Priority booking rates available for the Technology and Event Services Village at GIBTM


Companies interested in showcasing their products at the Technology and Event Services Village at Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (GIBTM) can benefit from the early-bird booking rate available until October 31,2008. This dedicated area at GIBTM, taking place at ADNEC from March 31–April 2, 2009, will feature the latest technology products as well as an array of support services and products for the meetings and incentives industry.

The stand package price, before October 31, will include a 5% discount (US$3752). After this date the package price will revert to US$3950. This special early-bird rate includes a 3×2 Meter Stand Package (beech wood shell scheme stand) with furniture and name board, pre-scheduled appointments diary with Hosted Buyers for each exhibitor, exposure from the promotional opportunities available via the GIBTM website and marketing activities, invitations to networking events and the attend the Professional Education Program. The specialist pavilion will also be complemented by seminars on event technology as part of the professional education program that runs alongside the exhibition, giving interested buyers even more reasons to attend GIBTM.

Products and services suitable for this specialist area include:

Technology: Audience Polling / Interactive Response Surveys, Abstract and Speaker Management, Event Production and Technical Management, Lead Retrieval and Contact Management, Meetings Consolidation / Budgeting, Online Event, Registration & Meetings Management Tools, Networking / Matchmaking Tools, Production / Staging / Theming Companies, Room Diagramming / Place Allocations / Maps, Virtual Meetings & Events / Webcasting / Teleconferencing, Wireless Technology / PDA’s, Venue Finding / RFPs.

Event Services: Audio Visual, Catering, Chauffeur Services, Entertainment, Furniture, Incentive Gifts, Marquees, Pyrotechnics (Fireworks), Speaker Bureaux, Stand design and build, VAT/Financial/Insurance.

Both technology and event services is an area that has grown exponentially at GIBTM’s sister events around the world, including EIBTM in Barcelona, and the organisers, Reed Travel Exhibitions, expect international and regional companies to see the benefit of using GIBTM as a platform to promote their products and services to local, regional and international buyers and planners. There is a very high demand for suppliers of cutting edge of event technology to be present at GIBTM, with 72% of visitors to GIBTM 2008 stating that they attend the show to keep up to date with the latest technology products, as well as seeing what is newly available.

GIBTM is the Gulf region’s only event dedicated to the meetings, business travel and incentive industry and brings everyone involved in the sector together on an annual basis. Three days of guaranteed business, with a dedicated pre-planned appointment system in place for exhibitors and Hosted Buyers, a professional education program that helps address global and regional issues, plus a networking program that allows for the business to continue within a social environment, has already made GIBTM the event for the meetings and incentives (MICE) industry in the Gulf and the wider Middle East region.

GIBTM 2009, which takes place from March 31–April 2, 2009, will include representation from national tourist organisations, destinations, convention bureaus, destination management companies, hotels and hotel groups and specialist service providers representing the Gulf and Middle East region, South and South East Asia, Europe, North Africa and beyond.

The 2009 Hosted Buyer program will include over 275 pre-qualified people from the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia, complemented by trade visitors also representing incentive travel programs, congresses or events including: Conventions, Conferences & Meetings, Corporate Hospitality, Incentive Travel, International Congresses, Product Launches, Special Events, Staff Motivation, Training Programmes and Business Travel.

To book your stand package on the Technology & Event Services Village, please contact:

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