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WESTM 2019

6th MICE EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE

22-23 October 2019

Belgrade, Serbia

Do you have a passion for MICE, tourism and technology? This is a place for you! Meet people that share your passion and listen to what best speakers from region and the world have to say. Furthermore, feel free to contribute and ask questions you never had opportunity to ask before. 

The goal is to break boundaries of MICE and tourism industry, while instigating energy for advancement in each person. Become part of the growing new age MICE and tourism community!

WESTM is a unique business event in Serbia and one of the few in the regions of Central and Southeast Europe. Serbia is an ideal destination for the MICE industry of the whole region to get together and meet with both regional and international buyers.

Direct contacts & branding

Meetings one-on-one are the “heart of WESTM,  exclusively intended for professionals and in that way the exhibitors are in direct contact with potential customers. 

Networking

Quality contacts are the core of any industry, especially in tourism. WESTM is designed to meet the needs of professionals and is dedicated to creating perfect conditions for networking, both through formal programs and through a number of other activities aimed at better communication in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Knowledge & new trends

Educational programs within WESTM are giving industry professionals the opportunity to learn more about the trends and issues surrounding modern business, as well as the opportunity to participate in quality discussions with colleagues from Europe and the world. 

HOSTED BUYER BENEFITS

  • Personalised appointment diaries – Hosted Buyers pre-schedule meetings with choice Exhibitors
  • Return flights from European destinations
  • Return transfers, including airport, hotels, exhibition venue and networking events
  • Hotel accommodation (Bed & Breakfast)
  • Lunch and full-day refreshments at the WESTM venue
  • The opportunity to apply for a place on a selection of familiarisation trips within the region
  • Opportunity to apply for post-event tours

2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Alistair Turner

EIGHT PR & Marketing, UK
Alistair Turner is Managing Director of EIGHT PR & Marketing, a specialist creative agency servicing the events industry and the co-author of the ibtm World trends Report. He has over 20 years experience in the PR industry, working across some of the biggest brands in FMCG, tourism and now the international events industry.

Elina Jutelyte

Endo-Exo & MPI Belgium
Elina Jutelyte has produced global events in more than 40 countries involving diverse and remote teams, managing 1000+ delegate events with 6 zero budgets. She currently manages the largest sales enablement conference for the fastest growing IT company Showpad, runs her own business at Endo-Exo and leads the Belgium chapter of the largest event industry association, MPI.

PARTNERS

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 30 hosted buyers.

Click on the personalized link below to begin your application. Please take the time to fill in the application form carefully. Your registration will then be validated by Impressive World and the organizers.

DID YOU PARTICIPATE AT WESTM 2018?

If you participated in WESTM’s last edition, there is no need to register again. 

Simply login with your credentials following the link below and apply directly for the hosted buyer program by clicking the main menu option “Become a hosted buyer” or “Apply for 2019 Hosted Buyer programme” option on your profile page.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

There is no charge as all costs are covered by the host destination and the organizer.

  • 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

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