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Conventa 2017

18-19 January 2017, GR - Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Conventa, the most important trade show for South East European meetings industry exceeded in 2015 all expectations and truly heated the meetings floor of GR - Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Complementing the Slovenian exhibitors, exhibitors from Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy, Romania and Turkey attended Conventa. The hosted buyer program hosted 200+ international buyers and MICE professionals, a plus of 25% and more than 100 national and regional MICE planners. 90% of the hosted buyers attended the show for the first time and overall, more than 3,750 appointments took place during the show. 



Convene 2017

8-9 February 2017, Litexpo Exhibition and Congress Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

CONVENE is an annual business to business two day event for the meetings industry for the countries of the Baltic. It is an international show case for the regional meetings industry which accelerates the interest in, and demand for, holding meetings, incentives and conferences in the region.

Launched by Vilnius Convention Bureau the event every year offers a fully hosted buyer programme which accommodates 160+ qualified buyers from whole Europe. Up to 100 exhibitors including convention bureaux, hotels, conference centres, special venues, DMCs, PCOs, specialist suppliers from Lithuania and seven other countries of the region (Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia Finland, Sweden, Denmark) is showcasing their meeting products and services. There are also guest country exhibitors from Ukraine and Belarus. The event is supported by a major professional education programme and a series of high quality business networking events. CONVENE as well offer a number of fam tours to Lithuania and neighbouring destinations that wish to host the international buyers attending the event.

With a strong focus on education and knowledge, CONVENE aims to equip the buyer and supplier communities with the tools to create more effective meetings and events.



IBTM Arabia

7-9 February 2017, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE

IBTM Arabia is the new name of the transformed show succeeding the former GIBTM. The transformation comes along with the new location and with new dates.

IBTM Arabia will provide exhibitors with standard size meeting pods customised with the exhibitor's corporate branding. The new closed door event format allows prestigious hosted buyers to attend IBTM Arabia and meet the exhibitors. Trade visitors will not be admitted to IBTM Arabia 2017.



Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) 2017

21-22 February 2017, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) is a two day exhibition for those involved in organising business travel, meetings, incentives and events and a premier event in the Asia-Pacific region. AIME is also the largest exhibition in Australia for the business events industry held annually at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

523 exhibitors from 31 countries participated in the 2016 event which counted 4,588 industry professionals. This includes exhibitors, visitors, hosted buyers, media etc. Further details have not been revealed for the 2016 event. 

In 2015, AIME was attended by 613 exhibitors from 5 continents, 3067 visitors and 488 hosted buyers, visiting AIME is highly recommended. In 2015, more than 97% of the hosted buyers attending the event were from the Australasian Region, 0.4 % from America and 2,4 % from other overseas countries. 

For more information visit www.aime.com.au


Meetings Africa 2017

27 February 2017 - Bonday
28 February - 1 March 2017 - Show Days
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Meetings Africa - hosted by the South Africa National Convention Bureau - is Africa's largest meetings industry exhibition. 2016 attended

  • 271 Exhibitors
  • 207 African and International Hosted Buyers
  • 137 Members of the Media
  • 1.308 Visitors

Don't miss the opportunity to get in contact with African suppliers! For more information visit www.meetingsafrica.co.za


World Travel Market Latin America

4-6 April 2017,  São Paulo, Brazil

World Travel Market Latin America is one of the most important events for the Latin American travel industry. The three day business-to-business (B2B) event brings the world to Latin America and promotes Latin America to the world. Staged annually in the economic powerhouse of São Paulo, World Travel Market Latin America provides a perfect platform for the travel industry to meet in a professional setting.

WTM Latin America's Hosted Buyer Programme offers a unique opportunity for up to 150 senior level travel industry buyers with direct purchasing power to attend the show as a VIP. Qualification criteria to participate in the Hosted Buyer Programme must be prooven in order to be accepted to the programme.

