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Mash Media announces Graeme Barnett as COO

Leading events industry publisher and exhibition organiser Mash Media has announced the appointment of Graeme Barnett as Chief Operating Officer of Mash Media, effective 1 April. Barnett has been working in a consultant/advisory capacity on International Confex since October but has been increasingly focusing on the operational aspects across all segments of the publishing, exhibitions and events ...

New publication:  Business Events, by Dr Rob Davidson

Business Events, a new book by Dr Rob Davidson, managing director of MICE Knowledge and professor of MICE Management in four European universities, was launched at IBTM World in Barcelona. The 450-page book brings together for the first time a complete analysis of all the principal sectors of the business events industry: corporate meetings, incentive travel, association conferences, political eve...

IBTM World announces winners of 2018 Tech Watch Awards

IBTM World has announced Zenus and Fielddrive as joint winners of its Tech Watch Award and Kubifyas the new ‘Tech Watch People’s Choice Award’ winner during the event at Fira Barcelona. A panel of industry experts judged Zenus and Fielddrive as the overall IBTM World Tech Watch Award winners from a shortlist of nine finalists, for their pioneering and impactful work in bringing facial recognition ...

IBTM World announces DCT Abu Dhabi as Premier Partner for 2019

Organisers of the IBTM trade show brand have announced that the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) will be its Premier Partner for IBTM World 2019. The deal marks the first time in IBTM World’s 31-year history that it has taken on a Premier Partner. DCT Abu Dhabi will use the agreement to gain access to a highly engaged global audience of meetings professionals. ...

Trends Watch report unveiled on opening day of IBTM World

IBTM’s traditional World Trends Watch report was unveiled at the Barcelona show, 27 November. The general overview again paints a picture of a changing world but one with myriad exciting opportunities for the meetings and events world to seize. The report did bring in a new chapter this year dedicated to tech trends, which explored the new industries likely to converge with technology. The report ...

How do you ensure wellbeing at work?

Wellbeing and stress management are hot topics these days, and it’s no surprise – studies are consistently showing the link between wellbeing and productivity, happiness and job satisfaction. This year’s IBTM World features a section of the Knowledge Programme dedicated to ‘professional development, recruitment and wellbeing’, allowing delegates to take home practical ideas to help better ma...

Estonia set to ‘Go Wild’ at IBTM

The Estonian Convention Bureau and Visit Estonia will be rolling out their new marketing concept for the country, ‘Go Wild, Choose Estonia!’ at the IBTM World trade fair in Barcelona, 27-29 November. The campaign is designed to highlight the novelty of Estonia as a meetings destination as well as the many nature-related experiences available there. For many Europeans, the small Baltic state is mos...

Asia expands its presence at IBTM World

IBTM World has revealed a 23% increase in space taken by exhibitors from the Asia Pacific region ahead of its 2018 event, which will take place from 27-29 November 2018 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. The growth is a result of several new exhibitors taking stands this year, as well as some long-term exhibitors taking larger spaces. Amongst the new exhibitors from Asia Pacific were Macao Trade and I...

Organisers claim rise in first-stage appointments for IBTM World 

Organisers of IBTM World, Reed Travel Exhibitions, have announced that first-stage appointments for exhibitors are up 7% against last year, with over 3,500 more business meetings booked than at the equivalent stage in 2017. The meetings have been facilitated using an appointment system which pairs exhibitor and buyer preferences to ensure that meetings are arranged between people with whom there i...

United Nations representatives to promote sustainability at IBTM World

Representatives from various UN bodies will be attending IBTM World this year, with the intention of learning about the meetings and events industry and promoting sustainability. IBTM World 2018 takes place from 27–29 November at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. This year the event will welcome around 3,000 exhibiting companies from 150 countries, over 3,500 buyers. The initiative comes on the back of ...

The top event trends for 2019

The meetings and events industry is ever-evolving, with innovations and advances coming from both within, as well as outside the industry. But with so many exciting new trends, how can you spot the one which is likely to have the most impact on your business and events? Four keynote speakers from the upcoming IBTM World 2018 offer their thoughts on the top event trends for 2019.   Andy Johnston (t...

IBTM announces new exhibition director for IBTM World

IBTM, part of global exhibition organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced that it has appointed David Thompson as exhibition director for IBTM World. Thompson has spent the last 14 years in the industry producing award-winning events for the likes of Haymarket Exhibitions, BBC, Informa, Daily Mail Group and Clarion Events. He brings with him an international perspective having organised exh...