Buyer numbers climb 7% at EIBTM

The number of hosted buyers at this year's EIBTM was up 10% to 2,750 on the 2005 event, according to unaudited figures taken at 1pm today. EIBTM, held this week in Barcelona, saw the total number of visitors increase by 7% to just over 6,000 across the three days against last year. Fully audited figures for the event are scheduled to be released in January. “This year there have been more than 34,000 appointments at the show and it's very clear from the early figures that the overwhelming majority have been kept,” said Paul Kennedy, group exhibitions director for the group meetings and incentives portfolio at Reed Trade Exhibitions. “EIBTM is run on a pre-scheduled appointment basis and we are very stringent in sticking to that. Last year, attendance rates came in at 97.6% and I am confident we will at least match that this year.” Kennedy also announced today that Reed/EIBTM will continue its relationship with industry association SITE, backing its annual conference for at least the next two years in Barcelona this year and Montreux in 2007. In return, SITE will continue to officially promote EIBTM, Australia's AIME and GIBTM, taking place in Abu Dhabi next year, to its members.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Bomb victim's mother fights to make venues safer

Bomb victim's mother fights to make venues safer

Home Office is consulting on 'Martyn's Law' to protect fans at concerts and large-scale events.

Venice Carnival cut short as Coronavirus experts warn of global ‘tipping point’

Venice Carnival cut short as Coronavirus experts warn of global ‘tipping point’

Annual festival adds to a long list of pulled events while a global agency talks of cancellations, postponements and a move to virtual meetings.

'Four-poster bed, copper bath and gorgeous furnishings': a night at Down Hall Hotel

'Four-poster bed, copper bath and gorgeous furnishings': a night at Down Hall Hotel

C&IT's associate editor reviews a country house hotel dating back to 1322 with Italianate architecture and luxury interiors.

The charity ball with a projection-mapped 'Wheel of Fortune'

The charity ball with a projection-mapped 'Wheel of Fortune'

Country estate Alrewas Hayes hosted the 25th anniversary of the Hope and Homes for Children fundraiser.

2020's most popular incentive destinations

2020's most popular incentive destinations

In our State of the Industry: Incentives report, we look at the top countries and cities over the past year.

The wellness incentives delegates really want

The wellness incentives delegates really want

Planners reveal the most in-demand wellness trends in our State of the Industry: Incentives report.

Cancellations and deferrals: How global agencies are reacting to coronavirus

Cancellations and deferrals: How global agencies are reacting to coronavirus

As IBTM APAC gets postponed, agencies tell C&IT what they are doing to meet the challenges posed by the outbreak.

IBTM APAC 2020 postponed over coronavirus

IBTM APAC 2020 postponed over coronavirus

Organisers have postponed the inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

How are incentive budgets changing in 2020?

How are incentive budgets changing in 2020?

Budgets increases come despite fears over economic uncertainty, according to the State of the Industry 2020: Incentives report.

MGM Resorts takes action over massive data hack

MGM Resorts takes action over massive data hack

More than 10.6million guests have had their data leaked after the cyber attack, according to reports.

LATEST JOBS