To find out more about WTM Latin America or to register to attend as a Hosted Buyer please visit www.wtmlatinamerica.com


IBTM Africa

20 April 2017, Capetown, South Africa

According to Reed Exhibitions Ltd. there is no sufficient interest for a 1:1 ratio (hosted buyers - exhibitors) table-top event  in Africa. Therefore IBTM Africa has been redesigned to become aeducational programme for meeting specialists taking place on one day during the African Travel Week in Capetown. Find more information on www.ibtmafrica.com.


Heavent Meetings

19-20 April 2017, Cannes, France

The event features a Hosted Buyer Programme for European buyers. The majority of exhibitors are from Southern France and Southern Europe. Buyers should be aware of the situation that some exhibitors will ony speak very limited English, knowledge of the French language will be an advantage. 

250 exhibitors are available for targeted and individual appointments (the agenda software matches both buyers and exhibitors wishes and there is still time to add further meetings). Additional business lunches and two networking-evenings in amazing event locations the ceremony of the “Event Awards” taking place in the legendary Palais des Festivals de Cannes complete the show programme for the attending trade visitors and Hosted Buyers. The exhibitors are providers of event technology and production, local event agencies, hotels, destinations, congress centres, performances & entertainment agencies, furniture hire & decoration, catering, Event software & technology, tents & structures.

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Hosted Buyer Partner Event

IMEX in Frankfurt 2017

16-18 May 2017, Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

The essential worldwide exhibition for meetings & incentive travel.

IMEX is the show that exceeds your expectations every time. The trail-blazing exhibition has unleashed the energy of the global meetings industry with new ideas, new vision and a passion for business amongst record numbers of worldwide exhibitors and buyers. And IMEX is unique in attracting over 3,500 international hosted buyers (who travel and stay free as guests of the organisers) together with more than 4,000 decision makers from the valuable German market. The 3,500 exhibitors include national and regional tourist offices, major hotel groups, airlines, DMCs, service providers and trade associations.

"IMEX continues to deliver a tremendous, globally relevant event."
(Martin Sirk, CEO, ICCA)

Be inspired, make great contacts, do more business. Don't miss IMEX 2017.

2016 Statistics:
14,465 Participants. 3,977 hosted buyers. 4,955 trade visitors. 3,500 exhibiting companies. More than 150 countries. 67,000 Appointments.



Hosted Buyer Partner EventMICE East Africa Forum & Expo

8-10 June 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The first ever MICE East Africa Forum & Expo will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from June 8-10, 2017 at the Millennium Special Hall.

The show has been officially announced at the 3rd Hotel Show Africa in June 2015 and will take place to the 4th Hotel Show Africa in 2016. It is the first and only MICE industry trade show covering the East African Region including the African Islands in the Indian Ocean.

More than 100 Exhibitors from the region are preparing to welcome and meet the national, regional and international buyers that are attending the event. For the first time ever, buyers will be able to connect and network directly and easily with exhibitors from the East African Region.

Detailed information is available on www.miceeastafrica.com  


IBTM America

June 201, USA
exact date and location to be announced

The invitation-only, closed door event  IBTM America will follow the ibtm pod-event concept. 

  • The show will feature a 1:1 Ratio of 250 hosted buyers and 250 suppliers.
  • All exhibitors will have innovative meeting pods of exactly the same size and layout with pre-defined options to customize particular pod elements.
  • a new automatic appointment system based on buyers and exhibitors meeting selection will automatically create the meeting schedule for buyers and exhibitors.

Detailed information is available on www.ibtmamerica.com


ITE & MICE 2017

June 201, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 

The 31th International Travel Expo Hong Kong & the 12th MICE Travel Expo
In 2015 the event was visited during the first two days reserved exclusively for trade visitors by 11,874 buyers and visitors (75% from Hong Kong & 25% from Mainland China and abroad; including 6,198 travel agents and 2,534 from the MICE sector and corporations). The following two public days attracted 78,116 visitors.

Separate Programs for Trade and Public

There are separate programs for trade and public! Held only in trade day is Business Matching, where in one session 30 to 40 buyers meet same number of sellers.

