Villa la Massa is the perfect location

Reopening on March 19th for one of the members of the Florence Convention Bureau.

Immersed in the heart of Tuscany, where nature predominates, this splendid mansion is a place where refined elegance beckons total relaxation from the moment you arrive.

Part of the Leading Hotels of the World, Villa La Massa is the exquisite jewel of the Villa d’Este Group. The 16th Century estate sits on the banks of the Arno River, on 22 acres full of lemon trees and olive groves that surround the property. Its reflection on the Arno River renders it almost like a Renaissance painting of the most magnificent bucolic landscape.

Villa la Massa ©Firenze Convention Bureau

Villa la Massa ©Firenze Convention Bureau

Located just a few kilometers outside Florence, you may wish to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the Tuscan capital city, making use of the comfortable shuttle bus that the hotel provides. But at the end of a busy day, the peace and serenity of the Villa beckons you-so you return to a place where time and your mind, stand still.


• 37 rooms, including 21 suites, located in three villas: Villa Nobile, The Mill and Cottage
• The rooms have large marble bathrooms, air conditioning, satellite LCD TV, safe and mini-bar

Why it is perfect for meetings and events:

Meetings and Events

• No. 4 modular meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 120 people for receptions and 200 people for informal cocktails
• Meeting rooms with a capacity for 80 people and with natural light
• WI-FI access in all rooms
• Rooms equipped with screen, video projector, sound system and microphone
• Possibility to rent the Hotel for exclusive use
• 9 acres of parkland for Team Building Activities

Villa la Massa ©Firenze Convention Bureau

Villa la Massa ©Firenze Convention Bureau


• Free daily shuttle to / from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence available from 9.00 to 19.30
• WI-FI in public areas and guest rooms
The Restaurant “Verrocchio” with terrace on the Arno, the bar “Medici” for drinks and lunches, a private cellar for tastings and cooking classes
• Gym and beauty room, swimming pool, jogging, tennis and golf in the immediate vicinity
New Arno SPA
• Concierge service available 24 hours 24
• Free private parking
• Private helicopter

How to reach “Villa la Massa”

• By car: Motorway A1 Rome / Milan exit Firenze Sud and follow the signs for Bagno a Ripoli-Pontassieve; once in Candeli, turn left at the traffic lights and take Via Della Massa
• By train: 10 km from the station of Florence “Santa Maria Novella”
• By air: 30 km from Florence-Vespucci; 94 km from Pisa airport


Your contact at Firenze Convention Bureau for media:
Diego Landi
Web Marketing & Communication
0039 055 49 733 41

Your contact at Firenze Convention Bureau for event planners:
Eleonora Odorino
Corporate Events Developer & Sales Office
0039 055 49 733 43

Your contact at tmf dialogue marketing:
Ulrike Kiesel
Project Manger Content & PR
0049 931 9002 114



Video message from Sweden: “Hi, I’m Malmö!”

Malmö sends you the following message :

“Hi I’m Malmö…the obvious choice for your next meeting.

Two international airports with direct flights to 142 destinations throughout the world. World-class transport services, minimal distances, ultramodern conference facilities and excellent hotels. A small city with a lot to offer and a welcoming atmosphere. Plus a unique possibility to experience two countries in a single visit!

At my place you’ll have the chance to bring home both fresh knowledge and an exciting new experience.


Source: Hi I’m Malmö! from Malmö Convention Bureau on Vimeo.

If you are interested in organising your next event in Malmö or if you would like to get more information about the city and the region, please do not hesitate to contact our team. We are happy to support you!

Click here to read more information about Malmö Convention Bureau and other tmf-connect destinations.

Your contact at Malmö Convention Bureau:
Christopher Johansson
Project Manager Congresses International
Phone: +46 (0)40 34 22 28
Mobile: +46 (0)709 34 22 28

Your contact at tmf dialogue marketing:
Sorina Bogdan
Content & PR
+49 (0)931 9002 104

Spanien mit weltweit zweitgrößtem Hochgeschwindigkeitsnetz

Spanien vergrößert 2015 sein Hochgeschwindigkeitsnetz (AVE) um rund 1000 Kilometer auf dann 4000 Kilometer. Somit ist das spanische Netz das zweitgrößte der Welt – nach China. Fliegen lohnt sich dann für viele Reisen innerhalb Spaniens nicht mehr, da der Weg über die Schiene meist zeitsparender sein wird. Vor allem die Hauptstadt Madrid sowie die beliebte Meeting- und Konferenzdestination Barcelona sind hervorragend per Zug an andere Städte angebunden, zum Teil verringern sich die Fahrzeiten um mehr als die Hälfte.

Quelle und weitere Informationen: DMM Travel News

Weitere News aus der Reise- und MICE-Branche lesen Sie hier.

Invitation to the Hosted Buyer Programme at IMEX 2015

We are very pleased to invite you to visit IMEX 2015 in Frankfurt as a hosted buyer of tmf dialogue marketing.

In 2015 we will have two groups, so you can pick the best date for your visit.

