Leading destinations to host The Meetings Show UK buyers on post event tours
High profile UK and European destinations have signed up to provide post event tours to Hosted Buyers visiting The Meetings Show UK from 9-11 July 2013.
The Hosted Buyer Programme will gather together 1,500 qualified buyers to attend more than 13,500 pre-scheduled meetings with a host of suppliers from across the UK and around the world
Destinations hosting post event tours include Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Brussels, Cardiff, Jersey, Lincoln, London, Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle with more to be confirmed before the show.
The post event tours, which will take place directly after the show, are part of The Meeting Show UK’s strategy to provide Hosted Buyers with an in-depth experience of the best the meetings industry has to offer.
As the Hosted Buyer programme continues to grow, Travel Mediate, PR Impressive, SW Business and Events Solutions, Buying Business Travel Online and GMI Portal have all added their names to the list of high profile destinations, venues and industry suppliers committed to bringing buyers to the event. These organisations will generate Hosted Buyer attendance from throughout the UK and Europe. The groups will include substantial numbers of buyers from a wide range of corporate sectors, PCOs, full service agencies, incentive travel houses and international and national associations.
Steve Knight, Event Director, The Meetings Show UK comments: “We have always maintained that The Meetings Show UK is about the whole of the UK and those markets looking for UK business – and this list of names proves it! The fantastic quality of destinations confirmed for post event tours is recognition of the significant support we have for The Meetings Show UK. Hosted Buyers will benefit not only from meeting with key exhibitors at the show but can also gain deeper insight into a destination by experiencing it for themselves. We look forward to more destinations confirming their involvement in this initiative in the near future.”
“Qualified buyers will benefit from a personalised and funded travel experience; bed and breakfast at a 4/5*hotel; transportation to Olympia from host hotels and networking venues; a choice of Hosted Buyer lounges, Wi-Fi; the freedom to choose meetings with the exhibitors who are right for their business as well as a range of high quality networking events and education sessions."
Karina Gregory, Manager for Meet Bournemouth, the towns conference bureau said "The Meetings Show UK provides a fantastic opportunity for Meet Bournemouth to showcase the town's high quality venues, including the Bournemouth International Centre, the wide range of accommodation, our infrastructure and social programme experiences.”
“Working closely with The Meeting Show UK team, we have arranged to welcome qualified hosted buyers, seeking to hold events in Bournemouth, to the town once the show has closed. Buyers will have the opportunity to review all that Bournemouth has to offer their delegates, enjoy our stunning coastline and experience for themselves why Bournemouth remains a premier meetings and conference destination."
The Meetings Show UK is expected to attract 5,000 visitors including 1,500 hosted buyers from across the UK and Europe. The high profile exhibitor list includes a wide range of leading UK and international destinations, venues and suppliers demonstrating the wide spread of support for the inaugural show. Visitor and Hosted Buyer applications are open at www.themeetingsshow.com