World Travel Market London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is calling on its WTM Buyers’ Club members to register for the hugely popular WTM Speed Networking programme.
Speed Networking has proved incredibly successful since its introduction at WTM London 2010. The programme now includes an event first-thing on the Monday morning to start negotiations at WTM London, followed by an event on Thursday morning to help facilitate post-WTM London business deals.
The two sessions were attended by 303 buyers and 1,436 exhibitors and play a key role in WTM London 2014 facilitating a record £2.5 billion in industry deals, before WTM London 2015.
WTM Buyers’ Cub Manager Raj Thakkar urged buyers to sign up to the Speed Networking sessions. The email inviting registrations will be sent to all WTM Buyers’ Club members in August. WTM Buyers’ Club Members can register their interest in participating at http://www.wtmlondon.com/visit/WTM-buyers-club/speed-networking/ .
“The WTM Speed Networking sessions are vital in helping buyers and exhibitors conduct business negotiations and sign contracts,” he said.
“Due to this the sessions are over-subscribed every year so buyers should apply immediately to avoid disappointment,” he said.
World Travel Market London, Senior Director, Simon Press said: “WTM Speed Networking has been a great success since it was introduced in 2010. Both exhibitors and WTM Buyers’ Club members have really embraced the concept of quick initial business meetings to discover if there is an opportunity for further detailed discussions.
“World Travel Market London’s purpose is to facilitate business deals between exhibitors and buyers and the WTM Speed Networking programme can only lead to WTM generating even more industry deals.”
The WTM Buyers’ Club is sponsored by India for WTM 2015.
World Travel Market London
World Travel Market London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend four-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry.
Almost 51,500 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press, embark on ExCeL – London every November to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at WTM London.
WTM London, now in its 36th year, is the event where the travel industry conducts and concludes its deals.
WTM London 2014 will generate around £2.5 billion of travel industry contracts.
World Travel Market
World Travel Market is comprised of the leading leisure travel events in the world; WTM London, WTM Latin America in Sao Paulo, WTM Africa in Cape Town and Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.
New events for 2016 are WTM connect Asia and WTM connect China, which join WTM connect Ski and International Golf Travel Market. These unique one-to-one events are targeted at leisure and niche travel markets, allowing exhibitors to exclusively meet with elite hosted buyers.
The World Travel Market events are attended by the global travel and tourism industry’s senior executives to conduct business deals and discover the latest research, insight and opinion.
In 2014, World Travel Market events facilitated around $7 billion in industry deals from negotiations between the more than 15,000 buyers, 9,500 exhibitors (1,500 main stand holders and 8,000 stand sharers) in attendance of its four events. WTM is owned by the world’s leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions.
Reed Travel Exhibitions
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading travel and tourism events organiser, with a wide-ranging portfolio of 22 international events in 13 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. Its market-leading, business-to-business events cover all elements of travel and tourism, including leisure travel, luxury travel, meetings, events, incentives and business travel, as well as golf and ski travel.
RTE is part of Reed Exhibitions.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. In 2014 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 41 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of the RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.