ENERGISE.
ELEVATE.
SUCCEED.

Asia Gardens Hotel, Spain | 16 - 19 APRIL, 2018

Welcome to Toshiba Connect 2018!

Toshiba presents the 2018 TOSHIBA CONNECT EUROPE at the Asia Gardens Hotel at the Costa Blanca, Spain! Our conference plans to provide you, our valued business partners, with the perfect opportunity to exchange best practices and experience, and learn about the leading products and solutions in the industry. You can also take advantage of meeting Toshiba executives, brand experts and sales teams as well as our 3rd Party suppliers and Business Partners from all across Europe.

Join us for an energetic event focused on the latest business strategy, industry trends, partner programs, business development opportunities, product development directions and unparalleled networking opportunities to help elevate your business. And last but not least – let’s celebrate the successes of the Together Commerce Alliance community.


Our Conference Hotel

The exclusivity of a 5-star hotel belonging to the group of Leading Hotels of the World, combined with the perfect service, makes the Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa a perfect place to organise an event. The singularity of ist luxurious Asian decoration surrounded by enchanting tropical gardens makes this hotel a dream setting.

The Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa convention centre is a unique facility with 3.500 m² meeting space equipped with technological ceiling, WiFi, audio-visual equipment and 14 meeting-rooms capable of holding the smallest exclusive meeting to the largest international conference. The hotel has 312 select Balinese-style rooms enabling you to relax in a luxurious Asian atmosphere.

  

Additional hotel information can be found unter www.asiagardens.es

Timetable

Monday April 16
14:00 - 19:30
Arrivals / Registration Open
19:30 - 22:00
Welcome Evening
Tuesday April 17
09:00 - 13:00
General Sessions
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:00
Speedy Networking
15:00 - 19:30
Let's get out there - Social Activities
19:30
Free Evening
Wednesday April 18
09:15 - 12:15
General Sessions & Roundtables
12:15 - 13:15
Lunch
13:15 - 16:30
Break Out Sessions
16:30 - 18:00
General Sessions
19:30
Poolside Dinner Party & Open Bar
Thursday April 19
05:00 - 14:00
Departures

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Room Block

TOSHIBA reserved a room block at discounted rates in the Asia Gardens hotel. The daily room rate is 158.00 EUR/night including breakfast/VAT  for a double deluxe room for single use and 178.00 EUR/night for a double deluxe room for two persons. The Asia Gardens hotel may accommodate reservation requests for check in before 16 April and check out beyond 19 April at the Toshiba negotiated room rate based on availability. 

Hotel rooms can be reserved during the enrolment process. Please be aware that the total number of blocked rooms is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please wait for a confirmation by mail for your selected room booking and check your checkin / checkout dates in your confirmation email.

Registration Fee

The regular conference fee is 399,- EUR and provides access to all plenary and elective sessions, meals, refreshments, and conference events. Individual expenses, lodging, and incidental expenses are not included. Register by 18 March to qualify for the discounted rate of 349,- EUR and save 50 EUR.

Bot payments of the accommodation and conference fees will be made directly to the hotel when you check out at the end of the conference.

Travel to and from the Asia Gardens Hotel

Alicante Elche (El Altet) Airport (ALC) has direct flights to most major European cities and is the nearest and most convenient airport to Finestrat.

Event Shuttle busses:
Shuttle busses will be available from the airport for attendees arriving on 16 April between 09:00 and 20:00 (the last one leaves Alicante Airport at 20:00). On 19 April bus shuttles will bring you back to the airport in-between 5:00 and 12:00 (last shuttle will leave the hotel at 12:00).

Other Local Bus Service:
Outside the above time window you can go to Benidorm by using one of the coach services and take a taxi from Benidorm to Finestrat, Asia Gardens Hotel.

https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/airports/alicante-airport-el-altet

Taxi:
The approximate costs from Alicante Airport to Finestrat by Taxi is around 75 - 80 EUR.

Sponsors

Such a conference would never be possible withourt the help of our sponsors. We are deeply grateful for their generosity in providing financial support.


Gold Sponsor:



Silver Sponsor:

   


Interested in sponsoring the event? Please contact MMarquardt@toshibagcs.com

Registration information

Registration Fees

Conference Fee:

399,- EUR Regular Fee incl. local VAT
349,- EUR Early Bird Fee incl. local VAT valid until 18 March

Hotel Accommodation Costs:

Double Deluxe Room for Single Use: 158 EUR/night
Double Deluxe Room (2 persons)    : 178 EUR/night

Arrival & Registration

Delegates to the conference are expected to arrive on Monday, 16 April. The conference will be kicked off at 19:30 with our Welcome Evening.

The registration desk in the entrance area of the hotel will be opened from 14:00 – 19:30 and on 17 April starting from 8:00.

Departure

Hotel rooms must be vacated on the final morning of the conference, Thursday, 19 April by 12:00. It is your responsibility to settle your own hotel expenses when you check out. There will be storage available for your suitcase. If you would like to check out later that 12:00 please contact the registration desk during check-in.

Dress

Business casual is appropriate for the conference.

Language

English is the official language of the Conference.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are refundable in full if cancellation is received in writing by 18 March, 2018. Written cancellations received between 19 March, 2018 and 2 April, 2018, inclusive, will be subject to the payment of 50% of the registration fee. Cancellations after 2 April, 2018, are non-refundable. Substitutions of registrants from the same company are welcomed anytime. All cancellations must be made by e-mail to: mmarquardt@toshibagcs.com

Obtaining a VISA

If it is necessary for you to obtain a visa to attend the conference, please contact Rene Zuleger at rzuleger@toshibagcs.com. He will care about a letter of invitation from Toshiba.

Social Activities on Tuesday Afternoon

During registration you can choose one of the following fun activities as part of the agenda on Tuesday afternoon.

Tour to Altea at the Costa Blanca

Discover the city of Altea, one of the most charming places of the Costa Blanca with plenty of artists, white houses and narrow streets. The name Altea derives from the Moors who conquered that area and named it "Althaya", meaning "health to all people".

Our tour guides will walk with us along Altea's medieval streets, visit the impressive church with its blue and white tiled dome roof and show us the best bay viewpoints.  In the heart of Altea you can find fabulous, family-run little shops selling crafts, jewellery and paintings. Come and explore!!



Winery Visit

Wine is an experience - that's what Enrique Mendoza says on his website. This tour is about visiting his winery that is located round about 30 minutes from the Asia Gardens hotel. We start with a guided tour exploring the experimental pruning field, the final product heated room, the bottling room and finish in the underground cellar with more than 1,400 barrels of American and French oak.

The second part of our visit is a tasting of Enrique's best wines in the beautiful garden.



Hiking around Ifach Rock

The "Peñón de Ifach", symbol of the Costa Blanca, rises in the sea as calcareous rock of about 50,000 m2 at 332 m. It is one of the most visited natural spaces, a meeting point for divers, climbers and hikers. Join us for an approx. 6 kilometers hiking trip with spectacular views. The rock is an excellent watchtower where to contemplate the coast, the Sierra de Bernia, and in a clear day, the island of Ibiza. it is recommended to wear comfortable clothes, and trainers.



Let's play Golf

The Levante Golf Course par 72 is American style with wide fairways and exquisitely shaped greens over 6576 meters long enjoys wonderful views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra de Finestrat.

There are 106 bunkers and 3 lakes that you should try to avoid....  This activity is limited to 24 players in total so do not wait too long and register as quickly as possible.