Meet The Buyer Event For Market Ready Tourism Businesses

Recruitment will close on 5 January 2024 for Tourism Northern Ireland’s flagship Meet the Buyer event

The event will take place at ICC Belfast on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 April 2024.

The event offers an excellent opportunity for market ready tourism businesses to showcase themselves to a pre-qualified group of international buyers from Northern Ireland’s key markets.

The event is open to tourism businesses who:

  • are based in Northern Ireland
  • can offer net negotiated / commissionable trade rates
  • can contract with tour operators
  • have sufficient capacity to facilitate tour groups and pre-booked FIT Business
  • are focused on international markets and already have development plans in place
  • have previously attended at least one other face-to-face B2B workshop such as Meet the Buyer, Coach and Group Workshop or ITOA

For experience providers, preference will be given to those businesses who are participants in the Embrace a Giant Spirit Experience Portfolio and who meet the additional criteria as above.

The format of the event includes one and a half days of face-to-face sales appointments in ICC Belfast and an opportunity to request up to 25 pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings with international tour operators facilitated through the Converve online platform.

A limited number of places will be available at the networking dinner on 9 April 2024, which will be allocated separately.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm on Friday 5 January 2024.

Limited spaces are available. If oversubscribed, additional criteria will be applied.

Find out more and register your interest now