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Conventa 2019

23-24 January 2019, GR - Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Conventa, the most important trade show for South East European meetings industry continues to exceeded expectations and truly heated the meetings floor of GR - Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. Beside the Slovenian suppliers, find exhibitors from Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy, Romania and Turkey at Conventa.

The hosted buyer program hosts approximately 170 international buyers and MICE professionals, and more than 100 national and regional MICE planners. 90% of the hosted buyers attended the show for the first time and overall, more than 3,750 appointments took place during the show.


Convene 2019

13-14 February 2019, LITEXPO, Vilnius, Lithuania

CONVENE is an annual business to business two day event for the meetings industry for the countries of the Baltic. It is an international show case for the regional meetings industry which accelerates the interest in, and demand for, holding meetings, incentives and conferences in the region.

Launched by Vilnius Convention Bureau the event every year offers a fully hosted buyer programme which accommodates 165+ qualified buyers from whole Europe. 85+ exhibitors including convention bureaux, hotels, conference centres, special venues, DMCs, PCOs, specialist suppliers from Lithuania and seven other countries of the region (Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia Finland, Sweden, Denmark) is showcasing their meeting products and services. There are also guest country exhibitors from Ukraine and Belarus. The event is supported by a major professional education programme and a series of high quality business networking events. CONVENE as well offer a number of fam tours to Lithuania and neighbouring destinations that wish to host the international buyers attending the event.

With a strong focus on education and knowledge, CONVENE aims to equip the buyer and supplier communities with the tools to create more effective meetings and events. 


AIME 2019

18-20 February 2019, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) is a two day exhibition for those involved in organising business travel, meetings, incentives and events and a premier event in the Asia-Pacific region. AIME is also the largest exhibition in Australia for the business events industry held annually at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). More than 400 exhibiting suppliers are expected to exhibit.

The event, previously organized by Reed Exhibitions Ltd. is hosted by Melbourne Convention Bureau and now managed by Talk2 Media & Events.

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 Meetings Africa 2019

25 February 2019 - Bonday 
26-27 February 2019, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Hosted Buyer Applications open! Please email Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! for information!

Meetings Africa is a premier business events trade show brought to you by the South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB), a unit of South African Tourism. The role of the SANCB is to promote South Africa as a preferred business events destination through platforms such as Meetings Africa. It aims to encourage Africa’s MICE industry to work together to attract more global and regional business events, and have meetings, particularly international association conferences, rotate on the African continent.

For exhibitor applications, media accreditation please, email: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! or Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

Buyers interested in attending Meetings Africa as a hosted buyer, please email Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! to receive an access code for the application system. 


International Confex 

26-27 February 2019, Olympia London, London, UK

The UK's leading event for the MICE industry takes place in the Grand Hall, Olympia, London and attracts annually more than 8,000 visitors and more than 300 supplers.

The event is co-located with the Event Production show and The Office* show.

The programme includes an attractive educational programme on various aspects of the MICE industry - from live debates, keynotes and educating discussions in the Keynote Theatre, to the popular technology stream that offers two full days of information related to event technology in all it's aspects, to a one-day programme on marketing and communication, to - of course the Association Events Forum. 


IBTM Arabia 2019

25-27 March 2019, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE

ibtm Arabia (previously GIBTM) focuses on exhibitors from the Middle East and North Africa and global hosted buyers. Exhibitors are provided with standard size meeting pods customised with the exhibitor's corporate branding.

The new closed door event format allows hosted buyers to attend ibtm Arabia and meet the exhibitors with a pre-scheduled appointment schedule for the three days of the event.. Trade visitors will not be admitted to ibtm Arabia 2019.


Heavent Meetings 2019

27-29 March 2019, Cannes, France

The event features a Hosted Buyer Programme for European buyers. The majority of exhibitors are from Southern France and Southern Europe. Buyers should be aware of the situation that some exhibitors will ony speak very limited English, knowledge of the French language will be an advantage. 

250 exhibitors are available for targeted and individual appointments (the agenda software matches both buyers and exhibitors wishes and there is still time to add further meetings). Additional business lunches and two networking-evenings in amazing event locations the ceremony of the “Event Awards” taking place in the legendary Palais des Festivals de Cannes complete the show programme for the attending trade visitors and Hosted Buyers. The exhibitors are providers of event technology and production, local event agencies, hotels, destinations, congress centres, performances & entertainment agencies, furniture hire & decoration, catering, Event software & technology, tents & structures.

For information about the hosted buyer programme please email Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!. 


World Travel Market Latin America

2-4 April 2019,  São Paulo, Brazil

World Travel Market Latin America is one of the most important events for the Latin American travel industry. The three day business-to-business (B2B) event brings the world to Latin America and promotes Latin America to the world. Staged annually in the economic powerhouse of São Paulo, World Travel Market Latin America provides a perfect platform for the travel industry to meet in a professional setting.

WTM Latin America's Hosted Buyer Programme offers a unique opportunity for up to 150 senior level travel industry buyers with direct purchasing power to attend the show as a VIP. Qualification criteria to participate in the Hosted Buyer Programme must be prooven in order to be accepted to the programme.

To find out more about WTM Latin America or to register to attend as a Hosted Buyer please visit


ExpoEventos 2019

24-26 April 2019,  Centro Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires, Argentina

ExpoEventos offers an exclusive and unique exchange between those in the segment of Event Organization and Tourism Meetings, their customers and prospects.

Visitors: It is considered the "Must Attend" event of the year by all visitors, as to the best place to obtain all the necessary information on suppliers, and destinations for every type of event.

