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This annual must-attend event provides an ideal opportunity for you to showcase your product to a select, focused audience and, in so doing, increase your share of the lucrative tourism market in Northern Ireland.

EVENT DETAILS
The Meet the Buyer event incorporates both a business and social event:

Monday 27th March
Business Workshop
Belfast Waterfront Conference & Exhibition Centre, Belfast
8.00am - 4.00pm

Networking Dinner
Titanic Belfast
7.00pm - 10.30pm
To ensure that you get the maximum benefit from your attendance it is important that you attend the networking dinner as this is your final opportunity to meet with any tour operators you were unable to get an appointment with.

NEW FOR 2017
We are constantly striving to improve Meet the Buyer year on year and, to help us do this, we are installing a brand new appointment matching system for 2017 which will enable you to request appointments with tour operators directly and to create your own appointment schedule.

This will ensure your sales appointments are more accurately matched to your own specific business profile. When the new appointment system opens you will be able to see a full list of tour operators who are attending the event.

We held a Travel Trade & Sales Platforms Masterclass in January, which included a detailed session on how to make best use of this new system.  Please view the demonstration video below.

To ensure you get the most for your business from this year’s Meet the Buyer, and other future Sales Platform opportunities, you are strongly encouraged to view all presentations and videos from this very useful session.  These are all available for download on the Travel Trade & Sales Platform Masterclass event page. Please click here to view. 

KEY DATES FOR MEET THE BUYER 2017 NI TRADE
If you have registered to take part in this year’s event please make note of the following important dates for the new Appointment Setting System:

  • Week Commencing 6th Feb – You individual Password / Username will be sent to you – at this stage you will be able to edit your e mail address and profile
  • 20 Feb – Appointment system opens for international tour operators
    You will start to receive appointment notifications at this stage – BE READY!
  • 27 Feb – Appointment system opens for NI Trade 
  • 22 Mar – appointment system closes for all

    **To Note - This deadline is finite and no additional appointments can be scheduled after this date**

KEY THINGS TO NOTE WHEN USING THE NEW APPOINTMENT SETTING SYSTEM:

  • Check your spam
  • Recommend you change info@/enquiries@ etc. e-mail addresses to personal work addresses where possible
  • Edit your profile to sell your offering –
    What’s unique?  Why would international operators want to meet you?
  • Accept/decline appointment requests ASAP – Don’t delay!

PLEASE NOTE – REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW CLOSED.

For more details about the previous ‘Meet the Buyer’ event download the 2016 manual below.

Downloads from this event