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In partnership with Belmond, we are delighted to announce Engage!23 The Belmond Sicily Experience, April 24-27, 2023 at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo and Villa Sant’Andrea in Taormina, Italy. An intimate gathering focused on strengthening meaningful connections between just 100 like-minded luxury global event industry leaders. This next-level engagement taking over the exclusive Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo offers an emphasis on personal development and professional growth featuring professional facilitation and peer-led discussions all while exploring this one-of-a-kind destination. Of our destination, Harper’s BAZAAR recently noted in their feature on Sicily: “…Taormina, the pearl of the Mediterranean. Irresistibly-scented flowers and citrus fruit, turquoise waters, and uncountable Instagram-friendly corners make for the perfect trip.” From culinary masterclasses to awe-inspiring sights, Sicily is perfect for culture lovers, foodies, and nature enthusiasts alike!

Belmond Sicily

  • Five Star Accommodations
  • Overlooking Mount Etna
  • Classic Sicilian Experiences

Here, old-world grandeur is punctuated with a cosmopolitan spirit. Long evenings on our panoramic terrace sparkle with cultured conversation, and the lure of the sea is never far away. Authentic Sicilian warmth fills our walls and spills out to our stunning gardens, while signature cocktails and Michelin-starred dining satiate the tastebuds. Grand Hotel Timeo was the first hotel to be built in Taormina, harnessing the history and mystique of nearby Mount Etna and Greek theatre. This is a place where the old world and new harmonize — let the laid-back hedonism commence.

Deeper Level Engagement

We will build personal connections while being ensconced in the rich surroundings of Taormina, Sicily. We will learn from established industry leaders and participate in meaningful discussions related to the future of our industry and our unique businesses, enjoy delectable group dining experiences, take part in wellness journeys, and engage in a variety of unique experiences and adventures offered at the Grand Hotel Timeo and Villa Sant’Andrea and in the surrounding locale. You will have the opportunity to craft your Engage! experience while being immersed in the magical setting of Taormina. Read more about the planned program here.

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There is no better luxury event in this business than Engage!

Cindy Novotny

Master Connection Associates

The Engage! Event Menu

All Upcoming Events


The Luxury Wedding Business Summit

  • 350+ Attendees
  • High Energy Inspiration
  • Industry Specific Programming

Engage! Summits are the ultimate in impactful networking and creative event immersion. More than 350 wedding and event industry leaders, innovators, and top names in professional and personal development gather for the highest level of energy and inspiration. Each Summit features tracks based on industry experience, market segment, and area of focus.


Global Connections in Luxury Destinations

  • 100-250 Attendees
  • Three Day Immersion
  • Region Specific Speakers & Connections

Engage! Experiences bring together up to 250 international event leaders for three full days in some of the world’s most exciting global destinations. Experiences incorporate regionally-inspired business development programming and once-in-a-lifetime events.


Intimate Gatherings in Exclusive Settings

  • Limited to 75 Attendees
  • Meaningful & Intimate Gatherings
  • Wellness Driven Engagement

Engage! Retreats are an opportunity for strengthening meaningful connections between like-minded luxury event industry leaders. Retreats include next-level engagement at exclusive 5-star resorts with an emphasis on wellness, personal development, and professional growth, including outside-the-industry expert facilitators, peer-led discussions, and uniquely immersive experiences.