About the Event

At Connections Meetings we match you with relevant buyers or suppliers, enabling you to forge valuable MICE connections and share ideas through memorable experiences. We carefully curate the content of our thought leadership sessions, so that you leave with more knowledge, a fresh perspective and new ideas for your MICE business. Suppliers are the most relevant and handpicked meeting supplier brands including national, regional and city convention bureaus, hotels, DMCs, as well as event services. Buyers come from all over the world which consists of corporate and incentive meeting planners eager to book their next international board meeting, global sales kick-offs or incentive trips.

When & Where

19 - 22

Tuscany
Tuscany

Agenda

Sunday, 19th November

Check in

Duration: All Day

VIP transfers and free time – optional gym, sauna or aerobic activities

Connections informal cocktail reception sponsored by Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Ecrù Lounge Bar

Connections informal dinner sponsored by Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Location: la Via del Sale

Monday, 20th November

Optional gym and yoga

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Inspiration room

Optional gym and yoga

Connections breakfast

Duration: 1 hour

Location: La Via del Sale

Breakfast available between 07:30 - 08:30

Connections opening welcome

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Honovere Room

Opening welcome with Micaela Giacobbe of Connections and Isidoro Di Franco of Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Honovere room

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

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Honovere room

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

Business break

Duration: 30 minutes

Your opportunity to catch up with calls back in the office

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Honovere room

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

Connections Insights

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Honovere room

Connections Insights: Going global with Martine Ainsworth- Wells of ETOA and Russ Watts of Dynamo Academy

Connections lunch sponsored by Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Traitoria Il Rosmarino

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Honovere room

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

Connections Group Discussions

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Location: Honovere room

Connections Group Discussions: In the shoes of the meeting planner with Russ Watts Dynamo Academy

Business break

Duration: 15 minutes

Your opportunity to catch up with calls back in the office

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Honovere room

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

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Honovere room

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

Free time

Duration: 45 minutes

Transfer meeting to Borgo San Luigi

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Transfer meeting to Borgo San Luigi

Connections dinner sponsored by Borgo San Luigi with Filippo Ferraro

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Borgo San Luigi

Transfer to Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

Transfer to Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

Tuesday, 21st November

Optional gym

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

Optional gym available between 06:30 - 07:30

Connections breakfast

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Location: la Via del Sale

Available between 07:30 - 08:45

Connections Insights

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Location: Honovere room

Connections Insights: A global game plan with Russ watts of Dynamo Academy

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Honovere room

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

Business break

Duration: 30 minutes

Your opportunity to catch up with calls back in the office

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Honovere room

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

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Honovere room

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

Connections lunch sponsored by Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

Duration: 1 hour

Location: la Via del Sale

Transfer meeting

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Transfer to Castel Monastero

Business break

Duration: 30 minutes

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Castel Monastero

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

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Castel Monastero

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

Business break

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Castel Monastero

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

Closing remarks with Micaela Giacobbe of Connections

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Castel Monastero

Connections closing dinner sponsored by Castel Monastero with Graziella Arba

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Castel Monastero

Transfer to Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

Wednesday, 22nd November

Check out

Duration: All day

Location: Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

Transfers/Free Time

Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

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 dress in a comfortable/casual attire.

Suits are not required – we all like you to look your best, but with our programme being quite active,

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 – some of the experiences on offer may require a bit of walking. 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 Siena in February is likely to be 11°C, with highs of 9°C and

lows of 4°C. Also, there is likely to be precipitation, so bare showers in mind when you pack.

We do advise that all delegates take their own necessities, which may include, insect repellent,

medical supplies, etc.

These are some of the experiences which you shall have the opportunity to participate in whilst with us in Siena (to be confirmed): Stomping Grapes, Cooking Class in the Castle, Cycling, Truffle Hunting, Yoga & Thai Chi.


Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

We believe that high-quality face-to-face meetings and networking opportunities are the most effective way of making and maintaining contacts, and doing business with new and existing partners.

Therefore, Connections proposes several NEW ways for delegates to hold their meetings. Each Connections meeting can last for up to 45 minutes and is strictly ONE supplier senior executive to ONE buyer senior executive. As a pair, you will have the opportunity to choose the way to conduct your meeting, including opting to take part in an experience, such as:

Provided by Toscana Resort Castelfalfi:

-Wine tasting

-Olive Oil Tasting

-Yoga Lesson

-Cocktail discovery

-How to cocktail

-Walking tour

Provided by Dynamo:

-Mirroring

-Distance Touch

-Team paper

-Flying Flags

-Suspend

-Cup Cap

-Dancing Dynamo

-NW Sticks

Provided by Castel Monastero:

-Tour of the hotel

-Tour of the spa

-Hand massages

-Flying Yoga

-A peek into truffle experience

-Cycling experience

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