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  • Travel Trade Athens: 8 & 9 October 2018 Registrations are now open

    8th Oct, 2018

    The City of Athens signature annual event Travel Trade Athens 2018, now in its 6thyear, will be taking place on 8-9 October 2018, hosting selected international buyers focusing on Athens and Greece.

    Travel Trade Athens is organized by the City of Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) in cooperation with the European Association of Tour Operators (ETOA). The goal of the event is to develop first-hand business relationships between top MICE, corporate and leisure buyers from across the globeand leading tourism suppliers from Athens and Greece as well as showcasingAthens as a year-round cultural, artistic, and modern citybreak and meetings industry destination. 

    Travel Trade Athens aims to attract more than 100 representatives of tour operators, travel agents, conference and event organizers from the US and Europe as well as media representatives to promote the Greek experience. 

    The first Travel Trade Athens took place in 2013 as part of the City’s strategy to actively promote Athens as a destination in the global travel industry. In just 5 years, TTA has managed to become the signature travel trade event for promoting Athens. It has become a successful platform for networking between established travel trade and meetings professionals from across the world with Greek suppliers. With over 12,000 B2B pre-scheduled meetings, taking place in the past five years, Travel Trade Athens has attracted more than 420 selected hosted buyers from 35 countries representing Europe, USA, Asia, Australia and other significant markets. 

    Travel trade Athens 2018 programme includes: 

    • A fully-hosted travel and accommodation package, including FAM trips that give participants the chance to discover the city’s products and experiences while experiencing the Athenian culture, hospitality and gastronomy.
    • A two-day B2B workshop with pre-arranged B2B appointments between buyers and suppliers.
    • A social program that offers the opportunity to network with fellow decision-makers from across the world and to interact further with leading tourism suppliers from Athens and Greece. 

    Hosted Buyer and Supplier applications are now open on Suppliers can catch the early bird registration fee by 15/7/2018

    For all media enquiries and interview requests please contact:

    Matina Magkou

  • Italy at Hand, The event

    1st Nov, 2018

    Italy at Hand, the Event, a non-conventional international business event to take place this year in Bologna from 1st - 3rd November.

    Italy at Hand, the Event is structured in 3 days of business and pleasure in perfect Italian style. The excellences of Italian Meetings will meet the best in the international buyer panorama with prearranged appointments, networking and various training activities, with the guarantee of meetings between all the participants.

    The event will bring 45 European buyers with a high CBItalia profile to Italy where they will be able to experience our country in all its beauty and tradition. The reference target are the buyers with the highest CBItalia profile, corporate agencies and associations, decision makers in the organisations which are key players from the whole of Europe.

    Last call to register: the application is open until August 31st

  • ibtm World 2018

    26th Nov, 2018

    IBTM World is the leading exhibition for the conference, incentives, events, business travel and meetings industry, held in the fantastic Mediterranean city of Barcelona.
    Our aims are simple: to promote the best business-to-business exhibition floor, supported by the best networking and best professional education, underpinned by an expanded and global Hosted Buyer Programme.

    For more information, visit:

  • BE @ Penang 2018

    6th Dec, 2018

    Themed "Be Exceptional", BE @ Penang 2018 is the third in a series of educational and skill-sharing programming by Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), and will serve as a catalyst for our collective effort in developing Penang into a matured and competitive Business Events destination.

    PCEB believes that the Penang Business Events industry must come together to realise common goals, validate them and progress together towards a matured Business Events destination.

    Who should attend BE @ Penang?

    • Presidents
    • Vice Presidents
    • CEOs
    • Directors
    • General Managers
    • Research Students
    • Management of Secretariat
    • Associations
    • Institutions of higher learning
    • Research Institutes
    • Penang SMEs
    • Penang Hotels
    • Venue Providers
    • Convention Centres                      
    • PCOs
    • DMCs
    • Travel Agencies
    • Government and government-linked bodies

    Why you should attend BE @ Penang

    • Opportunity to network with Business Events industry partners in Penang and around Malaysia
    • Obtain insights into the direction of PCEB and the Business Events Industry in Penang and have an opportunity to influence that future direction
    • Capitalise on Business Opportunities
    • Familiarise and gain knowledge on the do´s and don´t´s of organising Business Events, including conferences, meetings, exhibitions and incentive activities
    • Get on the right track for branding and marketing your product and services
    • Learn from the experts in the BE industry

  • Annual BestCities Global Forum in Bogotá

    9th Dec, 2018

    Associations from all over the world are to descend on Bogotá for a week of inspiring speakers, thought-provoking workshops and networking all around the theme of the Power of the People at the annual BestCities Global Forum, 9-12 December, 2018.

    At a time where geopolitical issues or religious boundaries can create barriers for knowledge sharing and collaboration, the business events industry has never had a more important role to play. The Global Forum will address the topic by bringing together 12 partner cities which promote the highest level of standards for conferences and events.

    Delegates will attend an Ambassador Dinner to meet with peers, local ambassadors and key contacts, giving them an opportunity to build relationship and grow their network.

    Registration for the Global Forum is now open. Free to attend, with round-trip flights, accommodation and meals for all attending qualified international association executives.

    Where: Agora Bogotá Convention Center, Bogotá, Colombia

    Dates: 9-12 December 2018

    To register interest and for further information please contact:



  • Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) 2019

    18th Feb, 2019

    The Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event (AIME) is the leading trade event for the meetings and event industry in the Asia Pacific region. AIME is when industry decision makers connect, create and do business across the Asia Pacific region and the world. 

    Taking place in Melbourne, Australia from 18-20 February 2019, AIME brings together the right buyers with the right exhibitors. Our curated Hosted Buyer Program ensures that the Buyers who attend Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Industry are ready to do business. Our bespoke PSA system will align over 14,000 meetings between Exhibitors’ destination and services and the needs to the Buyers delivering real value to the industry.

    In a vibrant environment when the key stakeholders in the industry gather, knowledge transfer and learning are fostered and the power of connection and community are realised at AIME.

    When Asia Pacific Meets

  • European Association Summit! Be a speaker at the event!

    28th Feb, 2019

    The call for the proposals for the 7th European Association Summit, taking place on 28 February - 1 March 2019 is open.

    Available until 28th September for association representatives to submit case studies, the call is an opportunity to shape the interactive workshops on various items resulting from international associations' experience on issues such as events, advocacy, marketing, governance or the latest trends in other areas.

    The European Association Summit is a leading event designed by association professionals for association professionals. Held in Brussels, the event has become an unmissable opportunity to share information and knowledge, and network with other international associations. Organised by together with international partners the next edition will take place in the SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre.

    For more information, please visit

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