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TiLEforum announced for Italy

TiLE is both a conference and a networking platform for the visitor attractions industry. Its next event will take place in Italy in October.

At the request of operators and suppliers to the leisure attractions business, and with the support of the City of Florence and UK Trade and Investment, a two-day conference, with exhibits, addressing trends in this sector will be held at the Santa Apollonia in Florence, Italy, on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th October 2011.

The first TiLE (Trends, Technology & Design in Leisure & Entertainment) was in Maastricht in 1991 and there have been TiLEs in Strasbourg, London, Berlin and Lake Como; TiLE-Asia conference in Singapore; and TiLEzone seminars in London, Hannover, Warsaw, Amsterdam and Lodz. TiLE events are for professionals that operate, develop or supply venues that entertain, educate or inform such as museums, theme parks and heritage sites.

The London TiLEzone took place in March, reported by Installation Europe here .

“An important aspect of all TiLEs has been the opportunity to network with fellow delegates so as to create business relationships,” said Richard Curtis, MD at event organiser Andrich International.

Networking opportunities in Florence will be provided by a reception and buffet on the evening before for speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and invited guests at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. An evening party at the Palazzo Borghese (including delegates’ clients, colleagues, friends and family) will also be hosted as well as an open “mixer” on the final evening and museum visits on the Friday.

The TiLEforum conference programme will focus on trends in this wide sector and will cover all types of venues and attractions, not just museums and theme parks, but also expos, especially with Expo 2015 being in Milan and a range of topics related to the future of leisure attractions, museums, expos and other “Experience Economy” venues & facilities.

The outline programme is:

Tuesday 25th
Speaker and sponsors reception (plus invited guests), with drinks, buffet and guided tours, in Palazzo Medici Ricardi

Wednesday 26th
Conference with exhibits in breaks and lunch area, in Santa Apollonia
TiLEforum Networking Dinner in Palazzo Borghese

Thursday 27th
Conference with exhibits in breaks and lunch area, in Santa Apollonia

Friday 28th
Museum visits

Details of hotels, location and travel will be available on the TiLE website so that TiLEforum participants can book early to get the best prices and options. There will also be a “Spouses Programme” so that family and friends can come and enjoy Florence. They are also welcome to purchase tickets for the TiLEforum Party at the Palazzo Borghese.