RTE opens more places for hosted buyers at GIBTM

More than 300 Hosted Buyer places are now open for the Reed Travel Exhibitions Gulf industry show, GIBTM.

The 2014 GIBTM takes place 24-26 March at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).  

Hosted Buyers accepted to attend will receive a personalised diary of pre-scheduled business appointments selected by them in advance of the show.

Key exhibitors confirmed include: Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Egyptian Tourist Authority, Qatar Tourism Authority and Kingdom of Bahrain Tourism Sector, Ministry of Culture.

Accepted Buyers will also receive direct access to the newly launched GIBTM Knowledge programme and invitations to a range of exclusive networking events, as well as complimentary return flights, transfers and four/five-star accommodation.

Lois Hall, GIBTM Event Manager at RTE, said: “The feedback we have received from last year and 99 per cent satisfaction rate recorded post show has been extremely encouraging and as a result of the growing demand, we have extended the Hosted Buyer allocation to over 300 buyers this year.”

Organisers anticipated that the show will generate around 8,500 pre-scheduled business appointments between Hosted Buyers and exhibitors.

Jacqui Kavanagh, Managing Director, Trinity Conferences, UK who attended GIBTM 2013 as an international Hosted Buyer, said: “The UAE is a growth market for us because it is deemed safe, has invested in infrastructure, has fantastic hotels and is building up its credentials as a conference destination. Abu Dhabi also has a lot more to offer now and the show has helped me to gain some valuable contacts.”

Regional post event tour options for international Hosted Buyers attending the show include Bahrain, Jordan and Qatar.

For more information visit: gibtm.com/hbtours
 
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