Hosted Buyer Programme

  • 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. View our qualifying criteria to see if you qualify to be of our Hosted Buyers for 2018.

    Register your interest

  • Who qualifies as a Hosted Buyer?

    Our Hosted Buyers come from a range of different sectors all with a common goal in mind, to search for new suppliers who can create better business results for their organisation.

    Some of our 2017 Hosted Buyers included:

    • Project Manager - European Design Awards
    • Meeting Planner - American Express GBT M&E
    • Events Manager, Association of Corporate Travel Executives
    • Communication Manager – Elsevier
    • Travel & Meetings Manager - Apple
    • Officer, International Association of Public Transport
    • Procurement Specialist - Sharp Healthcare
    • Manager of P&S Services & Marketing - Peugeot Citroen
  • Why join the Programme?

    Join the leading Hosted Buyer programme that’s creating noise in the global meetings, incentives, conference and events industry. The quality of our programme attracts the very highest calibre of Hosted Buyers from across the globe every year.

    We’ve made breakthrough enhancements to our programme that guarantee our matched appointments are matched to the buyer’s every need – trust us when we say we’ve left no corner untouched when it comes to delivering the most professional meetings you will have this year.

    Discover the added value in this VIP experience:

    • An online personalised diary with your business appointments inside with the bitors of your choice
    • 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
  • Testimonials:

    • This is a great place for networking, collecting new venue ideas, discovering innovations, sharing experiences and getting training and knowledge.

      • Nathalie Andre-Bazillais
      • Galderma International
    • 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
    • I would love to attend IBTM World in 2018 because it allows me to keep up to date with the events industry trends and to network with people from all over the world.

      • Karima Siali
      • Danone Advanced Medical Nutrition
    • 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 at Siemens Ltd.
  • Register your interest

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

    Register your interest

    Already qualified?

    If you have already been qualified as a Hosted Buyer, find out what to do next to get the most out of your participation.

    What's next?

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