Who will I meet?

  • Who will you meet?

    ibtm world attracts industry professionals to Barcelona every year consisting of Exhibitors, Hosted Buyers and Trade Visitors. By attending ibtm world, participants gain immediate competitive advantage for their business and keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the meetings industry.

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  • Meet top level buyers

    Hosted Buyers are senior decision makers with top level purchasing responsibility that qualify to benefit from the full VIP package including having their flights and accommodation paid for by ibtm world. All of these individuals have to meet a strict qualifying criteria such as purchasing power, annual budget, number of events held annually and business conducted internationally before they are qualified to take part in the programme.

    Hosted Buyers commit to attend pre-scheduled appointments with exhibitors of their choice through a buyer driven matching system.


  • Buyer types

    Geographical areas of origin 

  • Hosted Buyer and trade visitors represent:

    • Business travel management companies
    • Corporate organisations
    • Destination management companies
    • Event management companies
    • Incentive agencies
    • Independent meeting planners
    • International associations & societies
    • Live events & experiential agencies
    • Not for profit and government organisations
    • Professional conference organisers

    Geographical areas of interest

  • Trade visitors

    Visitors to ibtm world are decision makers responsible for organising meetings, conferences, events and incentive trips and business travel. They include: Agencies, Associations, Corporations, Professional Conference Organisers (PCO’s). Meetings industry professionals visit ibtm world to experience the latest products, services, destinations and trends.

    Trade visitors including members of the International Press attend ibtm world from all around the globe!

  • Need more information?

    Get in touch with our dedicated ibtm world team who are on hand to answer any questions you may have about our event.

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    What is a Hosted Buyer?

    Find out more about what makes Hosted Buyers different from other attendees, and what additional benefits they get

    What is a Hosted Buyer?

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