The Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association in collaboration with the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority will be presenting the fourth annual “ Showcase Antigua Barbuda ” on Friday 19th May 2017. This event provides one full day of pre-scheduled appointment sessions and activities where Wholesalers and Tour Operators from around the world can meet and conduct business with regional Suppliers in the tourism industry.
Showcase Antigua Barbuda will include Suppliers from the Islands of the North Leewards Islands. These include Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Sint Maarten, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts & Nevis.
How does Showcase Antigua Barbuda work? – Participants will receive a Directory including marketing profiles and product information on all participating buyers & suppliers, along with appointment request forms. Once received, supplier delegates should review the information and request appointments with those buyers companies they wish to meet. Since appointments are only scheduled through buyer requests and perfect matches, suppliers are encouraged to make advance contact with buyers they are interested in meeting. Appointments are arranged in advance through computer matching of pre-scheduled appointments requests received from buyers and suppliers. Appointments may also be scheduled on-site during the “Scheduling Sessions”.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Thursday May 18th, 2017 – Official arrival day for Buyers & suppliers
2:00pm – 5:00pm ……….. Supplier Booth Setup & Registration & Credentials Claiming
6:30pm – 8.30pm……………Welcome reception
Friday May 19th 2017
7:00am – 8:30am ……….. Supplier Booth Setup
7:30am – 9.00am ……….. Registration & Credentials Claiming for late arrivals
9.00am – 5:40pm ……….. Appointments are scheduled continuously throughout the day
12:40pm – 2:00pm ……… Working Lunch
6.00pm – 7.30pm …………… Closing Cocktail
HOW TO REGISTER
Participation in Showcase Antigua Barbuda is by invitation only. Buyers and Suppliers should complete the online registration and send the appropriate fee where applicable to the Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association, located at Island House, Newgate Street, St John’s, Telephone: 1-268.462.0374 Fax: 1.268.462.3702.
BUYER REGISTRATION – Follow this link
SUPPLIER REGISTRATION FEES
Single Tabletop AHTA Members US$750.00 (US$600.00 if paid before March 31st)
Single Tabletop Non-AHTA Members US$1000.00 (US$900.00 if paid before March 31st)
Double Tabletop AHTA Members US$1250.00 (US$1150.00 if paid before March 31st)
Double Tabletop Non-AHTA Members US$1500.00 (US$1400.00 if paid before March 31st)
$500 for AHTA Small Hotel Members (less than 15 rooms) – ($400.00 if paid before March 31st)
Additional delegates at US$ 175.00 per delegate
SUPPLIER REGISTRATION & BOOTH INFORMATION
Single Tabletop Registration Fee includes 2 delegates; 1 tabletop and signage; listing in the Official Directory of Participants and on the Electronic Directory; 1 set of Appointments (maximum 22) during Showcase Antigua Barbuda; attendance to all food and social functions.
Double Tabletop Registration Fee includes 4 delegates; 2 tabletop and signage; listing in the Official Directory of Participants and on the Electronic Directory; 2 sets of Appointments (maximum 44) during Showcase Antigua Barbuda; attendance to all food and social functions.
Full payment must be received with your registration form in order to process.
Tabletop sharing by different companies is not allowed. Additional delegate fee is US$175.00.
Registration will be open in January 2017
A limited space will be available for media and service companies. The following company types can register under the marketing/media category: Ad agencies, Data collection, Distribution systems, Hotel franchises, Magazine advertisers, Marketing products, Marketing representation, Media (print, online), PR agencies, Publishing companies, Research companies, Reservation and revenue services & Website development and booking engines
Tabletops will be located on the media/marketing area on the selling floor with two delegate registrations – Limited to one tabletop per company. Computerized scheduled appointments will not be available, however, media/marketing/service companies will have prior access to the delegate list so that they may make their own appointments in advance of the event and invite suppliers to meet with them. Each tabletop is provided with one skirted table and 2 chairs.
The registration fee includes listing and access to the Electronic Delegate Directory, access to all official events (Opening Cocktail Reception, Coffee breaks, lunch and Closing cocktail).
The cost per company is US$750.00
Further details will be provided closer to the event
We would like to thank our partners without whose support this year’s event would not be possible.