The official ABC audit for EIBTM 2007 revealed a rise in attendance of over 20 per cent compared to 2006, with a total visitor attendance of 7,218 visitors and hosted buyers.
EIBTM 2007 welcomed an increased number of visitors from a host of destinations which included Argentina, Australia, China, Croatia, India, and South Africa alongside those from the key European markets. New buyer markets represented for the first time included Ecuador, Korea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and Vietnam.
EIBTM has gained in excess of 400 new exhibiting companies since 2006, and 40,094 pre-scheduled appointments took place during the show, a 17 per cent rise from 2006.
Visit London and its stand partners at EIBTM expect to receive over £10 million worth of enquiries following a highly successful show. Barbara Jamison, sales manager, Europe at VisitLondon said: “EIBTM is one of the highlights in the industry calendar and has proved year on year to be a key driver for events in the UK capital. Our target for the show was £10 million and following a very busy few days of appointments and stand activity we expect to significantly exceed this amount in confirmed business.”
Bahrain Exhibition and Convention Authority (BECA) reported a very productive time at EIBTM, having received three requests for proposals issued by an association, a professional conference organisation in Europe and a multinational company operating from Australia. These major events are scheduled to take place between next year and 2012 and are projected to attract a total of 12,000 inbound delegates.
EIBTM 2008 will take place from December 2 to4, in Barcelona, at the Fira Gran Via.
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