About Connections Events
Connections is the global networking and event organiser exclusively for senior executives and experts in Luxury, Wellness and Meetings. We bring hand-picked leaders from the industry together to do business and to discuss the trends and challenges facing the marketplace. Decision makers meet through memorable experiences and educational debates that lead to meaningful and long-lasting business relationships.
Each event welcomes up to 80 delegates (30-40 high calibre buyers, 30-40 selected luxury suppliers and sponsors). All participants who join this event will be treated equally, with an all-inclusive package to minimise additional costs and arrangements. Buyers are invited following consultation with suppliers participating at each event. All luxury events are supported by The Telegraph Media Group and Amadeus.
The event is designed to create a relaxed and informal atmosphere – ties are not required. Each delegate has a personal agenda with a series of 40 minute 1-2-1 periods with key clients. Whilst we provide a meeting table in a conference room we encourage delegates to use the local facilities or take part in some shared experiences that will help to create a personal bond between each other that lays a stronger foundation for a future business relationship. Additional opportunities to mix with delegates are provided through seated table plans, group experiences and debates that tackle hot topics in the market AND which use the knowledge of the audience.
The Connections Meetings series launched in December 2015 and was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lisbon and the Conrad Algarve in 2015 whilst the second edition is in Malaga in 2016, the third will be in Quito Ecuador, and now we are offering this unique event in Florence in November 2017.
Meetings suppliers are just 30 to 40 of the most relevant and hand-picked meeting supplier brands. Connections will welcome national, regional and city destinations (Convention Bureaus), hotels, DMC’s, and event services.
Meetings buyers represent a wide variety of Meetings buyers from all over the world, half representing large corporate companies, eager to book their next international board meeting or global sales kick-offs, half looking for partners to support their industry conventions and exhibitions. All will be focused on doing business in the Meetings sector.
Besides the amazing networking, at Connections Meetings has educational sessions which are rich in content with a well-designed, interactive and relevant programme. There is a lead facilitation in which the knowledge of the crowd stands out on a thought provoking learning themes based on the 5 Megatrends of the Meetings Industry identified by the German Convention Bureau 2030 future of meetings report.