Launched in 2013, the show welcomes exhibitors from the UK & around the world including hotels, luxury hotels, destinations, destination management companies, conference centres, venues and technology suppliers.

The Meetings Show is designed for any professional working within the meetings, events and incentives industry. So if you’re part of an agency, plan corporate events, work for an association or plan incentive travel, then you’ve come to the right place to:

  • Meet face-to-face with hundreds of global suppliers
  • Gain insight and inspiration from industry leaders through our comprehensive education programme
  • Attend countless networking events happening at the show and throughout London

Not bad for just two days out of the office, right?


A hybrid event

Following the success of its virtual format in 2020, The Meetings Show 2021 will be delivered as a hybrid event to allow event planners who are unable to attend the event inperson to interact with the show’s exhibitors, comprehensive education programme and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Both the live and virtual elements of the show will focus on keeping business meetings and events professionals informed and connected, providing vision and support to the community while it focuses on recovery after a challenging 18 months.

Who is the show for?

The Meetings Show is for any professional working within the meetings, events and incentives industry, whether it’s your full-time job or part of a wider role.

So, if you are part of an agency, plan corporate events, work for an association or plan incentive travel, the Meetings Show has the suppliers, network and content for you.

The Meetings Show, the UK’s leading platform for the world’s meetings and events community, will take place on 28-29 June 2023, at ExCeL London.

Relocating the show to east London venue ExCeL London puts it in the heart of an area which is undergoing exciting regeneration and growth.

The new destination is widely accessible to UK and international event professionals, located close to London City Airport, the Jubilee Line and the DLR. It also offers plenty of parking for those preferring to make their way by road ExCeL London’s expansive show floor will allow for plenty of space for social distancing.

Attendance Options

What's included

Who are the exhibitors?

At the Meetings Show you will find the top UK/International suppliers in the meetings, events and incentives industry.

Exhibitors include unique venues, hotels and destinations; international and regional tourist boards; airlines, cruises and train lines; and tech providers ranging from AV, to lighting, to ticketing systems.

What's in the education programme?

The FREE education programme is for anyone at any level in the industry, whether you’re looking for personal or professional development.

The Meetings Show content covers a wide range of topics including meetings design, technology in events, industry trends and innovation, event marketing and much more.


If accepted on to the programme you will receive the following benefits:

Not included

Hosted Buyer Qualification Criteria

Size and frequency of events organised

Level of purchasing / decision making authority

Locations of events organised


To be announced


We will be welcoming up to 50 hosted buyers.

Click on the personalised link below to begin your application. Please take the time to fill in the application form carefully. Your registration will then be validated by external qualifiers and the organisers.

COVID-19 Information for visitors


Frequently asked questions

There is no charge as all costs are covered by the host destination and The Meetings Show .

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal transfers outside of the official schedule and show dates
  • All food and beverage expenses
  • Hotel and flight upgrades
  • Additional hotel nights and hotel extras (e.g. room service, mini bar)
  • Travel changes or additional costs incurred for travelling outside of scheduled rotation
  • Personal expenses

There will be an opportunity during your hosted buyer application form to indicate your interest in one of the post -event tours.

All tours depart after The Meetings Show closes on Thursday afternoon and run until Saturday or Sunday.

The Meetings Show runs between 3-5 fam trips each year, however hosted buyers may only apply for 1 tour.

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