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The Meetings Show 2016

14-16 June – Olympia, London

The Meetings Show returns for its fourth year boasting a new home, new exhibitors and new features that will make your experience at this show one to remember.
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The show:
Now being held in the new location of Olympia Grand, The Meetings Show is designed with productivity at the forefront of everything we do. In today's world, it is difficult to take even just a day away from the office, but working within an industry that demands face-to-face interaction, The Meetings Show offers an opportunity to source, learn and network with those that will make a real difference to your business.
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The exhibitors:
Get introduced to more than 600 of the finest destinations, hotels, venues, DMCs and technology providers at one unique venue that guarantees to make your next meeting or event unforgettable. Leave inspired and energised as we take you on a journey across the breadth of the UK and around the world at the UK’s largest gathering of meeting suppliers.
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The conference:
Increase efficiency, productivity and originality by choosing from over 80 free-to-attend educational sessions delivered by the most creative thinkers in the industry. We’ve dedicated eight streams to serve your needs plus don’t miss the chance to ‘meet the experts’ and update your knowledge at our ‘destination showcases’.

The hosted buyer programme:

Fully Hosted
Whether you want to attend the show for one, two or three days, benefit from accommodation or not or would like us to arrange your travel, The Meetings Show Hosted Buyer Programme makes sure there is something right for you, adaptable to your schedule and relevant to your needs.

You will gain:
• Access to your own online diary where you can organise your attendance in advance by choosing who you want to meet with at times that suit you.
• Complimentary travel, transfers and accommodation.
• A flexible programme is available for buyers from the Greater London area.
• Exclusive access to onsite lounges, providing free wifi, lunch and refreshments throughout your stay.
• Opportunity to attend exclusive hosted buyer events and network with 900 fellow professionals.
• Experience UK and Europe through post-event tours.

For buyers based in the Greater London area, having to comply with company travel policies, or simply for those who would like to benefit from a “lighter” option, The Meetings Show offers a semi-hosted option providing the onsite benefits and reducing the requested number of pre-scheduled appointments to 4 per day.
• Access to the online diary to organise your time at the show and focus on what is important for you
• Access to Hosted Buyer lounges where complimentary refreshments and lunch will be served
• Invitation to the exclusive hosted buyers networking function
• Opportunity to apply for post event tours
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The networking:
With 5000 industry professionals attending and multiple networking events taking place across some of London’s most exclusive venues, take the opportunity to immerse yourself within an industry and expand your network with those that will make positive impacts on your business.

The Association Meetings Conference – 13th June:
The Association Meetings Conference is designed specifically around the successful organisation and delivery of association events and will once again take place the day before The Meetings Show at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster. This one day conference is focussed at Associations, PCOs and AMCs.

NewcastleGateshead goes for gold at The Meetings Show

NewcastleGateshead at the Meetings Show 2016
NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau attended The Meetings Show 2016 in London last week with an unmissable six metre high golden yellow stand, promoting NewcastleGateshead and the wider North East England to meetings and event organisers from across the globe.

Read more: NewcastleGateshead goes for gold at The Meetings Show

HBAA donates £20,000 to Meeting Needs at The Meetings Show

HBAA donates £20,000 to Meeting Needs at The Meetings Show
HBAA presented Meeting Needs with a cheque for £20,000 at The Meetings Show last week as a result of the dedicated fundraising effort by HBAA members during 2015.

Jacqui Kavanagh, HBAA Board Member and CEO of Trinity Event Solutions says,‘’On behalf of the HBAA I am just so thrilled to be passing on this fantastic cheque for £20,000 which represents 12 months of collaborative fundraising activities by our agent and venue members, and will result in positive impacts for the unique projects supported by Meeting Needs.’’

Read more: HBAA donates £20,000 to Meeting Needs at The Meetings Show

The Meetings Show sees 11% increase in unique visitors

The Meetings Show 2016
Unaudited figures reveal that The Meetings Show has seen an 11% increase in unique visitors and a 2.5% increase in hosted buyers as it welcomed close to 5,000 industry professionals for three days of business, networking and education between 14 and 16 June, 2016.  
The 3,203 unique visitors included 845 hosted buyers from a wide range of agencies, corporates, associations, charities and the public sector. 

Read more: The Meetings Show sees 11% increase in unique visitors

Kensington Palace hosts pastries and prosecco breakfast event

Kensington Palace pastries and prosecco breakfast
Kensington Palace, one of the six palaces cared for by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces, welcomed over 50 event agents and planners for an exclusive breakfast viewing of the palace yesterday morning.
Organised in partnership with The Meetings Show, Excel London and London & Partners, the event included a delicious breakfast in The Orangery courtesy of caterers Ampersand who provided granola, pastries and smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels.

Read more: Kensington Palace hosts pastries and prosecco breakfast event

HBAA is asking questions at The Meetings Show…

This year the HBAA is putting you to the test!  A question a day is asked around the code of practice; vote for your most likely answer and every vote represents a donation to Brigade.  Meeting Industry Meeting Needs is also supporting this fundraising initiative matching the amount raised with their own donation. 

Read more: HBAA is asking questions at The Meetings Show…