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Record-breaking M&IT Agency Challenge ends on a high

The 2019 M&IT Agency Challenge at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, finished with record-breaking success as suppliers presented 40 presentations across two days, leading to more than 500 one-to-one appointments.

Between sets of around seven presentations, participants had the chance to get creative in the video challenge, put their brains to use in the “Great Escape” challenge and get physical in the scavenger hunt.

“I’ve never been to a forum that has been this interactive, where there have been presentations, team building and networking,” said Lorna Toher from Visit Ireland.

“It’s definitely great for relationship building, it’s more about that than anything else.”

The M&IT Agency Challenge, which is now in its fifth year, finished on a high on the evening of Thursday 18 July, with the gala dinner held at the Clubhouse venue at the top of the on-site golf course.

Dressed to impress, 160 agency challenge participants were transported up to the Clubhouse and greeted with a raspberry cocktail and unobstructed view across the Celtic Manor Resort, over the River Severn and across to England.

The evening kicked off with a viewing of three of the nine videos made by the teams throughout the challenge. Given the teams had less than an hour to make them, with limited resources, the videos were impressive and demonstrated how essential teamwork is.

Between the three courses, the other videos were show and the London-based party band, Super Tenants meandered between tables playing acoustic versions of hit songs, including Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus which got everyone on their feet.

After dinner, a disco with a live singer, band and DJ ensued in the marque and terrace spaces at the Clubhouse. There was also an opportunity for teams to have their photos taken together, which produced some imaginative poses.

The gala dinner was rounded off with a fine selection of Welsh Cheese for those who had worked up an appetite from busting a groove on the dancefloor.

Details of next year’s M&IT Agency Challenge will be available soon. In the meantime, find out more about the other challenges hosted by M&IT including the Corporate Challenge and Association Challenge, here.