International buyers to attend IBTM Africa in search of Africa 'go-to' suppliers

Africa's MICE industry to benefit
International buyers to attend IBTM Africa in search of Africa 'go-to' suppliers

IBTM Africa (, a highly targeted event, offering an exclusive opportunity for African and Indian Ocean exhibitors to connect and engage with top-level international decision-makers, has confirmed a strong line-up of international buyers with proven business to place. Suppliers from the continent will attend the show which is set to take place in Cape Town, South Africa (13-15 April, 2015).

Top international meetings, events and incentive planners from large corporations and agencies included in the line-up of Hosted Buyers who have been qualified to participate include: BI Worldwide China (China), Helms Briscoe (Turkey), Maesse Marketing Consultancy Ltd. (Germany), Blaycation (Canada), The Scienomics Group (US), Inception Global Ltd. (UK), Haye Incentive Travel (Netherlands), Paragon Europe (Belgium), Speed Sailing International (UK), Astra Zenace (Russian Federation) and Abbott (United Arab Emirates).

"The quality of our international buyers have proven business to place with exhibitors and those who are participating in IBTM Africa 2015 will benefit from this opportunity so if there are pan-African venues and services that are still wanting to join this MICE community for business, networking and learning, we welcome them, but they need to be quick!" said Shinu Pillai, Exhibition Manager for IBTM Africa.

The value of being a Hosted Buyer is evident from those all ready to participate in this year's event. Mark Stiles, Chief Vacation Officer, Blaycation, Canada, commented, "It will be key to meet the local experts who can offer travel and incentive solutions for our business. I am hoping to meet a few like-minded travel partners that can act as my 'go-to' suppliers in Africa."

Yakub Khan, Purchasing Manager, Gulf & Levant Region, Global Sourcing Global Purchasing Services, Dubai, commented, "Attending IBTM Africa is very important for our business as it allows us to understand the destination and what Africa has to offer us in terms of events, incentive meetings, hotels, site seeing, team-building activities, etc. I am planning for couple of events in Cape Town and Africa region so this event will provide me lot of value and information."

IBTM Africa, part of Africa Travel Week, will bring together up to 60 African and Indian Ocean suppliers including Hotels and Venues, National/State Tourism Organisations and Convention Bureaux, Travel Management Companies, Destination Management Companies, and other MICE related suppliers for this exclusive showcase of their products to the same number of international Hosted Buyers.

For more information on exhibiting at IBTM Africa please visit or contact ku.oc.opxedeer@acirfamtbi.

4 Mar 2015 13:14


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