Europe Algarve 2018 - M&I Forums

Europe Algarve 2018

Algarve, Portugal

When 18-21 April

When Where

European buyers meet global suppliers

You're invited to discover some of the Algarve's most iconic hotels and venues over three unforgettable days. Join 180 global suppliers for three days of 1-2-1 meetings, relationship-building and venue discovery on Portugal's sunny south coast.

200

Buyers

40

Meetings

3

Days

180

Suppliers

7,200

total number of meetings

39

Destinations at last year's event

The Algarve

Naturally beautiful with a mature portfolio of meeting and incentive products, the Algarve is a region with vast potential for meetings and events of all sizes. With properties ranging from charming boutique hotels tucked away in quaint villages to huge beach-front resorts capable of hosting the most ambitious events, this is a region that's always throwing up new surprises.

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura

Luxurious and sophisticated, Tivoli Marina Vilamoura's conference facilities enjoy beautiful views over the garden and marina. With a highly experienced team, impressive resort facilities and state-of-the-art technology, this flexible space is ideal for a huge range of events, from low-key meetings to major corporate functions.

Opening in 2017, the new Algarve Congress Centre will be located next to the hotel, providing a huge state-of-the-art meeting space with capacity for 4,000 people.

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 three days, you'll have 40 pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings, alongside cocktail receptions, gala dinners and networking activities.

Event Itinerary

Wednesday 18th April 2018
Open
 
18:30
Optional site visits
19:00 - 22:00
Opening night
Thursday 19th April 2018
Open
 
08:00 – 08:30
Registration & Briefing
08:30 – 10:50
Prescheduled meetings
10:50 – 11:10
Refreshments
11:10 – 13:10
Prescheduled meetings
13:10 – 14:00
Lunch
14:45 – 17:30
Networking activities
19:00 – 23:00
Aperitif & networking dinner
Friday 20th April 2018
Open
 
08:15 – 08:30
Briefing
08:30 – 10:50
Prescheduled meetings
10:50 – 11:10
Refreshments
11:10 – 13:30
Prescheduled meetings
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch
19:00 – 23:00
Awards dinner and closing party
Saturday 21st April 2018
Open
 
08:30 – 08:50
Briefing
08:50 – 10:50
Prescheduled meetings
10:50 – 11:10
Refreshments
11:10 – 13:30
Prescheduled meetings
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch
14:35+
Departures

"I'm so impressed with the suppliers I've met and how efficiently the event has run. I'll definitely be back and recommending it to everyone I know!"

Carine Van Kildonck CWT Meetings & Events - Belgium 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 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

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