In its 25th year, EIBTM ( www.eibtm.com ) has unveiled some new initiatives and additions to the Hosted Buyer program, which will enhance the experience of meetings industry professionals attending the show at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona (November 27-29, 2012).
EIBTM 2012 will commence with the EIBTM Forum, a newly-launched education-led event, which will take place on Monday, November 26. The EIBTM Forum will provide inspirational content to set the scene for the three days of business that follows on the show floor, as well as providing a new opportunity for the global meetings industry to connect and network.
The show will also deliver dedicated strands of education tailored for corporate, association, and agency buyers, rolled out over 60 dedicated sessions of education with content chosen by the industry, including tailored streams for the business travel sector and the return of the Great Association Debate.
In addition to these, bite-sized sessions taking place from show floor feature areas will allow busy meeting planners to benefit from vital education content, which will be presented in the form of short, direct sessions on topics of sustainability and the future event experience. To view the full EIBTM Education program, please visit www.eibtm.com/education .
Rohit Jain, Tours Manager, Bespoke Tours, India, who attended as part of the EIBTM 2011 Hosted Buyer program commented: “Learning about the emerging markets from my point of view is one of the best things about EIBTM. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet with old and new contacts – EIBTM provides one united platform to facilitate this.”
Graeme Barnett commented: “We remain dedicated to providing a five-star personal service for Hosted Buyers, which includes a personalized diary of pre-scheduled appointments with international exhibitors of their choice and a tailored professional education program suited to individuals’ needs.
“Hosted Buyers will benefit from complimentary return flights from an extensive choice of airports to Barcelona, and this year we have increased the number of flight options from German, UK, and US airports. In addition to this, Buyers will also receive complimentary accommodation in one of Barcelona’s best 4/5* hotels.
“The Hosted Buyer program will also provide access to a number of networking events, complimentary transfers to and from the exhibition, networking, and events, as well as access to VIP lounges situated on the show floor.”
To find out more about the Hosted Buyer Program, please visit: www.eibtm.com/hosted and to apply for your place, please visit www.eibtm.com/hbreg .
EIBTM 2012 takes place November 27-29 in Barcelona, with the EIBTM Forum on November 26.
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