Meet top level buyers

  • Meet top level buyers

    At the center of ibtm america's success is the Hosted Buyer Program which guarantees the presence of American and international meeting and event planners. We host corporate, association and incentive/agency planners who have proven international and domestic business to place. All buyers are handpicked and verified against our strict qualification criteria, enabling exhibitors to secure business at the event.

  • Qualification criteria

    • Purchasing authority
    • Annual US and international meetings & events business organized
    • Annual meetings & events budget
    • Future meetings & events business to place in the US and internationally
    • Reasons for attending ibtm america
  • Example of Hosted Buyers at ibtm america 2016:

    Corporate organizations

    • AECOM
    • American Express - GBT
    • AT&T
    • Atlassian
    • Colgate-Palmolive
    • Fiat Chrysler Automotive
    • Genoptix Medical Laboratory
    • GM Financial
    • Kroger
    • Lenovo
    • MetLife
    • The Advisory Board Company
    • Wall Street Journal


    • American Association for Cancer Research
    • American Pharmacists Association
    • ARFF (Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting) Working Group
    • Freestyle Football Federation
    • Geological Society of America
    • IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers)
    • Practice Greenhealth
    • REC Foundation
    • SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International
    • SmithBucklin

    Event, incentive & travel agencies

    • American Express Global Business Travel
    • Ashfield Meetings & Events
    • BCD Meetings & Events
    • Beatty Group
    • cievents
    • Grass Roots Meeting and Events Inc
    • HMS Meeting Services
    • Hurricane Action Sports
    • Maritz Travel
    • Origin Event Planning
    • The Hybrid Group
    • Thomas Cook Northern Europe
  • Here's what our Hosted Buyers had to say...

    • "I have numerous events which I need assistance in placing and would like to meet new suppliers to provide the best options to my clients"
      Carly Garcia, Account Manager, Origin Event Planning

    • "We work all over the USA for incentive groups coming to the USA, Mexico and Caribbean from mainly Europe and the rest of the world. I am interested in hotels, DMC's, CVB's, cruise lines, etc."
      Joost de Meyer, Chairman & CEO, First Incentive Travel

    • "I source all properties/locations within North America. We book hundreds of thousands of group room nights a year and thousands of unique travel experiences through our closed channel member only website"
      Rudi Baumbach, Marketing & Development, Rovia, LLC

    • "We plan events all over the US and Canada. I am interested in looking at different locations that can hold larger groups, what's new with technology, meeting design, what's new with exhibit design and displays and how to elevate our meetings and events"
      Blair Monica, Marketing Event Project Manager, GM Financial
  • Ready to secure your pod?

    If you're ready to take the next step, submit a meeting pod enquiry form and one of our international sales team members will be in touch with you shortly.

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