OUR BRAND NEW FORUM


C&IT's first ever international forum

C&IT promised to give the industry more this year which is why we have created a brand new forum. 


We have fused together the best elements of our agency, corporate and association forums into a new, one-of-a-kind event called “C&IT International Forum” hosted in the Algarve, Portugal. C&IT International is open to senior event professionals from agencies, corporates and associations who have the spending power of £500,000 or more. This is an exclusive forum which is only open to a handful of delegates from the industry. 


Whilst attending this complimentary event you will be be updated on the latest trends and hear interesting, unique and above all practically useful content, which you can then take away and apply to your own events. Some of the most senior event professionals from the industry will be there and we will be discussing the key challenges and issues facing the events industry.


This is an unmissable, thought provoking forum which fuses a perfect blend of content and networking with supplier meetings which are designed to help you build lasting connections through 1-2-1 meetings with experts specialising in the areas you want to know about. 


There are only a limited number of places available for our International Forum. We'll take care of your flights and accommodation, all you have to do is turn up and we’ll help you to become the leading thinker from your organisation. 

DO YOU QUALIFY


Can I attend?

Our International Forum is a three day event and is open to senior event professionals from agencies, corporate and association backgrounds with a spending power of £500,000 or more internationally. This is an exclusive forum which is open to only a handful of delegates from the industry. 

Applying is FREE, only takes a few minutes. This forum promises to bring big rewards which could make all the difference to you and your organisation this year.

What's in store

  • A free return flight to Portugal 
  • Complimentary accommodation
  • Full access to all of the content sessions 
  • A selection of pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings with leading suppliers 
  • Multiple opportunities to network with fellow delegates, cutting-edge suppliers and speakers
  • Meals and refreshments throughout the event
  • A place at the gala dinner and drinks reception
  • All activities at the Automodo race track

VENUE


Algarve Motorsports Park is the complex that is the home of Autódromo Internacional do Algarve as well as of Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve and other motosport facilites that provide all the conditions for unique driving experiences. Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) was born in November 2nd, 2008. The circuit’s inaugural race was the final round of the Superbike World Championship.


The project’s underlying philosophy was to create a group of facilities that are closely related enough to be mutually beneficial. Thus, all aspects of the complex are concentrated in the same physical space: racing track, go-kart track, off-road park, hotel, apartment complex, technology park and sports complex.


Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is not the usual solution for a corporate events’ venue. It is more a corporate experience centre than a “conference centre”. Of course there are the versatile meeting rooms, the multitude of catering and shuttle services, the different multimedia solutions. 

AGENDA


We are currently developing the agenda, the below is a basic outline and is subject to change

19th June

08:40 FLIGHT DEPARTS
From Gatwick

11:35 FLIGHT ARRIVES
Into Faro
Transfer to hotel included

13:00 ARRIVE AT HOTEL
Pestana Algarve Race

15:00 GROUP ACTIVITY

18:30 DRINKS RECEPTION

20th June

09:00 OPENING REMARKS
Welcome to C&IT International

09:10 AUTODROMO: ALGARVE CLASSIC FESTIVAL 2017
The Algarve Classic Festival is one of the biggest classic car events in Europe. This unique event has become the favourite among premium brands because the venue presents the perfect opportunity for them to organize their incentive, corporate or team building activities in addition to the main event. Discover how the Autodromo team put together the largest event of the year and managed over 11 European Classic Championships with over 400 cars and 600 drivers in the space of 4 days.
Ricardo Cunha, Corporate Affairs Manager, Autódromo Internacional do Algarve / Parkalgar S.A.

09:30 FIVE TRENDS THAT ARE CHANGING INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
The incentive travel industry is seeing a healthy demand for international travel, and as such, there is a higher need to deliver a unique and truly authentic experience. In this robust market, discover what the top 5 most significant trends are that are shaping the world of incentive travel from, experiential events to bespoke transportation.

10:00 PRE ARRANGED 1-1 MEETINGS

11:20 NETWORKING BREAK

11:40 INTERNATIONAL RISK - ARE WE ANY LESS SAFE INTERNATIONALLY?
Social media has changed the way we perceive international travel. With a series of attacks happening overseas, the news is likely to generate a scare, but what are the actual risks? Should we hide from international travel to stay 'safe' or take the risk? In this session, Kate will talk about the likelihood of international threat and what precautions to take in case of a crisis.
Kate Scully, Group Travel Manager - Global, G4S

12:10 PRE ARRANGED 1-1 MEETINGS

13:30 LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK

14:30 AUTODROMO AFTERNOON ACTIVITY

15:00 PRE ARRANGED 1-1 MEETINGS

16:20 NETWORKING BREAK

16:40 CONTENT SESSION: TO BE CONFIRMED

17:00 END OF EVENT/ RELAXATION TIME

18:30 DRINKS RECEPTION

19:00 GALA DINNER

21st June

07:00 BREAKFAST AND GUEST LEISURE

10:00 OPENING REMARKS - Welcome to C&IT International

10:05 C&IT INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY
The C&IT Awards acknowledge the best players in the B2B events sector, according to different categories (type of event, suppliers, creative solutions, etc.). Each year, a jury of twenty specialists elect the best agencies and venues in Great Britain and around the world. Hear from one of the winners of the 2017 awards on what it takes to deliver a groundbreaking internationall event.

10:30 NETWORKING BREAK

10:45 PRE ARRANGED 1-1 MEETINGS

12:05 CLOSING REMARKS

12:15 LUNCH AND LEISURE/GROUP ACTIVITIES

17:00 TRANSFERS TO FARO AIRPORT

17:50 DELEGATES ARRIVE AT FARO AIRPORT

19:50 FLIGHT DEPARTS TO GATWICK

22:35 GUESTS ARRIVE IN LONDON

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