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

26 - 29

Hyderabad
Hyderabad

Agenda

Sunday, 26th March

Check in at the Taj Falaknuma Palace

Duration: All day

Connections at the courtyard

Duration: 1 hour

Informal dinner at the Taj Falaknuma Palace

Location: Celeste and Gol Bungalow

Informal cocktail reception and drinks reception at Celeste and Gol Bungalow

Monday, 27th March

Breakfast

Duration: 2:45 minutes

Location: Celeste

Opening welcome with Micaela Giacobbe (Connections), Ritesh Sharma (Taj Falaknuma Palace), Delna Jasoomoney (Taj Hotels, Resorts, Palaces, Safaris) and Lovleen Sagar (Distant Frontiers)

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: 15 minutes

Free time

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Experience

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

Business break

Duration: 15 minutes

Free time

Connections at Durbar Hall

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

Free time

Duration: 1:30 minutes

Transfer to Chowmahalla Palace

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Dinner

Duration: 1:45 minutes

Location: Chowmahalla Palace

Transfer

Tuesday, 28th March

Breakfast

Duration: 2:15 minutes

Location: Celeste

Transfer to Chowmahalla Palace

Duration: 45 minutes

Day 2 briefing and feedback

Duration: 30 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: 15 minutes

Free time

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose an activity

Duration: 45 minutes

Transfer

Duration: 30 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: 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

Connectionsat Durbar Hall

Duration: 1:30 minutes

Free time

Duration: 15 minutes

Connections closing dinner sponsored by Taj Hotels, Resorts, Palaces, Safaris

Duration: 2:30 minutes

Wednesday, 29th March

Free time

Duration: All day

VIP transfers - check out

Dress Code

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!

Please check the weather before packing your suitcase.

Suits are not required – we all like you to look your best, but with a programme in the desert, suits won’t work that well!

Ties are not required – even with the evening programme, we are in a relaxed environment and want you to feel comfortable.

Think carefully about heels – heels can pose a problem if you want to join some of the activities we’ve got planned for you (camel riding or meditation) so if you’re going to wear heels, consider bringing some flats too so you don’t miss out.

During the Monday evening we will be hosting a Connections official dinner sponsored by Emirates Palace. Delegates are advised to wear smart casual clothes, no trainers.

We do advise that all delegates take their own necessities, which may include, insect repellent, sun cream, medical supplies, etc. Don’t forget your sun glasses!

Please see the agenda for full itinerary of all the activities to make sure that you are prepared!

As a current holder of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Jacobs Media Group extends its condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll.

Read more.