Do I qualify?

  • 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 U.S or internationally you may be eligible to attend ibtm america as a Hosted Buyer.

  • What is a Hosted Buyer?

    Put simply, a Hosted Buyer is a meetings and events planner looking for new and innovative ideas and inspiration for their events:

    • Senior level corporate meeting planners
    • Association, non-profit, governmental meeting planners
    • In-house travel managers, procurement and strategic sourcing executives
    • Conference organizers
    • Event organizers
    • Incentive houses
  • Do I qualify?

    Hosted Buyers must demonstrate that they have business to place internationally and need to qualify their eligibility based on the following criteria:

    • The number and size of purchased meetings, events, incentives, conferences and such held annually
    • Your individual purchasing authority within your organization
    • Annual budgets for meetings, events and incentives business
    • Potential for future business in the U.S. meetings industry
  • Who will I meet?

    ibtm america suppliers come from a diverse range of organizations:

    • Airlines & Cruise Line
    • Attractions & Entertainment
    • Conference & Meeting Venues
    • Convention & Visitor Bureaux
    • Destination Management Services
    • Event Support Services
    • Trade Associations / Media

    List of 2017 exhibitors

    • Hotels, Resorts & Spas
    • Incentive Destinations
    • National Tourist Organisations
    • Professional Conference Organisers
    • Technology Providers
    • Travel Agencies
    • Travel Management Companies
  • U.S. buyers

    Are you based in the U.S.? If you're a senior level decision maker and place either regional or International business, you could qualify as a Hosted Buyer and have the opportunity to meet with leading international meeting and event suppliers as well as other exclusive VIP benefits and networking opportunities.

    Apply to be a Hosted Buyer

    International buyers

    Are you based in North America, Central America, South America, Asia or Europe? If you're a senior level decision maker and place business in the U.S. you could qualify as a Hosted Buyer and have the opportunity to meet with leading suppliers as well as benefit from complimentary travel and accommodation.

    Apply to be a Hosted Buyer

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