news
Hotel News
World’s tallest hotel opens in Dubai 2024
The Ciel Tower hotel will soar 365 metres into the sky with 82 floors of luxury suites and serviced residences.
Hotels & Resorts
Accor Announces Global Launch of Its All-Inclusive Collection
Accelerating its expansion in the fast-growing market with a unique platform of multi-branded luxury and premium offers.
Hotel news
Ambitious Plans for Spectacular Scandic Holmenkollen Park
Modernised hotel reopens with 376 rooms and room for 1,200 conference visitors.
Changing of the guard
Peter King
to depart after 11 successful years.
hotel news
Hotel Sustainability Basics Launched at Leading Industry Summit in Manila
Set to drive responsible travel and tourism and to help every hotel address and improve their environmental impact.
hotell news
Scandic to Open Third Hotel in Tromsø
New hotel planned for 2025, with 305 rooms on 12 floors in the new Vervet area.

Global Business Travel’s Landmark Sustainability Study Reveals
What It Will Take to Get to a Greener Future.
Covid-19-Award
Double gold for Austria Center Vienna
at German Stevie Awards
The man, the myth, the legend
Patrick Delaney Honoured With Hall of Fame Award
Travel trade veteran receives 2022 Hall of Fame award at annual AIPCO conference.
hotelnews
Scandic Kiruna
first commercial enterprise to open in new city center.
RSS
rss_icon
Links
Analysis shows 78% of The Meetings Show’s Hosted Buyers will place business
Analysis conducted by The Meetings Show into its hosted buyer programme has shown that both hosted buyers and exhibitors see real value in its offering.

This year, The Meetings Show attracted 721 hosted buyers – a 67% increase on 2013 - from 35 countries, with 80% of hosted buyers attended for two or more days. Hosted buyers made more than 10,000 pre-scheduled appointments with many more arranging additional meetings onsite.

As a result of their attendance at The Meetings Show, 78% of hosted buyers said they were planning on placing business with exhibitors they met.

Hosted buyers came from internationally recognised organisations such as Boots, BP, Sony, Unilever, Dell, Cisco, Nationwide and American Express as well as renowned agencies such as Zibrant, Banks Sadler, drp Group, MCI and Concerto.

Gerald Hampel, Senior Venue Finder at Yellow Meeting in Paris, commented: “I fundamentally believe in the event’s format, particularly the hosted buyer benefits. I appreciate the flexible nature of the event as it allows time to discover new suppliers and gain inspiration from the education programme.”

Stephane Schlecht, Congress Travel and Event Manager at Sanofi Pasteur MSD, added: “This event is ideal. It is comfortable and offers a great way to get close to the exhibitors. The logistics were well organised and in particular the lounges and onsite facilities have been superb – far better than any other show I have visited.”

“I’m a first time hosted buyer and I’ve been made to feel like a real VIP,” commended Deb Jowett of Outsourced Events. “The lounges are fabulous and I’ve been gathering information about new and existing suppliers to feed back to the team. The central location has made it very easy for me, and having so many contacts under one roof has been a very effective use of my time.”

Event Director of The Meetings Show Steve Knight commented: “The hosted buyer programme has grown significantly and shows true value to both hosted buyers and exhibitors. The aim of The Meetings Show has always been to provide meeting industry professionals with the opportunity to build new connections and do business. Our analysis shows that as a direct result of attendance, buyers, of which more than 50% are from the UK, are placing business with exhibitors. Our plan is to expand the hosted buyer programme in 2015 so even more people can take advantage of the benefits it offers.”

Organised by Centaur Exhibitions, The Meetings Show is a major event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, taking place 7-9 July 2015 at Olympia, London. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education.