The Meetings Show 2023 saw a record 5,704 attendees at ExCeL, London
in June. It drew more than 600 exhibitors from around the UK and around
the world, including destinations, venues, hotels and technology
suppliers, who met buyers from the world’s leading organisations and
28,070 connections were made via the Swapcard app, before and during
the show (28-29 June). A refreshed and re-energised education
experience, created in partnership with experience design experts Samme
Allen, CEO of Home - ConferenceEmcees.com,
and renowned consultant, author and previous keynote speaker at The
Meetings Show, Claus Raasted, challenged event professionals to think
Feedback from exhibitors was positive with many departing the event
with bookings filling their diaries and valuable leads to follow.
Zain Azrai Rashid, acting CEO of MyCEB, which made its debut at The
Meetings Show in 2023, said: “We believe that quality leads gained from
The Meetings Show 2023 has set the momentum for a vibrant business
events scene in the near future for Malaysia.”
Steve Daun, head of association sales, ASM Global said: “It’s a
fantastic show. The number of buyers, the networking opportunities and
education programme have been first class. There have been lots of
really great discussions and you just feel that everything has been
Besides education sessions, the show boasted engaging activations,
including networking drinks, clubhouse style conversations in new space
the Blank Canvas and the broadcast of live interviews with industry
leaders on TMS TV.
Visitors had the chance to make a positive impact by helping to
assemble 100 portable solar powered lights for children in energy
poverty through a partnership with SolarBuddy and were welcomed to take
time out in Eventwell’s Quiet Room.
Industry newbies were taken on a guided tour of the show and given
tailored education and networking opportunities through a partnership
with Event First Steps as part of the show’s commitment to supporting
the next generation of talent.
The Meetings Show 2024 will take place at ExCeL London on 19-20 June. Its inaugural Asian edition, The Meetings Show Asia Pacific, will be from 17-18 April 2024 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.