IBTM World 2015 – Preview of the Global Event


ibtm-plus-1IBTM World (formerly EIBTM) is one of the world’s most successful trade shows providing exhibitors with a unique opportunity to reach international buyers from around the world and is held annually in the vibrant Mediterranean city of Barcelona from 17 – 19 November 2015.  MICExchange.com is attending IBTM World again as a Media Partner and can attest to the quality of exhibitors and the professional manner the event is conducted.

For professionals in the meetings and events industry,  IBTM World is the flagship event of the IBTM Events portfolio with 8 events across the globe and owned by Reed Travel Exhibitions, part of the Reed Elsevier Group.  The event is widely recognized as the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, where the three day event delivers a focused business environment, thought provoking professional education and networking for Exhibitors, Hosted Buyers and Trade Visitors.

GBarnett-EIBTM-125Mr Barnett, Senior Exhibition Director of Reed Travel Exhibitions, emphasized, “The phrase ‘Connections means everything’ is our strap-line and that’s not just for IBTM World it applies for all our events. Without connections,you can’t create face-to-face engagement and you can’t create business meetings …‘Profitable business connections’”.

The professional event planners and suppliers of the meetings and events industry can expect IBTM World to offer outstanding opportunities for best professional education, business networking and a forum for business growth and knowledge. The event also features Awards, the Spa & Wellbeing Area, 3 Hosted Buyer lounges, Networking Zones, an Internet Café and Global Media Partners Lounge.

The event is an exclusive forum where 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 Program is the catalyst for over 78,000 face-to-face meetings. From the new design layout of the exhibition floor to innovative networking events and the newly expanded Innovation Zones, attendees will be able to tap a vast information resource.  In addition, the Technology and Innovation Watch seeks innovators and talented entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to showcase their innovative products and services to the global meetings and events sector.

IBTM-Floor-1With a quality selection of over 3,000 global suppliers from the global meetings and events industry attendees enter a world of business opportunities at IBTM world.  The event has proven its ability 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

Hosted Buyers
ibtmhost-1The unique Hosted Buyer Program sets IBTM World apart from other exhibitions, hosting over 4,000 top level decision makers who place international business, and facilitating over 78,000 one to one appointments between exhibitors and buyers. IBTM World has continued to evolve and respond to Exhibitors, Buyers and Attendees and have improved the Hosted Buyer Program for the 2015 event by updating their

Each year IBTM World unites a global community of 3,000 suppliers with 9,750 meetings and events planners. The hosted buyer program is the catalyst for over 78,000 face to face meetings during the three day show.  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 programs.

Hosted Buyers can take advantage of a range of exclusive benefits, including:
•    A personalised schedule of meetings with exhibitors of your choice
•     Complimentary travel and transfer and 4*/5* accommodation
•    Flexible attendance options
•    The option to attend tailored knowledge sessions to enhance professional development
•    Access to Hosted Buyer Lounges on the show floor providing complimentary lunch, refreshments and Wi-Fi
•    Invitations to networking events across Barcelona
•    The opportunity to attend a post-event tour of outstanding meetings destinations

IBTM World, is proud to announce that months prior to the event, there were accepted Hosted Buyer applications of corporate meeting planners who will attend for the first time have average meetings budgets of $10.1 million each and include major companies such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, Britvic Soft Drinks, Peugeot Citroen, GlaxoSmithKline, Fossil, Merck, Lamprel and Unilever.   To find out more about the Hosted Buyer Program and to apply for your place, please visit: www.IBTMworld.com/hosted

Visiting IBTM world
isleshot-1Trade Visitors experience the latest products, services and destinations whilst building business connections.  For Attendees, IBTM world will facilitate opportunities for attendees to establish meaningful business connections and meet over 3,000 international meetings and events industry suppliers. The event will also provide valuable opportunities for attendees to develop further business contacts in a more leisurely atmosphere and to learn about the latest trends and key issues in the industry. 

To find out more about how you can attend, please visit : http://www.ibtmworld.com/visit/Thinking-of-visiting/





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