UK & Ireland Sales & Media Mission
July 10-14, 2017
Trade: London & Manchester, UK; Dublin, Ireland
Media: London & Glasgow, UK; Dublin Ireland
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Detailed Itinerary - Trade Track

UK & Ireland Sales Mission 2017 - Trade Track

Monday 10th July

8:15am

Delegates arrive for breakfast briefing - Radio Rooftop, ME Hotel

336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA.   +44 (0) 207 395 3421

Dress code will be California business casual

8:15am - 9:00am Welcome Breakfast - juice bar, teas and coffees, breakfast buffet on terrace
9:00am - 10:30am Official delegate briefing and Q&A
10:30am - 11:30am Mindfulness Sessions and London History Tour on rooftop
11:45am Delegates depart on foot to Product Manager’s Meetings 
12noon - 12:20pm Explore the setting of Somerset House before trade guests arrive 
12:30pm - 4:10pm

Product Managers Networking and Table top sessions

Somerset House Terrace, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA  +44 (0) 207 845 4651

Dress code will be California business casual

Trade audience: 25 product managers

4:10pm California networking session with wine & nibbles
5:15pm Champagne Transport from venue to Design Museum (London Bus) 
6:45pm - 10:00pm

‘California: Designing Freedom’ VIP Event at the Design Museum. 224-238 Kensington High St, London, W8 6AG

+44 (0) 20 3862 5908

A chance to see The Design Museum’s highly acclaimed Designed in California exhibition, part of a recent partnership with Visit California. Guests will hear from the curators and learn about California’s tools of personal liberation

Trade audience: 100 key Product & Marketing Managers and key decision makers

10:00pm Board coach to return to delegate hotel

Tuesday 11th July

At leisure Breakfast on own at hotel (included)
8:15am VCA UK staff to meet delegates at hotel and depart to airport via pre-arranged coach
9:30am Arrival at airport and check-in
10:45am - 11:55am Recommended flight - CityJet Flt No. WX113 (LCY-DUB)
12:30pm

Delegates to be greeted are Dublin airport and transfer on pre-arranged coach to Teeling Whiskey Distillery for Irish Market overview afternoon 

Teeling Distillery, 13-17 Newmarket, Merchants Quay, Dublin 8, D08 KD91

+353 1 531 0888

Dress code will be California business casual

1pm Lunch

2pm

3pm

3:45pm

4pm

Market Overview: Irish Travel Trade Industry and Media update

Distillery Tour

Depart for The Marker Hotel, Dublin

Check into Hotel

Time to freshen up for the evening

5:45pm Depart for evening event - organised in taxis outside front of hotel 

6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 10:30pm

10:30pm 'til late

TravelMedia.ie USA ‘Summer Soiree’

Location: The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin

 +353 1 663 4500

Dress code will be business attire and cocktail dresses

Drinks reception and formal networking

Dinner and Speeches

Near-by after-party option or delegates make own way back (taxi/uber)



Wednesday 12th July

8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast on own at hotel (included)
9.30am Delegates check-out, load luggage and board coach to the VCA Recovery Brunch
10:00am - 12:00pm

Visit California’s Recovery Brunch – Zozimus

Centenary House, Anne's Lane, Anne Street South, Dublin, D02 AK30

+353 1 536 9640

Dress code will be California business casual

Audience: Trade industry guests, plus 10 – 15 x media nationals, freelancers, bloggers  

Sweep away the cobwebs from the previous night and enjoy informal networking with key Irish contacts

12:00pm

1:45pm

Recovery brunch ends. Free time to explore the city

Delegates board coach and depart for the airport 

2:30pm Arrive at airport
4:00pm - 5:10pm Recommended flight - Aer Lingus Flt No. EI3326 (DUB-MAN)
5.45pm Delegates board coach and transfer to hotel
6:15pm Check into hotel – The Principal, Manchester
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Visit California’s Travel Agent Showcase

Location: The Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER

+44 (0) 161 275 7450

Dress code will be California business casual 

Trade audience: 70 travel agents

- Welcome drinks reception followed by California inspired buffet dinner 

- Agent roadshow training 22 X 8 min appointments

- Closing drinks reception


Thursday 13th July

At leisure

9am

Breakfast on own at hotel (included)

Taxis to Old Trafford

10:00am - 1:00pm

Product Manager Event 

Location: Old Trafford – Home of Manchester United Football club, Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA

+44 (0) 161 868 8657

Dress code will be California business casual 

Trade audience: 15 product managers

1:15pm Return to delegate hotel to collect luggage
2:15pm Depart hotel for train station
2:30pm Check in and travel back to London in style in a First Class carriage booked exclusively for the Visit California delegation.
5:05pm Arrive into London
5:15pm Delegates board a coach and transfer to hotel

5:45pm

6.30pm

Check-in to hotel – ME Hotel, London

Delegates to board coach to CRATE

7pm - 9pm

9:30pm

Consumer event with Beer52

Location: CRATE, Hackney Wick,  7, The white building, Queen's Yard, London E9 5EN

+44 (0) 20 8533 3331

Dress code will be casual

Audience: 75+ consumers, industry guests and beer writers / bloggers 

Guests speakers from California breweries for an evening to celebrate the California craft beer and brew-club Beer 52’s recent partnership with Visit California on their Ferment California take-over

Coach back to ME Hotel, or option to explore East London’s nightlife! 



Friday 14th July

8:00am - 8:45am

8:45am

Breakfast on own at hotel (included)

Meet in Lobby of ME to transfer to Tower of London

10.00am

Visit California’s Travel Agent Showcase

Location: New Armouries – Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB

+44 (0) 20 3166 6226

Dress code will be California business casual

Morning & afternoon sessions with buffet lunch

4:30pm Delegates board coach for return transfer to hotel and downtime and freshen up
7:00pm Depart for dinner 
7:30pm

Farewell supper – Bunga Bunga

167 Drury Ln, London WC2B 5PG +44 (0) 20 7590 3602

Make own way back