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Conventa 2018

24-25 January 2018, 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.


IBTM Arabia 2018

5-7 February 2018, 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 hosted buyers to attend ibtm Arabia and meet the exhibitors. Trade visitors will not be admitted to ibtm Arabia 2018.


Convene 2018

14-15 February 2018, LITEXPO,  Lithuanian 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 165+ 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. 


Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) 2018

20-21 February 2018, 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). More than 400 exhibiting suppliers are expected to exhibit in 2018.

in 2017 more than 4,000 industry professionals conducted more than 11,000 individual meetings.

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. 

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 Meetings Africa 2018

26 February 2018 - Bonday 
27-28 February 2018, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Meetings Africa is a premier business events trade show brought to you by the South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB), a unit of South African Tourism. The role of the SANCB is to promote South Africa as a preferred business events destination through platforms such as Meetings Africa. It aims to encourage Africa’s MICE industry to work together to attract more global and regional business events, and have meetings, particularly international association conferences, rotate on the African continent.

For exhibitor applications, media accreditation, and buyers who would like to be invited please, email: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! or Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

Buyers interested in attending Meetings Africa as a hosted buyer, please email Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! to receive an access code for the application system. 


International Confex 

28 February - 1 March 2018, London, UK

The UK's leading event for the MICE industry takes place in the Grand Hall, Olympia, London and attracts annually more than 8,000 visitors and more than 300 supplers.

The event is co-located with the Event Production show and The Office* show.

The programme includes an attractive educational programme on various aspects of the MICE industry - from live debates, keynotes and educating discussions in the Keynote Theatre, to the popular technology stream that offers two full days of information related to event technology in all it's aspects, to a one-day programme on marketing and communication, to - of course the Association Events Forum. 


Heavent Meetings

27-29 March 2018, 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.

For information about the hosted buyer programme please email Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!. 


World Travel Market Latin America

3-5 April 2018,  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


ibtm Africa

19 April 2018, Capetown, South Africa

A day of presentation/meeting sessions
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 an educational program for meeting specialists taking place on one day during the African Travel Week in Capetown. Find more information on


ExpoEventos 2018

24-26 April 2018,  Centro Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.



Hosted Buyer Partner Event

IMEX in Frankfurt 2017

15-17 May 2018, 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 2018.


ITE & MICE 2018

14-17 June 2018, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Effectively combining MICE and leisure results in a bigger scale and more choices to visitors! More importantly, ITE highlights affluent travels including well off FIT who are also targeted by MICE suppliers! However, admission in trade days do require business card for registration, and MICE / Corporate Travel has its own seminar programs held in the second trade day dubbed the MICE Day.

In 2017, there were 174 MICE related exhibitors with Travel Agents/DMC, Hotels & Venues, and NTO the three largest groups and 2265 MICE & Corporate visitors with at least over half interested in outbound and specifically 51% In Incentive Tours, 40% in Overseas Meeting and 35% in Overseas Events

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.

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.

In 2019 the event will take place on 13-16 June 2019


ibtm China

12-13 September 2018, CNCC, Beijing, China

ibtm China will gather more than 5,000 international industry professionals including over 300 exhibitors, 4000 visitors and over 400 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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ibtm Americas 2018

5-6 September 2018, Centro Internacional de Exposiciones y Convenciones WTC, Mexico City, Mexico

The event - previously named IBTM Latin America (ICOMEX) will incorporate the now ceased ibtm America, previously held in the USA.

ibtm Americas, is the  new platform that gathers North American and Latin American tourism of meetings experts with key buyers from the MICE Industry to create networking and closing business opportunities for the American continents.

ibtm Americas will have a Trade Show area with over 330 exhibitors, a conference space for educational sessions and business round tables for one-on-one scheduled appointments.

Please note that the event website is only available in Spanish Language!


Hosted Buyer Partner Event

IMEX America

16-18 October 2018, 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 5,800 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 solution.

2017 statistics show

  • 12,389 total participants including exhibitors
  • 3,390 exhibiting companies representing 150 countries
  • 60,000 prescheduled appointments
  • 3,286 hosted buyers from 61 countries
  • 2,566 trade attendees from 62 countries

Be inspired, make great contacts, do more business. Don't miss IMEX America 2018.


ITB Asia

17-19 October 2018, Marina Bay Sand, Singapore

The 3-days of ITB Asia 2018, 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.

Mark your calendar for 2019: ITB Asia 2019 will take place at the same venue on 16-18 October 2019. 


ibtm World

29-29 November 2018, 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. 

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.