Choose if you would like to visit IMEX from Tuesday 19th to Wednesday 20th
or from tmf dialogue marketing and IMEXWednesday 20th to Thursday 21st May 2015. If you agree to attend 8 meetings on the third day at the show, IMEX will host you fromTuesday to Thursday (on request).

With the offices in Würzburg (Germany) and Mumbai (India), tmf dialogue marketing represents international tourist offices, convention bureaus and service suppliers in the meetings and incentive market.

For IMEX Frankfurt we invite selected decision makers from the meeting planning community to participate in the hosted buyer programme. We hope that you’ll join our group and look forward to welcoming you at IMEX.

Visit IMEX 2015!

Please note that the condition for the participation in the hosted buyer programme are to agree to two group appointments as well as to six individual appointments per day, which you arrange through the IMEX Online System.

Our hosted buyer programme includes:

- outward and return flights

- free shuttle buses between the hotel and the trade fair

- one over night stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel

- the collective visit to the fair

- access to the Hosted Buyer Lounge

Secure your place in our group and fill out the application form until the 15th of March 2015:

tmf Hosted Buyer – Group 1: Tuesday 19th – Wednesday 20th May 2015
tmf Hosted Buyer – Group 2: Wednesday 20th – Thursday 21st May 2015

For further information please contact Ms. Miriam Käser via email or phone +49 (0) 931 9002 102.

“High Tech Made Easy” – NH Hotel Group launches new technologies for meetings

The outstanding technology for meetings and events presented by the NH Hotel Group with their new product ”High Tech Made Easy”, is something you seriously need to know about.

The cutting edge solutions are currently being installed in the NH Hotels, such as 3D holographic projection technology and telepresence, and are a fool-proof solutions for high-impact and high-performance events and meetings.

Learn more about what the 3D techonlogy experience at the NH Hotel Group, by clicking here.

Your contact at NH Hotels:
Franck Barbaras
General Manager Hesperia Tower Barcelona
0034 93 413 50 00

Your contact at tmf dialogue marketing:
Susanne Hertenberger
Head of Content & PR
0049 931 9002 110

Huffington Post Online berichtet über Norwegen

Die deutsche Huffington Post Online berichtete in den letzten Wochen mehrmals über Norwegen als Veranstaltungs- und Incentivedestination. Die Artikel hat die freie Journalistin Simone Janson geschrieben, die im Juni dieses Jahres eine Woche für Innovation Norway in Nordnorwegen unterwegs war. Unter anderem hat sie die Lofoteninseln sowie die Städte Tromsø und Trondheim besucht und ist ein Stück auf der berühmten Hurtigrutenlinie mitgefahren.

Ihre Artikel für die Huffington Post:

- Seminare im Grünen: die Konferenz-Alternative?

- Histotainment: Meetings an historischen Orten

- Meetings reif für die Insel

- Meeting-Location: Designtes Umfeld gleich mehr Kreativität?

Lesen Sie auch Simone Jansons Kolumne “Wandermeetings” auf Welt online.

Norway Convention Bureau/Innovation Norway
c/o piranha presse & pr GmbH
Ansprechpartner: Susanne Hertenberger
Raiffeisenstraße 8
97209 Veitshöchheim
Tel: +49 (0)931 9002 110




Kalyon Tourism / Travel Agency & Destination Management Company – ISTANBUL

Another co-sponsor of our tmf-connect networking event at EIBTM 2014 is the Kalyon Tourism/ Travel Agency & DMC – ISTANBUL. Kalyon Tourism is an Istanbul based licensed full service Travel Agency & Destination Management Company.

Kalyon Tourism is a leading Destination Management Company and your ideal partner for incentives, meetings and conferences in Istanbul and all around Turkey.

We like to describe Kalyon Tourism as a “Boutique Travel Agency & DMC” meaning that we are a small group of dedicated people – who are always ready to provide good and professional service to individuals and groups.

By being a boutique agency, we move fast and care about all type and size of groups and events with the same perfectionisms and dedication. Our focus is VIP & Luxury Travel, corporate travel, incentives, meetings and conferences.

Kalyon Tourism is leaded by distinguished travel, destination and meeting industry executives who are also internationally recognized.

Recognized for its superior service and attention to detail, Kalyon Tourism is a pioneer, a leader and one of the most trusted names in Turkey’s hospitality, tourism and meetings industry.

Our Vision

For our clients to view Kalyon Tourism as an integral part of their team and a key component to the success of any Travel, meeting or event regardless of size, location, or complexity.

Our Mission

To help our clients create,  execute, and manage all meeting and event details while implementing environmentally sustainable materials, practices, and eco-friendly green principles throughout the planning and execution stages of their programs.

Our Values

Superior client service, sophisticated project management systems, flexibility in design and execution, communication at all levels, cutting edge knowledge in multiple industries, commitment to technology, environmental sustainability, and responsibility to the community.

- Kalyon Tourism  offers strategic partnership delivering business results,

- We design creative solutions for every special occasion and provide full project management by destination specialists,

- Kalyon Tourism professionally handles the planning, logistics and execution of group experiences of any scale.

