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Hosted buyers: quality, not quantity

//Hosted buyers: quality, not quantity

At every Conventa we aim for top quality of hosted buyers. Each year, the number of hosted buyer is growing, but slowly, since our motto is quality over quantity. We decline more than 200 applicants every year and thoroughly examine each applicant before they are invited as hosted buyers. We also want to make sure that we bring new buyers every year and in 80 %, they join us for the first time.

Our aim is to target leading meeting industry buyers from associations, corporations and agencies organizing events. We are especially interested in everyone with high interest for congress and event organization in the region and everyone that influences or make budgetary decisions for incentive travel, conventions, international meetings and other events. When applying, the criteria is clear and application form is extensive; we are interested in hosted buyer’s experience, number and type of events they organize, a level of responsibility etc.

Interesting facts:

  • In 2009, we hosted 157 buyers and in 2017, we hosted 295 buyers from 46 countries.
  • Altogether we hosted 2286 buyers so far.
  • The number of prescheduled one-on-one talks also increased, from 2060 talks in 2009 to 3359 talks in 2017.

At 10th jubilee Conventa we will again make sure to meet the best business needs and match exhibitors and hosted buyers that will both gain from being a part of our show.