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

21 - 24

Dublin
Dublin

Agenda

Sunday, 21st May

Free time – Spa and golf optional

Duration: All day

Connections at the Secret Garden

Duration: 1 hour

Connections at the McGills Irish pub

Duration: 2:30 minutes

Monday, 22nd May

Running (meet at hotel lobby) and yoga (meet at the gym)

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections at Sika restaurant

Duration: 1:20 minutes

Opening welcome with Micaela Giacobbe of Connections, Ian Wynne of Powerscourt Hotel and Siobhan Byrne of Adams & Butler

Duration: 1 hour

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

Free time

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Connections lunch with storyteller by Adams & Butler

Duration: 1 hour

Connections walk

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Free time

Duration: 15 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Walk to Powerscourt Hotel

Duration: 15 minutes

Connections group discussions

Duration: 1:30 minutes

Connections walk

Duration: 15 minutes

Connections dinner sponsored by Autograph Collection

Duration: 2:45 minutes

Residence bar with entertainment at McGills Irish pub

Tuesday, 23rd May

Optional activities

Duration: 45 minutes

Breakfast

Duration: 1:20 minutes

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

Free time

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Connections at Sika restaurant

Duration: 1 hour

Free time

Duration: 30 minutes

Transfer/Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections at Dalkey Castle

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Free time

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 1 hour

Connections closing dinner sponsored by Fáilte Ireland

Duration: 2:45 minutes

Transfer

Wednesday, 24th May

VIP transfers - check out

Duration: All day

Connections Experiences

Provided by Powerscourt Hotel
Blind food tasting
Yoga
Art tour
Human chessboard
Hand massage
Guinness experience (Pour your own pint)

Provided by Adams & Butler and Fáilte Ireland

Croque
Gin tasting
Demo cool planets
Ancient Irish drum
Film locations tour
Plant with the gardener
Wild forging
Local sea food tasting
Craft beer tasting
Hand massage – ( second day)
Guinness brown bread cookery class
Archery demonstration
Falconry demonstration
Irish games ( football and hurling and cycling)
Costume/historic re-enactment

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