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Hosted MICE Buyer Programmes 2024 – Unravel Travel TV

Hosted MICE Buyer Programmes for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions. Buyers play a crucial role in the travel industry, often representing corporations or organizations. Hosted MICE Buyers typically receive a comprehensive event itinerary that includes one-to-one meetings and site visits to event venues, hotels, and conference facilities. They may also be treated to networking events and gala dinners. Selected events also offer cultural experiences to showcase the destination’s local flavour and entertainment options.

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Unravel Travel TV has curated a list of MICE Events with Hosted Buyer Programmes.

Meetings Africa 2024, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

26 – 28 February 2024

Meetings Africa 2024 will see the 18th advent of this Business Events Trade Show, owned by South African Tourism, with the specific objective of creating a market access platform, for African Business Events Products. It serves as the primary platform to enable the growth of the business events industry on the continent and ultimately contributes towards its economic growth.

Meetings Africa is a 2-day trade show with a dedicated Educational Day which is executed in conjunction with the key global, continental and national industry associations.

Meetings Africa exists to provide a platform for exhibitors to showcase their offerings to International and local buyers, African associations and corporate planners. It is the most formidable platform on the continent for you to meet face-to-face with the most influential buyers in the world, and to be part of Africa’s growth.

BONDay 26 February 2024

Show Days 27-28 February 2024

The South Africa National Convention Bureau invites a select group of hosted buyers from the Business Events Industry to attend Meetings Africa every year.

These buyers go through a strict selection and qualifying process before being approved as a recognised International Hosted Buyer and will form part of the pre-scheduled online matchmaking appointment schedule to maximise their time and value at the exhibition.

International Hosted Buyers enjoy fully sponsored flights, accommodation as well as a pre-or post-show tour of a destination as part of their hosting. They are also given first-hand knowledge and education about the destination in order to prepare them for sales and motivation for their next meeting or group itinerary.

Interested in receiving an invitation to apply for the International Hosted Buyer Programme? Please contact Swazi Dlamini at or Ledile Nyikana at

Please complete the application form for consideration of hosting status. All applications are vetted by an external qualification process.

Link to register as a hosted buyer:

Conventa, Ljubljana, Slovenia

20-22 February 2024

As one of the longest-running B2B MICE events in the region, Conventa stands as the cornerstone of New Europe’s meetings industry, uniting professionals, sharing invaluable knowledge and experiences, and nurturing a thriving network of new business connections.

Conventa’s relaxed atmosphere ensures authentic connections, and as a hosted buyer, you’ll enjoy VIP treatment with your travel arrangement, accommodation, and support included. Explore educational modules led by industry experts, all for free.

Link to register as a hosted buyer:

IMEX Frankfurt, Hosted Buyer Programme - Unravel Travel TV

IMEX Frankfurt 2024

14 – 16 May 2024

If you regularly plan or commission international events or incentive travel programmes – and you’re coming to IMEX with business in mind, you can apply to join the hosted buyer programme. The uniquely flexible hosted buyer programme is designed for event professionals.

Link to Hosted Buyer Programme:

Business Travel Show Europe, EXCEL, London

19 – 20 June 2024

Business Travel Show Europe hosted buyer programme is only open to buyers planning to attend in person. The hosted buyer criteria include but are not limited to the following:

The Business Travel Show Europe hosted buyer programme attracts influential national, EMEA and global travel managers and procurement, purchasing and sourcing category specialists. The programme runs for up to three days to deliver corporate travel buyers with sourcing, learning and networking opportunities. The full terms and conditions for the hosted buyer programme can be found here

  • Minimum £1 million annual travel budget
  • Global/National/EMEA Travel Manager
  • Category specialists in procurement, purchasing, and sourcing
  • Make budgetary and policy decisions across travel within your organization.

ITE HCMC 2024, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

September 2024

As the largest and most established international tourism event in Vietnam and the Mekong subregion, ITE HCMC 2023 will serve as a bridge between over 400 domestic and international businesses and about 250 carefully selected high-level hosted buyers, to promote the domestic and international tourism industry.

Hosted Buyer Program is designed for the Product Managers of leisure, corporate, MICE, luxury and special interest travel trade professionals from companies with the potential to bring inbound tourists to Vietnam.

  • After 16 successful events, ITE HCMC has constantly grown in terms of scale, the number of participating businesses and the quality of buyers;
  • ITE HCMC is the travel gateway of Vietnam, where cultural and tourism features of destinations across the country are introduced to international visitors and partners, helping domestic and international tour operators strengthen linkages, diversify tourism products, and seek business cooperation opportunities;
  • ITE HCMC 2023 is a platform for Buyers to pre-arrange face-to-face appointments with decision-makers and many additional networking opportunities to connect on a deeper level;
  • Networking functions during three days of the exhibition: Welcome Dinner, Gala Dinner – Vietnam Night, Luncheons, Tourism Nights, ITE Awards and more.

