About the Event

Connections is the global networking and event organiser exclusively serving senior leaders and experts in luxury, wellness and meetings. We bring handpicked leaders from the luxury travel industry together to do business and to discuss the trends and challenges facing the marketplace. Each event welcomes just 80 delegates (30-40 top buyers, 30-40 selected luxury suppliers and sponsors). Buyers are selected through extensive research and word of mouth recommendation together with existing partners and suppliers. They represent key and emerging luxury travel markets (including the US, Brazil etc) and reflect the region in which the event is located (for example, the inaugural event in Europe welcomed 50% of buyers from Europe and 50% from outside the region). The suppliers are only the best companies in luxury travel around the globe who are invited to participate; these include airlines, hotels, private jet and yacht charters, cruise lines and destinations. To read the wonderful independent feedback by Feefo, click here.

When & Where

16 - 19

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro

Agenda

Sunday, 16th October

Free time – Spa optional

Duration: All day

Breakfast

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Tano Cucina Italiana

Informal cocktail reception

Duration: 1 hour

Informal dinner

Location: Espaço Lagoa

Monday, 17th October

Breakfast

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Tano Cucina Italiana

Opening welcome with Micaela Giacobbe, director of events and Tristan Dowell of Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Business break

Duration: 30 minutes

Free time

Connections Group Discussions with Patricia Simillon head of strategic marketing at Amadeus IT Group

Duration: 30 minutes

Connections at Grand Ballroom Outdoor Terrace

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections picnic lunch

Duration: 1 hour

Business break

Duration: 15 minutes

Free time

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Business break

Duration: 30 minutes

Free time

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Free time

Duration: 1:30 minutes

Connections Dinner

Duration: 2:30 minutes

Location: Cantô Gastrô E Lounge

Tuesday, 18th October

Business break

Duration: 15 minutes

Free time

Breakfast

Duration: 2:15 minutes

Location: Tano Cucina Italiana

Day 2 briefing and feedback

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Rio Ballroom

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Business break

Duration: 15 minutes

Free time

Connections Group Experience with Jay Shetty sponsored by Telegraph Media Grou

Duration: 1:15 minutes

Location: Rio Ballroom

Business break

Duration: 30 minutes

Free time

Transfer meeting

Duration: 1 hour

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Transfer

Duration: 30 minutes

Connections Cocktail reception

Location: Fasano Hotel

Transfer

Duration: 45 minutes

Free time

Duration: 30 minutes

Connections closing dinner

Duration: 1:30 minutes

Location: Shiso

Wednesday, 19th October

VIP transfer - check out

Duration: All day

Dress Code

The Connections way works best when you embrace the experiences on offer. During the day we would advise that all delegates dress in comfortable/casual attire.

Suits and ties are not required

We all like you to look your best, but with our programme being active, suits may not work!

Think carefully about heels

Heels can be a problem if you want to join some of the activities on offer, so if you’re going to wear heels, consider bringing some flats too so you don’t miss out.

Weather

The average temperature in Rio de Janeiro in October is likely to be 23°C, but please do check the weather before packing your suitcase.

We do advise that all delegates take their own necessities, which may include, medical supplies, etc.

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