GIBTM Admissions Policy

1. Only pre-registered GIBTM visitors who are badge holders, visitors who register on the day and Exhibitor badge holders will be able to attend GIBTM.

2. Visitors should be involved in or have some connection or interest in GIBTM and associated industries and should be dressed in suitable business wear.

3. Badge holders must not allow their badges to be worn by anyone else. Any failure is likely to lead to the badge holder and the person wearing the badge being removed from GIBTM.

4. Anyone obtaining a GIBTM visitor or Exhibitor badge by theft, deception or other illegal means may be asked to leave GIBTM.

5. Anyone attending GIBTM should carry some form of photo-ID (passport, photo-ID driving licence, national identity card) or other identification acceptable to the Organisers which the Organisers may ask to see.

6. No one under the age of 16 will be able to attend GIBTM unless they have obtained the prior written consent of the Organisers and may be required by the Organisers to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Visitors with children will be responsible for their children and will be asked to put their mobile number on a wristband to be worn by the child.

7. Anyone attending GIBTM must not take part in any canvassing, leafleting, demonstrations, objectionable behaviour or wear offensive apparel or be involved in any activity which may disrupt GIBTM.

8. The Organisers reserve the right to exclude or remove anyone from GIBTM and the venue who does not comply with this policy or who they reasonably consider is likely to break these rules or who is prohibited from attending under any applicable sanctions, laws or regulations, or otherwise at the Organisers’ discretion.

9. Press badges at GIBTM are restricted to publishers, editors, journalists, photographers, broadcasters and web bloggers associated with the GIBTM industry. Members of the press may be required to complete an application form and produce accreditation in the form of a photocopy of a recognised press or media card, business card, NUJ card, a letter from the editor or an official web address linking to a press release in order to verify their position. Press applications from advertising personnel and media sales representatives will not be accepted.

10. Official GIBTM photographers will be taking photographs and filming videos at GIBTM. Anyone attending GIBTM consents to such photography and filming without compensation and confirms that the Organisers shall be entitled to use such photographs and videos, which may include photographs and videos of visitors, for the purpose of marketing GIBTM in future, for exploitation in any and all media, without liability. No other photography or filming will be permitted at GIBTM without the prior written approval of the Organisers.

11. By registering to attend GIBTM, you will automatically have an account created for you on our website allowing you to use our planning tools and message Exhibitors before the event. Your contact details will only be shared with the GIBTM Exhibitors you contact or favourite and you can amend these settings at any time via the website.

12. By allowing your badge to be scanned by an Exhibitor at GIBTM, you consent to the information you submitted on your GIBTM registration document being given to that Exhibitor so it may contact you in the future. Data about which Exhibitors scan your badge may be used by the Organisers of GIBTM for analytical purposes.

Organisers: Reed Exhibitions Limited, Gateway House, 28 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1DN, United Kingdom

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Don't just take our
word for it…

"I have attended GIBTM since its conception and the show gets better each year with the quality of hosted buyers that come to visit the region, many for the first time. In 2014 we met buyers from North America, Brazil and China all looking to place business into the Middle East."

Exhibitor: Sian Thomas, Area Director of Sales, The Address Hotels and Resorts, Dubai

"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

"It has been a fantastic show for us, we have met so many potential buyers and we are very glad that we have attended."

Exhibitor: Bronwyn Fray, Associate Director of Sales Meydan Hotels and Hospitality, 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 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

"This is our second year at GIBTM and I am very happy with the appointments, the energy about GIBTM, the social event, the networking has been incredible. The Hosted Buyer programme is one of the best, because the quality of the buyers is absolutely here. "

Exhibitor: Christophe Ley, Director of International Meetings & Incentive Sales, San Francisco Travel Association

"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."

Hosted Buyer: Mufaddal Dahodwala, Managing Partner, ICE India, India

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