ICF Canada delegation to London and Liverpool 2018

ICF Canada will attend the ICF Summit in London from June 4-6. Join us in our delegation and be part of a unique international event staged at the Siemens Crystal in the Royal Victoria Docklands. Stay at the luxurious Doubletree Hotel Excel within walking distance or one stop along the London Docklands Railway (LDR) of the ICF Summit venue.

Participate with other ICF Canada members in networking with Intelligent Communities from around the world. Be introduced to mayors and senior thought leaders from SMART21 towns, cities and regions, as well as meet with British government, institutions and private sector leaders during the three-day event. Learn from a deep dive into each of the Top7 Intelligent Communities selected for 2018 and be part of the excitement of the announcement of the Intelligent Community of the Year. Throughout you will network with other leaders in the field of Smart21 cities and Intelligent Communities.

Highlights of the event include a matchmaking event where you will meet individually with a minimum of 6 potential business and trade opportunities and through an ICF Canada delegation contribution, be part of the sponsorship that will be hosting the ICF Awards Dinner in Greenwich.

Following the ICF Summit at the Crystal and in Greenwich, consider extending your stay to join the ICF Canada Delegation for the second phase of the visit.

Relocate from the London Docklands to the heart of London’s business, government and theatre district at the Hilton Greenpark Hotel. From here a two-day curated business mission will take place organized by a professional lead generation company. Delegates will meet with businesses interested in opportunities for two-way trade and FDI. In addition to meetings, potential business site visits are planned, including a potential visit to the Canadian High Commission in London.Lunch and Dinners with London area influencers are included as are logistics to and from these meetings. The weekend is free. Enjoy the nearby museums, historic parks and buildings and the nearby theatre and restaurants within walking distance of your hotel. Bond with other members of the delegation over the weekend, including joining optional walking tours on Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th organized as part of Module 2.

Finally, consider joining the third phase of the program to attend the World Forum on FDI in Liverpool. This phase is open to all ICF members. Travel to Liverpool from London on Monday morning, June 11, attend the Liverpool International Festival and the World Forum’s Welcome Reception. The three-day program includes many opportunities to learn, network and follow-up on potential business opportunities. Meet international thought leaders in the field of Foreign Direct Investment and representatives from companies looking to invest globally. Learn more about Conway and Site Selection Magazine’s World Forum and why it’s important to attend: http://www.worldforumforfdi.com/about/why-attend.

Each program phase is a separate module. Individual prices are quoted below per module and based on ICF Membership. Non-Members – add 25% to all prices. An all inclusive option for all three modules, travel, meals, registrations and sponsorship is also offered. Customized programs may also be developed with the assistance of professional lead generators.

ICF Canada Delegation in 3 Modules/ Ala Carte:

Module 1: ICF Summit in London – Members to Register through ICF Canada: $1600 +HST= $1808 CDN

·         You will be recognized as part of the ICF Canada Summit Delegation- listed in materials, website, ICF Canada Newsletter, etc

·         Full Access Ticket to the ICF Summit for three full days of events, sessions, Lunch and coffee breaks, Welcome Reception, Top7 Reception and Awards Banquet.

·         Receive recognition in contributing toward sponsorship of the ICF Summit (ICF Canada to be a part Sponsor of the ICF Awards Dinner)

·         Participation in Matchmaking Session (6 Meetings)

·         Hotel Coordination

Price does not include hotel, travel, meals (other than at Summit)

Module 2: Post ICF Summit in London: Curated Business Meetings– Members Price $1700 +HST =$1921CDN (Early Bird $1500 +HST before Jan 31, 2018)

·         Two full days of Meetings and Site visits arranged by a lead generator in London

·         Reports on companies prior to meetings

·         Follow-up debriefing on strategic next steps with interested companies

·         Group meals

·         Local logistics

·         Meet and stay at a centrally located hotel (Hotel Coordination)

