Business and pleasure are set to collide this summer as a British based destination management company launches its bespoke vineyard networking tours . Held in the world famous wine producing regions of France and Italy, the innovative concept from French Art de Vivre is a revolution for the tourism industry.
Manaf Marouane, CEO at French Art De Vivre explains, “Far too many people shy away from using ‘business’ and ‘pleasure’ in the same sentence. We’re shunning this stigma and replacing it with bespoke vineyard networking tours that blur the line between suits and sommeliers. We’re delighted with the level of interest so far and plan to expand our tours to other professions such as hedge funds and high net worth individuals or consulting firms and big companies in future. ”
Curated for start-ups in the search of investors, the networking tours are designed to help hosts secure funding in an environment that’s stylish and relaxed, yet entirely professional. Whether start-up owners are looking to entice private equity holders, venture capital investors or business angels, the vineyard networking tours are the perfect way to whet the palates of financiers.
Each tour lasts for four days and three nights . Packages include accommodation in a five star hotel, Michelin starred gastronomic meals, luxury chauffeured cars, leisurely tours of the chateaux and estate, private tastings and personal wine workshops. While the concept of wining and dining investors is not new, French Art de Vivre elevates the idea to an entirely different level.
Rather than attempt to sign on investors during a rushed fundraising event, hasty lunch or stiff collared business meeting, French Art de Vivre offers start-ups the opportunity to spend quality time with potential financiers. This eliminates the risk of missing real opportunities due time constraints and allows hosts to build strong relationships, explore project details and ultimately, secure investment.
As well as providing the surrounds for an utterly unique business meeting French Art de Vivre also sources investors from across the globe, with the US, UK, Brazil, Russia, France and China all represented. For start-ups, the tours are a lucrative opportunity to access investors, raise funds, develop an international brand presence, seek advice from industry gurus and develop partnerships with fellow up-and-coming enterprises. For investors, tours afford e xclusive access to promising start-ups, the opportunity to discover the latest concepts and innovations, gain worldwide exposure and create profitable business partnerships. Groups are always kept small, with a maximum of 40 attendees to ensure intimacy and sociability.
Start-ups interested in taking part in a French Art de Vivre vineyard networking tour are invited to send a presentation of their company for review. Applications will then be evaluated to ensure start-ups are matched with the most suitable investors.
The next tour will take place in Bordeaux, 22 – 25 September 2015. It will be followed by tours in Champagne, Burgundy and Tuscany.
To find out more about French Art de Vivre and the vineyard networking tours, go to: http://manafmarouane.gr8.com or visit: http://www.french-artdevivre.com/ for further travel opportunities.