Exhibitors consider it the Business Event to attend, as the best place not only to sell, but also to generate great networking opportunities.

In parallel to ExpoEventos, there will be different activities:
BUSINESS ROUNDS: Where visitors will find everything they need to successfully plan their next event. SUPPLIER'S LOUNGE: Where visitors can find everything they need to plan successfully their next event.



Hosted Buyer Partner Event

IMEX in Frankfurt

21-23 May 2019, Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

Hosted Buyer Applications accepted from 7 January 2019 on. Please check in Hosted Buyers for information!

The essential worldwide exhibition for meetings & incentive travel.

IMEX is the show that exceeds your expectations every time. The trail-blazing exhibition has unleashed the energy of the global meetings industry with new ideas, new vision and a passion for business amongst record numbers of worldwide exhibitors and buyers. And IMEX is unique in attracting over 3,500 international hosted buyers (who travel and stay free as guests of the organisers) together with more than 4,000 decision makers from the valuable German market. The 3,500 exhibitors include national and regional tourist offices, major hotel groups, airlines, DMCs, service providers and trade associations.

Be inspired, make great contacts, do more business. Don't miss IMEX 2019.


ibtm Americas 2019

29-30 May 2019, Centro Internacional de Exposiciones y Convenciones WTC, Mexico City, Mexico

The event - previously named IBTM Latin America (ICOMEX) incorporated the ceased ibtm America, previously held in the USA.

ibtm Americas, is the new platform that gathers North American and Latin American suppliers and key buyers from the MICE Industry to create networking and closing business opportunities for the American continents.

ibtm Americas will have a Trade Show area, a conference space for educational sessions and business round tables for one-on-one scheduled appointments.


ITE & MICE 2019

13-16 June 2019, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Effectively combining MICE and leisure results in a bigger scale and more choices to visitors! More importantly, ITE highlights affluent travels including well off FIT who are also targeted by MICE suppliers! However, admission in trade days do require business card for registration, and MICE / Corporate Travel has its own seminar programs held in the second trade day dubbed the MICE Day.

In 2017, there were 174 MICE related exhibitors with Travel Agents/DMC, Hotels & Venues, and NTO the three largest groups and 2265 MICE & Corporate visitors with at least over half interested in outbound and specifically 51% In Incentive Tours, 40% in Overseas Meeting and 35% in Overseas Events

Separate Programs for Trade and Public
There are separate programs for trade and public! Held only in trade day is Business Matching, where in one session 30 to 40 buyers meet same number of sellers.

Besides destinations and travel products, trendy themes particularly attractive to up market travelers such as MICE and Cruise etc are also being promoted through seminars and special displays jointly held with related organizations.

The Meetings Show
Hosted Buyer Partner Event

26-27 June 2019, Olympia, London, UK

Hosted Buyer Applications accepted from 22 January 2019 on. Please check in Hosted Buyers for information!

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. The group reservations open on January 21. we will inform our readers accordingly! If you are not yet subscribed to our distribution list, please don't hesitate to subscribe now at:


ibtm China

28-29 August 2019 CNCC, Beijing, China

ibtm China will gather more than 5,000 international industry professionals including over 300 exhibitors, 4000 visitors and over 400 industry buyers worldwide for 3 days of business opportunities, networking and professional education.

ibtm China Professional Education
Organised in conjunction with key professional industry associations, the ibtm China professional education programme encourages learning and development through targeted seminar sessions aimed at all industry sectors.

High Quality Hosted Buyer Programme
Buyers attending ibtm China who meet strict qualifying criteria will be invited to attend as a Hosted Buyer. They will also benefit from VIP status, entrance to the Hosted Buyer Lounge, entrance to networking events and the professional education programme.

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Hosted Buyer Partner Event

IMEX America

10-12 Spetember 2019, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA

IMEX America is America's worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, backed by the experience and resources of the IMEX Group of exhibitions, which also delivers the award-winning IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt, a show which has grown every year since launch. The show will run the largest hosted buyer program ever held in North America  – the guarantee to exhibitors of genuine global buying power on the trade show floor the moment doors open.

IMEX America demonstrates the IMEX Group's commitment to providing outstanding business opportunities for exhibitors and buyers alike, with the hosted buyer program at the core of the show. The comprehensive free education program and New Vision initiatives sets the news agenda – first with new thinking, new intelligence and new solution.

2018 statistics show

  • 13,500 total participants including exhibitors
  • 3,500 exhibiting companies representing 150 countries
  • 70,000 prescheduled appointments
  • 3,327 hosted buyers from 63 countries
  • 3,025 trade attendees from 37 countries

Be inspired, make great contacts, do more business. Don't miss IMEX America 2019.


ITB Asia

16-18 October 2019, Marina Bay Sand, Singapore

The 3-days of ITB Asia 2019, held at the prestigious Sands Expo and Convention Centre with Marina Bay Sands being the official hotel partner gives access to 850 exhibitors.

New deal frontiers and opportunities across strategies, countries and tourism sectors are to be discovered at ITB Asia. 


ibtm World

19-21 November 2019, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain

ibtm World aims are simple: To promote the best in business-to-business on the exhibition floor, supported by the best networking and best professional education, underpinned by an expanded Hosted Buyer Programme.

Exhibitors are...
Suppliers from every essential meetings and incentive market in the world exhibiting at IBTM®  World to meet the industry's top-level buyers with serious spending power and business to place. 

Visitors are...
Professionals responsible for the planning and organisation of meetings, conferences, incentive travel and events. A truly global audience of visitors from Corporations, Associations, Agencies, Professional Conference Organisers (PCO's) and Industry media.