The Meetings Show opened its doors at Olympia London this morning (8th July), with organisers Centaur Exhibitions reporting that 731 hosted buyers had registered for this year’s event, a 62% increase from 2013.
The Meetings Show 2014 also has 382 registered hosted buyers from the UK, which is an 84% increase on 2013, plus 10,000 pre-scheduled appointments overall, 460 exhibitors and a 20 per cent increase in floor space.
Steve Knight, The Meetings Show’s Event Director, commented: “This is a fantastic achievement. The Meetings Show is clearly a must attend event for buyers and exhibitors from around the world. I am extremely proud of the fact that we are facilitating more than 10,000 separate pre-scheduled appointments this year, bringing individuals and organisations together to develop relationships, grow business and create success.”
The Meetings Show’s 2014 programme commenced on Monday 7 July with The Association Meetings Conference at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre followed by the hosted buyer welcome reception at The Science Museum, London, where more than 400 people gathered including hosted buyers, attendees from the Association Meetings Conference and VIPs.