C&IT FESTIVAL OF FORUMS 2024

29 - 31 JULY | ACROSS TWO LOCATIONS: BATH & BRISTOL, ENGLAND

The C&IT Festival of Forums is back! 

Returning for its third year, this time taking place in Bristol and Bath between the 29 - 31 July 2024. 

The event will be an action packed three days, consisting of content, meetings and experiences showing our attendees the very best the two cities have to offer.

Our agenda will feature a dynamic lineup of events professionals engaging in lively discussions on the latest industry topics and trends. This guarantees that every attendee departs equipped with insights to enhance their already remarkable work.

Register for your free place today!

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

NIGHT 1: WAKE THE TIGER


WHAT TO EXPECT


Wake The Tiger’s out-of-this-world experience is a self-guided, walk-through labyrinth of exploration which begins in an abandoned paint factory before journeying into the Dream Factory, and finally transcending to the OUTERverse. For both the young and young at heart, showcasing more than 40 spaces, it encourages visitors to discover and interact with the incredible art, and for those who value a deeper connection, dive into the story behind this unbelievably, challenged alternate world.

This soul-searching experience will take visitors on a limit-pushing voyage where adventure is not just a destination, but a state of mind…some may say a dimension beyond imagination.


NIGHT 2: THE ROMAN BATHS & THE GEORGIAN PUMP ROOM



WHAT TO EXPECT


The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in the UK. Once the site of one of the great religious spas of the ancient world; the people of Roman Britain came to the site to worship the goddess Sulis Minerva and bathe in the waters of the natural thermal springs, which still flow with hot water today. Today visitors can explore the Roman Baths complex, walk on the original Roman pavements and see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva. 

The Georgian Pump Room has been the social heart of Bath for more than two centuries and boasts amongst its previous patrons Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Take a seat under the Chandelier, enjoy a delicious meal and sample the spa water from the fountain, whilst listening to incredible music from the Pump Room Trio.


WHERE AND WHEN?

THIS YEAR, WE'RE TAKING YOU TO TWO CITIES

Bristol and Bath: 29 - 31 July, 2024

This year Festival of Forums is coming to Bristol and Bath offering a unique blend of historical elegance and contemporary dynamism within close proximity.

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

From experiencing Bansky's classic street art to revelling in the wonder of the ancient Roman Baths,  you'll be captivated by the striking contrast of these two neighbouring cities.

So join us in Bristol and Bath for the C&IT Festival of Forums, what are you waiting for...


A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR



Festival of Forums is our biggest- and boldest- event of the year, and you're all invited. Whether you're an in-house or agency planner, organise conferences or incentives, there will be content and conversation to get your creative juices flowing. This summer from 29-31 July we will descend on the beautiful cities of Bristol and Bath, which between them provide the perfect blend of historical and hip. There will be activities, networking, education, and celebrations galore, uniting peers, clients and suppliers in the same room. If you've been to our events before, we promise this will be the best one yet. If this is your first time attending - then sign up quickly!

Charlotte Flach
Editor, C&IT Magazine

WHY ATTEND


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

BESPOKE MEETINGS

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!

WHO IS ATTENDING?

SUPPLIERS:

TESTIMONIALS

Don't just take it from us, what do your peers say...

DO I QUALIFY?

When considering applications, we will look at the following criteria:

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

*All applications are subject to approval

MEET THE TEAM

Put a face to the name... we're excited for you to join us this year!

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