" We have add lots of quality pre-registered appointments and as a result, over 90% of serious buyers approached us. This is the first year we have predicated because it is such a fantastic platform to meet the key people. The quality of the show is fantastic, there isn't a platform like this for us so we will certainly be back next year! "
Exhibitor: Karen Hargreaves, Development & Marketing, Neumann & Muller Event Technology LLC, Dubai
" It is our first time at GIBTM and it has been very promising, we've met a lot of prospects which we are certain will develop into valuable new business. "
Hosted Buyer: Farid Huseynov, Millennium Tourism - Azerbaijan
" In comparison to last year, there have been a lot of positive changes, we have experienced a decrease in no shows, a higher quality of hosted buyers and many positive and beneficial meetings. "
Exhibitor: Amin Dakkak, Corporate Marketing Director Rotana Hotels & Resorts, Abu Dhabi
" It was great experience to be part of Hosted buyer programme and purpose was visit was totally satisfied as it will increase my company arms to deals with other Hotels and DMS in UAE and other locations. "
Hosted Buyer: Rishi Kapoor, COO, Magical Holidays Pvt Ltd, India
" The location was fantastic, the team did really well setting up and there were more walk-ins then I expected. All of whom showed real interest in us, we also had a lot of pre-registered appointments which was really positive. "
Exhibitor: Omar Hammad Ali, Sales Manager, Vide Hotel and Resorts, Dubai
" GIBTM gave me the opportunity to interact with forward thinking MICE planners and these interactions gave me a good insight into how incentive planning is similar or different from the way we do it in India. It helped me take away quite a few best practice stories. "
Hosted Buyer: Mufaddal Dahodwala, Managing Partner, ICE India, India
" Since last year, there have been some really positive changes. We received a lot of interest from visitors and at some points there were more people than we could manage at our stand! Our partner on our other stand also secured a good deals with the tour operators, something that keeps us coming back to GIBTM, seeking new opportunities and making new connections. "
Exhibitor: Issa Hassan, Marketing Manager, Sultanate of Oman, Oman
" GIBTM is a key to the acceleration of the incentives, events, meetings and conferences in the Middle East. "
Hosted Buyer: Egle Jaugiene, Managing Director, Baltic Travel Group, Lithuania
" It's not our first time participating in GIBTM, and it will not be our last, it has always been a perfect platform for us to promote our unique destination. "
Exhibitor: Amira Mohammed, Egypt Tourism, Egypt
" We have been looking for some potential venues to host our meetings here in the Middle East, I was amazed at the meeting facilities each destination had to offer; I've had a lot of solid meetings which I am sure will develop into partnerships. "
Hosted Buyer Arndt Benninghoven, Portigon Financial Services, Germany
" This year there were more visitors, we had some really positive feedback at our stand and something that GIBTM maintains every year is the high quality or buyers which always leads to great business opportunities. "
Exhibitor: Yazan Al Khudairi, Marketing Manager, Jordan Tourism, Jordan