The programme selects international buyers who follow an agenda of meetings and networking opportunities over the three days of the event
Registration is now open for the Hosted Buyers Programme that will form part of the 8th edition of WTM Latin America, which takes place from 31 March to 2 April, at Expo Center Norte in São Paulo. The programme, which selects and invites some 70 potential buyers to visit the event, has limited spaces available, and those organizations that are represented by those who enrol as Hosted Buyers undergo a thorough analysis. This link can be accessed to register your interest.
After registering, buyers undergo an approval process that adopts criteria related to the type of business the company is interested in transacting, which is characterized, among other things, by the continents they are interested in, the buyers’ ability to make purchasing decisions, their authority for doing business in the current market and the investments the company makes.
The benefits that buyers who qualify for the programme receive include their airfare, accommodation and local transport; a personalized agenda of meetings with exhibitors that fit their purchase profile; exclusive, formal and informal networking opportunities; participation in Speed Networking sessions; and access to an exclusive lounge.
Sixty percent of the vacancies on the Hosted Buyers programme are for buyers from Latin America, and forty percent for professionals from other countries in the world. The purpose of the programme is to allow buyers to establish connections and generate business and trade agreements with representatives from the leisure tourism, corporate tourism and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) segments and with those exhibiting at the event. Professionals who do not register as Hosted Buyers for this edition can register as visitors. Registration will be open soon.
The Marketing Manager of WTM Latin America, Thais Del Ben, stresses that the selection criteria for acceptance on the programme are very strict and that, with the limited number of vacancies available, competition is very keen. “Our Hosted Buyers programme is well-established and with each edition we’ve seen more and more interest from professionals to qualify to take part in this initiative. We’re committed to raising the level of buyers at each event and drumming up good business for the whole industry” she concludes.
WTM Latin America
31 March, and 1 and 2 April 2020
Expo Center Norte – Rua José Bernardo Pinto, 333 – Vila Guilherme, São Paulo
Registration for Hosted Buyers: https://latinamerica.wtm.com/en/Form/Hosted-Buyers-Programme/