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Video: CMW speaks to Russia’s National Convention Bureau Director

Alexey Kalachev, Director of Russia’s National Convention Bureau, speaks to CMW editor Paul Colston at IBTM in Barcelona about e-visas, ‘info passports’, Kamchatka, Sochi and much more.

IBTM World 2019: in pictures

CMW was in attendance at IBTM World in Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, from 19-21 November.

IBTM World 2019 closes after 74,000 meetings held

IBTM World 2019 closed 21 November with over 74,000 pre-scheduled business meetings having taken place and a 3% increase in the number of visitors attending the three-day event compared with 2018. Sixty-four percent of Hosted Buyers participated in IBTM World for the first time this year and 51% of them were completely new to the entire IBTM portfolio. Over 2,600 exhibitors from 150 countries atte...

IBTM to partner with SACEOS and its SMF for IBTM Asia Pacific

IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced that it has entered a letter of agreement to partner the Asia-Pacific MICE industry business conference SMF (Singapore MICE Forum) with its newest Business Event, IBTM Asia Pacific. SMF2020 will take place over 1.5 days at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre 6-8 April 2020. The Forum will be structured around five key themes; innov...

The IBTM 2019 Tech Watch Award winner is…

IBTM announced Silicon Valley-based start-up Wordly as the overall winner of its IBTM World Tech Watch Award, and Lineup Ninja as the People’s Choice Award winner. The awards were presented on stage at IBTM World 2019, taking place at Fira Gran Via Barcelona,19-21 November. Wordly was crowned the judge’s winner for its intelligent interpreting services, leveraging voice recognition and artif...

IBTM World commits to Barcelona

IBTM has signed a new three-year contract with Barcelona Convention Bureau and Fira de Barcelona that will see its flagship IBTM World event take place in the city until 2022. IBTM World’s event director, David Thompson, said: “We look forward to continuing to evolve IBTM World to ensure it remains at the forefront of the industry when it comes to delivering the best opportunities to do business, ...

Melbourne to showcase new venue CENTREPIECE at IBTM World

Melbourne & Olympic Parks will be showcasing its new venue, CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, at IBTM World this November.

IBTM World breaks records ahead of opening

IBTM World has broken its record for pre-arranged meetings, with numbers up 6% on last year’s total at this stage.

Chinese exhibitor footprint grows at IBTM World

Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is reporting a big jump in Chinese representation at its IBTM World show in Barcelona, 19-21 November, with 450% more net space sold compared to last year.

IBTM World 2019 announces second keynote speaker

IBTM has announced that Lucy Bloom, award-winning business expert, author and international master communicator, will be the second keynote speaker at IBTM World.

Thailand cave rescuer announced as keynote speaker at IBTM World 2019

IBTM has announced that John Volanthen, the world-record holding British cave diver who played a major role in the astonishing 2018 Tham Luang Thailand cave rescue of the youth football team, will be the first keynote speaker for IBTM World 2019, which takes place at Fira Barcelona from 19-21 November. John will deliver a session at IBTM World as part of the event’s Knowledge Programme. John’s tal...

IBTM World accelerates into mentorship programme

IBTM World has launched an investment and mentoring programme for young entrepreneurs, ‘Event Business Accelerator’.

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