The new BNC Global Event Show 2013 to have a Great Start

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The new BNC Global Event Show 2013 has surpassed projected registered visitor numbers two months before the show opens forecasting over 600 visitors a day.

Similarly, the 185 exhibitors registered have surpassed the organisers expectations and bookings are continuing to come in aiming to reach the target of 200.

The BNC (Buyers Networking Club) is the leading networking association for event managers. With over 1000 members in the UK and worldwide, the BNC offers unrivalled opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing with event buyers. After the huge success of the BNCs inaugural Event Show in April 2012 on board the HMS President (1918) when 390 buyers were hosted by 85 exhibitors, the BNC has created an additional and unique Event Show taking place on 20 and 21 February 2013 based in the heart of the City London at The Brewery, which will also be open to event agencies.

The buyers come from the fields of Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Banking, Financial, Accountancy, Legal, Motor and Construction industry, Design and Manufacturing, Telecoms, Industry consultants and Retail. Registered buyers include the top qualified buyers from leading corporations such as Aviva, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Bloomberg LP, Ernst & Young, ITV, Sainsburys, Sony Music and Wragge & Co. While the following industry brand names are among those who have already signed up as exhibitors: Accor, Atout France, Barbican, Blenheim Palace, Dubai Destination Management, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Korea Tourism Organisation, Leeds Castle, OM Greece, Orient-Express, Park Plaza, Rocco Forte Hotels, Switzerland Convention Bureau, Visit Scotland and Ritz Carlton, with many more waiting to sign up in their new budget year 2013.

Buyers must register and if they qualify to attend are given a choice of a special gift, ranging from Chanel make up to iTunes vouchers to champagne. In addition to this, the first 400 will receive a wonderful hamper filled with unique gifts from Harrods. The core concept of the show is to provide the best environment for networking and doing business, meaning no large imposing stand competing for attention. All stands are the same and comprise a poser table and two stools. As all events involve high quality food and beverages the organisers have created a sponsored food hall and sponsored drinks tasting areas. At 18.00 on the first day, a hosted party for all exhibitors and attendees with a Ministry of Sound DJ and more complimentary food and drink will continue the outstanding networking opportunities in a relaxing environment.

Instead of badge scanners, each buyer will be given a passport-style book and collect stamps from exhibitors; the buyers with the most stamps will go into a prize draw to win a holiday! Plus, visitors will be able to identify exhibitors from a unique Wall of Fame at the entrance, allowing them to put a face to a name and recognise their target contacts easily.

"It is simply the design of this exhibition in respect to the visitor and exhibitor experience that makes the show different," commented Kim Paulden, co-founder of The BNC Event Shows. "The team has been on both sides of the exhibition stand over the years. They all know what people are looking for and have pooled their knowledge, resources and contacts to create a show that they would be proud to exhibit at," added co-founder Alec Mumford.

Everyone in the events industry is talking about this new and exciting Show brought to event organisers by event organisers and the ultimate industry network.

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