Courmayeur, Italy

Valle D'Aosta

About the Event

Connections Meetings is the international networking event for professionals in the high-end meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) sector.

Dedicated to professionals in the high-end meetings and incentives sector, Connections Meetings is set to challenge the traditional industry model by creating a fully immersive experience that will lead to meaningful and long-lasting business relationships.

The event will welcome a selected group of up to 80 decision makers in Valle d’Aosta and connect global event planners with suppliers that offer innovative event services.

Delegates attending will take part in one-to-one meetings which are enhanced with local, authentic experiences, such as a wood carving, a masterclass in making La Grolla (a local coffee drink with grappa), as well as meetings on the terrace with breath taking views of Mont Blanc.

Connections Meetings will also include an educational programme that will address a meetings and incentives megatrend for delegates to gain valuable insights for their business. In addition, the programme will include inspirational talks from industry leaders and pioneers in the meetings industry sector.

Friday, 15th November - Day One

(All day)

VIP transfers and Check in

Upon arrival, please look out for a Connections logo – your driver will be waiting for you. The transfer gives you the opportunity to relax after your flight and take in the scenery.

(1 hour)

Informal welcome cocktail reception

Connections welcome dinner

The ideal place to relax with our copious dinner buffet to start your networking!

Saturday, 16th November - Day Two

(45 minutes)

Opening welcome and briefing

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(15 minutes)

Free time

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(30 minutes)

Connections Insights

(1 hour)

Connections Lunch

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(15 minutes)

Free time

(1 hour and 15 minutes)

ConnecTalk Panel and Group Discussions

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(1 hour)

Free time

(30 minutes)

Transfer to Connections dinner

(2 hours)

Place: La Chaumière

Connections dinner

You are in the Aosta Vally so don’t miss the chance to dine at high altitude just a stone’s throw from Courmayeur cable car, open daily until 24.00.

Experience a magical evening at La Chaumière, let yourself be overwhelmed by the flavours of Valdostan cuisine and a selection of niche wines carefully sourced by the host Alessandra, who receives her guests with thoughtfulness and enthusiasm.

Enjoy an evening in an elegant ambience, surrounded by giant panoramic windows that afford a breath-taking view over the illuminated valley.

(30 minutes)

Transfer back to host hotel

Sunday, 17th November - Day Three

(30 minutes)

Transfer to Skyway Monte Bianco

(45 minutes)

Welcome briefing

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(30 minutes)

Coffee break

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(1 hour)

Place: Il Pavillion

Connections Lunch

Enjoy an exceptional lunch in the typical val D’Aostan way whilst networking with fellow delegates!

(30 minutes)

Transfer to Punta Helbronner

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(30 minutes)

Coffee break

(45 minutes)

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

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

(30 minutes)

Transfer back to host hotel

(1 hour and 30 minutes)

Free time

(30 minutes)

Transfer to Connections closing dinner

(2 hours 30 minutes)

Place: Castello Reale di Sarre

Connections closing dinner

The castle stands on a promontory in Lalex, which overlooks the Aosta flatland above the national road for Mont Blanc, immediately after the junction for Cogne. Built in 1710 on the ruins of a fortress mentioned as early as 1242, having passed through various hands, the property was purchased by the King of Italy Victor Emanuel II, who renovated it and used it during hunting expeditions in Val d’Aosta. The perfect setting for the closing dinner of the Connections Meetings programme.

(30 minutes)

Transfer back to host hotel

Monday, 18th November - Day Four

(All day)

VIP transfers and check out