World Travel Market, 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 2010. The programme now includes an event first-thing on the Monday morning to start negotiations at WTM, followed by an event on Thursday morning to help facilitate post-WTM business deals.
The two sessions were attended by 296 buyers and 1,149 exhibitors and play a key role in WTM 2013 facilitating a record £2.2 billion in industry deals, before WTM 2014.
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 www.wtmlondon.com/speednetworking.
“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.
Reed Travel Exhibitions, Senior Director World Travel Market, 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’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.”
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About World Travel Market
World Travel Market, 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.
More than 50,000 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.
WTM, now in its 35th year, is the event where the travel industry conducts and concludes its deals.
WTM 2013 generated more than £2 billion of travel industry contracts, revealed independent research by Fusion Communications.
WTM is owned by the world’s leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions (RE), which organises a other portfolio’s of travel industry events including IBTM Events, the world’s leading showcases for the meetings and events industry and International Luxury Travel Market events.
In 2013, RE held more than 500 events in 40 countries bringing together more than six million people from around the world generating billions of dollars in business.
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry, with a wide-ranging portfolio of 21 international events in 14 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, ski and spa travel.
RTE is part of Reed Exhibitions.