What is the International Hosted Buyer Programme?

ITE HCMC is in partnership with key organisations to invite and host top buyers to attend the event. The programme is designed to make the show accessible to international buyers from high demand markets.

There will be three categories of hosting and all registrations will undergo a stringent selection process of an appointed Advisory Committee comprised of representatives from co-organizers, industry organizations and travel trade professionals.


Who are International Hosted Buyers?

Top leisure, corporate, MICE, luxury and special interest travel trade professionals from companies based outside the Mekong Tourism Alliance countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. They book significant international business and are always in the look for new and best travel products in international destinations for their clients. Their hosting in ITE HCMC includes setting pre-appointments with sellers, engaging in buyer-seller meetings and attending networking functions.


How to Become an International Hosted Buyer?

All trade professionals who are in leisure, business, MICE, luxury and special interest travel businesses are welcome to register for the programme. 


Elegibility Criteria

  • Buyers must be responsible for planning, organising, recommending or making purchase decisions for the international business of the company that he or she represents.

  • Only one buyer will be hosted per company

  • Buyer cannot be from companies that are affiliated in any way to the exhibitor and/or are the exhibitor’s  representative/agent

  • Proficiency to communicate in English is essential

Interested buyers could register online. All registrations will be reviewed by the Advisory Committee and successful applicants will be notified about their qualified hosting categories and the process of confirmation. The Advisory Committee will evaluate registrations weekly and will be identifying successful buyers regularly. There is a limited target for the number of buyers to be hosted and registrations will close once the target number had been achieved.