EIBTM 2008 boasts six per cent rise in attendees

EIBTM announced a record-breaking attendance of 8,000, with over 3,700 hosted buyers at this year's event, held 2-4 December in Barcelona.

Barcelona: EIBTM host
Barcelona: EIBTM host

Hosted buyer figures were up 12 per cent on the previous year, while the total number of attendees was up six per cent, according to unaudited figures.

The three-day event featured 51,000 pre-scheduled meetings.

"The record figures show not only how resilient the meetings market is in challenging times, but the reputation EIBTM has as the place to do business," said Paul Kennedy, MBE, group exhibition director, Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings and Incentive Events.

"We welcomed our largest ever gathering of hosted buyers from as far afield as Australia, China, India, Thailand and the Americas," she added.

EIBTM 2009 will take place in Barcelona 1-3 December 2009.

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