Who can apply?

  • Hosted Buyer programme

    ibtm world is the global market place for the meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel industry, taking place in Barcelona. It offers the perfect platform for anyone involved in delivering meetings and events to discover the best destinations, venues and innovations that the meetings industry has to offer.

    If you’re looking to save time and money by meeting international suppliers from the MICE industry face-to-face, the Hosted Buyer Programme can offer you the ultimate solution to your problems. You will get a personalised diary to meet with leading suppliers from the meetings and events sector of your choice. Your diary will include knowledge sessions and invitation only networking events.

  • Who can apply to be a Hosted Buyer?

    Do you organise conventions, conferences, congresses or meetings? Are you on the hunt for high quality meetings and events suppliers? ibtm world offers you the solution that you are looking for.

    If you are a senior level decision maker and are interested in placing business with leading international suppliers, you may be eligible to attend ibtm world as a Hosted Buyer and receive VIP benefits.

    Hosted Buyers come from a diverse range of sectors such as:

    • Business travel management companies
    • Corporate organisations  
    • Event management companies
    • Incentive agencies
    • International associations & societies
    • Not for profit and government organisations
  • Confirmed Hosted Buyers for ibtm world 2016 include:


    • International Association of Public Transport
    • European Society of Cardiology
    • Society for Mucosal Immunology
    • European Powder Metallurgy Association
    • Association of Corporate Travel Executives
    • American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association
    • European Wound Management Association
    • International Stereoscopic Union
    • Association for Contextual Behavioural Science

    Are you an association buyer?


    • Project Manager - European Design Awards
    • Travel Consultant - BCD
    • Account Director - Grassroots Germany
    • Meeting Planner - American Express GBT M&E
    • Director Global Accounts - Global Cynergies
    • Sales & Marketing Executive - Conference Hotel Group
    • Tours Manager - Zuvar Travel & Tourism
    • Director of Travel & Events - The Aspiration

    Are you an agency buyer?


    • PA - Willis Towers Watson
    • Travel & Meetings Manager - Apple
    • Communication Manager - Elsevier
    • Roadshow & Event Coordinator - Kempen & Co
    • Head of Strategic Marketing - BBB Bank
    • Procurement Specialist - Sharp Healthcare 
    • Manager of P&S Services & Marketing - Peugeot Citroen
    • Advanced Executive Assistant - Ernst & Young

    Are you a corporate buyer?

  • How does it work?

    Step 1 – Apply

    To be considered for the Hosted Buyer Programme, you will need to submit your registration. If you are eligible to take part in this, you will receive an official confirmation email letting you know that you have been accepted.  

    Step 2 - Selection process

    Once you have been accepted, you will need to select the exhibitors you’d like to meet with.

  • Step 3 – Matching process

    The ibtm world team will match your preferences with exhibitors’ preferences to generate your personalised diary.

     View the whole journey

    Step 4 – Self scheduled appointments

    After the matching process has been completed, you will be able to view all of your pre-scheduled appointments. You will then be able to use any remaining slots to schedule your own meetings.

  • Need more information?

    Get in touch with our dedicated Hosted Buyer team who are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

    Hosted Buyer team
    T: +44 (0) 208 439 5304
    E: ibtmworld.hosted@reedexpo.co.uk

    What do you need to do?

    If you have all the information you need about our Hosted Buyer programme and would like to participate, fill out the register your interest form to get started today.

    Register your interest

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