Warminster, Wiltshire, UK, – At the request of operators and suppliers to the leisure attractions business, and with the support of the City of Florence and UK Trade and Investment, a two-day conference, with exhibits, addressing trends in this sector will be held in Florence, Italy, on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th October 2011.
Richard Curtis, MD at event organizer, Andrich International says: “An important aspect of all TiLEs has been the opportunity to network with fellow delegates so as to create business relationships.”
This will be continued with a reception and buffet on the evening before for speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and invited guests at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Here they can exchange views with delegates in sessions whilst enjoying buffet lunches and breaks amongst the exhibits in the conference venue the Santa Apollonia. An evening party at the Palazzo Borghese (including delegates clients, colleagues, friends and family) will also be hosted as well as an open “mixer” on the final evening and museum visits on the Friday.
This will focus on trends in this wide sector and will cover all types of venues and attractions, not just museums and theme parks, but also expos, especially with Expo 2015 being in Milan and a range of topics related to the future of leisure attractions, museums, expos and other “Experience Economy” venues & facilities.
The outline programme is:
- Tuesday 25th – Speaker & Sponsors Reception (plus invited guests), with drinks, buffet & guided tours, in Palazzo Medici Ricardi
- Wednesday 26th – Conference with exhibits in breaks & lunch area, in Santa Apollonia; TiLEforum Networking Dinner in Palazzo Borghese
- Thursday 27th – Conference with exhibits in breaks & lunch area, in Santa Apollonia
- Friday 28th – Museum visits
Details of hotels, location and travel will be available the TiLE website so that TiLEforum participants can book early to get the best prices and options. There will also be a “Spouses Programme” so that family and friends can come and enjoy Florence. They are also welcome to purchase tickets for the TiLEforum Party at the Palazzo Borghese.
The first TiLE (Trends, Technology & Design in Leisure & Entertainment) was in Maastricht in 1991 and there have been TiLEs in Strasbourg, London, Berlin and Lake Como; TiLE-Asia conference in Singapore; and TiLEzone seminars in London, Hannover, Warsaw, Amsterdam and Lodz. TiLE events are for professionals that operate/develop or supply venues that entertain, educate or inform ie museums, theme parks, heritage sites.