What is a Hosted Buyer?

  • What is a Hosted Buyer?

    A Hosted Buyer is a senior decision maker responsible for organising meetings and events across the globe.  If you’re looking to save time and money by meeting international suppliers from the MICE industry face-to-face, attending IBTM World as a Hosted Buyer will offer you the ultimate solution to your problems.

    You will be guaranteed a bespoke VIP experience, including a personalised diary packed full with pre-scheduled appointments with suppliers, destinations and venues of your choice. This means that all of your meetings are guaranteed to be highly relevant and a fantastic return on your objectives.

    As our guest, your flights, transfers and accommodation are on us, making your experience as stress-free and easy as possible.

  • Who qualifies?

    To make sure you meet our qualification requirements, you will need to tell us some information about yourself and your business. Hosted Buyers come from a range of different sectors all with a common goal in mind, to search for new suppliers. Some of our 2017 Hosted Buyers included:


    • International Association of Public Transport
    • European Society of Cardiology
    • Society for Mucosal Immunology
    • European Powder Metallurgy Association
    • Association of Corporate Travel Executives
    • American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association
    • European Wound Management Association
    • International Stereoscopic Union
    • Association for Contextual Behavioural Science


    • Project Manager - European Design Awards
    • Travel Consultant - BCD
    • Account Director - Grassroots Germany
    • Meeting Planner - American Express GBT M&E
    • Director Global Accounts - Global Cynergies
    • Sales & Marketing Executive - Conference Hotel Group
    • Tours Manager - Zuvar Travel & Tourism
    • Director of Travel & Events - The Aspiration


    • PA - Willis Towers Watson
    • Travel & Meetings Manager - Apple
    • Communication Manager - Elsevier
    • Roadshow & Event Coordinator - Kempen & Co
    • Head of Strategic Marketing - BBB Bank
    • Procurement Specialist - Sharp Healthcare 
    • Manager of P&S Services & Marketing - Peugeot Citroen
    • Advanced Executive Assistant - Ernst & Young
  • Why be hosted?

    Find out more about why you should be a Hosted Buyer and what is on offer as part of this exclusive VIP experience.

    Why be hosted?

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