Hotel chains, destinations, representation companies, venues and DMCs are amongst a wide range of organisations that have committed to bringing Hosted Buyers to the inaugural Meetings Show UK in July, 2013.
HelmsBriscoe, Executive Director, Europe, Carole McKellar: “HelmsBriscoe is 100% behind this initiative and are delighted to be bringing a group of high quality senior event professionals to Olympia.”
The Hosted Buyer Programme will gather together 1,500+ qualified buyers to attend more than 13,500 pre-scheduled meetings with a host of suppliers from across the UK and around the world.
Applications to attend The Meetings Show UK as a Hosted Buyer will be available via www.meetingsshow.com
Leading organisations committed to bringing high quality, qualified buyers to The Meetings Show UK include:
- Hotel chains and venues such as Guoman Thistle, H10 Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Puma Hotels, EC&O Venues
- Destinations, DMCs and their UK representatives including London & Partners, Destinations Unlimited, Mags Worldwide, Om DMC, Moulden Marketing
- International meetings industry press such as Meetings International and ITCM
- These are supported by a select group of professional qualifiers, associations and co-ordinators that include high profile organisations and individuals such as HelmsBriscoe, Azimuth, Jonathan Gomez, Watterston Associates, Team Vazquez International, Saleslink Marketing, HNS Conseil, Venue Guru International, BSI – Capita, Vine Tree Connections and EFAPCO.
These organisations will generate Hosted Buyer attendance from throughout the UK as well as France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Poland and other European countries.
The buyers will include substantial numbers from a wide range of corporate sectors, PCOs, full service agencies, incentive travel houses and international and national associations. All achieved through the dedicated focus of specialist recruitment companies working specifically in these sectors.
The Hosted Buyer Programme investment of nearly £1 million, includes the appointment of Reftech, who are providing the specialist Hosted Buyer appointment and registration system; BSI-Capita providing Travel Management Services and the DMC provider to be announced in the near future. Host hotels for the buyers include:
• Millennium Gloucester Hotel
• Millennium Baileys Hotel
• Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel
• Copthorne Tara Hotel
• Millennium & Copthorne Chelsea Hotels
• Novotel London West
• London Marriott Kensington Hotel
• London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch
• London Marriott Hotel County Hall
• JW Marriott Grosvenor House
• London Marriott Hotel Regents Park
• Marriott London Maida Vale
• Thistle Marble Arch
• The Cumberland Hotel
• The Grosvenor Hotel
• H10 London Waterloo
The Meetings Show UK, Event Director, Steve Knight: “The names already associated with our Hosted Buyer Programme include some of the best known and most highly respected individuals in the industry. Qualified buyers will benefit from a personalised and funded travel experience; complimentary bed and breakfast at a 4/5*hotel; transportation to Olympia from host hotels and networking venues; a choice of Hosted Buyer lounges complete with business centre and Wi-Fi; the freedom to choose meetings with the exhibitors who are right for their business as well as a range of high quality networking events and education sessions.”
HelmsBriscoe, Executive Director, Europe, Carole McKellar: “A well-positioned exhibition offers a cost-effective opportunity to meet face to face with business partners and suppliers. When it comes with a well-planned and resourced Hosted Buyer Programme, such as the one offered by The Meetings Show UK, it becomes the perfect location for identifying the best solutions for our clients in a professional business environment. HelmsBriscoe is 100% behind this initiative and are delighted to be bringing a group of high quality senior event professionals to Olympia. We anticipate a highly successful event.”
Destinations Unlimited, Director, Nikki Mitchell: “As representatives for more than 40 DMC’s around the world it is vital we use our time effectively and efficiently, meeting the individuals and organisations that are most likely to use our DMC partners. The Meetings Show’s Hosted Buyer Programme will ensure both the quantity and quality of buyers at the event in July 2013 and we look forward to the networking, new business and education opportunities that The Meetings Show UK will offer. ”
Paul Hussey, Strategic Business Development Manager for Capita Business Travel, comments: “We are delighted to be the chosen agency for The Meetings Show UK. As one of the first points of contact for Hosted Buyers, we have a great opportunity to give them the very best first impressions of this new event. Our depth and breadth of experience in group travel means that they will benefit from service flexibility, quality, and the security that comes with knowing they are in safe hands.”
The Meetings Show UK’s inaugural event will take place during week commencing 8th July, 2013 at Olympia, London.