What GBPS does differently

1st January, 1970

What GBPS does differently

Targeted 1:1 business meetings – the GBPS team have been specifically trained to ensure 1:1 meetings are lucrative for both parties. Fully profiling senior-level executive attendees allows us to match meeting parties to ensure mutual benefit is gained from the process. This preparation also allows us to effectively equip each part with the intelligence they require, ahead of time, to ensure you have a truly valuable experience.

Interactive knowledge-sharing opportunities – for 2017 the GBPS team have created a two-streamed agenda full of unique features and session formats, offering agenda sponsors an opportunity to engage with clients and target clients on a knowledge basis. Once signed up, you will be walked through the various options available and will be guided on the best topics and delivery styles to use depending on the target audience. We will ensure you reap the reward of knowledge-sharing with qualified networking with key potential clients.

Showcase-focused exhibition space – with renewed focus on developing the GBPS exhibition space to be a hub of innovation and interaction, 2017 will be the year for companies with new innovative technologies and services to interact with interested buyer companies. Ensuring a ‘buzzing’ atmosphere throughout the exhibition, the GBPS team will ensure exhibitors are introduced to relevant parties to ensure value is gained from this package.

Informal networking features – to ensure maximum value from your 2 days at GBPS, there will be a host of informal networking features to the event both during the day and into the evening. Drinks receptions, dinners, refreshment breaks to name a few, will provide you an opportunity to engage with peers, potential partners, competitors and clients in an informal and relaxed environment.

Access to first-hand information and a wider range of potential customers – The introduction of both the Premium & Luxury industries will broaden the discussion at this year’s event. Previously, the breadth of cross-sector participants led to some enlightening topics and interesting sessions. However, by including the challenges and success stories of the Premium & Luxury industries, this not only increases the number of senior level buyers from prestigious and world renowned brands, it also widens the knowledge pool that will help to improve the industry overall, while ensuring GBPS delivers real value for both buyers and solution providers alike.

Targeted 1:1 Business Meetings
How does it work?
During the GBPS campaign key representatives from both brand protection and IP are approached by the GBPS team with a specific invitation to attend the event. At the point of registering, as an attendee you will be asked to give information about your internal priorities, investment plans, next year budget and decision process for sourcing and selecting providers. This process allows the GBPS team to source and match interesting and relevant providers to your needs, and thus create a valuable meeting for you on site.

The information gained from brand protection and IP executives both aids the GBPS team in creating lucrative meetings, and also prepares meeting sponsors to run effective and relevant meetings. This intelligence that we collect and provide makes for a smooth and efficient meeting with results for both parties.

Both the brands and suppliers have an opportunity to choose who they would like their meetings with from the attending audience. We also encourage all attendees to make suggestions to the GBPS teams of developers/providers which would make for positive meetings, who the team can then approach for attendance. There may be times when the GBPS team will suggest meetings that haven’t been selected based on our understanding of each parties’ objectives.

Approximately 2 weeks prior to the meeting, a schedule will be sent to each of the attending parties so that agendas for the day can be set and confirmed. Please use the GBPS team to help you with any lack of understanding or clarity.

The meeting:
On site, the meetings will take place in a private hall located separately to the agenda sessions and exhibition. In this format the GBPS team will ensure both parties are fully familiar with the process and location ahead of time. The GBPS team will ensure that neither party is kept waiting on site.

The meeting itself will last 30 minutes, and will either take place alongside areas of the programme or alternatively the meetings will be the only feature taking place at that time.

We guarantee that your meeting content will be private and that there will be no press, or other inappropriate presence with access to these meetings so that all discussions remain confidential.


Arena’s business-to-business events offer a myriad of opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to drive their businesses forward.
Our sponsorship packages help companies educate ther target market on key industry issues and spread brand awareness throughout the

If you want to discuss how we can help you generate leads and add-value to your corporate and brand image please contact:

Paul Adams
+44 (0)20 7936 6948

Speaker opportunities

We identify and invite individuals we believe to be the best speakers in the market, if you think you can make a difference to the quality of our events please contact:

Chloe Roberts
E: Chloe.Roberts@arena-international.com
T: +44 (0)207 936 6822