Hosted Buyer Programme

So, what is a hosted buyer?

A hosted buyer is a decision-maker who is responsible for organising meetings and events.

​​​​​​Our hosted buyer programme is designed for busy meetings and events professionals like you, providing an enhanced method of attending to ensure you get the most out of your time out of the office. The programme puts the power in your hands, allowing you fast-track access to the suppliers you want to meet with, the education sessions you need to go to and the networking opportunities you want to attend. 

Applications for this year’s hosted buyer programme are now open!

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WHAT ARE THE QUALIFYING CRITERIA TO BE A HOSTED BUYER?

  • Size and frequency of your events

  • Your level of purchasing/decision making authority

  • Geographic locations of your events

ATTENDANCE OPTIONS

3 DAYS

  • Attendance at the pre-show conference on Tuesday 28 June (CentrEd at ExCeL) - more details to follow
  • Attendance at the official welcome reception on Tuesday 28 June
  • 2 days at the show  
  • 16 appointments  
  • 2 nights’ accommodation on Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 June
  • Travel provided on request (UK and Europe only)

2 DAYS & WELCOME RECEPTION

  • Attendance at the official welcome reception on Tuesday 28 June
  • 2 days at the show  
  • 16 appointments  
  • 2 nights’ accommodation on Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 June
  • Travel provided on request (UK and Europe only)

2 DAYS

  • Both days of the show 
  • 12 appointments 
  • 1 night accommodation on Wednesday 29 June
  • Travel provided on request (UK and Europe only)

1 DAY

  • One day at the show
  • 6 appointments
  • No accommodation
  • Travel provided on request

UK based buyers only

THE PRE-SHOW CONFERENCE

Our pre-show conference is designed to ensure that senior event planners are equipped to overcome common event hurdles such as growing profit margins, aligning business goals to changing trends, increasing attendee engagement, attracting and retaining talent, and demonstrating the new return of investment of face-to-face meetings. 

Our opening keynote will be delivered by Claus Raasted, Director at the College of Extraordinary Experiences, who will discuss and share tips, tricks, and paradoxes for a lifetime of event innovation. The conference will also highlight the importance of event intelligence, social sustainability, the benefits of engaging with local communities, and the overall impact on the company's bottom line. 

Sessions will be interspersed with regular networking breaks, and to close things off attendees will be able to discuss their pain points, observations and suggestions (independent of the agenda topics) during our fishbowl session. Then before you know it,  it’ll be time to get ready for our welcome reception!

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WHAT'S INCLUDED?

TRAVEL

Buyers based outside the Greater London area are eligible for travel assistance to and from The Meetings Show. We work with a TMC who will contact buyers directly to arrange this. For UK based buyers, this will be a standard class rail ticket. For overseas buyers, this will be return economy flights from Europe or standard class Eurostar tickets.

ACCOMMODATION

Buyers who have requested accommodation assistance during the application process will be allocated a room in one of our partner hotels. If attending as part of a hosted buyer group, where possible, group members will be placed in the same hotel.

TRANSFERS

Transfers will be available from the relevant airports direct to The Meetings Show.

A London Underground travel pass is included with train tickets to allow buyers to make their own way to The Meetings Show via public transport. The nearest tube stations can be found here.

There are transfers to all major London airports after the show closes on Thursday afternoon.

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