IBTM Arabia lines up impressive list of buyers for 2016 event
Companies represented by buyers looking to attend the show include Peugeot&Citroen (Russia), Cognizant (UK), Conference Direct (USA), The International Association of Public Transport (Belgium), Tata Capital Financial Services Limited (India), Google (UK), Abbot (UAE), Society of Petroleum Engineers (UAE), Prisme International (UAE), Moelis&Company (UAE), Land Division at KCA Deutag (UAE), HSBC (UAE), OiLibya (UAE), International Live Events Association (UAE) and Nova IVI Fertility (UAE) as well as interest from a variety of other countries in the Middle East and beyond.
Shinu Pillai, Exhibition Manager, ibtm arabia commented: “This year is very much about building on the success of last year’s event. Following the 2015 event we received so much positive feedback. We’ve secured a number of returning exhibitors already, including Arsenal Football Club, Melia Hotels International, Matrix Audio Visual&Entertainment, Rovos Rail Tours Ltd as well as newcomers Hill MICE Saudi Arabia and Golden Tours Egypt.
“Part of the success of the new pod show format is the mutually matched, pre-scheduled appointments system. Added to this is the quality of buyers that we hand-pick to attend. Hosted Buyers are invited based on their purchasing authority, where they place MICE business and the volume of business placed.”
David Escolar Diez, Regional Director of Sales - Middle East, Melia Hotels International, who exhibited at this year’s show and will be returning next year commented: “ibtm arabia 2015 was very well organized and provided us with a platform to meet good quality buyers which led to some business leads. We are looking forward to being back in 2016 to continue to develop our international brand awareness to build the Melia Hotels International profile in the Middle East. We will also be updating our business prospects with news regarding the new opening status of our properties within the region - ME Dubai, INNSIDE JLT Dubai, Melia Dubai Residences and ME Doha."
Bilal Al Barmawi, Managing Director, Hill MICE, who will attend the show for the first time, commented; “We are looking forward to exhibiting at ibtm arabia this year as it will provide us with many opportunities to connect, network, explore and partner with global MICE leaders. ibtm arabia is the perfect platform to meet with the industry's finest MICE buyers, build relationships and grow our business."
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Hosted Buyer applications will be going live from Monday, September 21. For further information, please visit www.ibtmarabia.com/Hosted-Buyers
For a video explaining the new pod show format please visit www.ibtmarabia.com/About-Us/
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