Americas 17 - M & I Forums

The Americas 2017

Cancún, Mexico

When 7-10 May 2017

When Where

North American buyers meet global vendors

Join us at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach in Cancún and build relationships with meeting and incentive vendors from across Europe and the Americas.

185

Buyers

40

Meetings

3

Days

150

Exhibitors

6,000

total number of meetings

35

Destinations at last year's event

Cancún

Known for stunning beaches, remarkable resorts and an energetic nightlife, Cancún continues to grow in popularity as a meeting and incentive destination. With direct flights from many major cities in Canada and the USA, there's never been a better time to discover the hidden gems of this stunning destination.

The Forum will be hosted at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach, a perfect blend of seaside serenity and buzzing activity which everyone should know.

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.

Forum Education

Forum Education

Earn CMP clock hours with educational sessions from Michael Dominguez, CHSE (MGM Resorts International) and Jonathan Richards CIS (Maui Jim).

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, 40 one-to-one pre-scheduled meetings, alongside cocktail receptions, gala dinners and networking activities. Make sure you're part of it.

Event Itinerary

Sunday 7th May 2017
Open
 
18:30
Optional site visits
19:00 – 22:00
Welcome dinner
Monday 8th May 2017
Open
 
08:00 – 08:30
Registration & Briefing
08:30 – 10:50
Prescheduled meetings
10:50 – 11:10
Tea / coffee break
11:10 – 13:10
Prescheduled meetings
13:10 – 14:00
Lunch
14:45 – 17:30
Networking activities
18:30
Dinner transfer
19:00 – 23:00
Aperitif & dinner
Tuesday 9th May 2017
Open
 
08:15 – 08:30
Briefing
08:30 – 10:50
Prescheduled meetings
10:50 – 11:10
Tea / coffee Break
11:10 – 13:30
Prescheduled meetings
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch
14:30+
Educational programme
18:30
Dinner transfer
19:00 – 23:00
Aperitif & dinner
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Open
 
08:30 – 08:50
Briefing
08:50 – 10:50
Prescheduled meetings
10:50 – 11:10
Tea / coffee break
11:10 – 13:30
Prescheduled meetings
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch
14:05+
Departures

"I'm so impressed - M&I Forums are so much better than similar events I've been to. The variety of networking opportunities is excellent - not only during the meetings, but throughout all of the dinners and activities."

Valerie Richard, CMP Conference Services and Meeting Support - USA 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 Americas 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 The Americas, 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