Transatlantic 2017 - M&I Forums

Transatlantic 2017

Banff, Canada

When 10-14 December 2017

When Where

European buyers meet North American suppliers

For the first time, we're bringing Europe's most influential meeting and incentive buyers to North America. Join us in the heart of the Canadian Rockies to build lasting relationships with North America's best.










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Surrounded by 2,500 square miles of exquisite parkland, Banff is a unique mountain community with so much to offer to the MICE industry. In the heart of Canada's oldest national park, the famous Rocky Mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop and a wealth of adventurous incentive options, including world-class winter sports. Just 90 minutes from Calgary International Airport, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to a fantastic range of hotels to suit all budgets.

The Forum will be hosted at The Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the "Castle in the Rockies". This luxurious mountain resort boasts more than 76,000 square feet of versatile meeting space.

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 exhibitors 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 three days, you"ll enjoy 40 one-to-one pre-scheduled meetings, alongside cocktail receptions, gala dinners and networking activities. Make sure you"re part of it.

Event Itinerary

Saturday 9th December 2017
All day
Arrival of all buyers
Sunday 10th December 2017
All day
Arrival of remaining delegates
All day
Skiing, snowshoeing and spa access
19:00 – 22:00
Welcome dinner at Fairmont Banff Springs
Monday 11th December 2017
08:45 – 10:30
Individual meetings
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 12:30
Individual meetings
13:15 – 14:30
Lunch at Rimrock Hotel
14:30 – 16:30
Banff Gondola Experience
19:00 – 23:00
Brewster MountView Barbecue
Tuesday 12th December 2017
Group departure to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with travelling breakfast
09:30 – 11:30
Individual meetings
11:30 – 12:30
12:30 – 13:45
Individual meetings
14:00 – 16:00
Winter wonderland carnival at Lake Louise
16:00 – 18:00
Reception at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
18:00 – 19:00
Return transfer to Banff
20:00 – 23:00
After-party at High Rollers with F&B
Wednesday 13th December 2017
09:00 – 10:45
Individual meetings
10:45 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:30
Individual meetings
12:30 – 13:15
13:00 – 16:00
Skiing, tubing and glacier walking
16:30 – 17:30
19:00 – 00:00
Forum finale at Fairmont Banff Springs
Thursday 14th December 2017
All day
Breakfast and departures

"As well as the very high quality of the suppliers and the destination, I am so impressed by the atmosphere you created. A perfect mixture of business, international networking and a personal experience of the destination."

Petra Klier peerevents – Germany Read more

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

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Do I qualify?

To qualify for attendance at the Transatlantic Forum you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a meeting planner from an event agency, association, public sector or corporate organisation
  • Organise a minimum of 5 international events per annum in Europe (outside your own country), plus regular events in the USA or Canada
  • Be responsible for and/or the main influencer for booking venues for your events
  • Work with an international events budget in excess of €1 million
  • Organise meetings, conferences, incentive travel, product launches, exhibitions or corporate hospitality programmes for a minimum of 30 guests per group

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