The C&IT Festival of Forums


We are excited to announce that the C&IT Festival of Forums is returning for its second year, this time taking place in York between the 3 - 5 July 2023. 

The event will be an action packed three days of content, meetings and site visits showing our attendees the very best the city had to offer. You never know you might just find that gem for your next event!

Our agenda will be crammed full of industry professionals and round table sessions discussing the hottest industry topics ensuring that all attendees leave with how they can improve on the amazing work they already do. 

Get involved and register your interest to ensure you don't miss any announcements. We have big news coming soon..


Three full days of exciting content, speaker sessions, workshops and entertainment..


Meet with 150+ senior MICE planners from across the sectors


Hear from industry pioneers in our insightful content sessions, key notes and panel discussions. With a focus on current industry trends, our key topics are curated to equip you for the year ahead


Elevate your business by utilising our bespoke 1-2-1 appointment service with leading suppliers who are matched to your business needs 


Share best practice with your peers and gain insights from like minded individuals to enhance your next offering.   

                                    SAVE TIME & COSTS

With everything you need to know about the MICE industry, pre-arranged 1-1 meetings, exciting inclusive entertainment, all in one place, you won't need to attend any other forum!

Where & When

 3 - 5 JULY 2023

This year Festival of Forums is coming to York, a city where ancient walls surround incredible local businesses, attractions, accommodation and eateries, with exciting events every day and inspiring festivals every month of the year!🎉

Just under 2-hours from London, York will provide a stunning backdrop for 3 days of entertainment, connecting with peers and keeping up with the latest industry trends. 

From the stunning York Minster. and the fascinating Jorvik Viking Centre, to the delicious local cuisine and vibrant nightlife, you'll be captivated by the charm and character of this wonderfully historic city. 

So join us in York for the C&IT Festival of Forums, and experience all that this amazing city has to offer!

Highlights from 2022

What do previous attendees think?..

Do I qualify?

You can register for your complimentary place if

Who can apply?

  • Event planners
  • Event managers
  • Conference organisers
  • Incentive travel organisers 
  • Suppliers to the events industry, such as hotels, venues, and destination management companies

The festival is aimed at senior decision makers who have buying power. 

*All applications are subject to approval

What's included?

  • 2-night stay in York
  • 3-days of entertainment 
  • Content sessions led by expert speakers
  • Round table sessions discussing key industry topics
  • Key-note speaker sessions
  • A personalised in-app schedule detailed with bespoke 1-2-1 meetings

A Message from the Editor

"Festival of Forums is our biggest event of the year and is for the entire MICE community. Whether you're in-house or agency, plan conferences or incentives, there will be education and inspiration for you. 

This summer we will be taking over the beautiful and historic city of York, providing plenty of experiences and opportunities for you to network with your peers, clients and suppliers. If you've been to our events before, this will be the best one yet. If this is your first time attending - buckle up!"

Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT

About C&IT

C&IT Insight is a source of creative firepower for event industry professionals. By fusing in-depth industry knowledge from C&IT with expertise from game-changing partners, this platform offers innovative ideas to help you continually evolve and enhance your events.

As the go-to knowledge hub, C&IT Insight gives its members access to highly relevant industry-leading webinars, expert reports, surveys and bespoke events, drawing on insights from expert contributors and in-depth industry research.