Who will you 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.

  • Hosted Buyers at ibtm world 2016 included:

    Association:

    • International Sport & Cultural Association
    • European Union of Medicine in Assurance and Social Security
    • AACSB International
    • Association of Change Management Professionals

     

     
    Corporate:

    • Barclays
    • adidas AG
    • IBM
    • Banks Sadler
    • Estee Lauder Companies


     

    Agency:

    • 3vents
    • Active International
    • Zibrant
    • Achievement Incentives & Meetings (AIM)
    • Grass Roots Meetings and Events
  • 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

    Type of events/business travel organised:

    Conference/Meetings

    96.60%

    Corporate Hospitality

    34.30%

    Incentive travel

    73.50%

    Conventions/Congress

    56.40%

    Product Launch

    38.60%

    Sporting Events

    27.20%

    Luxury Travel

    40.40%

    Staff Training/Motivation

    37.80%

    Exhibitions

    34.60%

    Business Travel

    50.70%

  • Geographical areas of interest*:

    Area

    No. of Buyers

    Europe

    3,169

    Asia

    1,718

    North America

    1,545

    Latin America

    1,145

    Middle East / North Africa

    1,125

    Africa

    1,501

    Caribbean

    786

    Russia / CIS

    769

    Australasia / Pacific

    712

    *multiple choice

     

    Country of origin - top 10:

    United Kingdom

    12.40%

    Germany

    10.60%

    Russian Federation

    7.90%

    France

    7.10%

    Italy

    5.80%

    United States

    5.70%

    Poland

    5.30%

    Spain

    4.40%

    Netherlands

    3.80%

    Sweden

    2.70%

    Geographical area of origin:

    Europe (Western & Northern)

    36.80%

    Europe (Eastern & Central incl. Russia)

    15.30%

    Europe (Southern & Mediterranean)

    15.20%

    Middle East

    2.30%

    North America

    6.30%

    Latin America

    5%

    Asia

    3.80%

    Africa

    1.30%

    Australasia

    0.20%

    Caribbean

    0.80%

  • 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?

    Would you like to have more information about the show? Get in touch with our dedicated sales team who are on hand to answer any questions you may have about exhibiting at our show.

    Sales Team
    T: +44 (0)208 439 5658 
    E: ibtmworld.sales@reedexpo.co.uk

    Ready to secure your place?

    Have you got all the information you need about exhibiting at the show? If you are ready to take the next step, then submit a stand enquiry form and one of our sales members will be in touch with you soon.

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