The hosted buyer diary for The Meetings Show is live, allowing buyers to schedule appointments with exhibitors of their choice.
The hosted buyer programme, which is the cornerstone of the event, allows buyers to choose appointments with exhibitors that are of genuine interest to their business. The opening of the online diary marks a significant moment in the event’s progress as buyers start to network, plan time together and prepare for the show in July.
“Last year’s event saw more than 10,000 face to face meetings between exhibitors and buyers – this year we are expecting this to be significantly higher as visitors and exhibitors gather to generate business and deliver opportunities for all involved,” comments The Meetings Show’s Event Director, Steve Knight. “The opening of the hosted buyer diary is a really exciting moment in the life-cycle of our event, and we are already seeing significant activity particularly amongst UK buyers. It provides buyers and exhibitors with their initial means of contact and really allows them to start building relationships in the run up to the show. Our focus is to create a community and environment where attendees can get the most out of their time, whether it be developing relationships with potential business partners or learning from the highest quality educators, the diary is an integral part of that process.”
Qualified hosted buyers are in charge of their itineraries and make their own appointments, giving them the freedom to choose meetings with the exhibitors who are right for their business; they receive complimentary travel and accommodation as well as transportation to Olympia from host hotels and networking venues; a choice of hosted buyer lounges; and a range of high quality networking events and education sessions. A specially created, flexible option also exists for individuals who live or work within commuting distance of The Meetings Show but wish to receive the on-site benefits
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, taking place 7-9 July 2015 at Olympia, London. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education.