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James Steers, HGA Creative
Interesting, useful, fun and well run.
Kate Gaskin, Right Angle Corporate Ltd
Challenging, Interactive, Engaging, Industry related and Fun!
Karolina Volkova, TFI Group
Excellent, enjoyable and productive – I am already in process of securing our first group with Barcelo on the Black Sea as a result of the event!
Val Cornock, Arena Travel
A really great way to meet suppliers that cover so much of the world and agents from all over the UK. Overall such a fun way to network with people in the industry and its an innovative format. And of course…Go black team!!
Charlie Tanner, AOK Events
… is easily the best industry networking event I have attended.
There is no doubt that weaving fun activities with learning helps us to recall the key parts of each presentation. It offers great ROI for both suppliers and buyers in equal measure.
Paul Ratcliffe, Conference Contacts Limited
An amazing experience. With an innovative format, engaging and challenging, whilst ensuring maximum interaction with suppliers and agencies alike, it is an event unlike any other I have attended. A fantastic bunch of people to spend 2 days with. Hosted impeccably by the fabulous Celtic Manor Resort and organised by a great team from M&IT, we have walked away with new contacts, and new perceptions of existing ones that would have taken months to achieve outside of this forum. Thank you for a great couple of days!
Philippa Cassidy, Fresh
An excellent opportunity to build relationships and make connections in a fun informal way. The presentations were a great way to gain information on venues / locations you wouldn’t have chosen to meet with in a 1 to 1 environment due to prior / lack of knowledge or perception.
Rebecca Pryjdun, NYS Corporate
I think the M&IT Agency Challenge was one of the best events I have attended. The organisation was perfect, it was never boring, and it is the best way to meet suppliers and build stronger relationships.
Cristina Lourenço, Cloud 9 event management
Inspiring, educational, fun, thought-provoking and business intelligent. I came away with new ideas for my business, new professional contacts and new friends.
I am not sure what ached more my head from the whizzing innovational ideas, my jaw from laughing or my feet from whizzing around the dance-floor!
Thank you M&IT Agency Challenge. It was the most-productive two days out of the business I have ever spent. I will be looking out for the 2018 registration forms!
Gill Wood, gmProjects
Fantastic! Had a great few days away
Natasha Dawson, Inntel
Amazing. Wonderful opportunity to network with other agencies and suppliers in an informal structure.
Emma Buxton, Cloud 9 Event Management Ltd
Very enjoyable and worthwhile attending. I learnt a lot in the two days and it was a great way to network.
Bethan Smallshaw, Tyler Events
An exceptionally well thought through event, which provided invaluable opportunities to create and build new agency/supplier relationships. The M&IT Agency Challenge put a spin on the traditional definition of ‘networking’ by mixing agencies and suppliers together in colour coded teams and have us compete in various tasks such as archery, a giant inflatable assault course and film making.
Connie Linfield, Zibrant
Very useful, good fun, relaxed but professional, and a credit to the M&IT team.
Charles Jackson, Captivent Productions
A great way to meet and interact with potential suppliers.
Steve Wallbridge, In2Events
A great way to meet with suppliers and build stronger relationships than your usual networking event. The activities were engaging and made it easier to interact with other types of people. I’d highly recommend the event and look forward to working with a lot of people we met.
Lizzy Gaskin, Right Angle Corporate Ltd
Very interesting and a great way to meet others in the industry
Claire Garlick, Capita Travel and Events
Fun and informative. Nothing that I have attended before has given me the same opportunity to network.
Louis Ramsey, MCI UK
Brilliant, well-organised, full of fun and the right level of suppliers attended
Jane Norton, Capita Travel and Events
Really good fun, very educational, informative and we would definitely love to attend again!
Danni Gunn, C2Events
Gavin Farley, In2Events
Very well planned, great mix of buyers and suppliers. Great team building activities and really enjoyed seeing all the presentations. Great event and will recommend this highly to colleagues.
Victoria Hamilton, Nucleus Global
Fun, engaging and a good opportunity to meet more people in the industry.
Rhianna Saharoy, AOK Events
A fantastic way to meet a whole range of interesting and useful people from the entire spectrum of the MICE industry.
Steven Robertson, CCC Events
Great fun and informative all in one!
Heather Didcote, First Choice Conference & Events
A great way to meet new suppliers, share agency knowledge and experience “being a delegate!”
Chloe Hampton, First Choice Conference & Events
The best forum I have ever attended it makes for the best mix of fun and work. Executed seamlessly. I would definitely do it again!
Ryan Galloway, Wildgoose Events
A great eye-opener to some great suppliers and contacts from UK and around the world. This was a great event for us as we are increasing our position in the International Conference and Incentive Travel Market over the coming months and will be using some of the contacts we met as our first website promoted partners when we launch in September.
Jonathan Hewlett, Chordiem Limited
A very exciting experience. It never got boring, every time you turned around there was someone new to meet / talk to and there was always some kind of surprising entertainment waiting for us. It was a lot of fun, I made so many new connections and as a new starter it helped me to understand our industry even better.
Kathi Schwitalla, Bright Event Management Ltd
Interesting format, great speakers and good for networking
Adam Gabbetis, Abercrombie & Kent
FANTASTIC – Would love to attend again, met some fantastic people and got a lot useful knowledge from the event.
James Steers, HGA Creative
Great fun, it was really well structured and very interesting. Even the suppliers that were not applicable to my business needs were really interesting and they all made their presentations good fun and interesting.
Rachael Enser, PAREXEL