What's Floating Around

What’s Floating Around Cloud 9? 30 January 2017

Confec Red

Welcome to another week and thankfully after the mania of last week and judging for the Fresh Awards it should be a little quieter here at Cloud 9 Towers this week.

Having said that, all of our Ambassadors are descending on the offices on Tuesday for a catch up and team meeting. We are also going to partake in a little team building activity so it won’t be that quiet after all!

If you haven’t had the chance to check out our amazing Ambassadors yet, please make sure you take a look at our team page.

Fiona, our South East Ambassador is off to Confec Red in Venice later this week. In an exclusive and intimate results-oriented business setting, CONFEC Red 2017 brings together the United Kingdom’s top agencies, corporate and incentive organisers to meet with international major and emerging hotel chains, individual properties, unusual venues, convention bureaux, tourist boards and DMCs to participate in a series of one-on-one meetings over two dedicated business days.

Set on the peaceful banks of Giudecca Island, the Hilton Molino Stucky is a former flour mill refurbished to become a unique hotel. This Venetian masterpiece, with its contemporary décor, elegant furnishings and views of the town and the canal, will make the most of her stay by offering the services you need, the amenities you expect, and the extras you deserve. We are just a bit jealous here at HQ!

It’s not all fun though as throughout the event, attendees meet senior level executives in top agencies, corporate associations and suppliers during meals and other planned networking activities.  This fosters communication and cross sharing of ideas, best practices and future business relationships.  Taking networking to a whole new level, they have a fun evening planned during the social networking activity!

It remains to be seen whether Fiona will find time for a gondola ride whilst she is there as she will have a busy schedule and lots of appointments with suppliers.

Confec is just one the international meeting events and we notice that a lot of suppliers are getting in early this year!

We’ve already had numerous invitations to attend IMEX and the Meetings Show in May and June respectively, and although forward planning comes with the territory in our industry, we can’t think that far ahead at present…

Have a good week everyone and welcome to February – January is almost over!