Hosted buyer programme

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The purpose of the IMEX hosted buyer programme is to give qualified meeting and event planners the opportunity to do business with suppliers from around the world in a fun and efficient environment; at the same time as learning from the best in the industry and networking with peers. 

Most hosted buyers experience the show in a small group, which gives the added opportunity of developing peer relationships.
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Best of all, once qualified, IMEX picks up the cost (and can also arrange) for flights, trains and hotel accommodation for hosted buyers.

Ray Bloom, IMEX’s founder, pioneered the hosted buyer concept in the ‘80s and has been perfecting it ever since.  The IMEX team is a family business dedicated to ensuring that our hosted buyers have a great experience at our show and keep on returning.

This is your Hosted Buyer team waiting to meet you.

What makes us different? 

  • Our insistence on quality: making sure hosted buyers have a  VIP experience and meet with the best and most senior suppliers from around the world
  • Our flexible and personal approach means that we take care of our hosted buyers as individuals
  • We put power in the buyers’ hands: no match making systems for us – hosted buyers choose over 90% of their appointments with exhibitors including the date and time
  • We believe in a balanced approach: time to do business – time for education and time for networking – you’ll get it all at IMEX

Let us look after you…find out how…



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    Appointment System

    Make pre-show appointments and send RFPs with the online schedule. Find out how it boosts business.

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    How to Qualify & Apply

    Participation in the Hosted Buyer Programme is subject to strict criteria. Interested in qualifying?

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    Travel and Accommodation

    Complimentary flights and hotel are just the beginning.

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    Who are Hosted Buyers?

    Be hosted if you are responsible for planning meetings, events and incentive travel internationally.

  • Why be Hosted?

    Complimentary travel and accommodation are just the beginning. Discover all the VIP benefits here.

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    Your Promise To Us

    As a hosted buyer there are 3 simple promises that you make to IMEX as a part of your participation