M&I Forum Ibiza (4-6 May)
This year’s M&I Private Spring Forum (May ’17) was hosted on the beautiful island of Ibiza.
For two days, buyers like BBI were presented with more than 80 independent hotels, unique venues and DMC’s, showing interesting possibilities and trends within the MICE industry. Events like these are crucial for us as a corporate travel agent, to keep up to date and to become aware of new destinations we can offer to our clients. 1-1 meetings took place in the convention center of the Grand Palladium White Island, the same resort where all attendees were accommodated.
After the mornings full of appointments, the M&I event organizers put together a great networking program including activities to see more of Ibiza; e.g. a safari jeep tour, mojito workshop or beach challenge! At night, the program continued with dinner parties at fantastic locations such as Ushuaia Tower and the Atzaró boutique hotel, with a themed Flower Power closing party. All of this meanwhile enjoying the best F&B of Ibiza.
IMEX Frankfurt 2017
Business Booking International was invited by Accor Netherlands to come to IMEX Frankfurt 2017 as a hosted buyer. Each year, IMEX attracts 3,500 exhibitors to the event. This includes: Local- and national- tourism boards, convention bureaus, big and small hotel chains, convention locations and destination management companies (or DMC’s). These exhibitors are visited by approximately 9,000 visitors. 4,000 of visitors are Hostel-Buyers of the exhibiting organizations.
During the event, Business Booking International met with numerous hotel chains, tourism boards and DMC’s to learn as much as possible about new destinations or possibilities in the MICE travel market.
Accor Netherlands also arranged a wonderful luxurious stay in Sofitel Frankfurt Opera. This was also the location where all of the 300 Hosted-Buyers of Accor were invited to enjoy “a night at the Opera”.
IMEX has been, again, a great and very successful event for BBI and we are definitely looking forward to the next edition!
Next: M&I Forum Seville
The next M&I Summer Forum will be held by the end of June, where 190 global suppliers will provide us with more interesting hotels and destinations. We continue discovering the Spanish country as the event will be hosted in Seville, a city with traditional Andalusian culture and cutting-edge modernity. BBI cannot wait!