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The Meetings Show’s hosted buyer programme opens for applications

The Meetings Show’s hosted buyer programme opens for applications

Applications are open via for Hosted Buyers wishing to benefit from the flexibility and opportunities provided by the premier UK event for the meetings industry.

Following significant investment, The Meetings Show’s Hosted Buyer Programme has evolved to ensure Hosted Buyers have a more productive time at the show and are able to appreciate the wide variety of networking and business growth opportunities available throughout the week.

“We are extremely proud of the quality of our Hosted Buyer Programme, it is an incredibly productive way to conduct business and is entirely focused on the needs of our Hosted Buyers.  If I had to sum it up in one word it would be – flexible.” said The Meetings Show’s Event Director Steve Knight

“The Meetings Show’s Hosted Buyers can benefit from accommodation spanning the traditional one night, or two – a new option for 2014 that allows them to arrive the evening before to rest and prepare for their meetings.  They can be fully hosted, which includes all travel and accommodation or opt for semi-hosted and just receive the onsite benefits – an ideal choice for local attendees.” continues Knight. “Above all else, we have made it our goal to respond to the needs of our Hosted Buyers and this flexible, varied programme is the perfect solution.”

Fully Hosted Buyers benefit from complimentary travel and accommodation; transportation to Olympia from host hotels and networking venues; as well as a choice of Hosted Buyer lounges complete with refreshments.


Hosted Buyers can schedule meetings with organisations relevant to their business. The Meetings Show is supported by the UK’s widest variety of meetings focused exhibitors including many new names for 2014 such as: Abu Dhabi, Accor Hotels, Belfast, Brill AV, Brunel University, Brussels, Carlson Rezidor, Centium Software, C Hotels, Chicago, Dolce Hotels, Dubai, Madrid, Norway, Sana Hotels, Sandals Hotels and Beaches Resorts, Turkey, The Balearic Islands, The Westminster Collection, Washington DC, Whittlebury Hall, Wyboston Lakes and Zagreb.

The Meetings Show’s wide ranging education programme will once again include a significant number of sessions such as leading industry keynotes, seminars and Meet the Expert round tables.  The Association Meetings Conference is also available on Monday 7 July to qualified AMCs, PCOs and Association Planners.  Networking activity will run throughout the week and include official show receptions and exhibitor events, whilst a range of post show tours will also be available to key destinations.

Compass*Group managing director and 2013 Hosted Buyer, Deborah Gensler, says: “The Meetings Show’s Hosted Buyer Programme is the best I have ever come across.  It allows me to focus on what matters - networking and learning - rather than the hassles of travel and logistics.  I had some fantastic appointments, the exhibitors are extremely high quality and they are genuinely the most professional and friendly I have met at any show.”

Amanda Quinn, Event Manager, Stryker, comments: “The main reason for coming to The Meetings Show was to get information on new venues in the UK. It’s one of the best meetings shows that I have been to.  The Hosted Buyer experience has been fantastic. The quality of exhibitors is very high and exactly what I was looking for.”

The Meetings Show is a major event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, organised by Centaur Exhibitions and taking place 8-10 July 2014 at Olympia, London. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education.