The First and Only Major MICE Event 2020

by Nov 16, 2020

Welcome too… The Land X-Change® MICE Conference

Cashel Travel and Travelmediate attended the Land X-Change® MICE Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This event is a combination of business appointments bringing TOP MICE Buyers and Suppliers together for one to one meetings with opportunities for social networking at dinners, receptions and excursions. Proving to be a perfect formula to promote business among friends. The event took place at September 30 until October 4 at the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara. James Aitken, the owner of Cashel Travel (who is our partner in England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales), had this to say;

“Marta and I were a bit hesitant about going (to the Land X-Change® in Jamaica) to be honest. But we are really glad that we made the effort. Jamaica did a wonderful job. I was very impressed and felt very safe. We had all the events outdoors… it was a really good time. I’m kind of an old hand at these X-Changes. I must have done about 4 or 5 at least. I’d highly recommend it. Looking forward to the next one on the River!”

The Show Must Go On…

​So What Does The First In-Person MICE Event During the Pandemic Look Like? There were many safety procedures put in place to create a successful and healthy event. All participants were required to submit a negative COVID test and travel authorization form to the Jamaica Tourist Board. Hand sanitizer was placed throughout the hotels, meetings rooms and elevators. Participants were provided with personal hand sanitizer bottles. Attendees were asked to wear masks when not eating or drinking. Face shields were distributed and encouraged to be worn for the one on one meetings. All meeting tables and event set-ups followed social distancing guidelines. The meeting room was sanitized each night with a closed room ozone system. Temperature checks were taken throughout the event. It was different than anything experienced in the past but it was most definitely a safe and secure environment where the participants could feel protected.

The Verdict…

​This was a cut above and ahead of the curve. The participants were carefully selected and a true class of professionals. The experience was well thought out and made for effective appointments and networking events. The program made for a rewarding and comprehensive experience for both buyers and suppliers. This was far beyond a traditional show with appointments. It is instead, an immersive experience where events are created to maximize the founding of relationships old and new. Meeting during the pandemic is different but it can be done and successfully as we have learned from Land X-Change® MICE Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica. MICE is the industry of creativity and going above and beyond and it may look very different but it does not need to come to halt. So, be bold and be inspired by the success of this event and together we can accomplish a safe and successful return to business.

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