Welcome to the latest Where to Meet supplement, published in association with InterContinental Dubai Festival City.
As the summer season fades into memory, it’s the perfect time to get back to business and think about how to strengthen your relationships, bring your global teams together and reward your high performers in the months to come.
The economy remains a concern, of course, and there can be a temptation to scale back spending on meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). But in challenging times it’s all the more important to nourish connections with clients and colleagues.
Still, everyone has their own needs – not to mention budgets – and with this in mind we have chosen destinations both close to home and across the globe.
With the buzz of the Olympics still firmly in everyone’s minds, we look at sporting venues in London, as well as events with a football focus in Manchester. We also take short-haul hops to Paris and Barcelona, then head to the Middle East to find out what’s new in Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Jordan, and furthest afield, scout exotic options in Thailand and Osaka. Happy planning.
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