BREAKING NEWS: We’re taking Connections Meetings to Puglia in 2018

I’m absolutely delighted to announce that Connections Meetings will take place in Puglia later this year!

From November 18-21, we will be heading to this up-and-coming region – the beautiful heel of Italy’s boot – for an event supported by Pugliapromozione and ENIT Italian Tourist Board.

We’ll be bringing international buyers to Puglia to meet with Italian suppliers who offer high-end events and incentives, and we’d love to welcome as many of you as possible.

I’m absolutely in love with Puglia. I flew over there a couple of weeks ago to explore its jaw-dropping scenery and special culture. Known as the “Florence of the South” Puglia is home to some of the most magnificent Baroque buildings in the whole of Italy.

And the food is sensational, during my time there, I tucked into unbelievably fresh fruit – the figs were my favourite – and the local recipes are all about keeping things natural.

And, did you know that 2018 is the official Year of Italian Food? Supported by ENIT, it’s a year-long celebration, showcasing the nation’s unbeatable culinary culture to the rest of the world in inventive ways. I can’t wait for our delegates to see the exquisite foodie incentives that are possible in the region – everything from fine-dining to agritourism-based activities.

During my time in Puglia, I also had the pleasure of meeting Luigi De Santis from Inventure – who will be our official DMC – and Alfredo de Liguori from Pugliapromozione, both of whom will be wonderful supporters during the event.

There’s huge potential in Puglia for sensational events and incentives, I urge you all to see it for yourselves!

We also have the Italian Tourist Board Experiential Workshop powered by Connections next week, where we are partnering with ENIT to enable senior representatives from Italy’s leading luxury product to meet luxury UK buyers.

So, attendees won’t have to wait until Puglia for some meaningful networking, with an Italian flavour!