C&IT's four-day forum and fam trip in Germany, Berlin 365/24, took place this week, from 8-11 June. The forum part of the trip included content sessions, seminars and one-to-one meetings, before the groups transferred to two different host hotels, Hotel Amano Grand Central and Marriott Hotel Berlin, to enjoy the fam part of the trip.
The programme included a lunch and boat ride on the Spree, a bicycle tour through the city, dinner at the Amano Mitte rooftop restaurant and visits to famous sites such as the Brandenburg Gate. Event planners from drp, Ashfield Meetings & Events, Zibrant, BrandFuel and Team Spirit attended the event.
Top stories from the week:
Kensington Palace, one of the six palaces cared for by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces, welcomed more than 50 event agents and planners for a breakfast viewing on 15 June.
Organised in partnership with The Meetings Show, ExCeL London and London & Partners, the event included a breakfast in The Orangery by caterers Ampersand. Following refreshments, guests were invited to attend a private tour of both the State Apartments and the Victoria Revealed exhibition led by a member of the palace’s Explainer team.
The Meetings Show took place this week at Kensington Olympia in London. Held from 14-16 June, the event included a series of networking opportunities, educations sessions and meetings. Reporting a higher number of delegates than previous years, event director Steve Knight said the show had been a success, with education sessions on the EU referedum and security attracting large numbers of visitors.
Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau met with UK event buyers in London on Friday (10 June) to showcase the destination and its international convention, meeting, incentive and event offering. The event, held in partnership with The Olympic Museum, the SwissTech Convention Center and Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau, took place at London’s ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Olympic Park.
Guests were treated to afternoon tea and drinks, as well as a tour to the top of the UK’s tallest sculpture. BBC World Correspondent David Eades was the headline speaker at the event and drew on his experience as a frontline presenter specialising in sports news and European affairs covering the FIFA World Cups in Japan/Korea, Germany and South Africa, as well as the Olympic Games in Athens, Beijing and London.
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