Engage!21 Aman Sveti Stefan is unlike any other Engage! event. This intimate retreat is focused on strengthening meaningful connections between 75 like-minded luxury event industry leaders. Through next-level engagement at this exclusive 5-star resort, our focus will be on wellness, personal development, and professional growth, featuring outside-the-industry experts, peer-facilitated discussions, and unique experiences.
Our Planned Program
Arrivals will be throughout the day on Monday, October 18th via group transfers from either Tivat Airport (TIV) or Podgorica Airport (TGD). Tivat Airport is a 30-minute drive and Podgorica Airport is 45 minutes. Another option is Dubrovnik Airport (DBV), with an approximately 2.5-hour drive to Aman Sveti Stefan.
Upon arrival at Aman Sveti Stefan, you’ll check in to your private village room, unpack, and get settled. We will gather for sunset cocktails followed by a casual welcome dinner.
Awaken on Tuesday for a sunrise meditation, early morning yoga, a brisk hike up to St. Sava…or an indulgent lie-in if you prefer! We will gather as a group around 9:30 am for the first of several in-depth sessions with our professional facilitator Leigh Weinraub of Mind in Motion.
Guided discussions will be offered until lunch is served by the sea. The afternoon will offer a variety of intimate peer-led discussions in settings around the charming village of Sveti Stefan followed by time at leisure to enjoy the resort amenities and experiences. We’ll gather for cocktails and an elegant, candlelit dinner for the senses. Choose to turn in early or connect with fellow engagees late into the night!
Wednesday brings a similar schedule – allowing for a choice of different, focused conversation topics, a delightful lunch overlooking the Adriatic Sea, and an afternoon to indulge in many of the wellness, adventure activities, or cultural experiences offered.
An outline of the sessions Leigh will guide us through during the three days…
Session: "Designing Your Legacy - Understanding the importance of human connection and empathy"
This interactive workshop involves intimate group conversation promoting human connection and empathy. In this digital age, deep, meaningful connections are harder to come by but more important than ever. They remind us of our humanity. These in-depth discussions are meant to be both playful and supportive to encourage openness and authenticity. Through an artistic exercise, you will design your future and get inspired!
Experience: "A Taste of Mindfulness - Sensory mindfulness and connection over an intimate wine tasting"
This creative tasting experience uses food and wine to bring us back to the very basic sensory experiences of being mindful. In our multitasking environment, eating and drinking have become secondary and often compromised activities. If we don’t understand the importance of being mindful in how we engage with food and drink, we can’t fully appreciate their importance in our day-to-day lives. During the tasting, we will deliberately slow down and pay attention to sipping and eating with a deeper source of gratitude and fulfillment while connecting with fellow participants.
Session: "Inspiration, reflection and movement in nature"
In this interactive session, participants are guided through an intentional process where the body moves, the mind opens, endorphins crank and the soul recharges. As we lace up our sneakers and unplug from technology, the power of nature will open up the inspiration to share, learn and genuinely connect. This session kicks off with simple, yet powerful, exercises that will create a stronger sense of community and environment.
We have room for 75 total participants, with exclusive use of the village of Aman Sveti Stefan and the Villa Milocer for the three days and nights as we take time to reflect, connect and Engage!. We are thrilled to share this bespoke, exclusive, and intimate retreat experience in one of the world’s most unique and special destinations for those seeking a deeper connection and higher-level discussions with their like-minded peers.
Cancellation due to COVID 19 travel restrictions
While our long-standing policy has been that our events are non-refundable but transferrable to someone for the same event, due to the ever-changing nature of the evolving COVID 19 world environment we will be flexible and fair with this policy over the coming months. We will closely monitor travel restrictions and provide updates as warranted.
We are carefully monitoring the ever changing landscape of the worldwide COVID-19 Pandemic and all current guidelines for gathering and consulting with top global experts while planning our event with everyone’s health and safety top of mind and the recommended protocols in place.
The Aman Sveti Stefan is adhering to every safety protocol including but not limited to reduced occupancy, worn masks at all times in public spaces, social distancing in restaurants and bars, and hand sanitizers throughout the entire property. You may read more about their extensive Health and Safety Commitment here: https://www.aman.com/covid-19-update .
We commit that the level of service, hospitality, and food and beverage will continue to be of the highest caliber and exemplify what Aman Resorts (and Engage!) are famous for.
As we near the dates of the event, we will provide specific updates on what we are planning based on the most up-to-date safety protocols and guidelines for Montenegro.
We are hopeful, optimistic, and confident for a future filled with gathering and celebrating in the months ahead and commit to doing so in the safest and most engaging way.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.
One word: relaxed! Be casual and comfortable for the daytime activities, cocktail attire for moonlit dinners beside the sea. Enjoy a Mediterranean climate with cooler nights and 11 hour days of sunlight in October. The average temp in October is 68 – 72 degrees…light clothing with a sweater or jacket are recommended for the evenings. Sports shoes are suggested for touring, hiking boots for treks, and flats for the island.
You may extend your stay at the special Engage! Retreat rate offered by Aman Sveti Stefan, subject to availability.