- One of our key driving principles is the importance of developing long-term relationship with all our industry partners.


We will provide you with the best sites for any occasion and will take over the entire communication with all hotels, venues and vendors. Kalyon Tourism will create the most suitable itinerary for your corporate meeting objectives from its initial idea to its execution.

Corporate Events

We have knowledge of the finest local venues, caterers, décor, transportation and other event services. We have on-going relationships with vendors to obtain the best quality, service and negotiations

Product Launch

We are capable of building company branding all the way through your Product Launch, from initial invitations to its execution, in order to secure your clients’ full benefit and added value


We can arrange a high quality creative and customized incentive program in Istanbul and any part of Turkey.We offer new, exclusive and unique venues, as well as planning and execution of all elements of your incentive program.

Kalyon Tourism is a subsidiary of Kalyon Tourism Group.

Kalyon Tourism Group started its tourism operations throughout the inauguration of Kalyon Hotel in Istanbul in 1967 and continued its investments with the opening of Kalyon Reji event venue and Kalyon Tourism Travel Agency & DMC.

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better at Kalyon we have had over 45 years to achieve this


Are you interested in organising an event in Turkey? Click here to read more about Kalyon Tourism & DMC (e-Brochure to Download).

Your Contact at Kalyon Tourism:
Mrs. Elif Balci Fisunoglu
General Coordinator- Kalyon Tourism Group
Mobile: + 90 530 011 37 56

Ms. Gokce Ayhan
Project Assistant- Kalyon Tourism

Mobile: + 90 533 090 97 60

Copyright all pictures: Kalyon Tourism & DMC

Convention Bureau Della Riviera Di Rimini – New Congress Business Unit of Rimini Fiera

Since October 6th, the Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini (CBRR) is part of Rimini Fiera Spa, covering the role as the congress business unit within the group. This closes the loop, also from a corporate point of view, of the extensively announced integration process between the CBRR and Rimini Fiera, which got underway last spring.

The aims of the new corporate structure are to increase its scope of operations and its ability to penetrate the congress market, to optimize commercial and economic synergies and to extend the range of proposals and services to its clients.

“In keeping with the activity carried out over the years in the CBRR - commented the President of Rimini Fiera, Lorenzo Cagnoni –  the management of our new Congress Business Unit has been entrusted to Stefania Agostini, an outstanding name within the Italian meeting industry, who will continue to work with her staff in their offices at the Palacongressi di Rimini. Likewise, the company name and corporate image of the CBRR will also distinguish the new Business Unit”.

The decisions are in line with the congress business plan, announced in 2011, whose mission included the development of synergies between the fair and congress sectors, the potential generation of business in the local area and the positioning of the CBRR as a key player on the domestic congress scenario.

“Lastly, I would like to thank – concluded Cagnoni – the Chairman of the CBRR, Roberto Berardi, who has brought the company to such a high level and hands it over to us with solid prospects”.


Elisabetta Vitali

communication manager Rimini Fiera Spa

(media consultant Congress b.u. CBRR: Carlo Bozzo 335-5778445)

visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office at EIBTM 2014

Another co-sponsor of our traditional tmf-connect networking event at EIBTM 2014 is the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office.

The visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office is the city’s official convention bureau and your professional partner for meetings, conventions and incentives in the capital of Germany. Since 2001 customers benefit from our wide network of contacts in the city and our professional team which guarantees the highest level of service.

Develop your meeting plans with us – we offer an extensive range of support services!

- Expert partner contacts for incentives in Berlin
- Expert partner contacts for hotels, event locations and local service providers
- Hotel room block and event location reservation
- Official convention Bids for Berlin

Berlin Convention Office is welcoming you at stand F50.

If you are interested in making a personal appointment please click here.

Your contact at visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office:
Katharina Waschke
Project Manager
+49 30 264748-495

visitBerlin on facebook

Brandenburger Tor

Haus der Kulturen – House of Cultures

Television Tower in Berlin, Copyright all pictures: visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office

Moscow Convention Bureau at EIBTM 2014

Another co-sponsor of our traditional tmf-connect networking event at EIBTM 2014 is the Moscow Convention Bureau.

The Moscow Convention Bureau is the city’s official representative in the international meetings’ industry. Accumulating information on Moscow’s convention and exhibition opportunities, we promote the Russian capital as a prominent international meetings’ destination and attract important and promising events. Moscow Convention Bureau team  will be happy to meet you at Stand: H31!

The presentation programme at the stand will provide general information about the city and its venues and allows you to meet representatives of MCB and its partners. All the necessary presentation materials will be placed at the stand. Also on our stand you can participate in interactive programme, see the film about Moscow, and make some photos on Moscow view background.

Moscow is ready to welcome you!

If you are interested in making a personal appointment please click here.

Your contact at Moscow Convention Bureau:
Yulia Troyanova
International Corporate Events Manager
Mobile: +7 895 383 6035

Moscow Convention Bureau on facebook

Impressions on Moscow, Copyright all pictures: Moscow Convention Bureau