Centaur rolling out £1m investment into Meetings Show UK HB programme

Centaur Exhibitions has released first details of its £1m Hosted Buyer programme for The Meetings Show UK, to debut at London Olympia in July.

The Hosted Buyer Programme includes hotel chains, destinations, representation companies, venues and DMCs, and promises to bring in 1,500 altogether.

Reftec has been appointed to provide the specialist Hosted Buyer appointment and registration system and BSI-Capita will provide Travel Management Services.

Among those now signed up to the programme, the organiser says, are: Guoman Thistle, H10 Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Puma Hotels, EC&O Venues, London & Partners, Destinations Unlimited, Om DMC, Moulden Marketing, HelmsBriscoe, Azimuth, Jonathan Gomez, Watterston Associates, Team Vazquez International, Saleslink Marketing, HNS Conseil, Venue Guru International, BSI – Capita, Vine Tree Connections and EFAPCO.

Host hotels for the buyers include: Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Millennium Baileys Hotel, Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel, Copthorne Tara Hotel, Millennium & Copthorne Chelsea Hotels, Novotel London West, London Marriott Kensington Hotel, London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch, London Marriott Hotel County Hall, JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, Marriott London Maida Vale, Thistle Marble Arch, The Cumberland Hotel, The Grosvenor Hotel and H10 London Waterloo.

The Meetings Show UK Event Director, Steve Knight, says: “Qualified buyers will benefit from a personalised and funded travel experience; complimentary bed and breakfast at a four- or five-star hotel; transportation to Olympia from host hotels and networking venues; a choice of Hosted Buyer lounges complete with business centre and Wi-Fi; the freedom to choose meetings with the exhibitors who are right for their business as well as a range of high quality networking events and education sessions.”

The Meetings Show UK will take place at London Olympia, 9-11 July 2013.

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Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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