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February 25, 2013


EIBTM (, the global hub for the meeting and events industry, which is dedicated to driving the industry forward, has kicked off 2013 through supporting a number of key events in the meetings industry calendar across the globe this month.

During the month of January, EIBTM supported events including the Fresh Conference, which took place in Copenhagen from the 13-15 January, where they were a Gold Event Sponsor. The Fresh Conference ( is committed to exploring and sharing new insights into meeting design and demonstrating them to attendees in the most practical way possible.

David Benitez, “IBTM Talks” Project Manager, Reed Travel Exhibitions (UK) and Amber Zhang, CIBTM Hosted Buyer program director, Reed Travel Exhibitions (Hong Kong) also took part in a round table discussion “Motivation programmes as a tool for increasing the event efficiency and quality” at the EFEA ( which took place in St. Petersburg, Russia from 23-25 January.

The EIBTM show team were also supporters of the launch event for the Sustainable Events Summit (, organised by Sustainable Events Ltd, Positive Impact and Smyle which took place in London on 24th January 2013 at The Crystal.

Jennifer Booth, Group Operations Manager, Reed Travel Exhibitions delivered an education session at the event, sharing insight and routes to best practise through a case study about EIBTM and event sustainability management systems (ISO20121).

Following her presentation, Booth commented, “These events are really important as they give us a great opportunity to network with industry peers and impart the learnings we have achieved through years of experience in the industry. We hope that through sharing our knowledge, we can help other meetings planners create and deliver more efficient and dynamic events.”

As part of their wider support and commitment to Meetings Professional International (MPI), EIBTM were also sponsors of the Opening General Session at EMEC 2013 (, The conference for meetings and events professionals in Europe which took place in Montreux, Switzerland from January 27-29.

Graeme Barnett, EIBTM Exhibition Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions commented, “We see our support for the industry as a year round exercise, we are not just a once a year event and our clients and partners can benefit from our commitments through the sharing of knowledge and connections across the globe. Our own annual calendar of IBTM events also enables critical business touch points throughout the year.”

EIBTM 2013 takes place 19th – 21st November, Barcelona.


September 24, 2012

398 exhibitors on the show floor
15% increase in Pre-Scheduled Appointments
Hosted Buyers arrive from 18 countries

CIBTM ( 2012 opened today confirming its status as the leading event for the meetings, incentives, business travel and events industry in China and Asia. With over 5,000 meetings industry professionals (subject to an independent ABC audit post show) expected to participate over 3 days of the event, a 15% increase in pre-scheduled business appointments between Hosted Buyers and suppliers, 398 exhibitors on the show floor (an increase of 7% on 2011) and an 18% increase in the number of exhibitors from China, and Hosted Buyers arriving from 18 countries (up 36% on 2011), CIBTM is set to be biggest to date.

Jeffrey Xu, CIBTM Project Manager, Reed Travel Exhibitions commented; “We are delighted with the response we have had to CIBTM this year, in particular the increase in Hosted Buyers from China. This year we spent time in the regions building awareness of the MICE industry through a number of road shows and one of the reasons for the 36% increase in Hosted Buyers is a direct result of our work in the 2nd and 3rd tier cities around China.

“We have also doubled the number of corporate and association buyers from Beijing. As one of the key measurements for the success of our show is gauged by the amount of business leads created between buyers and suppliers, and with 8,459 pre-scheduled appointments already confirmed, this is a very positive start to the show” Xu added.

China Meetings Week kicked off yesterday with four bespoke Hosted Buyer tours, tailored to familiarize buyers from around the world with what the city of Beijing and surrounding areas has to offer the meetings and events industry.

Itineraries included excursions to the Temple of Heaven, Lao She Tea House, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, National Museum of China, Beijing National Stadium and 798 Art Zone.

There will be over 19 dedicated education sessions during CIBTM, delivered through strategic partnerships with leading associations including Meetings Professional International (MPI), International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE). To view a full outline of the events planned to take place as part of China Meetings week, please visit

China Meetings Week is one of the major driving forces behind the growth of the meetings industry throughout China and is set to help the country fully realise its potential to attract large-scale international corporate and association events. This year the Site annual international conference will follow CIBTM in Beijing, another example of the development of the MICE sector in the region.

For the first time, meeting professionals around the world can download the IBTM Event Show App, by searching the App Store or Android Market for ‘IBTM Events’.

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