Are you a Hosted Buyer?

  • Who can apply to be a Hosted Buyer?

    If you organize, influence or make budgetary decisions for meetings, events, incentive or corporate travel in the Middle East or internationally you may be eligible to attend ibtm arabia as a Hosted Buyer and recieve VIP benefits.


    Uncertain whether you are classified as a Hosted Buyer?

    Please let me introduce you to Sarah, a typical ibtm arabia Hosted Buyer.  Sarah is responsible for organising meetings, events and incentive trips – a very busy job!  Unfortunately, she doesn't have much time to constantly do the following:

    • Travel internationally
    • Research and visit new and emerging destinations
    • Build relationships with new and existing suppliers
    • Meet professionals in similar roles

    She knows the power of face–to–face meetings and networking, so attending as a Hosted Buyer at ibtm arabia suits her perfectly since she is able to connect with Middle East and international regions under one roof in a short space of time.

    The ibtm arabia Hosted Buyer Programme gives Sarah the opportunity to meet with suppliers through pre-scheduled appointments in an exclusive one to one environment, build her network and be inspired by new emerging trends. 

    Hosted Buyers and suppliers will experience all aspects of the event programme together. From experiential networking events, to the knowledge forum and fabulous coffee and lunch breaks.  Not to mention the luxurious evening receptions!

  • As a Hosted Buyer, Sarah benefits from:

    • A personalised schedule of meetings with her choice of over 100 leading exhibitors
    • VIP benefits including complimentary travel, transfers and 5-star accommodation
    • Invitation to Discovery Day, an opportunity to explore Abu Dhabi
    • Save time and money planning her future events by connecting with the industry’s leading exhibitors under one roof
    • Develop relationships with key players in the market who will be able to divulge more details on their services face-to face

    ibtm arabia hosts a variety of buyers, from large corporate companies from a variety of industries such as Astrazeneca to associations such as Freestyle Football Federation.

    If you are responsible for organising meetings, events or incentives in the Middle East and internationally, then you must register your interest in being a Hosted Buyer. We will then let you know  once the ibtm arabia Hosted Buyer applications have gone live, and provide you with further information regarding the event.

    If you can relate to Sarah and have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Emily Carter your ibtm arabia 2018 Hosted Buyer Manager on or  

    Hosted Buyer journey

  • Middle East buyers

    Are you based in the Middle East? If you are a senior level decision maker and place either regional or International business, you could qualify as an ibtm arabia Hosted Buyer

    Middle East Hosted Buyers

    International buyers

    Are you based in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, North America or South America? If you are a senior level decision maker and place business in the Middle East you may be eligible to attend.

    International Hosted Buyers

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