New partnerships will deliver first class hosted buyer experience.
The Meetings Show UK has announced it is to work with SPECTRA and Capita Travel and Events to deliver its £1 million Hosted Buyer Programme when the inaugural show takes place at Olympia in July.
As well as delivering travel management and destination management services, both organisations have committed to bringing a substantial number of Hosted Buyers to The Meetings Show UK, which will gather together 1,500+ qualified buyers to attend more than 13,500 pre-scheduled meetings.
The Meetings Show UK Event Director, Steve Knight: “To deliver the perfect Hosted Buyer experience we need to work with dedicated professional experts, who understand that each Hosted Buyer is an individual with their own needs and requirements. As our DMC and TMC providers, SPECTRA and Capita Travel and Events are integral to ensuring our Hosted Buyers receive a five star service. Both companies have highly respected reputations and we look forward to the benefits their logistical genius will bring to the show.”
SPECTRA has been chosen as the event’s DMC and will use its extensive knowledge to provide a range of high quality networking and hosted buyer events as well as ongoing logistical support throughout the week of the show . The company has an impressive track record in organising prestigious incentive programmes, executive meetings, conferences and events for all sectors of the corporate travel and meetings industry.
Capita Travel and Events will be responsible for managing travel and accommodation arrangements for the Hosted Buyer Programme. The partnership ensures a seamless travel experience as Capita Travel and Events takes on the responsibility for each buyer’s journey from the moment they register to attend.
Paul Miller, Managing Director, SPECTRA, comments: “We are excited to be involved with an event that has generated such interest and will not shy away from the high expectations all delegates and exhibitors will demand of the show. Being involved in new ventures is something SPECTRA is used to, leading the way in creating bespoke events and being the first to introduce new venues and activities to the MICE sector. We look forward to working with the organisers of the show and to joining their team of like minded professionals.”
Paul Hussey, Strategic Business Development Manager for Capita Travel and Events, comments: “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 8 July, 2013 with the primary show dates being 9-11 July at Olympia, London. The 5,000 visitors to the show will include 1,500+ hosted buyers from across the UK and Europe. A full list of exhibitors is available at http://www.themeetingsshow.com/en/visit/exhibitorlist.aspx
Visitor registration and Hosted Buyer applications are available at http://www.themeetingsshow.com