Link to Hosted MICE Buyer Programme:

September 2024

IT&CM Asia, and CTW Asia-Pacific 2024 Bangkok, Thailand

Could you take advantage of the IT&CM Asia 2024, Buyer Hosting Programme?

In addition to standard buyer entitlements, including reimbursed airfare, complimentary 4 nights’ stay at the official hotels in Bangkok, and special invites to exclusive buyer functions. There is a dedicated programme targeted at different buyer segments that balance knowledge, business, and networking objectives that appeal to specific buyer segments.

Begin your journey by registering now by clicking on the image below.

IMEX America 2024, Las Vegas, USA

8 – 10 October 2024

There are two ways to become a hosted buyer. You can apply directly or receive an invitation from an intermediary.  An intermediary is an exhibitor who invites key clients to IMEX America.  If your application doesn’t meet the qualifying criteria, you will be invited to register as buyer attendee instead.

Hosted Buyer programme, ITBM World 2024 - Unravel Travel TV
Hosted Buyer programme, ITBM World 2024 – Unravel Travel TV

The IBTM World 2024, Barcelona, Spain

19 – 21 November 2024

The IBTM World 2024 Hosted Buyer Programme is specifically tailored to ensure you meet the global MICE industry, including the best suppliers, venues and destinations who can help you achieve better business results at your next event.

Discover the added value of the IBTM World 2024 Hosted Buyer Programme with VIP benefits:

  • An online personalised diary with all your appointments.
  • Hosted Buyer-only networking opportunities at the show and in Barcelona.
  • Access to exclusive networking and lounges onsite at the show.
  • Complimentary flights.
  • Complimentary 5/4 star accommodation of your choice in Barcelona.
  • Opportunity to apply for a post-event tour to one of our global meeting destinations

xMICE Show Asia 2024, Buyer Programmes - Unravel Travel TV
MICE Show Asia 2024, Buyer Programmes – Unravel Travel TV

MICE Show Asia 2023, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

25 – 27 October 2023

MICE Show Asia provides Hosted MICE Buyers with a platform for you to source the latest products & services through business appointments, networking and educational conferences. The in-person event at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore includes three full days of business appointments and a conference programme. Link to register:

Qatar Travel Mart, Hosted Buyer Programme - Unravel Travel TV

Qatar Travel Mart, Qatar

25 – 27 November 2024

The QTM Hosted Buyer Programme, offered by Qatar Tourism, the Strategic Partner of the exhibition, is designed for top-level and senior executive buyers from the Travel and Tourism Industry with direct purchasing power. The Hosted Buyers will be chosen through the Qatar Tourism Hosted Buyer Application procedure and qualifying criteria, making them eligible to attend as VIPs and participate in a specialized three-day schedule of events.

Over 150 internationally hosted buyers will be funded fully by Qatar Tourism to provide a remarkable opportunity that will allow buyers to explore new business frontiers, sign deals, explore travel products and destinations and negotiate pricing and packages with exhibitors.

Link to Hosted Buyer Programme:

TTI İzmir -18th Tourısm Trade Internatıonal Expo And Congress, Hosted Buyer programme - Türkiye 2024 - Unravel Travel TV
TTI İzmir -18th Tourısm Trade Internatıonal Expo And Congress, Hosted Buyer programme – Türkiye 2024 – Unravel Travel TV

TTI İzmir -18th Tourısm Trade Internatıonal Expo And Congress, Türkiye

December 2024

TTI İzmir -18th Tourısm Trade Internatıonal Expo And Congress, Türkiye largest tourism platform, continues to bring together the leading professionals of the sector for the 17th time in 2023 and to offer sectoral opportunities. TTI İzmir -Tourısm Trade Internatıonal Expo And Congress, the fastest and most reliable way to establish communication and business connections, is waiting for you at fuarizmir between 7-9 December 2024.

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey, with the cooperation of IZFAŞ and TURSAB Exhibition Services Inc. The TTI İzmir ‘’18th Tourısm Trade Internatıonal Faır And Congress’’, which brings together tourism professionals from all over the world and has become Türkiye largest international tourism platform, will be held both in Fuarizmir and online platform on 7-9 December 2023 this year. It will take place as a hybrid fair and will bring international exhibitors and visitors together again.

Link to register as a hosted buyer


Athens International Tourism Expo 2024

December 2024

After nine years of continuous organization, the Athens International Tourism & Culture Expo has proven to be the most successful meeting point for international tourism professionals and the vehicle for new partnerships in inbound tourism.

Leading Exhibitors, from all tourism sectors, participate and hold B2B meetings with selected and highly dynamic Hosted Buyers from more than 40 countries.

The Exhibition, in this year’s edition in December 2023, will give the opportunity to Exhibitors and Hosted Buyers to close new profitable trade deals.

Link to Hosted MICE Buyer Programme: CLICK HERE

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