The Meetings Show kicks off with 20% increase in hosted buyers

The Meetings Show, which began today (7 July) at Olympia, London, has seen a 20% increase in the number of hosted buyers since 2014.

The Meetings Show is set to expand
The Meetings Show is set to expand

The Meetings Show, which will move to a larger hall next year to accommodate its growing size, is set to attract more than 600 exhibiting organisations this week (7-9 July), with more than 12,000 appointments already scheduled.

"This week’s show is bigger than 2014 in so many ways and we look forward to welcoming meetings professionals from around the globe over the course of the next three days," said Steve Knight, event director of The Meetings Show. 

He added that the Olympia Grand, where the show will transfer to next year, will offer more room for the event to expand. The move follows an almost 30% increase in floor space since the show’s debut in 2013. "The industry has voted with its feet – the hosted buyer model is clearly wanted by both the supply and demand side of the industry and the changes for 2016 will ensure the needs of the industry are met," said Knight. 

More:

The Meetings Show to move in 2016 to enable future growth 

Sustainable Events Summit forms new partnership with The Meetings Show

Year-on-year business up for The Meetings Show  

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