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2022

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NOVEMBER 2023 - BORGO EGNAZIA, ITALY

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The Guide

WELCOME

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, we’ve prepared this guide with all the information you’ll need to meet us in Puglia this month!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us directly.

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Do Not Disturb 2022

14 – 18 November

Borgo Egnazia

NowDownload your appointment diary, and get ready to meet the best in private travel. Remember to pack active wear for activities, comfortable walking shoes, and an uber-glam outfit for closing night.
14 - 18 NovemberDo Not Disturb 2022

AGENDA

14 NovemberArrivals, Welcome Cocktails & Opening Dinner
From 18:00 - Welcome Drinks & Opening Dinner
15 NovemberFrom 06:30 - Coffee
From 07:00 - Morning Activities: yoga, cycle, hike/walk, padel
From 07:00 - Breakfast
09:00 - Appointments
10:00 - Coffee Break
10:20 - Appointments
11:30 - Lunch Excursion
15:30 - Appointments
16:30 - Coffee Break
16:50 - Appointments
19:00 - Dinner
16 NovemberFrom 06:30 - Coffee
From 07:00 - Morning Activities: yoga, cycle, hike/walk, padel
From 07:00 - Breakfast
09:00 - Appointments
10:00 - Coffee Break
10:20 - Appointments
11:30 - Lunch Excursion
15:30 - Appointments
16:30 - Coffee Break
16:50 - Appointments
19:00 - Dinner
17 NovemberFrom 06:30 - Coffee
ThursdayFrom 07:00 - Morning Activities: yoga, cycle, hike/walk, padel
From 07:00 - Breakfast
09:00 - Appointments
10:00 - Coffee Break
10:20 - Appointments
11:30 - Lunch Excursion
15:30 - Appointments
16:30 - Coffee Break
16:50 - Appointments
20:00 - Dinner & Closing Party
18 NovemberFrom 06:00 - Check-out & Departures
FridayFrom 07:00 - Breakfast

MEETINGS

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:

MISSED MEETINGS

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 donotdisturb@thisisbeyond.com.

VENUE

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.

FULL ADDRESS

Borgo Egnazia

Strada Comunale Egnazia

Savelletri di Fasano

Puglia, Italy 72015

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TRAVEL

AIRPORTS

Bari (tel. 080.5835204) 55km distance, about 45 min by car.

Brindisi (tel. 0831.411711) 50km distance, about 30 min by car.

 

BY TRAIN

The nearest railway station is at Fasano, about 5km away from Borgo Egnazia on the route Lecce-Bari-Roma-Bologna.

 

BY CAR

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. If you have not yet done so, please contact Eliza Bailey.

VISA

Participants are responsible for all their own travel arrangements, including securing any visas necessary to enter Italy.

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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

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.

ACCOMMODATION

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.

 

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.

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VISA

Participants are responsible for all their own travel arrangements, including securing any visas necessary to enter Italy.

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.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

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.

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 off-site lunch excursions where you will need comfortable flat shoes (In true This is Beyond style these will remain a surprise).

There will also be daily Morning Activities including Yoga, Cycle, Hike and Padel, so please bring active wear if you plan to participate in these.

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 James Bond!

P.S – Be sure to pack your favourite pair of slippers too!

 

WIFI

WiFi will be provided free of charge throughout the venue.

 

SMOKING

No smoking is permitted inside at Borgo Egnazia. Please exit the building to smoke.

 

PLEASE NOTE

  • 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

MEET THE ONSITE TEAM

SERGE DIVE
CEO & Co-founder

RYAN WALLACE
Director & Co-founder
ryan@thisisbeyond.com

ELIZA BAILEY
Press Manager
eliza@baileyconcept.com

DIANNE BUSSELL
Head of Marketing
dianne@thisisbeyond.com

KATHY BRÜGGEMANN
Head of Sales and Partnerships
kathy@thisisbeyond.com

ROBIN HENDRICKSE
Senior Sales Executive
robin@thisisbeyond.com

DEBRAH ROSENBERG
Sales Support Manager
debrah@thisisbeyond.com

REBECCA BARR
Head of Buyer Programme
rebecca@thisisbeyond.com

JOCELYN O’KEEFE
Buyer Programme Coordinator
jocelyn@thisisbeyond.com

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