Why become a Hosted Buyer?

  • Why become a Hosted Buyer?

    Apply to attend as a Hosted Buyer to grow your network of reliable and high quality international suppliers. Take full advantage of all of the added benefits included in the Hosted Buyer programme and enjoy exclusive aspects of the show.

  • What are the key benefits?

    Travel and accommodation

    Receive complimentary travel, transfers and 4/5* accommodation. We will take care of this for you to ensure a stress free experience, so you can focus on what is important... making connections and getting the most out of ibtm world.

    Tailored schedule

    You can be semi or fully hosted to suit your business needs. Every buyer will be given a personalised diary which includes a schedule of appointments with exhibitors of your choice, knowledge sessions and networking events to make sure that every minute counts.

    VIP Hosted Buyer lounges

    Benefit from access to one of the two VIP Hosted Buyer lounges located on the show floor. Whilst you're there, enjoy complimentary refreshments and lunch as well as free Wi-Fi. Connect with like-minded colleagues and engage in industry talk.


    Post event tours

    Upon completing your application, you will be given the chance to apply for any of the post event tours. Choose from several destinations offering our buyers this exclusive experience. 2016 included Cannes, London, Geneva, Milan, Noordwijck and Zagreb.

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    Invite only events

    Attend invite only networking events happening across the beautiful host city of Barcelona, creating further opportunities for those all-important face-to-face meetings. Develop new and existing connections in an exclusive environment.



    Knowledge sessions

    Select from a comprehensive programme of knowledge sessions covering valuable industry insights and the latest trends in meetings and events. Learn from experts, share best practice and enhance your professional skills whilst building your network.  


  • Who will you meet?


    Exhibitors at the event cover a diverse range of organisations including:

    • Airlines & cruise line
    • Attractions & entertainment
    • Conferences & meeting venues
    • Event support services
    • Hotels, resorts & spas
    • Incentive destinations
    • Technology providers
    • National tourist organisations
    • Travel Management Companies
    • Convention & Visitor Bureaux

    2016 Exhibitor Directory

    Hosted Buyers

    Hosted Buyers are pre-qualified to ensure you connect with the industry's finest. They represent a range of sectors including:

    • Business travel management companies/ corporate organisations
    • Destination management companies
    • Event management companies
    • Incentive agencies
    • Not for profit and government organisations
    • International associations & societies
    • Professional conference organisers
    • Live events & experiential agencies
    • Venue finding agencies
  • Do you qualify?

    Would you like to find out who can apply to be a Hosted Buyer, how it works and if you are eligible to take part in the programme?

    Who can apply?

    What do you need to do?

    Would you like to be a Hosted Buyer? Take the first step and simply fill out the register your interest form to get you started on your Hosted Buyer journey.

    Register your interest

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