“Customised meeting space”. ibtm arabia has unveiled the design impression of its exhibitor “meeting pods” for the transformation of the region’s MICE event, previously known as GIBTM, which takes place for the first time at The St. Regis Hotel Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi from 10-12 February 2015. “Our innovative design gives both exhibitors and Hosted Buyers the exclusive environment they need to undertake business meetings which is the focus of ibtm arabia 2015. The all-inclusive solution is a design that allows for the customisation of an exhibitor’s corporate branding, all done in advance of their arrival onsite. One price, no hassle and exhibitors arrive fresh for the commencement of their busy schedule which will include some 30 appointments over the course of the event”, said Lois Wilcox, Exhibition Manager, ibtm arabia.
ibtm arabia expects to mutually match over 6,000 pre-scheduled appointments between exhibitors and Hosted Buyers on a 1-1 ratio that includes both regional and international buyers and suppliers. The new meeting pod package provides an all-inclusive solution with no additional stand costs, freight or build up costs. Furthermore, the price also includes access to 9 networking opportunities, a diary of up to 30 mutually matched appointments, entrance to the ibtm arabia Knowledge Forum, part of the ‘Discover Day’, and catering throughout the entire event.
“The new concept is a result of feedback received from key industry stakeholders including those from the private and public sectors, as well as other professional MICE organisations, highlighting the need to focus on time and resources purely on business meetings, knowledge and networking”, added Wilcox.