Record figures for EIBTM

EIBTM’s exhibition director Mandy Torrens has deemed this year’s show as the largest ever gathering of
hosted buyers and the most pre-scheduled appointments in the event’s 21-year history.

Pre-audited figures for the meetings and incentives industry exhibition show its
hosted buyer programme attracted a
two per cent rise in delegates (3,791) and a four per cent rise in pre-scheduled
meetings (54,255) on the previous
year. The organiser says that the overall total attendance is expected to hit
the 8,000 mark, which is on par with the previous year’s attendance.

“These
figures show not only how resilient the meetings market is in challenging times but the reputation EIBTM has as the place to do
business, learn and network,” says Torrens.

The
organiser also claims its professional education programme, which saw a 15 per cent rise in attendance, was
the “largest European education gathering of industry professionals” with over
3,000 delegates. Another record attendance for the show was its Association
programme with 24 countries including
Russia, Israel, USA, Sweden, Chile and China.

EIBTM
2010 will be held in Barcelona from 30 November to 2
December.

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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