EIBTM, the world’s leading Global Meetings and Events Exhibition sees 42 new destinations, DMCs, and venues present at the show this year, which will take place in the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain from November 29-December 1, 2011.
New suppliers exhibiting for the first time include: American Express, Calima Marketing Turistico Sl, Btg Event Solutions DMC & PCO, Louvre Hotels Group, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, ATAHOTELS Spa, Pepper and Salt ® Event Group, 2morrow srl, H10 Hotels, Georgian National Tourism Agency, and Riga Tourism Development Bureau.
EIBTM, a Reed Travel Exhibitions event, has also seen 43 exhibitors from 2010 expand the size of their stand to accommodate more sharing companies who plan to do business at the event. These include Pacific World Asia/Ultramar Events Spain, Hungarian National Tourist Office, Moscow Exhibition and Convention Agency, Finland Convention Bureau, NH Hoteles, and Cyprus Tourism Organisation – others are expected to follow.
Atout France and the members of the France Meetings and Convention Board will represent the French “savoir-faire” and are pleased to announce new exhibiting partners including Royal Riviera Hotel, Impérial Palace, Belambra Business resorts, The Blue Yellow Company, and Vanilia Events.
EIBTM has made major developments in the layout of the show this year to accommodate the ever-growing demand for new and innovative companies who have chosen EIBTM as the platform to launch their product. The EIBTM Technology Village will also see 19 new technology companies exhibit there for the first time this year.
Exhibitors who attend EIBTM year-on-year have used EIBTM as a business platform since its inception. Guendalina Rampazzi, Project Manager, Meeting & Incentives, Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau, who will be exhibiting for their 23rd year commented: “We have attended every EIBTM since the beginning, and as the main fair for the industry, it’s very important. This year, there will be over 30 people on our stand with 15 local convention bureaus and DMCs.”
Reed Travel Exhibitions Event Director EIBTM Graeme Barnett commented: “EIBTM expects to see over 3,800 Hosted Buyers with serious purchasing power attend the show this year – 47% of Hosted Buyers attending EIBTM 2010 had annual meetings budgets of over US$1million – so it is not surprising that suppliers of products and services for this industry should choose to attend EIBTM as part of their strategic marketing plans.
“Exhibitors at the show benefit from tailored solutions for their sales and marketing objectives from having a stand presence to brand enhancing sponsorship, which supports them further in delivering the best possible return on investment from their participation at the show”.
If you are interested in attending or exhibiting at EIBTM this year, please visit www.eibtm.com .
EIBTM 2011 takes place November 29-December 1, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.