Join The Meetings Show’s flexible hosted buyer programme – applications are now open

14th Jan, 2016

Buyers looking to take advantage of the opportunities and flexibility presented by The Meetings Show’s hosted buyer programme can now apply online at

The programme provides buyers with a number of attendance options giving them the time they need to experience and discover the wide range of returning and new exhibitors, the latest education and exclusive networking opportunities.

Those choosing fully hosted buyer status will benefit from two days at the show, complimentary travel, and complimentary accommodation for up to two nights.  Buyers based in Greater London or the South East, as well as those needing to comply with travel policies can participate in our flexible semi-hosted buyer option, which includes just four pre-scheduled appointments per day.

All hosted buyers have access to the online diary to organise their time at the show in advance, access to hosted buyer lounges with complimentary refreshments, invitations to exclusive hosted buyers networking functions and the opportunity to apply for post event tours.

The Meetings Show has created the UK’s largest, most comprehensive and respected hosted buyer programme for our industry.   This allows the buyers to focus on what is most important to them - business, knowledge growth and relationship building.” Comments Steve Knight, The Meetings Show’s Event Director.

The Meetings Show is supported by the UK's widest variety of meetings focused organisations including many new names for 2016 such as Hyatt Hotels, hotel republic, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, Sheffield Convention Bureau, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Eventbrite and Searcys, alongside returning visitors such as London & Partners, VisitScotland, Tourism Ireland, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts and Dubai Business Events.

2015 hosted buyer, Annecarien Dijkhuis, event specialist, Nike European Headquarters comments: “The Meetings Show provides the perfect opportunity for me to meet key suppliers, develop relationships and conduct business face to face with industry leaders from around the world.  In particular its personal and flexible approach to hosted buyers means my time has been efficient and focused.  Through the wide range of networking events I have developed and created partnerships that will be of benefit and I look forward to returning in 2016.”

Organised by Centaur Live (a division of Centaur Media Plc), The Meetings Show is the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, taking place 14-16 June, 2016 at Olympia, London. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education.

Hosted buyers can apply to be part of The Meetings show via

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