GIBTMGulf Incentives, Business Travel and Meetings (conference; United Arab Emirates)
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The significance of ibtm arabia is fundamental to the continuing growth of the Mice sector and has been built on the success of GIBTM.
According to GIBTM organiser, Reed Travel Exhibitions, the win has stimulated the meetings and incentives sector, with a promise of exponential growth in business events, as global attention focuses on the UAE's MICE infrastructure.
The line-up at this year's GIBTM includes hotels, DMCs, desert camps, professional conference organisers, Yas Marina Circuit, leisure parks including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Adnec, attractions and sports resorts.
The kingdom has confirmed it will host 15 GIBTM hosted buyers who will visit hotels, venues and event locations such as the BIEC, which is Bahrain's largest column-free facility with nearly 16,000 sqm of exhibition and meeting space.
In addition GIBTM will also include Business Travel @ GIBTM, which is sponsored by Capital Gate Hyatt, and will feature specialist exhibitors within the Business Travel Zone, a dedicated Business Travel Knowledge programme and exclusive networking opportunities for this specific sector.
As the only dedicated international exhibition for the MICE and business travel industries in the Gulf, GIBTM is expected to contribute to further promote the United Arab Emirates as an ideal destination for leisure and business tourism segments.
GIBTM is being held in Abu Dhabi from March 26 to 28.
Commenting on his new role Lloyd said: "This is an extremely exciting time to take on the role of Exhibition Manager for GIBTM.
As part of Kempinski Hotel Ajman's strategic plan for 2010 to concentrate on energing markets, the hotel has hosted a group of Chinese hosted buyer from the recently held GIBTM tradeshow in Abu Dhabi.
Over 250 regional and international buyers from 36 countries are attending the Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition, or GIBTM 2014, in Abu Dhabi, with over 300 exhibitors putting up pavilions at the show.
The DTCM and DCEB's participation at the three-day GIBTM and its announcement that it will be hosting the largest-ever incentives group comes as part of efforts to grow awareness of the emirate's offer both regionally and internationally.
We have 35 countries participating, with over 70 brand new exhibitors to the show including Korea, Kazakhstan, Thailand and South Africa making their debut," says Lois Hall, Exhibition Manager, GIBTM.