Europe Benidorm 2019 - M&I Forums

Europe Benidorm 2019

Benidorm, Spain

European buyers meet global suppliers

You've heard the rumours, now come and see for yourself. The Costa Blanca's transformation into a high-end MICE destination is in full swing, and you don't want to miss out. Meet 180 global suppliers and experience Benidorm as never before - with luxury resorts, fascinating activities and coastal Spain's famous hospitality, you'll be pleased you did.

220

Buyers

40

Meetings

3

Days

180

suppliers

7,200

total number of meetings

48

Destinations at last year's event

Benidorm

Come and witness the rebirth of a destination! The big brands including many car manufacturers have started the MICE revolution in Benidorm, and we are excited to be a part of it. Benidorm has 17,000 hotel beds in 4- and 5-star hotels, as well as high-quality restaurants and premium services of all kinds. It also boasts the Sierra Helada natural park perfect for hiking, golf courses, water sports, sailing, scuba diving and many more adventure sports.


Our Host Venues

The Forum will be hosted across three hotels that exemplify the grand luxury of the Costa Blanca.

Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa

This exclusive hotel with all the serenity, peace and quiet of South-East Asia is a member of Leading Hotels of the World. With its lush tropical gardens, 7 spectacular swimming pools, choice of 9 exclusives restaurants and versatile meeting space, it's easy to see why.

Grand Luxor Hotel

Built in 2016, Grand Luxor Hotel is just 15 minutes from the region's best beaches and 30 minutes from Alicante Airport. Home to the largest convention centre on the Costa Blanca, luxurious suites and an array of facilities, it's already become one of the area's standout properties.

Meliá Villaitana

Meliá Villaitana is one of the most eye-catching properties on the Costa Blanca, bringing together 25 buildings, which include a luxurious spa area, outdoor swimming pools and two golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, not to mention a state-of-the-art convention centre.

Hosted Buyer Package

Fully hosted package

Fully hosted package

All qualified buyers will be fully hosted by M&I Forums, including airfare, accommodations and planned activities.

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 Meetings & Incentives 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 Meetings & Incentives 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 one-to-one meetings you choose in advance, alongside cocktail receptions, social dinners and a programme of networking activities.

Event Itinerary

Wednesday 24th April 2019
Open
 
All day Arrivals
17:00 - 18:00
Site visit of hotel
19:00 - 19:30
Transfers
19:00 - 22:30
Welcome dinner
Thursday 25th April 2019
Open
 
06:30 - 07:30
Forum Fitness
07:30 - 08:30
Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00
Registration & briefing
09:00 - 11:00
Individual meetings
11:00 - 11:20
Refreshments
11:20 - 13:15
Individual meetings
13:15 - 14:15
Lunch
15:00 - 17:30
Networking activities
19:00
Transfers
19:30 - 23:00
Networking dinner
Friday 26th April 2019
Open
 
06:30 - 07:30
Forum Fitness
07:30 - 08:30
Breakfast
08:45 - 09:00
Registration & briefing
09:00 - 11:00
Individual meetings
11:00 - 11:20
Refreshments
11:20 - 12:45
Individual meetings
12:45 - 13:45
Lunch
14:00 - 17:30
Networking activities
19:00 - 23:00
Closing dinner
Saturday 27th April 2019
Open
 
8:45 - 09:00
Briefing
09:00 - 10:50
Individual meetings
10:50 - 11:10
Refreshments
11:10 - 13:00
Individual meetings
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00+
Departures

"I had a fantastic experience at my first M&I Forum. It was really informative and I made a ton of great connections. I'm so impressed by the quality of the suppliers, the staff and the experiences that we were able to be part of. I look forward to more in the future."

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

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Do I qualify?

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

  • Be a third party planner, corporate, association or independent meeting planner
  • Organise a minimum of 5 international Meetings & Incentives events per year in The Americas, Europe or worldwide
  • 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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