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November 20, 2017

ITB Buyers Circle: The exclusive meeting place for 1,000 senior buyers

Access to a premium circle at the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show ® for the best buyers in the tourism industry – Numerous benefits for members – The application deadline is 15 February 2018

As of now senior buyers from around the world can apply for one of the coveted places at the exclusive ITB Buyers Circle, thus ensuring their visit will be an even greater success. Around 1,000 national and international decision-makers representing the business travel, MICE and leisure travel sectors are invited to submit their application to www.itbbuyerscircle.com by 15 February 2018. Membership of the ITB Buyers Circle is valid for one year. Global players and startups alike can benefit from the wide range of services offered by the ITB Buyers Circle.

The ITB Buyers Circle offers numerous services at the show aimed at saving buyers time and ensuring a pleasant and organised visit. Members of the ITB Buyers Circle have access to the ITB Buyers Circle Lounge at the Marshall Haus, where fully equipped workplaces, Wi-Fi, refreshments and a quiet area are available to senior decision-makers. Buyers can make use of the Open Networking Area in the gallery or one of six separate meeting rooms, which can be booked in advance, for in-depth meetings with exhibitors away from the bustle of the fair. Additional advantages of ITB Buyers Circle membership include admission to ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention, early access to the exhibition grounds from 8.30 a.m. via fast lanes and use of various shuttle services.

Following its successful debut in 2015 the exclusive 90-minute ITB Speed Networking event will be taking place on the morning of Thursday, 8 March 2018 for the fourth time. This pre-matchmaking system ensures that buyers can target those exhibitors whose products interest them. At the same time ITB Berlin will be placing an even greater emphasis on theme-related networking events to which members of the ITB Buyers Circle will receive priority invitations.

As in previous years candidates’ applications will be individually checked. Details and application forms are available online at www.itbbuyerscircle.com.

About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention

ITB Berlin 2018 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 7 to 11 March. From Wednesday to Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. ITB Berlin is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. In 2017 a total of 10,000 companies and organizations from 184 countries exhibited their products and services to around 169,000 visitors, who included 109,000 trade visitors. Parallel with the show the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest event of its kind, will be held from Wednesday, 7 to Saturday, 10 March 2018. Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors and exhibitors. More details are available at www.itb-berlin.com, www.itb-convention.com and at ITB Social Media Newsroom.

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