Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10th October 2011 – The Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM) has appointed Lois Jane Hall as Exhibition Manager. GIBTM 2012, the region’s leading event for the MICE (meetings, incentive, conference and exhibitions) market will be held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) from 26th- 28th March 2012.
Hall has a wide range of experience in managing events in the Middle East. For the past three years she led the Dubai and KSA International Boat Shows, where she was a driving force behind an enhanced overall performance year on year.
Hall has proven experience in delivering outstanding results in terms of exhibitor and visitor satisfaction, exhibition space growth and creating new and long-lasting partnerships with key clients.
“The Gulf region, and the UAE in particular, has established itself as a hub for global business and the MICE sector has real potential for growth. GIBTM is the must-attend event for the meetings and incentives industry and I am looking forward to contributing to the on-going success of the show,” said Hall.
Craig Moyes, Group Exhibition Director, RTE Meetings and Events Portfolio, said: “Lois brings over 7 year’s experience of regional and international events management to the GIBTM team. Moreover, she has an exceptional understanding of the Middle Eastern business landscape making her the perfect leader to drive GIBTM’s growth.
” GIBTM 2012 is dedicated to providing international industry buyers and suppliers with networking, professional education and business opportunities. Business travel is set to be a key focus of this year’s event and is one sector which is enjoying a speedy recovery from the economic downturn. Nearly a third of those working in the travel industry expect to travel more for business in the next six months, according to a recent survey*, which presents travel providers and operators with a significant business opportunity.
Held under the patronage of Chairman, HH Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, GIBTM 2012’s distinguished industry partners include Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, ADNEC, Etihad and The Vision. Meetme, published by NPI, is a global media partner and publisher of the Official Show Daily publication. More information on the event, exhibitors, hosted buyers’ required qualifications, partners, networking and educational opportunities is available on www.gibtm.com.
* Mapfre Assistance September 2011 (http://www.mapfreassistance.co.uk/news_biggest_increase_in_bussiness_travel)
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About GIBTM: GIBTM forms part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions portfolio of Global Meetings and Incentives Events along with AIME (www.aime.com.au ), EIBTM (www.eibtm.com), CIBTM (www.cibtm.com) and AIBTM (www.aibtm.com). GIBTM (www.gibtm.com) is the annual global meetings and incentive exhibition held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. GIBTM is ABC Audited every year to guarantee that the number of visitors promoted is completely accurate and are unique attendees only.
About Reed Travel Exhibitions: Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry. Its wide-ranging portfolio of events around the globe covers leisure travel, luxury travel and the meetings and incentives industry. The 12 events are; World Travel Market (WTM), Arabian Travel Market (ATM), International French Travel Market (IFTM), La Cumbre, International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), International Luxury Travel Market Asia (ILTMA), Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) (owned by Melbourne Convention Visitors Bureau), Exhibition for the Incentive Business Travel Market (EIBTM), Gulf Incentive Business Travel Market (GIBTM), Americas Incentive Business Travel Market (AIBTM) and China Incentive Business Travel Market (CIBTM). RTE is a business unit of Reed Exhibitions. In 2010, Reed Exhibitions held more than 460 events in 36 countries bringing together more than seven million people from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Reed Exhibitions is owned by Reed Elsevier, the world’s leading provider of professional information and online workflow solutions.