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8-10 December 2020
IBTM World Virtual 2020
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EIBTM Hosted Buyer Programme On Target For Record Breaking Business
With a 4% increase in accepted applications (10 weeks from show), EIBTM is set for it’s best year of business. EIBTM expects to see over 3,800 Hosted Buyers attend the show this year, with research showing that 47% of Hosted Buyers attending EIBTM 2010 had annual meetings budgets of over $1m.

EIBTM has also seen a 48% increase in accepted buyers from the UK compared to this time last year. Key countries including Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Russia have seen a significant increase in accepted Hosted Buyer applications and as a result EIBTM, a Reed Travel Exhibitions Event, has been working closely with Barcelona Convention Bureau, Ultramar Event Management and BCD Meetings & Incentives to ensure that each Hosted Buyer accepted is guaranteed complementary flights and 4/5 star accommodation.

Reed Travel Exhibitions have now also appointed a team in the US to provide additional support and assist with qualification and management of Hosted Buyers travelling from America. Benefits for Hosted Buyers at EIBTM include complimentary flights and accommodation, transfers and a personal diary of pre–scheduled appointments. In addition to these, buyers will also benefit from invites to numerous networking functions, dedicated Hosted Buyer lounges, the chance to meet a broad range of international exhibitors and dedicated education.

In order to meet the growing demand for business meetings at EIBTM, an additional appointment per day will also be arranged for each accepted Buyer. As a result, EIBTM is expected to generate over 60,000 one-to-one appointments.

June Clark, Reed Travel Exhibitions EIBTM Hosted Buyer Programme Manager commented: “What makes our Hosted Buyer programme so invaluable to those attending it that unlike other Hosted Buyer programmes, ours is ‘100% buyer driven’. All Hosted Buyers attending as individuals or as part of a group decide which exhibitors they would like to see before the show. EIBTM then matches these appointment and provides each buyer with an individual diary of pre-selected appointments."

Registration is now open for those wishing to apply for Hosted Buyer status at www.eibtm.com/hbreg