This a term to used to help 'kick start' a conference or meeting where delegates and staff are not familiar with all those attending.
The uneasy start to the day can be avoided by games and /or exercises and are designed to create a feeling of unity rather than embarrassment which should be avoided at all costs. A successful ice breaker will engage the audience quickly and create the foundation of a focused group of individuals.
"I am writing to thank you and the team for making our team building event a sucess. Your instructors were fun and knowledgeable and the activities suited our needs and got everyone involved. It was a throughly enjoyable afternoon for all involved and a great icebreaker for a relatively new team. I would have no hesitation in recommending ACF to other company's and colleagues." BAE Systems