GIBTM attracts first timers to Technology & Event Services Village

GIBTM attracts first timers to Technology & Event Services Village

Following the introduction two years ago at Gulf Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM) of the Technology & Event Services Village, the event has attracted new exhibitors recognising the business opportunities of interacting directly with Gulf buyers and planners.

Visitors to the 2010 event will come face-to-face with a dedicated area featuring the latest technology and support services and products for the meetings and incentives industry.

New timers at the show, taking place from 29 – 31 March 2010 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), include USA based Cvent Inc (Stand F125) and Dubai based Matrix Party & Audio Visual Services LLC (F140). Returning to GIBTM, on the back of a successful 2009 include Ungerboeck Systems International (G140) and London Speaker Bureau (F141).

Commenting on their first time attendance at GIBTM, Rajesh Pereira, Chief Entertainment Officer, Matrix Party and Audio Visual Services LLC commented: “We look forward to exhibiting at GIBTM for the first time.  Having held a strong presence for the last 12 years in Dubai, UAE, the international market is very important for us to reach for events and conferences. We are now exhibiting to be able to meet the international Hosted Buyers as well as focus on the UAE market especially the city of Abu Dhabi.”

Cvent Inc have committed to GIBTM after a successful EIBTM in Barcelona, commenting: “This is our first time exhibiting at GIBTM at the Technology & Events Village.  However, because we work with 35,000 meeting planners from around the world and EIBTM worked so well for us, we are confident GIBTM will provide the same level of industry contacts and meetings for us, particularly from the local Middle East market.” Reggie Aggarwal, Founder and CEO Cvent, Inc. USA.

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Returning to GIBTM, Thorston Kolbinger, Managing Director EMEA Ungerboeck Systems International GmbH said “The Technology Village @ GIBTM was a great location for us and we had a very successful time with some good sales leads and new contacts.  We look forward to exhibiting at GIBTM in 2010!”

Graeme Barnett, GIBTM Event Director said: “Technology and event services are key to buyers as they are crucial elements of a successful meeting, incentive, conference and/or large event. There is no better place than GIBTM to keep up-to-date with the latest technology advances as well as seeing the newest products and services on offer.”

Complementing the Technology & Event Services Village @ GIBTM will be a dedicated Professional Education Programme, divided into three distinct themes – Event Planning Day on Monday 29 March; Industry Research Day on Tuesday 30 March and Industry Trends Day on Wednesday 31 March. All three days will feature discussions on future technological developments and how to use technology cost-effectively.