12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
More than 200 exhibitors attended last week’s Business Travel Show while the number of visitors to the show was on a par with 2012.
The number of exhibitors rose by 4 per cent year-on-year to 205 companies for the two-day show at Earls Court last week - this compares to 197 exhibitors attending the show last year and 134 in 2011. Organisers added that many companies had also taken larger stands this year.
Initial pre-audited visitor figures were 6,148 across the two days - this compares to a final audited total of 6,061 for last year’s show.
Event director David Chapple said: “The Business Travel Show team wants the industry to understand that we are in this for the long-haul and we will continue to invest in this event moving forward.
“Next year, that means an extended hosted buyer conference, even more European senior buyers in attendance and a bigger advisory board who will have more input into the future direction of this event.”
Event organiser Centaur has also confirmed that next year’s show will take place on February 4-5 at Earls Court 2. Centaur said that 75 per cent of this year’s exhibitors had already rebooked for 2014.
“The rebooking rate speaks volumes and is a solid reflection of the continued investment injected into the event by Centaur Exhibitions in recent years to ensure the event retains its relevance for the industry,” added Chapple.