17 Nov 2020 - 19 Nov 2020
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ibtm world attracts industry professionals to Barcelona every year consisting of Exhibitors, Hosted Buyers and Trade Visitors. By attending ibtm world, participants gain immediate competitive advantage for their business and keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the meetings industry.
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- 16 - 54 Years
With pressure on your budgets and the demand for greater ROI, ibtm world offers a cost-effective solution for you to showcase your products, generate international sales leads, develop relationships and gain valuable exposure to the industry. Our main focus is in bringing key buyers and new business opportunities to you to keep you ahead of the competition.
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Visitors to ibtm world are decision makers responsible for organising meetings, conferences, events and incentive trips and business travel. They include: Agencies, Associations, Corporations, Professional Conference Organisers (PCO's). Meetings industry professionals visit ibtm world to experience the latest products, services, destinations and trends.
Trade visitors including members of the International Press attend ibtm world from all around the globe!
ibtm world (formerly known as EIBTM) is the flagship event of the ibtm events portfolio and is the leading exhibition for the meetings industry. Held in the lively city of Barcelona, the three day event delivers a focused business environment, innovative and cutting edge education sessions and a range of networking opportunities for Exhibitors, Hosted Buyers and Trade Visitors.
This event has a strong and successful 28 year history as the leading exhibition for the global meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry, starting out in 1988 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The first edition of the event featured 450 exhibitors from 52 countries and the Hosted Buyer Programme was launched to the market, a concept that has been the cornerstone of the show's success. EIBTM was acquired by Reed Travel Exhibitions, part of the Reed Elsevier Group in 2000 and moved to Barcelona in 2004.
Exhibitors at ibtm world are suppliers to the meetings and incentives industry. Suppliers can exhibit at ibtm world as a Main Stand Holder or Stand Sharer. The exhibition hall is split into geographical regions and products to make navigation around the hall easy for visitors and buyers.
Exhibitors come from a variety of sectors such as Airlines & Cruiselines, Attractions, Conference & Meeting Venues, Convention Bureaux, Destination Management Services, Hotels, Incentive Destinations, National Tourist Organisations, Technology Providers and Travel Management Companies.
Hosted Buyers are senior decision makers with top level purchasing responsibility that qualify to benefit from the full VIP package including having their flights and accommodation paid for by ibtm world. These individuals meet strict qualifying criteria such as purchasing power, annual budget, number of events held annually and business conducted internationally.
Hosted Buyers commit to attend pre-scheduled appointments with exhibitors of their choice through a buyer driven matching system.