Sicily Convention Bureau

Sicily Convention Bureau

Sicily Convention Bureau is the best starting point for anyone wanting to organise an event in Sicily. Collaborating with SCB means having immediate and transparent access to all the island’s novelties, the new openings, the hidden corners and the best offers. Its services are free for agencies and their clients. What you have to know about Sicily is that: safety, accessibility, efficiency, great value for money is what Sicily is able to offer. As Convention Bureau, we assist you during all phases of the organizing process and we offer a wide range of means and services: from the suggestion on the best hotels and venues for the event or social programmes to support for site inspection visits.

Why fly a long way when you have a corner of paradise just a two-hour flight from home? 4 international airports, connecting Sicily to all over the world, and more than 50 linked countries, make it easy to come to the country. A multipurpose congress centre with a plenary room with 1200 seats and over 100 hotels with meeting facilities that can host from 200 up to 900 delegates provide the right solution for everyone.

A professional supply chain on site makes the organisation of your events quite easy. Let us introduce you to our network of over 120 qualified partners.  

Sicily for events offers a deep CSR program. In detail, Sicily offers design of events, conventions and social team building, marketing consultancy and corporate social communication campaigns, cause related marketing actions, payroll giving, corporate volunteering, business foundations creation . Moreover, training for institutions and associations concerning fundraising for companies, service clubs and individuals; strategic and operational planning in the field of fundraising.

Why choose us

  • Timely, efficient and customized support to find the best venues and services for your event in Sicily.
  • Privileged contact to get in touch and deal with local institutions
  • Up-to-date source of information and material on Sicily, its destinations and its tourist themes, from Food & Wine to Golf, from Wedding to Culture and movie-tourism.
  • Widespread assistance in the organization of site inspections in the Sicilian territory.
  • Full support in the bid book implementation for events in Sicily.

201

Meeting Hotels

32

Congress and Conference Centres

5

Fair grounds

423

Historical Dwellings

Territory

The Island was used in the past by Greeks, Romans, Normans and Spaniards as a location for events, and traces of a timeless history and culture are present everywhere; in the 7 UNESCO sites, in the monuments, in the architecture of its towns and villages, even in the countryside, in the style of life, in the flavors of its cuisine and wines. In this island of contrasts, there is time to rest without depriving oneself of moments of conviviality or frenetic activity.

Congress Center & Venues

Le Ciminiere

Palazzo dei Congressi Taormina

Incentive Activities

Volcano Excursions Jeep 4x4 and helicopter

Exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage Mt Etna by 4-wheel drive: a unique experience where experienced and passionate guides will take participants off-road to show them life in Sicily under the smoking volcano Mt. Etna. Cable cars can bring participants up to to 2600 meters or they can walk around the south east creaters of Europe’s highest active volcano. The team can be surprised by a helicopter ride around the snowy top, with a height of more than 3300 meters. Sailing or helicopter riding to the Aeolian Islands to visit Stomboli, the only volcano in Europe with permanently eruptive activity. The team can climb the volcano at night and see the fire coming out of its crater: an unforgettable experience.

Cooking Courses and Wine Tasting

Sicilian cooking tradition is a must for those who love special food. Cooking classes will teach the team traditional recipes that have been passed on from mother to daughter for generations. The team will learn to prepare from different antipasti to pasta alla Norma, cassata and cannoli, and other dishes in a restaurant or a traditional Sicilian farmhouse kitchen. Food is more delicious if tasted with a good wine. Visits in wineries and wine cellars will allow participants to learn about the wine making process, taste a variety of DOC, table and dessert wines, regional liqueurs and other local produce in the winery’s old cellars.

Sailing Regatta

Cruise to discover Sicily and its characteristics bays, the Aeolian Islands, Taormina Bay, I Faraglioni, Syracuse and other breathtaking scenery. Choose from a rich fleet among different boat types. Days can be spent relaxing on board or by the Mediterranean Sea. Additionally, the team can be entertained by several island activities, including water sports, quad and Vespa rides, or bathing in hot mineral springs.

River Canyoning

Alcantara Valley offers a unique adventurous experience with its exciting mixture of mountaineering, trekking and swimming through the inside of a wild gorge. Canyoning down the river, sliding down small waterfalls, across river pools and through the rocks of the gorge will excite the participants of the incentive programme.

Grape and Olive

Picking a day in the countryside picking olives, grapes or lemons, relax and take the own freshly produced oil, wine or limoncello (lemon liqueur) to bring back home as a gift. October is the ideal time for the grapes, while the best time for Olive picking is November.

Accessibility

Main Airports

Catania – Bellini
www.aeroporto.net/catania

Palermo – Punta Raisi
www.gesap.it

Trapani -Vincenzo Florio
www.airgest.it

Comiso – Vincenzo Magliocco/Pio La Torre
www.aeroportodicomiso.eu

Where we are

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You can rely on:

Daniela Marino
Director of Operations
Tel. +39 348 3661577

Gabriella Minissale
Project & Bids
Tel. +39 329 8628681

Alessia Di Raimondo
Marketing & Communication
Tel. +39 389 6043846

Contact Sicily Convention Bureau