Europe Autumn 2017 - M&I Forums

Europe Autumn 2017

Dubai, UAE

When 30 Oct-2 Nov or 1 Nov– 4 Nov 2017

When Where

European buyers meet global suppliers

After two highly successful Forums in Dubai, join us for the third instalment where you'll meet 1-2-1 and network with 175 superb suppliers and discover this essential destination.

180

Buyers per option

25

Meetings per option

2

Days per option

175

Suppliers

4,500

total number of meetings

36

Destinations at last year's event

Dubai

Dubai continues to push the boundaries of the MICE industry with remarkable hotels, cutting-edge meeting spaces and an unimaginable variety of incentive options. With 89,000 rooms in over 600 hotels, this enviously accessible destination is also home to the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre with capacity for more than 4,500 delegates. Beyond the ultra-modern metropolis, the surrounding desert offers unforgettable leisure and incentive opportunities.

Opened in July 2016, our host hotel, The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City is a real slice of luxury with world-class MICE facilities, including a 15,339ft2 ballroom.

Hosted Buyer Package

Fully hosted package

Fully hosted package

Travel expenses and accommodation are organised and covered by us, leaving you to focus solely on your business.

An efficient one-stop shop

An efficient one-stop shop

You choose who you want to meet by setting an agenda tailormade to your business needs. This ensures your time is fully optimised.

Stay ahead of the game

Stay ahead of the game

Our Forums are the best way of keeping up-to-date with the latest destination trends and developments. They are suitable for executives at all levels.

See the destination in action

See the destination in action

Through site inspections and social events in our partner properties, you will get the chance to discover some of the world's most relevant MICE venues, hotels and leisure options of the moment.

Network with your peers

Network with your peers

From teambuilding activities to social events, you will have plenty of opportunities to network with suppliers and your peers beyond the meetings floor.

Highly enjoyable format

Highly enjoyable format

Whether you're a seasoned MICE veteran or an account executive in your first agency position, our Forums are highly sociable, accessible and enjoyable. Isn't that why you chose this business?

Event details

Over two days, you'll have 25 one-to-one meetings you choose in advance, alongside cocktail receptions, gala dinners and a programme of networking activities.

Event Itinerary

Monday 30th October 2017
Open
 
All day
Arrivals of Part 1 buyers & exhibitors
Tuesday 31st October 2017
Open
 
09:00-10:00
Registration & briefing
10:00-10:30
Registration & briefing
10:30-12:50
Individual meetings
12:50-13:50
Lunch
13:50-16:10
Individual meetings
16:10
Refreshments
15:50-19:30
Leisure time
20:00-23:00
Opening night
Wednesday 1st November 2017
Open
 
08:30-09:00
Briefing
09:00-11:00
Individual meetings
11:00-11:20
Refreshments
11:20-13:20
Individual meetings
13:20-14:15
Lunch
15:00-18:30
Activities
20:00-01:00
Networking dinner
All day
Arrivals of Option 2 buyers
Thursday 2nd November 2017
Open
 
All day
Departures of Part 1 buyers
09:00-10:00
Registration & Briefing
10:00-10:30
Registration & Briefing
10:30-12:50
Individual meetings
12:50-13:50
Lunch
13:40-15:50
Inidividual meetings
15:50
Refreshments
15:50-19:30
Refreshments
20:00-23:00
Welcome Dinner Part 2
Friday 3rd November 2017
Open
 
08:30-09:00
Briefing
09:00-11:20
Individual meetings
11:20-11:40
Refreshments
11:40-13:40
Individual meetings
13:40-14:30
Lunch
15:30-18:00
Networking activities
20:00-01:00
Awards Dinner and closing party
Saturday 4th November 2017
Open
 
All day
Leisure time & departures

"My meetings have been brilliant, focused on excellent and unusual suppliers. I left Dubai seduced by the 'go forward' atmosphere, largely due to the excellence of the services and of the venues we explored."

Brigitte Grenet Sembat Voyages - France Read more

I would like to attend. What do I do next?

To attend Meeting & Incentive Forums as a MICE buyer you need to:

  1. Sign up
  2. After we receive your sign up form we will get in touch with you and send you a registration form
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Do I qualify?

To qualify for attendance at the European Forums you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a meeting planner from an event agency, corporate company, association or independent organisation
  • Organise a minimum of 5 international MICE events per year in Europe or worldwide (outside your own country)
  • Be responsible for and/or the main influencer for booking venues for your events
  • Ideally have an international events budget in excess of €500k
  • Organise meetings, conferences, incentive travel, product launches, exhibitions or corporate hospitality programmes for a minimum of 30 guests per group