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Meetings Leadership Summit brings more than 200 industry leaders to EIBTM 2014

American Express Meetings & Events to present 2015 industry forecast

The EIBTM Meetings Leadership Summit, which takes place pre-EIBTM, has attracted over 200 heads of companies and influencers from across the international events community. Set to deliver an exclusive by invitation only experience, the Summit will take place at the Modernista Sant Pau Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Barcelona on the evening of Monday 17th November.

Jose-Antonio Ruiz, European Head of Meetings & Events and Saskia Gentil, Director France & Switzerland at American Express Meetings & Events will, for the first time in EMEA, present a deep dive into the Global Meetings and Events Forecast 2015. This will be followed by an opportunity for all attendees to join a Q&A session facilitated by Nadine Dereza. A Keynote from Rasmus Ankersen, the acclaimed leadership and performance expert and  “high performance anthropologist”, who has trained some of the world’s best athletes to understand and contribute to how they work, will look at leadership and high performance from a different perspective.    

The evening will also include a presentation of the JMIC Power and Profile Award, by Philippe Fournier – President Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC). This was established by the Council as a way of recognising individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing the awareness and influence of the Meetings Industry in their respective communities.  

Finally, the evening will close with the EIBTM Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of services to the global events industry, presented this year to Pere Duran Vall-Llossera, Director General, Turisme De Barcelona.   

“EIBTM is the annual global industry meetings place and it deserves an event of this calibre aimed at giving the leaders of this industry an evening of peer-to-peer networking, an exceptional programme of speakers and all set in this unique World Heritage Site of Barcelona. We are grateful to Black Boot Communications for their expertise in delivering this event for us,” said Graeme Barnett, EIBTM Senior Exhibition Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions.   

The EIBTM 2014 Meetings Leadership Summit is sponsored by Pacific World and Barcelona Tourism.  

For information on how to attend the EIBTM Meetings Leadership Summit go to or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

EIBTM 2014 will take place from 18th – 20th November.

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