ibtm china, part of ibtm events’ global portfolio of meetings and events industry trade shows, has opened applications for hosted buyers to attend the 2017 event which takes place at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing from 23- 24 August.
ibtm china is the most established event for the region’s MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) industry and has grown exponentially year on year, attracting in excess of 5,000 global event industry professionals at its 2016 show.
Event Director, Cici Chen, commented: “We’re delighted to open applications for buyers of international business events to join our Hosted Buyer program at ibtm china 2017. This year’s show is already shaping up to be our best yet, with a host of global exhibitors already secured, including leading hotel groups, airlines and cruise liners, internationally acclaimed venues, attractions, tourist boards, convention bureaus and event support suppliers. Some of the high profile brands already signed to attend this year’s event include Accor Hotels, Czech Tourism, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and New York City among others, all of whom are keen to connect with our coveted, high value audience of Hosted Buyers.”
“In addition to providing multiple networking opportunities for delegates and delivering a carefully curated Knowledge Program providing attendees with innovative and inspirational educational content, ibtm china offers qualifying Hosted Buyers pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with exhibitors. Our technology mutually-matches exhibitors and Hosted Buyers to ensure the most effective and relevant business connections are made. This matchmaking service, combined with content designed to equip delegates with market-leading knowledge on the latest trends in event technology, design, sustainability and much more, will deliver the most effective ROI for our Hosted Buyers and ensure their time is well spent.”
The itinerary for the event has been specifically designed to ensure it offers the very best environment for doing business. Qualifying Hosted Buyers receive a personalized diary of appointments, knowledge sessions and networking events and have access to the VIP Hosted Buyer Lounge in addition to complimentary travel, transfers and 4/5* accommodation. Applicants will need to demonstrate proven authority to place events business with leading international suppliers
For more information and to apply to become a hosted buyer in 2017, visit https://www.cibtm.com/en/Hosted-Buyers/Hosted-Buyer-programme/