Only the best chosen for ibtm world in Barcelona


Meetings professionals who apply to attend this year’s ibtm world event as Hosted Buyers will be chosen based on their authority to organize, influence, or make budgetary decisions for meetings, events, incentives. and corporate travel.

So, international industry professionals wanting to take part in this year’s ibtm world, should apply now and can do so online. At the same time, trade visitors can also register to take advantage of early flight and accommodation deals.

Hosted Buyers accepted into the program represent the top tier of the world’s planners from International Corporates, Agencies and Associations with last year’s event attracting buyers from 72 countries.

Greame Barnett, Senior Exhibition Director, ibtm world commented, “Every Hosted Buyer will be treated to a VIP experience in Barcelona – from their arrival at the airport, to destination tours and networking events, right through to their time on the show floor. There will be inspirational education sessions and a chance for professional development. This year our Knowledge Program is being developed based on feedback and topics that the Hosted Buyers have told us they want to hear about.”

“At the heart of everything we do, will be the chance to make valuable connections. The new matchmaking process enhances the experience of making appointments before the show and allows greater flexibility for buyers to manage their time. It also means every appointment made is one that is really needed because it has been chosen by both buyer and supplier,” added Barnett.

Successful applicants will benefit from:

• The option to do business, network and socialize with over 3,000 international suppliers to the industry.

• A personalized selection of appointments using the ibtm matchmaking tool, to ensure every meeting is a hot business lead

• An inspiring selection of education through the ibtm knowledge program

• Hands-on experiences of the latest technology innovations on the show floor

• Flexible attendance options

• Dozens of networking events

• Complimentary travel, transfers and 4/5*accommodation

Trade visitors will benefit this year from the direct train link to the venue from Barcelona airport, over 4,500 parking spaces, a world of exhibitors, networking events and the Knowledge Program. Special accommodation and travel concessions are also available closer to the show on the event website.

To find out more about the Hosted Buyer and trade visitor program, click here.