Connections, www.weareconnections.com, is the global networking and event organizer exclusively for senior executives and experts in luxury, wellness, meetings, and adventure. 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 caliber buyers, 30-40 selected luxury suppliers, and sponsors). All participants who join this event are treated equally, with an all-inclusive package to minimize additional costs and arrangements. Buyers are invited following consultation with suppliers participating at each event. All events are supported by The Telegraph Media Group and Amadeus.
The event is designed to create a relaxed and informal atmosphere – ties and business suits are not required. Each delegate has a personal agenda with key clients each lasting 40 minutes.
Whilst we provide a meeting table we encourage delegates to take part in some shared, local, authentic, unique experiences that will help 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.
Following our events, we produce bespoke reports and we work with our clients daily promoting them and helping them expand their network. We also work together with our sponsors and produce reports as per this one: Report in association with Amadeus. We produce reports which are dependent on the sector we operate in.
We publish every two months our Connections digital edition. The distribution is worldwide to over 90 trade press and over 100 associations as well as clients all over the world buyers and suppliers all decision makers at senior level.
Connections Luxury is the networking event for international leaders in luxury travel. We bring together a carefully selected group of 80 decision makers to do business in an environment that leads to longer-lasting business relationships.
We connect global luxury buyers with world-leading luxury travel suppliers. Luxury buyers are selected through extensive research and word of mouth recommendation together with existing partners and suppliers. They represent key and emerging luxury travel markets (including the US, China, India etc) and reflect the region in which the event is located (for example, the recent event in Europe welcomed 50% of buyers from Europe and 50% from outside the region). The luxury suppliers are only the best companies in luxury travel around the globe who are invited to participate; these include hotels, cruise lines and destinations.
Alongside the one-on-one meetings, delegates take part in the educational programme – they discuss trends and challenges facing the market with their peers and enjoy inspirational talks from industry leaders, artisans and pioneers in the luxury realm.
Launched in 2014, with the first event in Hampshire, UK, Connections Luxury has taken place in Abu Dhabi, Argentina, Brazil, China, Italy (Sicily and Siena), Portugal and Thailand, with partners and sponsors including ATTA, PATA, Traveller Made, Amadeus, Euromonitor International, and The Telegraph. The events were held with the support of notable brands which include Rocco Forte, Kempinski, Conrad and Taj to name a few