18 – 20 JANUARY 2018
Oostwegel Collection – Maastricht, BENELUX
15 – 17 MARCH 2018
nhow Berlin, GERMANY
31 MAY – 2 JUNE 2018
Hotel L’Héliopic – Chamonix, FRANCE
6 – 8 Septembre 2018
Van Der Valk Liège, Belgium – BENELUX
8 – 10 Novembre 2018
Kameha Grand Bonn, GERMANY
13 – 15 December 2018
Le Louis Versailles Château MGallery by Sofitel – FRANCE
Local *MICE buyers meeting local & international suppliers in an informal way to get real working relationships started
*Meeting, Incentive, Conference & Event
“We focus on people first”
Where you will have the opportunity to meet each other face-to-face through: one to one meetings, team-building activities, discoveries, networking dinners & celebrations in order to create strong bonds and lasting business relationships.
You do not need to travel far! The forum will take place each time in the hosted buyers region/country at a different destination. Transportation will be arranged to and from the hotel. Of course you are free to drive by yourself and parking will be available.
Good Food – Good Mood
Good Drink – Lot’s of Fun
It’s a family size forum. Everybody will be able to stay at the same hotel and meet each other.
If you have any questions about the forum, please contact us directly. We will respond for sure.
• One-to-one meetings with hotels, DMC, Convention Bureaus
• Two nights’ complimentary accommodation at the hotel
• Transportation included
• Networking sessions with industry peers and decision-makers
• Gala dinner, cocktail receptions and gourmet lunches
• Discover the local area and its finest MICE venues
• Fabulous prizes to be won
They love it. Read what the previous attendees had to say!
The best forum to be part of, no doubt ! Thank you so much for the fun atmosphere you all brought to the event, for the much interesting associations and brilliant ideas of venues! Looking forward to hearing from you again. Xxx Delphine
Communications & Events Europe, Middle East & Africa Region Westinghouse Electric Company
Thank you for another successful event last week. I had a really good time.
Let me know when you are ready to start planning for August. I’ve got some great ideas.
But first, go an enjoy a holiday!
Met vriendelijke groet,
Senior Consultant & Booking Agent Efficient Hotel Partner
Congratulations on a successful Break the Ice Forum in Brussels last week!
A nice, diverse group of hosts and buyers, a great location, interesting and socially responsible satellite events.
Thank you for inviting me.
I look forward to receiving communication about other relevant initiatives that you may take.
Managing Director The Meeting House
I trust you are doing well and you had a great weekend after the Break the Ice Forum.
I would like to thank you once again for the fabulous time and congratulation for an excellent organized event.
The atmosphere and the selection of the buyers and suppliers were an excellent match and trust me the ice was not only broken but MELTED!
Congratulation once again, and I sincerely hope we will meet again in future events
If you ever need my help please do not hesitate.
All the best!
Event Manager GIZ GmbH
A huge thank you to Matthieu Lagae for his first Break The Ice Forum, it was a real success!! A great opportunity to meet suppliers and discuss how to improve our relationship. We had so much fun and laugh, lucky to have been part of it! We definitely “break the ice” between us ^^ Looking forward to work with you and see you soon ^^
Meeting Planner American Express - Meetings & Events
In front of the camera Olivier asked me to name only one word about ‘Break The Ice Forum”.
I have thought about this word and here is my conclusion. There is not one word to discribe the last two days ! It was welcome, refined, organized, surprising, business, free, comfortable, out of the box and a great party.
From the beginning until the end it was organized and your sence for hospitality comes right from your heart. People experience this when they are in your presence, thats why you can get people so easily out of their comfortzone.
Again I want to thank you for the invite. Please let your brothers know that they are also doing an amazing job. Madou was very enthousiastic, greatfull for the oppertunity and surprised by this great event.
Enjoy the weekend and I believe we will stay in touch.
Owner / Event Specialist EVE-Events
Ce petit mot pour remercier l’équipe et son meneur pour l’excellente organisation de Break the Ice 2 réussi.
Le choix de l’hôtel, des « suppliers » et des « buyers » et des activités annexes étaient équilibrés et innovants.
Bon courage pour la suite.
Bien à vous.
Events Manager COPA-COGECA
Thank you very much for the « Break the Ice Forum » in Ghent!
