The C&IT Festival of Forums returned for its second year, this time taking place in York between the 3 - 5 July 2023.
The event was an action packed three days of content, meetings and site visits showing our attendees the very best the city has to offer.
Our agenda was crammed full of industry professionals and round table sessions discussing the hottest industry topics, ensuring that all attendees leave knowing how to improve on the amazing work they already do.
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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 charming Shambles, to the delicious local cuisine and vibrant nightlife, you'll be captivated by the 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!
Where will you be staying?
WE HAVE LINED UP YORK'S MOST FASHIONABLE HOTELS...
The Grand, York
As York's only five-star hotel, this is the place to come for the royal treatment, perfectly placed in the middle of the city but just out of reach of the busy Shambles and Minster crowds. The Grand can boast about being a winner of Hotel of the Year at The Catey awards, the hotel prides itself on impeccable service and always going the extra mile for their guests.
This converted landmark insurance building is perfect for those with a policy on stylish bedrooms, delicious dining and sassy cocktails. Located on the corner of Rougier Street in the heart of the city, Malmaison York is situated within a few minutes walk from all the major attractions, and you'll be able to experience the extraordinary in this majestic city with stunning views from York's only rooftop bar, Sora.
You can register for your complimentary place if you tick the boxes below...
Who can apply?
Incentive travel organisers
Suppliers to the events industry, such as hotels, venues, and destination management companies
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
The festival is aimed at senior decision makers who have buying power.
*All applications are subject to approval
WHAT TO EXPECT
Three full days of exciting content, speaker sessions, workshops and entertainment
CONNECT WITH YOUR PEERS
Meet with 150+ senior MICE planners from across the sectors
THE LATEST TRENDS
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
ELEVATE YOUR BRAND
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!
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!"