About the Event


We are like no other event! We will bring delegates to the middle of the world and arrange a programme that will give them the time, environment and right contacts for forging truly meaningful partnerships. We want our delegates to experience all that Quito has to offer while you build long-lasting business relationships in a more natural and enjoyable way.

Connections Meetings in Ecuador will be full of educational content about Sustainability, an important theme for both the MICE industry and for Quito as a destination. Our facilitators Mike van der Vijver (Meeting Designer from Mindmeeting), David Benitez (Head of Business Development for Connection Meetings) and Claudia van’t Hullenaar (Live Communication & Sustainability Advisor) will be guiding you through a series of energetic and thought-provoking workshops on the subject.

We hope our delegates will leave feeling inspired to take small yet significant actions to do your bit as a MICE professional to care for our planet.

When & Where

02 - 05

Quito
Quito

Agenda

Sunday, 02nd July

Free time – Transfers – Check-in – Optional gym, sauna and aerobic at Hotel Quito

Duration: All day

Informal cocktail reception at Hotel Quito

Duration: 1 hour

Informal dinner at Techo del Mundo and welcome with Washington Muñoz of Hotel Quito

Duration: 2:30 minutes

Monday, 03rd July

Breakfast at Techo del Mundo

Duration: 2:15 minutes

Meet at the lobby for transfer to Quito’s historic centre

Duration: 1 hour

Opening welcome at Monastery San Agustin with Micaela Giacobbe of Connections and Veronica Sevilla of Quito Tourism Board

Duration: 1 hour

Meet at the supplier’s table at Monastery San Agustin and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table at Monastery San Agustin and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Learning at Monastery San Agustin with Mike van der Vijer and Claudia van’t Hullenaar

Duration: 1 hour

Connections Lunch at Monastery San Agustin

Duration: 45 minutes

Free time

Duration: 15 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table at Monastery San Agustin and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table at Monastery San Agustin and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Free time

Duration: 30 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table at Monastery San Agustin and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table at Monastery San Agustin and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Learning at Monastery San Agustin with Mike van der Vijer and Claudia van’t Hullenaar

Duration: 45 minutes

Transfer to Hotel Quito

Duration: 30 minutes

Free time

Duration: 1:30 minutes

Meet at the lobby and walk to Connections dinner

Duration: 30 minutes

Connections Dinner at Pepe Botella sponsored by Quito Tourism Board

Duration: 2 hours

Walk to Hotel Quito

Tuesday, 04th July

Breakfast at Techo del Mundo

Duration: 2:30 minutes

Meet at the lobby for transfer to Hotel Restaurant El Crater, Pululahua Volcano

Duration: 1:30 minutes

Connections Learning at Hotel Restaurant El Crater, Pululahua Volcano with Rosa Chipantasi from Pululahua community moderated by Mike van der Vijver and David Benitez

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Learning Experience: One-to-one S.M.A.R.T sustainable objectives

Duration: 45 minutes

Free timne

Duration: 15 minutes

Connections Learning Experience: One-to-one S.M.A.R.T.E.R sustainable event’s objectives at Hotel Restaurant El Crater, Pululahua Volcano

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Learning wrap up

Duration: 30 minutes

Connections Lunch at Hotel Restaurant El Crater, Pululahua Volcano

Duration: 1 hour

Transfer to Museo Intiñán Hotel (centre of the world)

Duration: 15 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table at Museo Intiñán and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Free time

Duration: 15 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table at Museo Intiñán and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table at Museo Intiñán and choose a Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Transfer to Hotel Quito

Duration: 1:30 minutes

Free time

Duration: 1 hour

Meet at the lobby for Connections Closing Dinner sponsored by Quito Tourism Board

Duration: 30 minutes

Connections Closing Dinner at Convent of San Francisco sponsored by Quito Tourism Board

Duration: 1:30 minutes

Transfer to Quito

Wednesday, 05th July

Transfers - check out

Duration: All day

Video Interviews

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 is likely to be between 15-20°C. There may be some rainy days, so bare showers in mind when you pack.

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

Connections Experiences

At Connections Meetings, we’re dedicated to creating the best possible environment to help our buyers, suppliers and sponsors create deep, long-lasting business relationships with each other.

The Connections Experiences, kindly curated and sponsored by Quito Tourism Board, are intended to act as replacements for tabletop introductory meetings. Instead of sitting at an assigned table, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours! Please remember to go back to your assigned table at the start of each meeting.

Please see the list of Connections Experiences below, please note some are subject to change:

- Andean ice cream making

- Indigenous hut

- Book restoration

- Quiteño Game

- Cacao Tasting

- Solar clinder

- Candy making

- Spin game

- Craft beer tasting

- Tropical fruit juices

- Domes of the Cathedral

- Visit San Agustín Convent

- Ecuadorian Roses

- Visit to the museum huts

- Egg balancing

- Water Movement

- Historic center tour

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