Hosted Buyer programme

  • 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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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

    View 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
  • Why should you apply?

    As a qualified buyer for ibtm world, you will be entitled to a number of benefits such as a personalised diary of meetings with exhibitors of your choice and complimentary flights and accommodation.

    View all benefits

    Ready to become a Hosted Buyer?

    If you have all the information you need about our Hosted Buyer programme and would like to participate, register your interest to be the first to know when applications go live.

    Register your interest

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