EIBTM 2011 de­liv­ered three days of pow­er­ful busi­ness

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Af­ter three days of de­liv­er­ing pow­er­ful busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties and con­nec­tions that broke all its pre­vi­ous records EIBTM 2011 con­cluded on De­cem­ber 1.

With 64,950 hosted buyer pre-sched­uled ap­point­ments, pre-show ex­pec­ta­tions were way more than ex­pected, lead­ing the way to sub­stan­tial busi­ness be­ing con­ducted on the ex­hi­bi­tion floor. “Glob­ally, this in­dus­try is re­spon­si­ble for 1.7 mil­lion jobs and $106 bil­lion of GDP. Our role is to pro­vide a plat­form and an en­vi­ron­ment for the sec­tor to meet and con­duct busi­ness. Ul­ti­mately we be­lieve we have achieved that and more and de­liv­ered value and prof­itable re­sults for our cus­tomers,” com­mented Graeme Bar­nett, EIBTM Event Di­rec­tor.

Over 15,300 meet­ings in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als at­tended EIBTM over the three days in­clud­ing a to­tal vis­i­tor and buyer at­ten­dance of 9,262 (last year’s au­dited num­bers were 8,395), 10.3 per cent up on 2010, of which 3,904 were hosted buy­ers (last year’s au­dited num­bers were 3,963 ) de­liv­er­ing a 9 per cent in­crease on hosted buyer at­ten­dance from 2010.

“Barcelona cer­tainly de­liv­ered the show we were re­ally hop­ing for this year and we couldn’t have had a bet­ter weather to lift the spir­its for this in­dus­try. De­spite the global eco­nomic tur­moil, the qual­ity and pro­fes­sion­al­ism of those de­ter­mined to do busi­ness and drive the in­dus­try for­ward, is tes­ta­ment to why this year’s event has been such a suc­cess,” said Bar­nett.

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