Previous Retreat Agenda

  • 5th December (Day 1)

    • 10:30 - Registration
    • 11:00 - Chair's opening remarks
    • 11:05 - State of the industry report

      Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT Magazine
    • 11:25 - The best ways to work with DMC’s
      Asking the right questions from the onset helps provide an indication of exact needs rather than a vague wishlist. But aside from the obvious “how much?” “how many?” and “when?” how can agencies create and foster a mutually beneficial relationship with DMC's?

      Olga Navarro, Managing Partner, ITB Events
      Odette Peel, Senior Incentives Manager, Quintessentially Travel
      Christian Hobbs, Global Sales Director & Founder, Uniqueworld Global
      Charlie Hepburn, Director, BE Vivid
    • 12:10 - Networking break
    • 12:25 - Pre-arranged 1-1 meetings
    • 13:25 - Lunch
    • 14:25 - Group activity
      THE QUBE

    • 15:25 - Pre-arranged 1-1 meetings
    • 16:25 - Networking break
    • 16:55 - Keynote
      Applying lessons learned from media to incentive travel Dr Chadden Hunter will reveal the huge challenges of making BBC spectacular series; frozen planet, planet earth and one planet that combine detailed planning, technical excellence, personal risk and a lot of patience. He will reveal never-before-seen footage which highlight lessons in creative thinking, problem-solving, working in a team as well as inspiring yet cautionary examples of the fragility of the natural world. The advantages of long distance travel and the importance of incentivizing your teams will also be discussed.

      Dr Chadden Hunter, Producer/Director BBC Natural History Unit
    • 17:30 - Closing remarks
    • 17:35 - Relaxation time
    • 18:45 - Evening activity and networking
      Join us for networking drinks and our gala dinner
  • 6th December (Day 2)

    • 09:55 - Opening remarks
    • 10:00 - Shell's smiling stars incentive trip
      Hear Imagination's head of events highlight how they delivered an award winning incentive experience for their client. Highlighting key elements from the brief interpretation, location choice, challenges, objectives and the ROI. 

      Lynne Norris, Senior Events Director, Imagination
    • 10:20 - Pre-arranged 1-1 meetings
    • 11:20 - Presentation
      SITE shares expert knowledge on the latest global topics and trends affecting the industry

      Anthony Kelly, SITE Board Member, Director of Marketing
    • 11:40 - Networking break
    • 12:00 - Pre-arranged 1-1 meetings
    • 13:00 - Impromptu panel
      A group of experts representing incentive travel will reflect, discuss and debate imminent issues affecting the MICE industry. Through this lively and educational debate, we aim to wrap-up the content and everyones ensure expectations are met.

    • 13:45 - Closing remarks
    • 13:50 - Lunch and departure



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