EH STAFF – Mumbai
Meeting and Incentive Forums – the event that connects event planners and hotels via pre-scheduled appointments – held their biggest event to date in Oslo recently. The Spring European Forum in saw 450 delegates conducting over 6,480 meetings in four days. Event partners included the Norway Convention Center, Visit Oslo, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo, Scandinavian Incentives, SAS, Norway Convention Bureau and Melia Hotels & Resorts. Of the buyers who attended the forum, 63 percent were from agencies, while 25 percent were corporate companies and 12 per cent associations. The largest number – 25 per cent – came from the UK, closely followed by 17 per cent from France and 15 per cent from Germany, and a strong number from Belgium and Italy. Other countries represented included Spain, Portugal, Russia, Greece, Hungary and Turkey. Suppliers included delegates from Hilton Spain, Accor Netherlands, The Breakers Palm Beach, Orlando Convention Bureau and many more. Destinations represented ranged from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Morocco, Norway, Poland and Switzerland, among others.