About the Event

As they talked business during their one-on-one meetings, delegates tried their hand at activities including kite making, Jianzi kicking (a traditional Chinese sport that involves keeping a heavily weighted shuttlecock in the air), chatting with a Chinese Myna Bird, and exhilarating rides in the passenger seat of a vintage sidecar. The group bonded over a steam dumpling and noodle making masterclass, and rickshaw rides through the frenetic streets of the capital, before continuing their meetings within the imperial walls of the breathtaking Forbidden City. The two-day event cumulated with a traditional tea ceremony at the tranquil Green T House. Connections Luxury Beijing’s experiences were sponsored by Mandarin Journeys. On top of their business meetings, digital entrepreneur Ewan MacLeod shook things up by sharing his video diary of his journey as he traveled to Connections Luxury Beijing – highlighting some firm areas for improvement – and Amadeus hosted and sponsored an enlightening industry debate.

When & Where

28 - 31

Beijing
Beijing

Agenda

Wednesday, 28th October

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Duration: All day

Informal cocktail reception sponsored by NUO Hotel, Beijing

Duration: 1 hour

Informal dinner sponsored by NUO Hotel, Beijing

Duration: 2 hours

Thursday, 29th October

Breakfast

Duration: 2 hours

Opening welcome with Micaela Giacobbe director of commercial events

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

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

“Technology Panic” with Ewan Macleod - leading mobile technology expert

Duration: 1 hour

Connections Group Experience

Duration: 30 minutes

Connections lunch

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity at Yongle Grand ballroom section D

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity at Yongle Grand ballroom section D

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Business break

Duration: 30 minutes

Free time

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity at Yongle Grand ballroom section D

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Connections dinner

Duration: 3 hours

Friday, 30th October

Breakfast

Duration: 2:15 minutes

Opening Briefing

Duration: 15 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity at Yongle Grand ballroom section D

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity at Yongle Grand ballroom section D

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Business break

Duration: 30 minutes

Free time

Connections Debate sponsored by Amadeus

Duration: 1:30 minutes

Lunch

Duration: 1 hour

Business break

Duration: 1 hour

Free time

Transfer to Shichahai Hutongs

Duration: 1 hour

Meet at the supplier’s rickshaw

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Meet at the supplier’s rickshaw

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

Transfer Jingshan park (Forbidden City

Duration: 30 minutes

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Transfer

Duration: 1:15 minutes

Connections Dinner sponsored by Green T House

Duration: 2 hours

Transfer

Saturday, 31st October

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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 Beijing is likely to be 10°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.

Experiences

The Connections way works best when you embrace the experiences on offer. We would like you to be prepared so here are some useful information in advance of the event.
During the day we would advise that all delegates to dress in a comfortable attire. Please note this includes loose fitting trousers, t-shirts, and comfortable shoes. Some of the experiences on offer may require a bit of walking so we advise no heels!
For any outside activities we do advise that delegates take warm clothes, such as cardigans, jumpers, scarfs, etc as the weather can vary at this time of the year.

Here are some of the activities you will be taking part in sponsored by NUO Beijing Hotel and Mandarin Journeys:

Calligraphy
Chinese Kites
Chinese Myna Bird
Cooking group experience steamed Dumpling Class & noodle making
Face painting on egg
Fruit Skewers
Hand Massage
Jianzi Kicking
Kongzhu
Mahjong Playing
Making of Chinese fans
Mask Painting
Paper Cutting/ small sculptures
Rickshaw Ride
Sugar Sculpture
Tea Ceremony and Appreciation
Traditional Foot Massage
Vintage Sidecar Motorcycles
Tai Chi Initiation
Xun playing

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