Following the success of the 2016 show, the fifth edition of The Meetings Show is expected to be the biggest yet, offering a host of new exhibitors to connect with as well as a multitude of networking and education opportunities.
Visitors will be able to meet and do business with more than 700 exhibiting companies, many of which use The Meetings Show as their only face-to-face marketing activity in the UK. Highlights include a wide variety of domestic and international destinations, venues, hotel groups, DMCs, trade associations and suppliers including: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Berlin, Argentina, Korea, Finland, Iceland, Hotel Republic, Accor, Celtic Manor, London & Partners, Butlins and Jersey.
Self-development opportunities and education are another strong feature of the 2017 show with a focus on current industry issues, with specialist streams designed to meet the needs of visiting agencies, corporates, associations, PCOs, AMCs, PAs as well as key sectors such as healthcare and technology. In addition to the Association Meetings Conference, which will take place on Monday 12 June, education across the show will include keynotes, seminars, panel discussions, destination showcases and ‘meet the expert’ round tables.
Event Director Steve Knight commented: “The Meetings Show continues to grow and attract new exhibitors making it not only the most comprehensive UK based show, but also the ideal place for meetings professionals to develop product knowledge and seek destinations and venues for upcoming events. We’ve also recognised the value our visitors put on self-development at the show, so our education programme will be coming back stronger than ever along with an array of networking opportunities throughout the three days.”
Applications for the hosted buyer programme are also available to those buyers looking for a host of benefits to enhance their on-site experience. A semi-hosted option is available for London and South East buyers looking to minimise time out of the office or meet the needs of corporate travel policies.
Visitor registration for The Meetings Show has opened at www.themeetingsshow.com/visit2017