The World Travel Market (WTM) London, one of the leading global events for the travel industry, has opened registration for its 2017 edition, as it will take place between November 6 and 8.
The new-look three-day format introduced last year, has been universally well received from all participant groups, the organizers said in an announcement. It is expected that exhibitors will be able to conduct even more business than last year’s record 2.8 billion pounds, due the introduction of a second buyers’ speed networking session on Tuesday, November 7.
This means every morning will have a speed networking session taking place at 9 am, before the exhibition floor opens at 10 am:
- Monday, November 6 sees buyers split by geography.
- The new session on Tuesday, November 7 sees buyers split by sector they purchase.
- The session of Wednesday, November 8 is the Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking (formerly called the Bloggers’ Speed Networking).
“WTM London continues to improve every year, with 2017 poised to be the most successful yet. We anticipate around 3 billion pounds worth of business will be agreed due to this year’s event between more than 5,000 exhibitors and almost 10,000 senior industry buyers,” WTM London Senior Director Simon Press said.
Conferences, Seminars and Festivals
More than 80 conference seminars will take place throughout the three days covering all the key sectors including aviation, hotels, wedding and honeymoon, gastronomy, sports tourism, responsible tourism, digital influencers, social media and travel technology.
Monday, November 6 will remain an exhibitor invite-only day, allowing exhibitors to conduct business meetings with key suppliers. The event will kick off with the WTM Speed Networking at 9 am, before the exhibition floor opens at 10 am.
Wednesday, 9 November will host events on the occasion of the World Responsible Tourism Day.
WTM London 2017 will conclude with the WTM Festivals, which will see a number of exhibitors hosting parties showcasing their culture, music and cuisine.
The WTM Inspire Theatre, a 300-seater amphitheatre, returns to the exhibition floor in the North Hall of ExCeL – London, while the WTM International Media Centre will remain on the exhibition floor, following last year’s successful relocation.
Furthermore, the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) returns across all three days of the event and is joined by a new Wellness & Spa section on the exhibition floor.
To register at the WTM London 2017 press here.
The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is an official media partner of WTM London 2017.