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The Meetings Show – bigger than ever

The Meetings Show will host more than 650 meetings industry exhibitors from around the world from 14-16 June, 2016, making it the largest show of its type in the UK. For many of the exhibitors The Meetings Show is their only face to face marketing platform in the UK, making it a unique opportunity for buyers to gather, learn and source new suppliers for events including conferences, meetings and incentives.

From Austria to Australia, London to Las Vegas and Sweden to South Africa, there are more exhibitors at The Meetings Show than ever before. Plus, with more than 60 exhibiting for the first time, there is something new for everyone to see when they arrive at Olympia.

“This is without doubt our biggest and most exciting show to date,” comments Event Director, Steve Knight. “Exhibitors from across the UK and around the world have made The Meetings Show their number one choice of exhibition in the UK and I am particularly pleased to see so many hotel groups taking part this year. Our exhibitors recognise that the hosted buyer programme delivers the best value and this year’s show is ideally placed to demonstrate that fact once again.”

New Exhibitors for 2016 include: • UK and international destinations such as: Argentina National Institute of Tourism Promotion, Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Croatian National Tourist Board, Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greek National Tourism Organisation, Hamburg Convention Bureau, Hampshire Conference Bureau, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Sheffield, Singapore Tourism Board, South African National Convention Bureau, Southport Conferences and Tourism Australia.

• Hotels and hotel chains including: Arcotel Hotels, Arora Group of Hotels, Dorint Hotels, Exclusive Hotels & Venues, Grand Hotel Plaza Rome, Grand Resort Lagonissi, Hallmark Hotels, Hotel Cascais Miragem, Hotel Football, Hotel Republic, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Intercontinental Hotels Group – Portugal, Jurys Inn, Kempinski Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Melia Hotels International, Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, Morgans Hotel Group, NAU Hotels, Oatlands Park Hotel, Real Hotels Group and Warwick Hotels.

• Venues from around the world: 99 City Road Conference Centre, CEME Conference Centre, Heythrop Park, ITA Venues, Lee Valley VeloPark, Leicester Racecourse, Manchester Conference Centre & Pendulum Hotel, Mercedes-Benz World, MSE Meeting and Training Centre, National Conference Centre, Portugal United, Prague Congress Centre, Searcys Collection of Venues, Tempodrom Berlin, The Crystal, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Venue Cymru and Wyboston Lakes.

• A range of DMCs, representation companies and technology experts: Azimuth Represents, B-Com Event Technologies, Cititravel DMC, Dataflow Events, DMC Advantage, Euromic, Eventbrite, fielddrive, GTAssociates, Guidebook, HireTablets, Konduko SA, Mars Drinks, Nimlok – Conference Expo and Royal Caribbean International

They join returning exhibitors who have increased their stand size such as: AccorHotels Global Sales, Atout France – French Convention Bureau, Austria National Tourist Office, Balearic Islands, Barbican, Barcelo Hotels and Resorts, Barcelona Convention Bureau, Business Events Denmark, Carlson Rezidor, Conventions Malta, Destination Bristol, Dubai Business Events, etouches, Hilton Worldwide, imago, Korea MICE Bureau, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, London & Partners, Manchester Central, MM and Company, Morocco, Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions, Ritz Carlton Hotels, SANA HOTELS, Shocklogic,, Slovak Convention Bureau, South Bank Venues & Bankside Venues, Steigenberger Hotel Group, The Westminster Collection, Visit Belfast, VisitScotland, VisitYork4Meetings and Wedgewood DMC Group.

Knight concludes: “As the UK’s premier show dedicated to meetings, conferences and incentives, The Meetings Show offers unmissable opportunities and we look forward to welcoming a wide variety of event buyers including associations, corporates, agencies, NGOs and charities.”

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 14-16 June 2016 at Olympia, London. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education.


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