Strong competition to host 2004 EIBTM

Reed Exhibitions has drawn up a shortlist of five cities from the ten bids it received to host EIBTM from 2004. The five potential cities are Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid, Vienna and current host Geneva. The committee will visit some or all of the venues before making a final decision in conjunction with exhibitors, industry associations, and EIBTM’s new advisory council of senior industry members. The final choice is expected to be announced this summer. "We know our decision about the shortlist will cause disappointment for some, but they can be comforted by the fact that this was a close run race, with formidable competition," said Tom Nutley, managing director at Reed Exhibitions. The specific venues in each potential host city are FIL (Feira Internacional de Lisboa), Lisbon; Montjuic 2, Barcelona; IFEMA, Madrid; MesseWienNeu, Vienna; and Palexpo, Geneva.

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