Who will you meet

  • Who will you meet?

    The purpose of our show is to bring the right people together to connect and do business. As a Hosted Buyer we will connect you with qualified suppliers who will enable you to achieve your business goals.

    The inaugural event in 2016 welcomed 100 carefully selected Chinese, South East Asia and international Hosted Buyers. They joined the same number of elite exhibitors so that all attendees benefited from an exclusive buyer to exhibitor ratio of 1:1 and there were 2,010 pre-scheduled appointments.

    In 2017 we are expecting to see growth in both attendee groups with up to 120 Hosted Buyers and 120 exhibitors, maintaining this high value 1:1 ratio.

  • Suppliers attended WTM Connect Asia from all over the world but there is a significant region focus also. In 2016, 50% of suppliers attended from Asia and Oceania, 25% from Europe, 10% from both the Americas and MENA and 5% from Africa. This represents a truly global opportunity for you to make valuable connections.

    In 2016, the type of suppliers were broken down as:

    • 29% Tour Operator
    • 24% Accommodation
    • 15% NTOs, Cities & Regions
    • 13% Wholesalers
    • 12% Transportation
    • 3% Tourism Attraction
    • 2% Shopping
    • 2% Convention Center

    Exhibitors in attendance included: Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, Ministry of Tourism Indonesia, Philippines Tourism Promotions Board, Penang Global Tourism, Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau, Visit Berlin, Jac Travel, Inner Maldives, Eskimos Iceland, Cox & Kings (India), Westfield, Travellanda, C Hotels, Discovery Overland Holidays, Marriot Vacation Club International, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and many more.

  • Do you qualify?

    Would you like to find out who can apply to be a Hosted Buyer and if you are eligible to take part in the programme?

    Who can apply?

    Register interest to attend as a Hosted Buyer

    To register your interest in attending WTM Connect Asia as a Hosted Buyer, simply complete this form.

    Register your interest

Supported by:

Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia Tourism Malaysia Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau Malaysia Truly Asia Penang Global Tourism

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