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It's a well-known psychological fact that nothing is remembered without emotion, and by sharing an experience with another human, it creates a shared emotion. When we remember that person, we remember the emotion and of course if the emotion is positive, we are far more likely to pick up the phone and reach out to each other in the future.

Micaela Giacobbe

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Inspiring the future of networking

Since our launch in 2014, we’ve hosted 48 incredible events all over the world in the luxury, wellbeing, adventure, high-end meetings and incentive sectors – and to mark our fifth birthday – the weddings sector.

It all started when Micaela Giacobbe joined Jacobs Media Group, Europe’s largest travel and hospitality B2B media company. She had one mission: to launch a new-age networking platform for senior decision makers in luxury travel. Micaela's pioneering concept was to connect selected high-calibre buyers with leading suppliers over local, authentic experiences around the world. Within days Connections was born, with the first ever event taking place at the renowned Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire later that year.

For five years, there has been no limit to where and how our leaders do business. Meetings have been held on the edge of a volcanic crater in Ecuador and within the carts of Santa Monica’s Pacific Wheel. Delegates have test-driven Lamborghinis in Hampshire, bonded over games of beach volleyball in Rio de Janeiro, and dined at the longest table in the world in Hyderabad, India.

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But Connections was created to be more than just a place of meetings. We’ve become known and valued for our human approach to networking, becoming a versatile network that adapts to the lifestyle of our mobile decision makers. Our delegates can discover new business opportunities and establish new partnerships with the right people, all around the world.

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In 2020, Connections naturally evolved into the international private community for senior executives in high-end travel.

Presenting a powerful directory of decision makers, a versatile event programme, ConnecTALKS series, knowledge academy and news bulletin, our members can connect, chat, share, learn and do business with the best in the industry.

You have to live it.

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Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.