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NEWSFLASH January 2019

Hosted Buyer Programmes

Meetings Africa

26 to 27 February 2019,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Bonday: 25. February 2019,
optional pre- or post-tours are available.

IMEX in Frankfurt

21 to 23 May 2019,
Frankfurt, Germany
optional: EduMonday on 20 May 2019

Save the Date:

The Meetings Show

26 to 27 June 2019
London, UK 
Optional: Pre-Show Conference on 25 June 2019


 Please see the details here:

Dear Reader!

We wish you a happy, prosperous and successful year to come!

And please allow me to start with the most exciting news this month: the new Ghana National Convention and Visitor Bureau - GNCVB! PaJohn Bentsifi Dadson – Head of GNCVB – stated that his focus is to develop Ghana as a key MICE destination in West Africa! We will bring the detailed story to you in the next edition of MICE:destination.

Our year starts with new Hosted Buyer Invitations! Join us at IMEX in Frankfurt as a hosted buyer! Please see the details below, the hosted buyer application is open!

And if you are not yet registered for Meetings Africa – NOW is the moment to do so!

The Meetings Show in London this June – our hosted buyer group addresses European buyers! If you are interested – please stay tuned. Our website will be updated with the application link on 22 January!

Application for AIME is also open. Access to the exhibition is free of charge with prior application. Different paid upgrades to access the knowledge programme and/or networking events are available from AUD 85 to AUD 515.

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Hosted Buyer Programmes - Apply Now!

The Meetings Show 2019 Hosted Buyer Programme

  The Meetings Show

Hosted Buyer Applications accepted from 22 January 2019 on

26-27 June 2019, Olympia, London, UK

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

Featuring more than 600 destinations, hotel, venues, DMCs and technology providers from the UK and worldwide.

Thousands of meeting industry professionals visit the event, taking advantage of its networking, meeting, and educational programme. We are pleased to bring this event as a hosted buyer partner event to our European readers.

Qualification for the programme

The Meetings Show hosted buyer programme is open to meetings, incentive, conference and events planners based in the UK & Europe. After you apply, an external qualifier will review your application based on the following criteria:

  • • Number of events, meetings, conferences or incentives organised per year globally
  • • Number of events placed in the UK (if based in Europe)
  • • Annual budget for events
  • • Purchasing or decision-making authority
  • • Location of meetings and conferences organised

The hosted buyer programme will provide accepted hosted buyers:

  • • European hosted buyers: Complimentary return economy travel to and from home nation port to appropriate London port including taxes
  • • UK hosted buyers: Complimentary return economy travel ticket air/rail to London including taxes, if requested and if applicable (please see the FAQs)
  • • Complimentary accommodation (on bed and breakfast basis) in a 4-star or above hotel in London, if requested and if applicable
  • • Return transfers in London between airport/train station, official hotel and The Meetings Show venue (London Olympia) and to the official networking events as per the official transfers schedule
  • • Admission to The Meetings Show and to official networking events
  • • Access to the hosted buyer lounge for refreshments and lunch at The Meetings Show
  • • Optional: attendance to the pre-show conference on 25 June 2019

The hosted buyer – through his application to the programme - commits to

  • • register via the online hosted buyer registration form, completing all the required fields honestly and accurately. 
  • • Arrange the pre-scheduled appointments with exhibitors of his/her choice via the online appointment system, no later than 17th June 2019 and of attend these appointments at the show. The minimum number of appointments within the hosted buyer programme are for the
    • o 3-day attendance: minimum of 16 appointments
    • o 2-day attendance: minimum of 12 appointments
    • o 1-day attendance: minimum of 6 appointments
  • • Agrees to the monitoring of his/her missed appointments and no-show charges levied accordingly
  • • Adherence to the terms and conditions including the cancellation and no-show policy
  • • Settlement of all personal expenses with the hotel prior to departure (e.g. room service/minibar use)



MICE:destination Edition October/November 2017

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Dear Reader,

Recently, I traveled for you to South Africa; Cape Town, Johannesburg and the Province Limpopo – Polokwane and the Entabeni Safari Conservancy were our destinations. And I am delighted to recommend the destination to you! Please see our detailed coverage. If you consider the destination, I warmly recommend attending Meetings Africa taking place at Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg to you! The event is extremely well organized and allows you to connect with all relevant partners – not only in South Africa, but in the southern region of the African continent.

Another trip brought me to the city of Prague, Czech Republic – one of my favourite cities. It’s a pleasure to share the experiences and our knowledge about Prague’s great venues and hotels with you! Prague is another hot recommendation for your events.

In:Review brings a trip report by Jens Hoffmann on his trip to Thailand, Ching Mai. Don’t miss “Routes in his Majesty’s Footsteps – Amazing Luxperience @Chiang Mai”!

We’re looking at IMEX America and I’ll travel to attend MITM Americas – taking place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from 15 to 17 November 2017.

And in this edition, we’re bringing a new report category to you: Check:In. Please find a review of flights between Frankfurt, Germany and South Africa with Emirates, connecting in Dubai.

Do you have feedback, recommendations or wishes – please contact me! As always, you are warmly invited to share MICE:destination with your colleagues.

Sincerely yours