Hosted Buyers at IBTM World

Hosted Buyers Programme at IBTM World

Find your perfect match within the global MICE industry 

Execute your events to a higher standard

IBTM World unites global buyers with thousands of key industry suppliers to help build an invaluable network for their organisation, through the power of a one-to-one meetings - matched for you by our highly experienced team based on your business requirements. We want to help top-level industry buyers deliver exceptional experiences for their customers.

What is a Hosted Buyer?

A Hosted Buyer is a senior decision maker responsible for organising meetings, events, conferences or incentives across the globe. Hosted Buyers attend IBTM World to gain inspiration and do business, that is both cost effective and time efficient for you and your organisation.

Key Benefits

Save time & money

Get out from behind your desk and use your time and budgets efficiently meeting the global MICE industry under one roof over three days. 

Bespoke appointments

Take the lead organising your meetings and elevate your next event by utilising our bespoke 1-2-1 appointment service with leading suppliers who are matched to your business needs. 

The latest technology

Stand out from the competition and source the latest technology and services which is going to set your next event above the rest.  

The latest trends

Make your event one not to be missed - differentiate your offering from last year and ensure you are up to date with the latest industry trends and suppliers.

Seamless execution

We take on the admin so you can focus on the business. Our team will organise your travel and accommodation and provide you access to a personalised diary of appointments. 

Elevate your brand

Share best practice with your peers and gain insights from likeminded individuals to enhance your next event offering.   

Why apply?

The IBTM World Hosted Buyer Programme is specifically tailored to make sure that you are meeting the global MICE industry, including the best suppliers, venues and destinations who can help you achieve better business results at your next event.

With a bespoke matchmaking system, our Hosted Buyers are guaranteed to receive a meeting diary packed with meeting with the relevant companies that support your business and budget needs. 

What's included?

Discover the added value with VIP benefits:

  • An online personalised diary with all your appointments.
  • Hosted Buyer only networking opportunities at the show and in the city of Barcelona.
  • Access to exclusive networking and lounges onsite at the show.
  • Complimentary flights.
  • Complimentary 5/4 star accommodation of your choice in Barcelona.
  • Opportunity to apply for a post event tour to one of our global meetings destinations.

Who can apply?

If you are a senior level decision maker and are interested in placing business with high quality meetings and events suppliers, you may be eligible to attend IBTM World as a Hosted Buyer.

When considering applications, we look at the following criteria:

  • Your reasons for attending – attending on behalf of a client or directly through a company.
  • Your purchasing or decision making authority.
  • The number of international meetings/events you organise per year.
  • Your annual budgets for your meetings/events.

Need help to get approval?

If you need assistance with getting managerial approval to attend IBTM World as a Hosted Buyer, let your Account Manager know.

We'll provide you with everything you need to convince your Manager or Compliance Department that IBTM World is a valuable networking event to attend to help your business grow and thrive.

  • Letter to Manager
  • Letter to Compliance Department
  • Breakdown of cost savings
  • Return on investment rationale

As usual, I saw the greatest number of qualified professionals in the industry at IBTM World. It is the place to be, without a doubt. An event not to be missed!

Antonio Hermosilla Ufarte
GP Destination Management

IBTM World is an unmissable event in the industry calendar. We’ve been so impressed with the high standards met every year by the team, providing us with a calendar of appointments that puts us in a position to make great connections, resulting in very good business.

Geetha Arekal
Mobility Services

What are the next steps?

Step 1. Register your interest

To be considered for the programme, you'll need to register your interest via the form on our website. If you are eligible for the programme, you will receive an email notifying you if you’ve been accepted and how you continue with your registration.

Step 2. Selection process (PSA)

Once you have been accepted, you will need to identify 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 (SSA)

After the matching process is complete, 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.

Register as a Buyer

If you have all the information you need about our programme and would like to participate, register your interest now.