ibtm world 2015 in Barcelona
Where great things happen
ibtm® world (formerly EIBTM), part of ibtm events, is where meetings, events and incentives industry decision makers meet for global business adventures. This year it is taking place from 17-19 November 2015 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona.
We are trusted for providing the stage on which businesses can connect, perform and prosper. Each year the exhibition unites a global community of 3,000 suppliers and 9,750 meetings and events planners in the award winning city of Barcelona and our high quality Hosted Buyer® Programme is the catalyst for over 78,000 face-to-face meetings. From the buzzing exhibition floor and fantastic networking events, to the inspirational knowledge programme, the business of meetings has never been so rewarding.
When businesses connect at ibtm events, great things happen.
Connections mean everything.
You can join over 3,000 global suppliers from the meetings and events industry and enter a world of business opportunities at ibtm world, the event that's proven to deliver return on investment and cost effective solutions to meet, network and conduct business with top level meeting planners and decision makers from across the globe. To find out more about exhibiting or sharing a stand, visit www.ibtmworld.com/exhibit
For meeting planners, ibtm world is the place to discover new international suppliers, build networks and be inspired to deliver outstanding meetings and events that grow your business.
ibtm world Hosted Buyers are top level meetings and events planners from a variety of companies and industries. Our buyers are responsible for organising a collection of meetings, events, conferences, conventions, exhibitions and incentive travel programmes.
Hosted Buyers can take advantage of exclusive benefits, including:
• A personalised schedule of meetings with exhibitors of your choice
• Complimentary travel and transfers
• Complimentary 4*/5* accommodation
• Invitations to fantastic networking events across Barcelona
• Flexible attendance options
• The option to attend tailored knowledge sessions, designed to enhance professional development
• Access to lounges on the show floor, providing complimentary lunch, refreshments and Wi-Fi
• The opportunity to attend a post-event tour to a choice of stunning meetings destinations
To find out more about the Hosted Buyer Programme and to apply for your place, please visit: www.ibtmworld.com/hosted Visiting ibtm world
Trade Visitors experience the latest products, services and destinations whilst building business connections. There's so much set to take place at ibtm world this year, including education, networking and stand events. To find out more about how you can attend, visit www.ibtmworld.com/visit
But, don’t just take our word for it…
“We have been extremely busy at EIBTM with over 800 appointments across the three days. We have met with some very interesting sales leads and there will be some positive contracts to come. We can´t wait to return in 2015.” Isabel Agrelo, Communication Manager, Global Sales Division, Accor (Exhibitor)
“We could meet suppliers from 5 continents in less than 3 days…you can't beat that!”
Mrs Bouchra El Bacha, Managing Director, Omni Destination Management (Hosted Buyer)
“ibtm world is probably the most important international trade show of its kind. Personally, it is a ‘must attend’ event. Over the years it has grown in quality producing excellent business opportunities, unique networking in a fabulous setting: the city of Barcelona.” Dr Antonio Hermosilla, CEO, GP Destination Management, (Trade Visitor)
To find out more, visit www.ibtmworld.com and join over 15,500 industry professionals in Barcelona this November. Contact us:
Singapore Exhibition & Conference Bureau to bring Europe-first virtual reality room to ibtm world
29 Nov – 1 Dec, Gran Via venue, Barcelona
Booth number G80
Singapore Exhibition & Conference Bureau (SECB) – a group of the Singapore Tourism Board – is to showcase the technological expertise of the city state by displaying a Virtual Reality Room at this year’s IBTM World. It is believed to be the first time that a tourism board has displayed the technology at an event in Europe, and is its debut at IBTM World.
One of the key highlights of the week in Barcelona at ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com) is the number of social events that bring a sense of party to the event and connects the international meetings industry community.
It all starts with the Welcome Reception held in partnership with Barcelona Convention Bureau onsite at the venue on the first night ofibtm world. This year’s theme will be called “Deliciously Barcelona” celebrating the fact that Catalonia has been awarded European Gastronomy Region for 2016, food, music, culture, wine, and the opportunity to party with friends and make new ones.
The 2016 ibtm world Technology and Innovation Watch Award with EventMB recognises innovators and talented entrepreneurs that could revolutionise the meetings and events sector. This year the award attracted the highest number of entries to date resulting in 10 shortlisted entries that will form part of the Innovation Zone, a feature area on the ibtm world show floor.
This year’s Spanish sessions, part of the ibtm world Knowledge Programme, to be delivered at ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com) is set to educate and inspire local attendees with a series of sessions covering the latest industry hot topics and trends from both a local and international perspective.
Presented in partnership with MPI and their Spanish Chapter, the sessions will include presentations and discussions surrounding three key themes; Business Travel and MICE; Meetings Design through Meetovation; and how planners can help new MICE entrepreneurs
Insight into business development and strategy techniques for both the professional meeting planner and suppliers to the MICE industry is to be one key theme for this year’s ibtm world Knowledge Programme.
Created by the industry for the industry, through research that has shaped the content for this year’s programme, the sessions will explore the directions and methods of business development and provide an overview of techniques, insights and solutions. All of the sessions will place over 3 days of the event in the ACS Knowledge Pavilion on the show floor./span>