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NEWSFLASH March 2019

Hosted Buyer Programmes


IMEX in Frankfurt

21 to 23 May 2019,
Frankfurt, Germany
For European Buyers
optional: EduMonday on 20 May 2019


The Meetings Show

26 to 27 June 2019, 
Olympia London, London, UK
For European Buyers 
1-, 2- or 3 day programmes 


 Please see the details here:

Dear Reader!

Diversity, inclusion and gender equality are among the key talking points at IMEX in Frankfurt this year. Please see our coverage on this.

And to all our European-based readers, don’t miss to apply for the hosted buyer programmes at IMEX in Frankfurt and The Meetings Show in London.

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Hosted Buyer Programmes - Apply Now!

The Meetings Show 2019 Hosted Buyer Programme

The Meetings ShowClick Here to Apply NOW!

26-27 June 2019, Olympia, London, UK

The Meetings Show is the premier UK event connecting meeting and event planners with the most desirable destinations, hotels, venues, conference centres, DMCs and technology providers at an easily accessible central London location.

Featuring more than 600 destinations, hotel, venues, DMCs and technology providers from the UK and worldwide.

Thousands of meeting industry professionals visit the event, taking advantage of its networking, meeting, and educational programme. We are pleased to bring this event as a hosted buyer partner event to our European readers.

Qualification for the programme

The Meetings Show hosted buyer programme is open to meetings, incentive, conference and events planners based in the UK & Europe. After you apply, an external qualifier will review your application based on the following criteria:

  • • Number of events, meetings, conferences or incentives organised per year globally
  • • Number of events placed in the UK (if based in Europe)
  • • Annual budget for events
  • • Purchasing or decision-making authority
  • • Location of meetings and conferences organised

The hosted buyer programme will provide accepted hosted buyers:

  • • European hosted buyers: Complimentary return economy travel to and from home nation port to appropriate London port including taxes
  • • UK hosted buyers: Complimentary return economy travel ticket air/rail to London including taxes, if requested and if applicable (please see the FAQs)
  • • Complimentary accommodation (on bed and breakfast basis) in a 4-star or above hotel in London, if requested and if applicable
  • • Return transfers in London between airport/train station, official hotel and The Meetings Show venue (London Olympia) and to the official networking events as per the official transfers schedule
  • • Admission to The Meetings Show and to official networking events
  • • Access to the hosted buyer lounge for refreshments and lunch at The Meetings Show
  • • Optional: attendance to the pre-show conference on 25 June 2019

The hosted buyer – through his application to the programme - commits to

  • • register via the online hosted buyer registration form, completing all the required fields honestly and accurately. 
  • • Arrange the pre-scheduled appointments with exhibitors of his/her choice via the online appointment system, no later than 17th June 2019 and of attend these appointments at the show. The minimum number of appointments within the hosted buyer programme are for the
    • o 3-day attendance: minimum of 16 appointments
    • o 2-day attendance: minimum of 12 appointments
    • o 1-day attendance: minimum of 6 appointments
  • • Agrees to the monitoring of his/her missed appointments and no-show charges levied accordingly
  • • Adherence to the terms and conditions including the cancellation and no-show policy
  • • Settlement of all personal expenses with the hotel prior to departure (e.g. room service/minibar use)

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