Reed’s IBTM Events has launched, 24 March, a new online platform, IBTM Connect, as a global online resource hub for business events professionals to access and share knowledge and practical guidance.
The launch is part of a three-step plan to keep exhibitors, hosted buyers and the wider industry connected as it collectively navigates the impact of COVID-19.
IBTM Connect is promising webinars and videos from key industry professionals and networking opportunities with industry peers.
Commenting on the launch, Shane Hannam, Portfolio Director, IBTM Events, said: “We recognise that this is an unprecedented period of challenge for our industry and we’re absolutely committed to continuing to provide support and education for our peers. Our connections and industry partnerships mean that we are uniquely positioned to create and curate high quality content from around the globe that can serve to provide insights and tangible benefits during this time. By keeping conversations going and sharing learnings, together we can weather the storm and emerge in the strongest possible position to rebuild and recover.”
Motivational keynotes already lined up for IBTM Connect is speaker Gary Bradt, who will deliver a session on ‘How to cope during times of unprecedented change’ and Helen Moon, Founder and MD of Eventwell in the UK, talking about ‘Mental health and wellbeing’.