Visitors can now register online for GIBTM, the Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition, and reap benefits leading up to and during the show on March 26-28th 2012.
Visitors are requested to complete a questionnaire detailing their organisation’s activities, target geographic markets, industry segments and products of interest. The information is then analysed by Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), the world’s leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry, to make recommendations to registrants on which exhibitors they should meet with, educational seminars they should attend and other show features that might be of interest to them.
To maximise time and take advantage of every aspect of the event, REED Travel Exhibitions Manager GIBTM, Lois Hall encourages registrants to take advantage of the show’s services in the run up to the event. “Benefits include the latest updates on exhibitors and the show, and priority access and free entry to GIBTM 2012. Meetings can be scheduled well before the show as visitors have access to a wealth of exhibitors through the portal. This fosters interaction and builds relationships prior to the exhibition,” explains Hall.
Visitors will have the opportunity to connect with over 2800 international industry professionals expected to attend GIBTM 2012, 300 Hosted Buyers from the business travel and meetings industry and more than 280 exhibiting companies, and free entrance to cutting edge education seminars and networking events.
Throughout the year, Reed Travel Exhibitions encourages dialogue and debate on industry topics, issues and trends between visitors and exhibitors before, during and after the exhibition through its Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.
Held at Abu National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), organisers are seeking to draw new exhibitors, present the latest in innovative tourism and offer critical insight and solutions to meetings industry issues and enhance business prospects in the Middle East. Bahrain Tourism Company, Cyprus Tourism Authority, Czech Tourism, Dubai Convention Bureau, India Tourism Authority, Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority amongst many others will be participating in GIBTM 2012, giving visitors the opportunity to learn more about these growing MICE destinations.
Through GIBTM’s recent collaboration with ACTE, The Association of Corporate Travel Executives, educational sessions focused on the convergence of managing meetings and travel will take place at the show, further enhancing business travel across the region.
The series of educational seminars dedicated to the local meetings industry community, reiterate GIBTM’s continued commitment to be the driving force behind the development of the professional meetings (MICE) industry across the Middle East. Held under the patronage of Chairman, HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, GIBTM 2012’s distinguished industry partners include Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), ADNEC, Etihad Airways and The Vision Destination Management Company. Meetme, published by NPI, is a global media partner and publisher of the Official Show Daily publication.