The official ABC audit for EIBTM 2007 (an independent verification process) is now complete certifying a rise in attendance of over 20 percent compared to 2006 with a total visitor attendance of 7,218 visitors and hosted buyers.
An increased number of visitors from a host of destinations included Argentina, Australia, China, Croatia, India, and South Africa alongside those from the key European markets. A wide range of new buyer markets included Ecuador, Korea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and Vietnam. More than 40,000 pre-scheduled appointments took place during the show, a 17 percent rise from 2006.
EIBTM 2007 also saw the introduction of a major meetings industry symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility, the third EIBTM CEO Summit of 49 'C' level executives and the launch of the EIBTM 2007 Industry Trends and Market Share Report. The MPI Technology Village and Event Services Village welcomed a total of over 40 exhibiting companies making it the largest collection of specialist suppliers ever seen at EIBTM.
EIBTM 2008 will take place from Dec. 2-4, in Barcelona.