How does it work?

  • How does it work?

    Applications are now open for 2018, if yours is successful, you will receive a formal invitation from us to attend IBTM China. You will then receive a personalised diary consisting of appointments which each last up to 20 minutes. Appointments are based on the selections that you make during the selection process. Once you have received access to your online diary, you may fill any remaining spaces with self scheduled appointments.

  • The process...

    Step 1 – Enquire

    If you have any questions about the programme or the qualification process please contact a member of the Hosted Buyer team at

    Step 2 – Application

    Apply now to attend IBTM China 2018 as a Hosted Buyer

    Step 3 – Selection process

    If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend and asked to select exhibitors with whom you wish to schedule appointments. You will be asked to rank your selections in order of preference.

    Step 4 – Matching process

    The dedicated team will then match the preferences to generate each personalised diary. The matching process is based on:

    1. Mutual request
    2. Hosted Buyer preferences

    Pre-scheduled appointment match will take place: Date to be confirmed

    Step 5 – Self scheduled appointments

    Once the Matching Process is complete, you will be given access to view your appointments in your online diary. The online diary will stay open for approximately 10 days. During this time, you can use the online diary to contact suppliers to arrange self scheduled appointments. After this period, the online diary will no longer be accesible to users to make any amends.

    Self scheduled appointments will close: Date to be confirmed

    Step 6 - Appointment rating

    The appointment rating tool gives you the opportunity to let us know how you found the pre-scheduled meetings.

    This tool will be made available in the Hosted Buyer Zone: Date to be confirmed

     Please note: Hosted Buyers are obliged to attend all pre-arranged appointments.

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