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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Detail Itinerary - Media Track

UK & Ireland Sales Mission 2017 - Media 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 for Somerset House

11:50am - 12:20pm

12:30pm - 3:30pm

Explore the setting of Somerset House before media guests arrive 

VIP Media Lunch

Location: Spring, Somerset House, Lancaster Place, London, WC2R 1LA

+44 (0) 207 845 4651

Dress code will be California business casual

Media audience: 12-15 key nationals, freelancers, travel magazines

Welcome drinks reception followed by three course dinner in private dining room

3:30pm Return to hotel to freshen up
5:15pm Champagne Transport from venue to Design Museum (London Bus)
6:45pm - 10:00pm

‘California: Designing Freedom’ VIP Event at the Design Museum. Audience: key freelancers, nationals, broadcast, magazines

224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London, W8 6AG

+44 (0) 20 3862 5908

Dress code will be California Business Casual

Media audience: 25 – 30 key freelancers, nationals, broadcast, magazines

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.

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 Distillery for Irish Market overview afternoon 

1pm

Lunch at Teeling Distillery

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

 +353 1 531 0888

Dress code will be California business casual

2:30pm

Market Overview: Irish Industry and Media update

Getting to know Irish Broadcast & National Media

3:00pm

3:45pm

4:00pm

5:45pm

Tour and Tasting

Depart for The Marker Hotel

Check In and Freshen up

The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2, D02 CK38

+353 1 687 5100

Depart for evening event - organised in taxis outside front of hotel 

6:00pm

7pm - 10:30pm

10:30pm 'til late

TravelMedia.ie USA ‘Summer Soiree’ - Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin

Location: The Shelbourne Hotel, 27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin +353 1 663 4500

Dress code will be business attire and cocktail dresses

Audience: Trade industry guests and media 

Dinner and Speaches

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 of hotel, 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

1:00pm

Recovery Brunch to finish. PR delegates to enjoy free time to explore the city centre

Delegates to off-load bags from coach and depart in taxis for the airport

1:30pm Arrive at airport and check in for flight
3:00pm - 4:15pm Recommended flight - Aer Lingus Flt No. EI3226 (DUB-GLA)
4:45pm Delegates board coach and transfer to hotel
5:30pm

Check into hotel – Dakota Deluxe, Glasgow

179 W Regent St, Glasgow G2 4DP +44 (0) 141 404 3680

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Glasgow Media Dinner

Location: The Bothy, 11 Ruthven Ln, Glasgow G12 9BG  0845 166 6032

Dress code will be California business casual

Media Audience: 10-12, nationals, freelancers, bloggers

Welcome drinks reception followed by three-course dinner in private dining room


Thursday 13th July

At leisure Breakfast on own at hotel (included)

9:45am

10:00am - 11:00am

Taxi to Glasgow University

Historic tour of Glasgow University 

University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ. +44 (0) 141 330 2000

Dress code will be California business casual

11:00am

Return to hotel and check-out

Free time to explore Glasgow City Centre

12:00pm Delegates depart to airport via pre-arranged airport shuttle 
12:30pm Check-in for flight
2:05pm - 3:35pm

Recommended flight - British Airways Flt No. 1487 (GLA-LHR)

Take Paddington Express train (VCA UK to book tickets for delegates) and then taxi back to hotel

4:45pm

Check into hotel - ME hotel, London

6:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm

9:30pm

Delegates to board coach to CRATE 

Consumer and media 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

8:15am

9:30am

Breakfast Workshop: Working with TV Production Companies 

Henrietta Hotel, Covent Garden

14-15 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QH. +44 203 794 5313

Dress code will be California business casual 

Taxi to ITV Studios

10:00am – 11:00am

11:30am

Getting to Know Broadcast: Live Tour of ITV Media Studios 

London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9LT

+44 20 7157 3000

Dress code will be California business casual

Arrive at Aveqia for set-up

12noon - 2:15pm

California Cook-off

Location: Aveqia, The City, 2 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD +44 (0) 20 3651 2972

Dress code will be California business casual

Delegates to host themed food stations whilst networking with bloggers and editors from lifestyle and travel journals

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Stories that Travel: Moderated workshop with lifestyle journals and digital influencers

Location: Aveqia, The City, 2 St Bride St, London EC4A 4AD +44 (0) 20 3651 2972

Delegates will hear from four key content creators about how they work with brands and what successful ROI looks like  

Topics to include: working with travel brands, engaging your audience, and working with micro-influencers 

4:30pm Return to hotel for 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

Dress code will be casual

                                        Make own way back