2 - 4 DECEMBER, 2019

The global gathering of American event planners and the international MICE Market

Join us for the ultimate learning and networking opportunity for American corporates and agencies planning world-class international MICE events



A Forum that's like no other

C&IT magazine, part of Haymarket Media Group, has created a brand new concept, unique to the US and Global market. The event industry is constantly evolving and changing and as the marketing continues to grow so will the demand for pathways into the global market. With over 10 years of experience within the MICE industry, C&IT has developed a forum that gives 20 US planners the opportunity to grow their global events. 

By joining us you'll get the latest global trends and hear interesting, unique and above all practically useful content about how you can grow and conquer the market outside the US. You'll be able to take away practical and thought-provoking content that will get you answering the questions you need to excel worldwide. Some of the most senior event professionals from around Europe and the Rest Of The World will be there and we will be discussing the key challenges and issues facing the events industry today. 

This will be the ultimate learning and networking environment for American corporates and agencies planning world-class international MICE events. You'll be used to attending US focused events, and this won't! For the first time, you'll have access to everything that's happening past the US border. 

Join us in the UK for 3 complimentary days where we will help grow your knowledge and connections within the international market. 



By attending you'll take advantage of complimentary accommodation at the luxurious Chewton Glen,  a five star country house hotel in Hampshire, England.  This upscale country house hotel and spa is set on 130 acres of countryside and is a 1-mile walk from the sea.

You’ll enjoy meals and refreshments throughout the event and to top it off, as a US planner, you will be fully hosted at this event, including flights and transfers of your flights from the US and back. There's no better chance to meet with international suppliers and gain the global knowledge you deserve.


We can think of loads of reasons why you should attend but here are the two most important reasons

The most exclusive Forum

Open to just a hand full of people this exclusive forum is open to only the leading thinkers within the US event industry. You'll be joined by like-minded people for 3 days and you can guarantee to leave the UK with new knowledge and the global connections you need to ensure your international events get the appreciation they deserve.  

Applying is easy and only takes a few minutes of your time so what have you got to lose? It could be the difference between conquering the international MICE market and merely scratching the surface. 

Insight, intelligence and inspiration

This is the perfect opportunity for you to meet with some of the best international suppliers in a 1-1 setting. They'll help you to create everlasting and successful international events. You will also meet and hear from expert global event professionals who have already conquered the market through keynote presentations and panel discussions. 

Topping this off you'll be surrounded by the best of the best US event planners who all have the same goals as you, to build their international events. Network and understand what others are doing in a relaxed environment whilst you take part in a host of activities.


Chewton Glen
The luxurious Chewton Glen, a five-star country house hotel in Hampshire, England. This upscale country house hotel and spa is set on 130 acres of countryside and is a 1-mile walk from the sea.

It’s been voted ‘Best Hotel in the British Isles’ and the traditional British restaurant has garnered numerous awards, but don’t let that sway you – Chewton Glen has to be experienced personally to be enjoyed properly. With a staff-to-guest ratio of two-to-one, it’s impossible not to feel like pampered royalty at this world-renowned boutique hotel in Hampshire.

Combining the old-school elegance of the Jeeves & Wooster era with a style-sharp modern sensibility (treehouse suite, anyone?), this hotel, spa, restaurant and country club is as seductive as it is suave.



MAD Event Management | SHW | George P. Johnson Experience Marketing | Bluefish Group | ConferenceDirect | Event Strategy Group | INVNT | World Travel | Pico Plus | BCD Meetings & Events | Maritz Global Events | Meetings & Incentives Worldwide, Inc. | Global Cynergies | cievents | GSK


Find out what's in store. Please note the agenda is subject to change
  • Monday 2nd December (Day 1)

    • 12:00 - Arrival to Chewton Glen
    • 18:00 - Evening activities and networking
  • Tuesday 3rd December (Day 2)

    • 09:00 - Opening remarks

      Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT
    • 09:10 - Wellness activity
      A combination of activities that showcase wellbeing initiatives that can be used at events.
    • 09:40 - Innovative ways to use personalisation
      How event planners can ensure their conferences and incentives are tailored to attendees using technology, social media and innovation to create a more personalised experience for delegates.

      Kurt Miller, Senior Vice President, Planning and Strategy, George P. Johnson Experience Marketing
    • 10:00 - Tackling cultural differences around the world
      Globalisation has contributed to the interaction with various cultures. Relationship between suppliers and delegates may hinge on understanding cultural differences. However, one of the most difficult things is accepting there are cultural differences among us. As culture plays a huge part of everyday lives; shapes behaviour etc. what key cultural differences need to be considered when going international?

      Richard Williams, CEO American Guest
    • 10:20 - Networking break
    • 10:40 - Pre-arranged meeting
    • 11:55 - C&IT’s global MICE trends
      A collection of research and findings from across the world conducted by C&IT

      Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT
    • 12:15 - Pre-arranged meeting
    • 13:30 - Lunch
    • 14:30 - How to attract and retain high-performing talent
      A look at what companies and line managers can do to ensure they are attracting and retaining the best people to stay competitive.

      Scott Cullather, Co-founder & CEO, INVNT
      Matthew Franks, Director of Events, DRPG
      Catherine Rainey, Head of Internal Events, MICE and Travel Group
    • 15:00 - Pre-arranged meetings
    • 16:15 - Networking break
    • 16:30 - Inspire, develop and motivate your event team to achieve the extraordinary

      Steve Lang, Director, Motiv8
    • 16:50 - Closing remarks
    • 16:55 - Relaxation time
    • 19:00 - Evening activity and networking
  • Wednesday 4th December (Day 3)

    • 09:00 - Welcome back
    • 09:10 - Case study

      David Leong, Director of Creative and Strategy, America, CI Events
    • 09:00 - Networking break
    • 9:30 - Pre-arranged meetings
    • 10:45 - Networking break
    • 11:00 - Impromptu panel
      No subject, no speakers - you volunteer yourselves and your ideas for the discussion!

    • 11:45- Closing remarks
    • 12:00 - Lunch
    • 13:00 - Close of the event, transportation to the airport and return flights back to the US
      Individual flight details will be sent to you


If you're interested in attending this Forum then apply today!