Sri Lankan team secures tangible business at GIBTM
meeting at the GIBTM
The Sri Lankan team led by the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) and
SriLankan Airlines, made a strong representation and impact at the Gulf
Incentive Business Travel and Meetings (GIBTM) held last week in Abu
The event had over 7,500 scheduled meetings which was 17 percent last
year. Among the confirmed businesses that SLCB had secured were a
conference from Poland, an Adventure Rally, a 1,000 pax religious group
from Cambodia and a conference from India, while many contacts were
established and positive responses were received to the offers made by
the industry members.
"GIBTM is a very focused event for MICE industries particularly for
Asia. Exhibitors have the opportunity to meet quality professionals and
the hosted buyers with whom the Sri Lankan team made full use," SLCB
Marketing Manager Kumudu Hennedige said.
Over 277 hosted buyers were present, the highest recorded in the
SLCB and SriLankan Airlines have been promoting the Middle-Eastern
markets for Meetings, Incentives and Conferences.