International Forum: Covid-19 Update

Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel C&IT’s International Forum 2020 which was rescheduled to take place in October. 

​The event will return in 2021 and will take place on 13-15 May. 

We will be updating our website with information regarding the agenda, speakers and networking activities so sign up below to stay in the loop with email notifications. 

We very much look forward to seeing you there.

Join us in Late October in Porto, Portugal
Returning for its third year, this forum will take place in May 2021 in the coastal city of Porto. Join us and get the perfect blend of content, networking and supplier meetings designed to help give you the tool kit to exceed within the MICE industry.

We’ll take care of your flights and accommodation, all you have to do is turn up and become the leading thinker from your organisation.

Whilst attending this complimentary event you will 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.
Do you qualify?
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 of charge and 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.

To qualify for a place:

1. You’ll have to have an annual event budget of £500,000 or more

2. You’re a senior event professional from agency, corporate or association background.
What's in store?

- Return flights from London Heathrow to Porto, 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
- Exciting activities
  • 20th May (Day 1)

    • 12:00 - Delegate flights to Porto from Gatwick
    • 15:00 - Transfers collect delegates from Porto airport
    • 15:45 - Guests arrive for registration/light lunch
    • 19:45 - Entertainment
  • 21st May (Day 2)

    • 07:00 - Breakfast
    • 08:45 - Morning registration
    • 09:00 - Opening remarks
    • 09:30 - Content session
      Details to follow...

      Speaker to be confirmed
    • 10:00 - Pre arranged 1-2-1 meetings
    • 11:00 - Networking Break
    • 11:20 - Content Session
      Details to follow...

      Speaker to be confirmed
    • 11:50 - Pre arranged 1-2-1 meetings
    • 13:10 - Lunch
    • 14:10 - Content session
      Details to follow...

      Speaker to be confirmed
    • 14:30 - Pre arranged 1-2-1 meetings
    • 15:30 - Networking Break
    • 15:45 - Content session
      Details to follow...

      Speaker to be confirmed
    • 16:15 - Relaxation
    • 19:20 - Guests to meet in hotel lobby
    • 19:45 - Guests arrival to restaurant for drinks, dinner and entertainment
    • 23:00 - All guests depart restaurant
  • 22nd May (Day 3)

    • 07:00 - Breakfast
    • 10:00 - Chair’s opening remarks
    • 10:05 - Content session
      Details to follow...

      Speaker to be confirmed
    • 10:45 - Networking Break
    • 12:05 - Content Session
      Details to follow...

      Speaker to be confirmed
    • 12:45 - Closing remarksk
    • 12:50 - Lunch
    • 13:00 - Close of event
    • 17:50 - Flights depart to Gatwick
Why Porto?

Vibrant City

Porto is a fascinating and vibrant city that is rapidly becoming one of Western Europe’s most respected tourist destinations. The city boasts, interesting tourist attractions, a buzzing nightlife, and outstanding tourist facilities. There is a lot to see and do in Porto, and this diverse city will appeal to a wide range of visitors.

Extensive history

History buffs will fall for Porto's unique charm. Still showing its Roman and Medieval faces to the world. It has an extraordinary history and yet has been by-passed by much of the destruction of Europe that occurred in the 20th century. Holding events here will shape the future of this ancient town which reaches back to pre-Roman times.

Richness of the region

Porto has unique cuisine and high-quality wines. Not forgetting, it's impressive landscapes, stretching from the magnificent coastal beaches to the mountains of Minho and Trás-os-Montes, across the Douro wine valley banks; 4 preserved world heritage sites; and also the genuine hospitality of those who love to share their traditions with a big smile.