On 11, 12, 13 September the ‘M&IT Agency Challenge’ took place at the hotel ‘The Lensbury’, Teddington (London). This is a networking event where learning and teamwork are encouraged in a creative and interactive way amongst events agents in England and representatives from various destinations within the MICE industry.
Aitor del Rio, Sales Manager at PortAventura Business & Events & PortAventura Convention Centre, attended the conference with the collaboration of Claudia Schuitemaker and Kai Schomann from Hotel Republic, representatives in the British market.
Meetpie, official organisers of this event, prepared various activities with the primary objective to inform, educate and build professional relationships between suppliers and agents in a fun setting.
Divided into 4 teams, agents competed in different trials to score as many points as possible to win the big challenge, and suppliers were on-hand to support the different teams in their efforts to achieve the highest score.
From taking on tests involving a ball measuring over 1.5 metres to kayaking along a stretch of the River Thames, these were just some of the obstacles the teams had to overcome in the gymkhana.
In addition to all the fun, there was also time for presentations at the various participating venues and one-to-one meetings with the participating agencies, as well as a more comprehensive talk on all the services they have to offer PortAventura Business & Events. To round off the day, attendees enjoyed cocktails and a boat ride along the Thames before finally arriving at the Hotel Lensbury where the event ended with a gala dinner and lots of surprises.