Congratulations, we’re delighted that you’ll be joining us for the first physical edition of Do Not Disturb! We’re looking forward to redefining private travel with you and sharing this unique marketplace together at the exquisite Borgo Egnazia.
To assist you in your travel plans, we’ve prepared this guide, with all the information you’ll need to meet us in Puglia this November!
If you have any other questions, however, please feel free to reach out to us directly.
2. Key Dates
Keep a watchful eye on these important deadlines so you know exactly what to expect.
We will be updating this guide in the run-up to the show, so make sure you save the link and download it just before the show to ensure you have the latest version.
|Now||Arrange your travel insurance and visa (if required)|
|22 September||Appointment Preference Selection (Phase 2) opens|
|6 October||Appointment Preference Selection (Phase 2) closes|
|17 October||Online Diaries released|
More details will follow soon.
|CHECK IN||From 15h00 Monday, 14 November|
|CHECK OUT||11h00 Friday, 18 November|
|14 November||Arrivals, Welcome Cocktails & Opening Dinner|
|15 November||Appointments & Networking Activities|
|16 November||Appointments & Networking Activities|
|17 November||Appointments, Networking Activities & Closing Party|
|18 November||Breakfast & Departures|
Do Not Disturb’s online appointment system allows you to pre-arrange up to 30 of the most business-effective meetings, each lasting 20 minutes, with the leading exhibitors and buyers in private travel. Here’s how it works:
PHASE 1: CREATE A PROFILE
UNTIL 1 SEPTEMBER 2022
This information will be made available to Exhibitors when they select their appointment preferences in Phase 2 (see below), so make sure your profile stands out from the crowd.
Please ensure that you only input information for the company you have been invited to represent and the people that will be representing your company at the show.
PHASE 2: APPOINTMENT PREFERENCE SELECTION
22 SEPTEMBER – 6 OCTOBER 2022
This is where you will have access to key information on the Exhibitors attending the show and is where you will be able to select 50 preferences based on those Exhibitors you most want to meet with. You will also be able to exclude up to 5 companies whose business doesn’t match yours or who you already have an established relationship with. This is confidential.
NEXT: WE DO THE MATCHMAKING
7 OCTOBER – 16 OCTOBER
Once Phase 2 closes, we run a matching algorithm to generate appointments.
PHASE 3: ONLINE DIARY OPENS
17 OCTOBER 2022
You will be sent your online diary where you’ll be able to see those appointments that resulted from our matching algorithm and where you’ll be able to request meetings in any empty slots with Exhibitors who are also available in those time slots.
Be sure to keep logging in during this phase to accept/decline any requests. If you have any queries or issues with your diary, please contact the team as soon as possible for assistance.
IMPORTANT: Do Not Disturb takes the issue of missed meetings very seriously, whether by Exhibitors, Buyers or Press. Unless you are able to provide a sufficient and relevant explanation for your absence, missing even one meeting may compromise your and your company’s ability to participate in Do Not Disturb or in any This is Beyond event in the future. All missed appointments are recorded and monitored tightly – we ask that you report every missed appointment via the relevant online form provided closer to the show, which can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Situated far down in the heel of Italy in picturesque Puglia, a region known for it’s rustic villages, secluded beaches and fabulous cuisine, is the award-winning, architectural masterpiece of Borgo Egnazia.
Strada Comunale Egnazia
Savelletri di Fasano
Puglia, Italy 72015
7. How To Get There
Bari (tel. 080.5835204) 55km distance, about 45 min by car.
Brindisi (tel. 0831.411711) 50km distance, about 30 min by car.
The nearest railway station is at Fasano, about 5km away from Borgo Egnazia on the route Lecce-Bari-Roma-Bologna.
From the motorway SS16 Bari-Brindisi take the exit Savelletri/ Stazione di Fasano. After 2km, follow the yellow signs pointing to Borgo Egnazia and San Domenico Golf.
Borgo Egnazia will provide airport transfers for journalists. Please ensure you have inputted your flight details into the Appointment System by the 1st November.
Your participation fee includes four nights’ accommodation from Monday 14 November (check in from 15h00) until Friday 18 November (check out at 11h00).
All participants will be staying in either shared “Cassettas” or in hotel rooms at the beautiful Borgo Egnazia. Depending on room availability, additional delegates may be required to stay at Borgo’s sister hotel a few minutes away.
EXTENDING YOUR STAY
Aldo Melpignano, owner of Borgo Egnazia, would like to invite journalists to extend their stay for a couple of days before or after the show, should they so wish. If you’d like to arrive before the official start date (14 November) or stay a couple days after the show ends (18 November), please reach out to Eliza
Aldo is also working on some post show options for journalists – allowing you to better explore the Puglia region, details of which will be shared soon.
Participants are responsible for all their own travel arrangements, including securing any visas necessary to enter Italy. Should you require a visa letter to support an Italian Visa application, please contact Morgan at email@example.com who will be able to assist you with that.
IMPORTANT: Neither Do Not Disturb nor its agents shall be required to assist the participant to obtain any documents necessary for entry into Italy, including visa and visa letters. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to check if they can be granted a visa by the relevant authorities; to check that they allow sufficient lead-time to receive the visa; and to check that their passport has sufficient validity time and enough stamp-free pages to receive the visa.
We recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. You should check any exclusion and that your policy covers you for all the activities you want to undertake in Italy.
9. At The Show
WHAT TO WEAR
Italy in November can be cool with a little rain, although often sunny days, evenings can be cooler dropping as low as 5°C this autumnal season.
All participants are encouraged to dress in Business Casual. There will be daily excursions and a few outdoor activities where leisure wear may be more comfortable.
It wouldn’t be a This is Beyond event without at least one über glamorous party, so be sure to pack an outfit for our Dress to Impress evening. For inspiration think Venice Film Festival or James Bond!
P.S – Be sure to pack your favourite pair of slippers too!
WiFi will be provided free of charge throughout the venue.
No smoking is permitted inside at Borgo Egnazia. Please exit the building to smoke.
- All valuable documents and personal items should be left in the safe of your hotel room from check-in. It is your responsibility to make sure that your valuables are safe at all times for the duration of your stay at Borgo Egnazia. Do Not Disturb accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal belongings
1. Meet The Team
Director & Co-founder
Head of Marketing
Head of Sales and Partnerships
Sales Support Manager
Head of Buyer Programme
Senior Buyer Programme Executive
Buyer Programme Coordinator