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THE MEETINGS SHOW 2020

In its eighth year, The Meetings Show has become the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meeting industry and is a must-attend event for anyone looking to get inspired, learn about the latest innovations and take advantage of the unrivalled networking opportunities on offer.

Whether you’re looking to streamline your event planning process, immerse yourself in the events, meetings and incentives community and gain professional and personal development – the Meetings Show has got you covered!

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

Since its launch in 2012, The Meetings Show has become a must-attend exhibition for event, meeting, conference and incentive planners from the UK and Europe. 

Exhibit and put your company in front of thousands of key MICE buyers, 79% of whom attend in order to source new suppliers for their upcoming events.

Buyers originate from sectors including corporate meeting and association planners; venue finding, event management and marketing agencies; company executives; executive assistants; the not-for-profit and public sectors.

What is a Hosted Buyer?

The hosted buyer programme is an enhanced attendance option for busy meetings and events industry planners which ensures you get the most out of your time at The Meetings Show.

Hosted buyers must complete an online application which is then vetted by our external qualifiers and The Meetings Show, to make sure you adhere to our qualification criteria.

Joining the program puts the power in your hands, all owing you to choose the suppliers to meet with, the education sessions you need to go to and the networking opportunities you want to attend.

HOSTED BUYER BENEFITS

If accepted on to the programme you will receive the following benefits:

  • Complimentary travel to and from London (for buyers based outside Greater London)
  • Up to 2 nights’ complimentary accommodation in a 4-star hotel
  • Free transfers between hotel and TMS
  • Personalised online diary to pre-schedule 1-2-1 appointments with exhibitors and book education sessions
  • Invitations to exclusive networking events
  • Access to onsite lounges with complimentary lunch and refreshments
  • Opportunity to attend post-event fam trips

FAM TRIPS - POST EVENT TOURS

The Meetings Show offers all hosted buyers the opportunity to attend one of our post event fam trips organised by our exhibiting destination partners. All tours depart directly from Olympia London on Thursday 25 th June.

Previous destinations have included Belfast,Paris and Brighton. Hosted Buyers can express interest in one of the tours as part of their registration form. The host destination will then select the final group of attendees from among the applicants.

Hosted Buyer Qualification Criteria

Size and frequency of events organised

Annual events budget

Level of purchasing / decision making authority

Locations of events organised

If applying with a colleague, do you have different areas of responsibility?

JOIN OUR HOSTED BUYERS GROUP

We will be welcoming up to 50 hosted buyers.

Click on the personalised link below to begin your application. Please take the time to fill in the application form carefully. Your registration will then be validated by external qualifiers and the organisers.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

There is no charge as all costs are covered by the host destination and The Meetings Show .

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal transfers outside of the official schedule and show dates
  • All food and beverage expenses
  • Hotel and flight upgrades
  • Additional hotel nights and hotel extras (e.g. room service, mini bar)
  • Travel changes or additional costs incurred for travelling outside of scheduled rotation
  • Personal expenses

There will be an opportunity during your hosted buyer application form to indicate your interest in one of the post -event tours.

All tours depart after The Meetings Show closes on Thursday afternoon and run until Saturday or Sunday.

The Meetings Show runs between 3-5 fam trips each year, however hosted buyers may only apply for 1 tour.

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