Welcome to another week and, there is only one thing to talk about this week if you work in the MICE profession! The Meetings Show is the premier event for the inbound and outbound meetings and event industry in the UK, and takes place this week from 27-28 June 2018 at Olympia. Since its launch in 2012, The Meetings Show has become a must-attend exhibition for event and meeting planners from the UK and Europe, and here at Cloud 9 we have been going pretty much since it started,.
It’s a great place for us to catch up with industry colleagues and meet existing suppliers – as well as discovering new ones. The event also features plenty of educational sessions, social events and of course the invaluable networking – it’s sometimes hard to make your appointments as you continually run into people you know.
The Meetings Show 2017 was the biggest edition of the show to date, with over 4,800 meeting and events professionals, attending to do business with over 700 suppliers who exhibited at the show and even those walking the floor and not hosting a stand, seem to be able to conduct some great meetings.
There is a new addition to the Show this year with the Pre-Show Conference exclusively for Hosted Buyers (which we are) and is taking place on Tuesday at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in West London and has been created in partnership with London Convention Bureau. It will have three main content streams for association, agency and corporate buyers so we are going to try and make this element as well.