually updated data base on “what’s new”: venues, services, etc.
  • Excellent connections to local authorities
  • Providing the power, efficiency, and flexibility you need
  • Deep knowledge of the destination & logistics
  • One-stop-shop for a complete coordination of all services
  • Tailor-made solutions to enhance your event’s image
  • Creativity, outside-of-the box ideas
  • High buying power
  • Cultural/language assistance
  • Quick turnaround time and solid staff back-up resources