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GIBTM Gears Up for a Successful Show

The Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM) gets underway on 26th March and delegate numbers are up from last year. GIBTM will have more than 2,500 attendees and 308 exhibitors from 34 countries. There is also an increase in visitor pre-registration from last year.

The largest gathering of meetings industry professionals in the Middle East, which takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from March 26-28th 2012, will launch several new features at the show, including the Technology Zone, event mobile app and the first-ever Arabic educational session.

Lois Hall, REED Travel Exhibitions Manager GIBTM commented; “As the only exhibition in the region which solely focuses on the meetings, incentive, events and business travel industry, we welcome the increased number of visitors from the region and are looking forward to a fantastic show. This year, we are introducing a wide variety of new features that will allow attendees to build on their business skills, deepen their understanding of the industry through educational sessions and meet and network with potential clients. With so much to offer, GIBTM is the must-attend meetings industry event of the year.”

GIBTM’s Hosted Buyer programme brings together purchasers and decision makers from around the world to the event to facilitate business opportunities and networking. This year while the majority of Hosted Buyers hail from the Middle East, a significant proportion will be visiting from Europe, Russia and Asia Pacific.

Attendees will be able to attend a full programme of educational sessions. Highlights of this year's programme includes the first ever Arabic session to be delivered by Ali Al Saloom of Ask-Ali.com on Tuesday 27 March, daily sessions with business travel association ACTE, and industry insights with ICCA and MPI.