The Meetings Show, the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, took place at Olympia, London between 7 and 9 July, 2015. The event welcomed 4,413* meetings industry professionals, of which 2,876 were unique visitors. The Attendees included 824 hosted buyers – a significant growth of 19%. These hosted buyers attended an incredible 12,140 pre-scheduled appointments – a 28% increase in face to face meetings compared to 2014.
Overall combined hosted and visitor buyers were up more than 6%; and both Day 1 and Day 2 saw an increase in total visitor numbers compared to previous years.
The Association Meetings Conference also saw a substantial 49% growth to 98 delegates.
“We are celebrating a significant success following this year’s Meetings Show and we are delighted that so many buyers and exhibitors are publically confirming its place and importance at the heart of the meetings industry,” comments Steve Knight, Event Director of The Meetings Show.
Organised by Centaur Live (a division of Centaur Media Plc), The Meetings Show will take 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.
*All figures are currently unaudited