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The Meetings Show is on

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From today, 19 October, The Meetings Show is going on virtual for three days until October 21. The show has been rescheduled due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, to enable business meetings and events professionals to stay connected and informed, wherever they are in the world.

As with previous shows, thousands of pre-qualified buyers are able to hold valuable meetings with exhibitors, attend education sessions and network with their peers, but this time through a leading virtual event platform.

Hundreds of exhibitors from around the world – including hotels, venues, destinations management companies and technology suppliers – are present.

The industry’s growing reliance on event technology is also demonstrated through the growth in the number of technology suppliers at the show. Shocklogic, Cvent, Slido and CrowdComms are among those who are demonstrating how their innovative solutions can aid events.

Buyers this year represent the likes of Amazon, AstraZeneca, BCD, EY, George P Johnson, Helms Briscoe, MCI, Lexus, Natwest, Sony, Unilever and Visa, who manage appointments through the platform.

The show’s programme, with sessions offered live and on demand, features many hours of content. Headlining the programme is Fyre Festival’s Andy King. The events professional, known for his ‘above and beyond the job’ attitude, will lead a keynote session on Wednesday 21 October.

Other speakers cover a range of pertinent themes over the three days, such as sustainability and creative thinking and provide insight on future trends, effective use of technology, measuring ROI and future event design.

In between the meetings, networking and education sessions, visitors will be entertained by the show’s new TMS TV, which for the first time will be broadcasting throughout the three days.

The Meetings Show is running virtually from 19-21 October. Visitors can join in the conversation and find out who else is attending by using the hashtag #MeetYouAtTheShow.

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