After the resounding success of the premier Engage! Europe in Puglia, Italy in October 2016,we are thrilled to announce that next European Engage! event will take place from 23-26th October 2017 at famed Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy. With its ornate Renaissance-era palaces, narrow cobblestone lanes and iconic network of canals, Venice is synonymous with luxury and romance, making it an ideal location for the second global Engage! summit.
Engage!17 Italy will continue the mission of Engage! Summits: to connect, educate and inspire world’s the top event industry professionals. The program incorporates a diverse lineup of speakers sharing innovative business strategies; a who’s who of the world’s top event pros showcasing what’s hot in luxury events; and a vetted list of networking attendees, ensuring an environment of expertise and professionalism. As always, Engage! strikes a balance between main stage education, focused breakout sessions and interactive activities and events that showcase the destination and encourage meaningful networking for all attendees. Following in the steps of Engage!16 Europe at Borgo Egnazia, Engage!17Italy at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani Venice will be aimed towards the global luxury events industry, and will be limited to just 200 discerning attendees. See video highlights from our first Engage! Europe event here.
World Renowned Speaker Lineup
>Engage!17 Italy 's speaker lineup includes top figures in the luxury wedding and event business. Every speaker has been carefully chosen for the high quality of insights and practical knowledge they provide to our attendees. To see who's speaking this year, click the button below.
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I was so thrilled by the unforgettable experience you created and wish to thank you for accepting my participation and giving me the opportunity to meet great people.
Getting Married in Italy-Florence
A wonderful experience. Our experience was very positive and our compliments again for this opportunity.
Chic Weddings Ltd-London | Venice | Amsterdam
An incredible, magical week in Italy. The knowledge I gain from the speakers is absolutely priceless, and memories of the fun had will last a lifetime! I can’t believe how many wonderful connections were made!
Kate & Company-USA
This event was beyond beyond what I could have hoped for. I am still having trouble walking with my feet on the ground. You truly out did yourselves and I loved every second of the event.
Jenn Events-US Virgin Islands
The positive energy, love, fun, the art of learning...Words can not express enough how much I was amazed and happy at Engage! and the most important thing is that I learned a lot.
Majeda Kassir Bisharat
MY Event Design-Aman, Jordan
I can not thank you enough for such a wonderful journey.
Thank you for connecting me with the world!
The Wedding Design Company-India
It was wonderfully executed and everyone was very much WOW'd by both the presentations and amazing entertainment.
Belmond Hotels Europe
I never realized networking could be so much fun, and I have come away with so many new and wonderful connections and a lot more laughter lines - such an incredible and unique experience!
Not only it has been a powerful and enriching experience but it also
Vincenzo Dascanio S.r.l. - Milan
resulted in great business contacts, moreover the whole organization was
just so perfect down to the smallest details, we LOVED it.
Thank you for bringing the magic of Engage to my world! I am forever grateful!
Olivia Buckley Events-Ireland
It was a risk: Would Engage! translate to a whole new audience in Europe and beyond? The answer: a resounding Si!
The most amazing experience!
Norma Cohen Events-USA
Wow! I had such a magical experience and felt renewed for new adventures that lie ahead
Marc Hall Events-USA
Words cannot even begin to describe what this experience meant to me - it was just a dream!
Every person I met was excited and eager to learn and collaborate. It felt like we were at an international sleep-away camp instead of a business summit! I was so impressed by all of the people I met, as well as the honest, intentional, and seamless details that made every moment even more immersive.
The Engage summit is the kind of company and team you represent, one that is kind, passionate and innovative! I can honestly say that I never felt more comfortable and as blown away by all the amazing details of the summit. The amount of inspiration we got from the speakers, the guests and both of you is something that is immeasurable!
MY Event Design-Aman, Jordan
An amazing experience - I'm still pinching myself to make sure that I hadn't dreamt the whole thing up! Every single moment was just absolutely fabulous!
Marriage Maestros-Hong Kong
This was my absolute favorite Engage! So intimate, so special. I made the most amazing connections with the European market - I loved it so much!
Lisa Vorce CO-USA
If you want to learn about how to create a strong brand you have to experience a brilliant brand first hand. I'm officially addicted to Engage! and plan to attend again and again.
Not only do I love catching up with and learning from the best of the best in the wedding industry, but I just get so much inspiration from all the gorgeous décor and details!
I've been to other conferences but Engage! stands out, not only for the top notch content & speakers and obviously the beyond amazing swag but also the people! It is worth every penny!
I was able to connect with so many colleagues and industry friends from across the country, and the amazing events create memorable experiences and facilitate an exciting way to connect with one another.
Affectionately known as La Serenissima (“Bride of the Sea”), the city of Venice spreads over a collection of islands in the Venetian Lagoon, on the northern edge of the Adriatic Sea. The entire city is an architectural masterpiece, from Renaissance-era palaces to its watery maze of canals and waterways plied by gondolas and vaporettos in lieu of cars and streets. It is famed for celebration — embodied by the tradition of masked balls and Carnevale — and remains an international arts hub via the Venice Biannale and Venice Film Festival. We think Marcel Proust said it best: “When I went to Venice, I discovered that my dream has become — incredibly but quite simply — my address.”
Industry Who's Who
Engage! brings together leaders in the global wedding and event industry from celebrity planners to luxury lifestyle experts to creative entrepreneurs offering unique insights on business strategies and life balance. International media is in regular attendance, offering opportunities for print & digital. Return engagees take special care to welcome first time attendees and friendships are created and strengthened as busy pros take a break from serving others to share their own successes and struggles with like-minded, high-caliber peers from the wedding and events community.
Carefully Curated Program
Intimate by design, Engage! blends a tailored schedule of curated activities along with creative extras and down time, offering myriad opportunities for natural networking. From formal sessions to creatively themed breaks and explorations into the region, the mood is collaborative, not competitive. Drawing a diverse, well-vetted audience, Engage! has brought together global luxury wedding professionals from more than 50 countries since 2008 including Australia, Canada, Singapore, Great Britain, Italy, Ireland, China, Russia, India, Brazil, Kuwait, Thailand, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Dubai and countless countries in the Caribbean.