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THE MEETINGS SHOW 2019

In its seventh year, The Meetings Show has firmly established itself as 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.

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 program is designed for busy meeting, incentive, conference and event planners, providing an enhanced method of attending The Meetings Show to ensure you get the most out of your time with us.

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

  • Complimentary travel to and from London, including transfers
  • Accommodation in a 4-star London hotel
  • Catered onsite lounges providing lunch and refreshments
  • Access to the Pre-Show Conference & official welcome reception
  • Access to multiple networking events
  • Personalised online diary to pre-schedule appointments with exhibitors of your choice
  • Opportunity to apply for post-event tours

FAM TRIPS - POST EVENT TOURS

Buyers who join the hosted buyer program are given the opportunity to apply for one of our popular post-event tours during their application , leaving from the show on the afternoon of Thursday 27 June 2019.

Itineraries are planned by the destination , in
collaboration with their hotel, restaurant and
venue partners, and they independently
approve applications to join.

DISCOVER PARIS

Jump on the Eurostar to be wined and dined after the show on Thursday and head to Paris for 24 hours. Once in Paris there’ll be a drink waiting for you in a secret location before you stay at the Hôtel Trianon Rive Gauche. On day two get ready for a truffle tasting experience, one of France’s many delicacies,  followed by lunch on a boat with an enviable view of the Eiffel Tower. Before you head back to London, there’ll be the chance to discover the Châteauform venue and enjoy a drink at the new 25 Hours Hotel.  Apply for the post-event tour in the hosted buyer application form. 

VISIT THE WEST MIDLANDS

Depart straight after the show on Thursday 27 June and head to the West Midlands to see all it has to offer. You will return on Sunday 30 June having stayed at Billesley Manor, a stunning 16th century Elizabethan manor house, partaken in a driving experience at NAEC Stoneleigh Park and visited Aston Villa Football Club. On your final night you’ll visit the Ricoh Arena and Casino and stay at the Double Tree Hilton Ricoh. Apply for this action-packed post event tour in the hosted buyer application form.

24 HOURS IN ABERDEEN

Discover what Aberdeen has to offer with their post-event tour. Taking place straight after The Meetings Show on Thursday and returning on Saturday morning, it will be a jam-packed Friday exploring the city and the new £333m TECA venue boasting premier conference and exhibition facilities for up to 5,000 delegates and is the most sustainable venue in the UK powered by local, renewable energy sources. Apply for your place in the hosted buyer application form. 

VISIT BRISTOL

We’re thrilled to offer a post-event tour to Bristol for 2019, taking place from Thursday 27 June (departing from The Meetings Show) – Saturday 29 June. The itinerary offers the chance for buyers to head to the West Country after the show and see everything from the SS Great Britain, the Clifton Observatory, Bristol Zoo, a street art tour and so much more. The option to apply for the tour will be available during the hosted buyer application process.

EXPLORE BRIGHTON

VisitBrighton are hosted a post-event tour for 2019, taking place from Thursday 27 June (departing from The Meetings Show) – Sunday 30 June. The amazing itinerary offers the chance for buyers to experience the best the city has to offer including seafront fish and chips, a walking tour of the city, a trip to The Royal Pavilion, a VIP barbeque dinner and more. The option to apply for the tour will be available during the hosted buyer application process.

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.

CO-EXHIBIT with Impressive World

We shall be sharing our booth at The Meetings Show 2019 with those of you looking to boost your presence, without imploding your budget!

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