·         Weekend free; optional waking tours of London Saturday and Sunday

Price does not include hotel, travel, meals

Module 3: World Forum on FDI in Liverpool – Members Register through ICF Canada: $1500USD Early Bird (to Jan 31); $2000USD (after Feb 1)

·         Full Access Ticket to the World Forum on FDI for three days of events, sessions, Reception, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, coffee breaks

·         Networking and Coordinated Meetings throughout the Conference

·         Hotel Coordination

Price does not include hotel, travel, meals (other than at Conference)

All-inclusive Option

On request, ICF Canada is able to offer an all-inclusive option for all three modules to ICF Canada Members. The price for the all-inclusive includes luxury hotel accommodation from June 3-14 in London such as in the Doubletree Hotel Excel at the Royal Victoria Docks and the Hilton Greenpark Hotel in Central London near Piccadilly. A similar hotel in Liverpool, such as the Hilton Liverpool City Centre will be secured near the Exhibition centre. It will also include economy airfare from Toronto-London and all local travel and logistics in London and between London and Liverpool. All group-related meals, full access to the ICF Summit and World Forum for FDI and curated business meetings and site visits throughout the program. ICF Canada will have an assistant available for all-inclusive members.

The 10 Days curated all-inclusive business program. Member’s cost: $12,750+HST

·         Full access Registrations to both the ICF London Summit and World Forum on FDI (Liverpool)

·         All meals from Sunday evening June 3 until evening of June 13

·         All logistics from departure from Hotel June 4 to end of visit June 13, including return rail or bus to London from Liverpool

·         Curated Business Program Between ICF Summit and World Forum for FDI

·         Economy Air Ticket (based on Toronto- London)

·         All Hotel nights between June 3-13, departing June 14.

·         Early Bird rate of $10,750 + HST until January 31, 2018 for ICF Canada Members Only.


Not included: alcoholic beverages at meals; medical and health insurance coverage during visit; and private meals and logistics during evenings and weekend off.

Itinerary for ICF Canada Delegates

June 2/3: Arrival (Suggested Hotel: Doubletree Excel currently at about $300CDN)

June 4: ICF Summit – Start of ICF Canada Delegation’s Module 1:  Crystal Site Tour/ Keynotes/ Matchmaking Session /Mayors Forum / Top 7 Presentations/ Welcome Reception/ Exceptional Networking Day

June 5: ICF Summit – Master Classes/ Top7 Presentations/ Networking Opportunities/ Top7 Reception

June 6: ICF Summit- Economic Developers Roundtables /CIO Roundtable/ Intelligent Community of the Year Gala Award Dinner/ End of Module 1.

June 7: Start of ICF Canada Delegation’s Module 2: (Transfer to Central London: Hilton Greenpark Hotel currently around $350CDN). Independent and Group Meetings with Pre-qualified Leads. Site Visits to companies and organizations important to your FDI opportunities. Lunch and/or Dinner with potential influencers and contacts including representatives from the Canadian High Commission in London.

June 8: Independent and Group Meetings with Pre-qualified Leads. Site Visits to companies and organizations important to your FDI opportunities. Lunch and/or Dinner with potential influencers and contacts.

June 9: Free Weekend. Optional Walking Tour 1 of London with Tube Pass.

June 10: Free Weekend. Optional Walking Tour 2 of London with Tube Pass. End of Module 2.

June 11: Start of Delegation’s Module 3: Morning Travel to Liverpool from London on British Rail. Visit International Business Festival Expo in Liverpool. Attend World Forum for FDI Welcome Reception. (Hilton Liverpool Hotel around $250CDN). Open to all.

June 12: Attend Sessions at World Forum for FDI in Liverpool. Amazing Networking. Huge potential for improved FDI through contacts and tools learned from these sessions. Open to all at the same price, ICF, ICF Canada and others.

To benefit from this opportunity, contact Michael@intelligentcommunity.org or call 647-801-4238.

ICF Canada 1310-Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2N8.


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