About the Event

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 recent 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.

When & Where

03 - 06

Sicily
Sicily

Agenda

Sunday, 03rd April

VIP transfers - check in

Duration: All day

Free time – Spa, golf, bike ride and tennis

Informal cocktail reception and dinner

Duration: 2:30 minutes

Location: Amare restaurant

Monday, 04th April

Optional activities

Duration: 1 hour

Running, fitness centre, bike ride and tennis

Opening breakfast

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Buon Giorno

Opening welcome with Micaela Giacobbe, director of events

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Ballroom

Connections experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Golf 4 holes

Connections experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Bike ride

Business break

Duration: 15 minutes

Free time

Connections experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Head and neck massage

The ‘Connections way’ views

Duration: 1 hour

Connections by the pool

Picnic lunch

Duration: 1 hour

Connections on the beach

Connections group discussion

Duration: 1 hour

Connections at Verdura conference centre

Connections experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Beach volleyball

Business break

Duration: 15 minutes

Free time

Connections experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Tennis

Connections experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Table football

Connections experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Walking the grounds

Connections experience

Duration: 30 minutes

Free time

Cocktail mixologist and official dinner

Duration: 3:30 minutes

Location: Loila' restaurant

Tuesday, 05th April

VIP transfers - check out

Duration: All day

Optional activities

Duration: 1 hour

Running, gym, bike ride and tennis

Breakfast

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Buon Giorno

Connections experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Tennis

Connections experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Hand massage

Connections discussion feedback session

Duration: 15 minutes

Location: Ballroom

Keynote speaker Ewan MacLeod - All about the future generation

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Ballroom

Connections group experience (pizza making)

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Outside Buon Giorno Restaurant

Lunch experience

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Louro Restaurant

Connections experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Bike ride

Connections experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Tennis

Business break

Duration: 30 minutes

Free time

Connections experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Table football

Connections experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Walking the grounds

Transfer

Duration: 45 minutes

Cocktail reception

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Masseria Agnello

Dinner and closing remarks

Duration: 3:15 minutes

Location: Masseria Agnello

Transfer

Duration: 30 minutes

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 Sicily is likely to be 11°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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