ibtm arabia 2016: A bigger and better event

As a result of renewed economic confidence, next year’s edition of ibtm arabia is anticipated to be bigger and better due to the rapid pace of development experienced by the region’s MICE sector.

Throughout the event, regional exhibitors will be paired with top international meeting planners as well as those from the Middle East.

ibtm arabia 2016 is set to take place from February 9-11 at the five-star Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. The 2016 edition will again focus on maintaining the unique profile matching to ensure quality of appointments for both buyers and suppliers.

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Attending ibtm arabia 2016 as a hosted buyer, global travel and MICE manager, AW Europe, Belgium, Lucie Eursels said: “My goal is to gain knowledge on the Middle East region and make contacts for my company’s future events.  ibtm arabia will add value to our business as it will reduce my time on research as I will have direct contact with the suppliers.”

Also attending, P&S marketing manager, Peugeot Citroen Russia , Ekaterina Nogaeva added: “Our company is looking to organise some incentive trips in the UAE and for that reason we have chosen to attend ibtm arabia. The event will allow us to meet with high-quality DMS partners and source some reliable and cost oriented suppliers.”

Other meeting and conference planners confirmed to attend next year’s event include Korea Railroad Research Institute, Abbott, Cognizant, Kuoni MICE & Special Groups and Exclusive Services Group sarl.

ibtm arabia is strongly supported by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau and Etihad Airways.