For over ten years C&IT has hosted forums for agency, corporate and association event professionals. All of which have been based in the UK and have targeted UK-based planners.  In 2018 we hosted our International Forum which became the C&IT's first ever forum to be held overseas and the first to solely target event planners with an international remit. 

After its success, C&IT launched its inaugural US Forum - that host American event planners at Cliveden House Hotel, Windsor (where the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle got ready for her big day earlier this year) on 7-9 November 2018. 

As with all C&IT forums, the event was led by content and focused on key international trends that were thoroughly researched. The US Forum also create great opportunities for industry professionals to meet and network.

What’s more, the calibre of event professionals who attended was extremely high and came from some of the biggest agencies in the US. 

Kelly McAlpin, business director of C&IT says: "It was a really exciting time for the brand. In the last couple of years our live event portfolio of products have evolved and are delivering more informative and engaging content than ever before. 
"Through extensive research, we identified a real need to produce this type of event for our US counterparts. 
"The inaugural US Forum was the first of many events that host key planners from overseas and provide them with a truly unique opportunity to network and learn from some of the best and brightest in the industry."

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Open only to event planners placing business in the Asia-Pacific region, the inaugural C&IT: APAC Forum enables both UK based buyers and local planners to share best practice and establish new connections, whilst receiving the best content specifically curated for this event.

 

 

This is the ultimate learning and networking environment for American corporates and agencies planning world-class international MICE events. You'll be used to attending US focused events, and this won't! For the first time, you'll have access to everything that's happening past the US border. 


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Testimonials

Maritz Travel

The event was fun, productive and a great way to network with others in the industry!

GPJ Experience Marketing

Industry leaders, practitioners and suppliers get together to discuss the current and future value of the conference and incentive travel industry - sharing stories, insights and camaraderie along the way. 

ESG

This event encompassed education, networking, and site search opportunities all in a beautiful, historic venue.

Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc

The Forum was relevant, informative and well-paced, and a great networking opportunity.

Freelance

Outstanding combination of engaging content, relevant topics, and a top-of-game group of suppliers and planners.

Cievents

C&IT was an intimate gathering of top event professionals to discuss the industry together and in the most spectacular venue, Cliveden House!