The Meetings Show has opened applications for its hosted buyer programme. The show will take place from June 13th to 15th at Olympia, London and is now in its fifth edition. Buyers wishing to be part of the programme should check qualification criteria before completing their application.
Following a successful show in 2016, where UK hosted buyer numbers increased by 11% as part of an overall 2% increase, 2017 will again deliver a programme designed to allow qualified buyers to conduct business, network, and learn in a format designed to fit around their personal schedule. The Meetings Show offers buyers a chance to expand their industry knowledge and contacts through pre-scheduled meetings with a growing exhibitor list, gain access to exclusive networking events as well as learning and development opportunities from the education programme.
“With nearly 10% of our exhibitors new for 2017, our well established offering is the ideal opportunity for meetings professionals to gain inspiration and ideas,” comments Steve Knight, Event Director of The Meetings Show. “Whether you are a buyer from the corporate, agency, association, government or not-for-profit sectors, our wide range of suppliers and partners, along with a focused education programme makes The Meetings Show a must-attend event.”
Individuals choosing fully hosted buyer status will benefit from two days at the show, complimentary travel and accommodation for up to two nights. Buyers based in Greater London or the South East, as well as those needing to comply with travel policies can participate in the semi-hosted buyer option, which includes just four pre-scheduled appointments per day. All hosted buyers have access to the online diary to organise their time at the show in advance, access to hosted buyer lounges with complimentary refreshments, invitations to exclusive networking functions and the opportunity to apply for post event tours.
Organised by Centaur Live (a division of Centaur Media Plc), The Meetings Show is the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education.