Over 85% of its some 700 exhibitors are from abroad including about 100 tourism organizations from all over the world. In its 30th year, the travel fair is among Asia’s earliest and is the only of its kind in Hong Kong!

Besides destinations and travel products, trendy themes particularly attractive to up market travelers such as MICE and Cruise etc are also being promoted through seminars and special displays jointly held with related organizations.



IBTM China

September 2017, CNCC, Beijing, China
date to be announced; location to be confirmed

IBTM China will bring together over 300 exhibitors, 4000 visitors and over 300 industry buyers worldwide for 3 days of business opportunities, networking and professional education.

IBTM China Professional Education
Organised in conjunction with key professional industry associations, the IBTM China professional education programme encourages learning and development through targeted seminar sessions aimed at all industry sectors.

High Quality Hosted Buyer Programme
Buyers attending IBTM China who meet strict qualifying criteria will be invited to attend as a Hosted Buyer. They will also benefit from VIP status, entrance to the Hosted Buyer Lounge, entrance to networking events and the professional education programme.

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ExpoEventos 2017

August 2017, Venue Centro Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
date and location to be confirmed.

ExpoEventos offers an exclusive and unique exchange between those in the segment of Event Organization and Tourism Meetings, their customers and prospects.

Visitors: It is considered the "Must Attend" event of the year by all visitors, as to the best place to obtain all the necessary information on suppliers, and destinations for every type of event.

Exhibitors consider it the Business Event to attend, as the best place not only to sell, but also to generate great networking opportunities.

In parallel to ExpoEventos, there will be different activities:
BUSINESS ROUNDS: Where visitors will find everything they need to successfully plan their next event. SUPPLIER'S LOUNGE: Where visitors can find everything they need to plan successfully their next event.



IBTM Latin America 2017

September 2017, Centro Internacional de Exposiciones y Convenciones WTC, Mexico City, Mexico
date and location to be confirmed.

IBTM Latin America, Incentives, Congress, Conventions and Exhibitions Trade Show, is the platform that gathers Latin American tourism of meetings experts with key buyers from the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) Industry to create networking and closing business opportunities for the Latin American Region.

IBTM Latin America will have a Trade Show area with over 100 MICE exhibitors, a conference space for educational sessions and business round tables for one-on-one scheduled appointments.



Hosted Buyer Partner Event

IMEX America

10-12 October 20167, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA

IMEX America is America's worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, backed by the experience and resources of the IMEX Group of exhibitions, which also delivers the award-winning IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt, a show which has grown every year since launch. The show will run the largest hosted buyer program ever held in North America with over 2,900 qualified buyers expected – the guarantee to exhibitors of genuine global buying power on the trade show floor the moment doors open.

IMEX America demonstrates the IMEX Group's commitment to providing outstanding business opportunities for exhibitors and buyers alike, with the hosted buyer program at the core of the show. The comprehensive free education program and New Vision initiatives sets the news agenda – first with new thinking, new intelligence and new solutions.

Be inspired, make great contacts, do more business. Don't miss IMEX America 2017.



ITB Asia

25-27 October 2017, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore

The 3-days of ITB Asia 2017, held at the prestigious Sands Expo and Convention Centre with Marina Bay Sands being the official hotel partner gives access to 850 exhibitors.

New deal frontiers and opportunities across strategies, countries and tourism sectors are to be discovered at ITB Asia.



IBTM®  World

28-30 November 2017, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain

IBTM®  World aims are simple: To promote the best in business-to-business on the exhibition floor, supported by the best networking and best professional education, underpinned by an expanded Hosted Buyer Programme.

Exhibitors are...
Suppliers from every essential meetings and incentive market in the world exhibiting at IBTM®  World to meet the industry's top-level buyers with serious spending power and business to place. 

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Visitors are...
Professionals responsible for the planning and organisation of meetings, conferences, incentive travel and events. A truly global audience of visitors from Corporations, Associations, Agencies, Professional Conference Organisers (PCO's) and Industry media.

Interested in visiting? www.ibtmworld.com