Thursday thriller


NEW for The Meetings Show 2017 was the Thursday Spotlight.

The day featured dedicated agency education content from the HBAA, exciting features, Agency Training Workshops, Destination Showcases and post event tours to ensure every minute of the show was a valuable opportunity to each and every visitor or hosted buyer attending.

Find out more about the features of the day below.

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HBAA Agency Educational Content

Our NEW Thursday Spotlight was created with support from the HBAA. We were thrilled to be partnering with them for 2017, providing agency buyers an exclusive experience at The Meetings Show.

As part of  Thursday Spotlight, the HBAA brought an exclusive stream of content to the show designed for agency buyers. The content featured industry-experts speaking on a range of topics covering the latest trends, innovations and changes hitting the industry.


Agency Training Workshops

The NEW Agency Training Workshops were aimed at helping venues and agencies work better together. Find out more about the format and the content they'll cover. These were ONLY available to agents and venues who had pre-registered to attend.

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Destination showcases

Destination Showcase

Destinations Showcase provides agency buyers with an in-depth look at the destinations they're most interested in, presenting for a much more engaging perspective of why they might want to take their event there. Buyers can ask questions in the showcases, fit them around their normal meetings and ensure they're getting the maximum information to help toward planning future events.

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Destination showcases

Post-Event Tours

We brought the post-event tours back for 2017 - the perfect opportunity for agents to see a destination in person, to then sell into their clients back in the office. Find out more about what's available.   

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Agency education


Our education programme features over 80 sessions across 10 dedicated content streams. One of those streams was created specifically for agents, with subject matter experts covering the most important issues within the sector and looking ahead to what's to come in the future. 

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"HBAA is delighted to be partnering with The Meetings Show in supporting this new initiative of creating a day at the show which focuses on the agency sector. We hope all agencies  make Thursday 15 June the day to visit this year and enjoy the educational content and networking, as well the great opportunities to learn about new venues and destinations. See you there!"

Juliet Price, Consultant Executive Director, HBAA

Destination partner


Industry partners
  • EFA
  • EMA
  • Event Managers
  • HBAA
  • iacc
  • IAEE
  • ICCA
  • Meeting Design institute
  • mia
  • pcma
  • Site Great Britain
  • UK and Ireland Chapter
Media partners
  • AMI
  • Boardroom
  • cim
  • Destination Mice Magazine
  • Event Planner Spain
  • Event Point
  • Executive PA
  • Grupo Evento Plus
  • H&E
  • HQ
  • ITCM
  • m&it
  • Meetings
  • MiX
  • PA Life
  • Think MICE
Alliance partners
  • AIEA
  • ASP
  • Aztec
  • CHS Group
  • Church House
  • Convene
  • Conventa
  • Designer Flowers
  • eventful publishing
  • ice
  • JMT
  • London Chamber
  • Miceroots
  • ref:tech
  • Speakers Corner
  • Spectra
  • Sustainable Events Summit
  • Target
  • Venue Directory
  • Venues