A very well organized meeting with interesting people “Buyers and Suppliers”, nice activities and a great weather (but there you had nothing to do
See you on a next event!
Have a nice day,
Events & European Projects Manager EIRMA - European Industrial Research Management Association
Thank you for this great event!
I think everybody was happy with it!
Good luck for the future and we keep in touch 🙂
Owner EU Venue Finders
Cool pics !
Thanks again for the wonderful event in Gent !
Project Leader Meeting Management BCD Meetings & Events
Thank you Matthieu!
It was great to work with you again.
Let´s keep in touch!
Have a good week!
MICE Sales Manager Ibiza Gran Hotel 5*GL
About the next Break The Ice…….of course we wanna sign up (i guess you knew that already haha)!! Not just its a lot of fun but also of the great contacts we get out of it!
Have a nice day !!!
Logistics Manager Sirena Communications
Thank you Matthieu!
It was a great forum.
Please feel free to contact me in case you’re looking for a venue for your hopefully next edition!
Sales Manager Meetings & Events Accor Hotels
First of all I want to thanks you for the Great Time we spent during the Break the Ice Forum last week.
It was original, funny, intensive but not stressed, with high quality of buyers and supplier, in a wonderful hotel and incredible city
I very liked the small size of the forum and the idea of creating a “family” event has been a huge success.
I also received two leads, so I’m very happy with all the event!!!
A big hug to you and your brothers !!
Ejecutiva de Ventas MELIA ALICANTE
Thanks Matthieu for the amazing pictures and most of all for the great valuable experience
The event was well organized with high attention on details. Very much appreciated.
At the end there was no more ice to break as it all melted down with laugh and fun time.
Julia de Zwart
Marketing Coordinator Europe & Asia Echologics
Thanks Matthieu Lagae and team for a great event in Ghent. Suppliers meeting buyers. Good job!
Chief Sales Officer LUX HOTELS
Need some referrals, see who participated at past forums
Accor Group – World (participated 3 times), Bahia Principe Hotels – Spain, Best Western Premier “Hotel Beaulac” – Switzerland (participated 2 times), Dinant Evasion – Belgium (participated 2 times), Dolce Camporeal Lisboa – Portugal, Dolce La Hulpe – Belgium (participated 2 times), Douro Royal Valley Hotel & Spa – Portugal, De Ruwenberg Hotel Meetings Events – Netherlands, Ghent Marriott Hotel – Belgium, Grand Hotel Ter Duin – Netherlands, Grand Luxor Hotels – Spain, H10 Berlin Ku’damm – Germany (participated 3 times), Hôtel de la Source – Belgium, Hotel Okura Amsterdam – Netherlands, Hotel Paris Marriott Rive Gauche – France, Hotel Renaissance Paris la Defense – France, Hungarian Convention Bureau – Hungary, Ibiza Gran Hotel 5*GL – Spain (participated 2 times), Imlauer Hotel Pitter – Austria, InterContinental Lisbon – Portugal, Intercontinental Vienna – Austria (participated 2 times), Kameha Grand Bonn – Germany (participated 2 times & next host), Le Meridien Lav – Croatia (participated 2 times), Lux Hotels – Spain (participated 2 times), Manotel – Switzerland, Marriott Ghent – Belgium, Marriott International Paris Office – France, Martin’s Hotel – Belgium, Melia Hotels Portugal – Portugal, Melia Alicante – Spain, nh group – World (will also be next host in Mar 2018), nhow Rotterdam – Netherlands, Oostwegel Collection – Netherlands (participated 2 times & hosted), Provence Côte d’Azur Events – France, Pullman Paris & Mgallery Versailles – France, Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel Antwerp – Belgium, Rotterdam Partners – Netherlands, Salzburg Convention Bureau – Austria, Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof – Belgium, Silva Hôtel Spa-Balmoral – Belgium (participated 3 times), Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade – Portugal, Sol Melia Deutschland – Germany (participated 3 times), Starhotels S.p.A – Italia, Tangla Brussels Hotel – Belgium, The Westin Dragonara Resort – Malta (participated 2 times), Tifco Hotel Group – Ireland, Urbangaming – Belgium, Vienna Convention Bureau – Austria (participated 2 times), Vienna House Andel’s Berlin – Germany, Vienna House Paris – France, Vondel Hotels – Netherlands