Heavent Meetings 2016, the European trade show for Meeting, Incentive, Congress, Event (MICE) gathered in Cannes the key players in the business tourism industry.
Heavent Meetings is a trade show, a meeting hub, dedicated to agencies, venues and services partners of the event and business tourism. Over 250 exhibitors from the business tourism industry, event venues, hotels, service providers, meet on the Croisette 400 “top decision makers” invited for them to be presented their locations or services. The show area is also frequented by 3,500 visitors who come to the Palais des Festivals to promote their skills or find a venue or a service provider.
A wide range of venues and services
A Heavent Meetings, the exhibitors were grouped by theme. The event locations was hosting hotels, convention center and event destinations. A village was gathering the event agencies and technical and service provider were found at the Rotunda of the Espace Riviera.
A wide range of European, national and local companies were offering their services in reception, consulting and production, animation, artists, decoration and design as well as light and video, structures, products services…
Heavent Meetings also offers the delegates numerous networking opportunities at the stands, at the VIP club, or at social events such as the gala evening at the Gare Maritime de Cannes or at the awards ceremony of the 10th Trophées de L’Évènement (Trophy of Event) at the Palais des Festivals Grand Auditorium.
Galas at the Gare Maritime de Cannes and the Palais
At the Heavent Meetings 2016 gala opening, the participants discovered the Gare Maritime de Cannes and visited sumptuous yachts while enjoying Provençal specialties and sipping Champagne or Rosé. The delegates could appreciate the event opportunities the yachts may offer. The award ceremony of the 10th Trophy Event was held in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals, preceded by a cocktail in the beautiful Foyer of the Grand Audi recently renovated, with gracious curves and immaculate white marble.
Artempo, communication through contemporary art
Created in 1991 in Paris, Artempo is a company specialized in communication through contemporary art, which offers at your event operation, to “replace the need by envy”, by creating a unique piece for an exceptional gift or editing very large series of themed gift for an event. Initially specializing in trophy customization by contemporary art creation, the company is constantly searching to offer original creations to deliver a message of innovation. Artempo creates a link between artists and companies who are willing to stand out by offering their guests to join a creative and friendly artistic universe that embodies their values and makes accessible art to the greatest number.
La Bastide de Gordes at the height of the event
Perched atop a hill on the XIIth-century ramparts of the village of Gordes, the luxury 5-star hotel & Spa La Bastide de Gordes is a haven of peace offering panoramic views over the Luberon valley from its terraces and hanging gardens. With its high dry stone houses in a true fortified labyrinth of steep streets, Gordes is on the list of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. La Bastide de Gordes is an ancient castle set in a rocky land which radiates all the splendor of an old mansion with the decoration of the eighteenth century mingling charm, refinement, comfort and luxury.
Chef Pierre Gagnaire, a first Michelin star in 2016, pays tribute to Provence in his restaurant Pèir showcasing the gastronomic products of the region through his tasty and distinguished cuisine.
La Mère Poulard in Mont Saint-Michel
Center of the spirituality of the Western world from the 8th to the 16th century, the Mont Saint Michel, Wonder of the West, a masterpiece of world heritage and its Abbey, are steeped in 1,300 years of history. In 1888, Annette Poulard created its famous hotel and restaurant in the historic city of one of the 8 Wonders of the World. Thanks to her cooking talents and the 700 recipes she created – including the famous omelette soufflée – she became La Mère Poulard, the most famous female cook in France and worldwide.
For 30 years, a group of hotel and restaurant is developing, whose Auberge de La Mère Poulard is the flagship, notably including the Relais Saint Michel****, La Digue, le Mouton Blanc, La Bergerie… The group offers friendly seminar areas professionally equipped for unique events and incentives. Between history and nature, the authentic environment contributes to changes of scenery and provides many opportunities for recreational, cultural and sport activities as well as gala evening, bay crossing, business and private cocktail in the heart of the abbey, medieval dinner, horseback riding, treasure hunt in the bay…
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