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Connecting the global meetings industry at ibtm world

Connecting the global meetings industry at ibtm world ( Hundreds of new exhibitors, thousands of pre-scheduled business appointments already planned, a new dynamic and inspirational education program, and the best in industry networking will make Barcelona the center of the global meetings industry when ibtm world (formerly EIBTM) opens on November 17, 2015.

Trade visitors still have time to pre-register online in order to access everything that the event has to offer the professional meetings, incentives and event planner.

This year some 3,000 exhibitors representing more than 150 countries will include many new destinations, venues, event services and other industry suppliers. Add to this entertainment, DMC’s and some of the newest technology on the planet and the face-to-face experience is dedicated to increasing the visitor’s business opportunities for 2016 and beyond.

Just some of the new names to the show this year include Dorchester Collection, Ibiza, Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, Luxembourg National Tourist Office, Meetings and Events by Club Med, Ministry of Tourism of The Republic of Bulgaria, Prague City Tourism, Sandals&Beaches Resorts, Sardinia Region, National Secretariat of Tourism of Paraguay (SENATUR), Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority.

Key highlights this year include; The Innovation Zone, a dedicated area on the show floor that will showcase the latest technology products identified to impact and change the industry today and in the future. This area will also include the Top 10 Innovations shortlisted through the Technology and Innovation Watch Award and education sessions.

Graeme Barnett, Senior Exhibition Director, ibtm world comments: “The industry tells us that they primarily come to the show to find out what’s new and this year we should truly satisfy this objective. Inspiring people is one of the things we love doing most and so we have created a show stopping program for everyone this year.”

There will also be over 100 networking events taking place around ibtm world. Barnett says: “ibtm world is the annual meeting place and that means networking and fun is part of the week. So this year we not only have the favorites like Club Night and the Welcome Party and Networking Hour, but many other events taking place around the show and the city - after all, connections mean everything in this industry.”

The ibtm knowledge program delivers an “impressive speaker line up” says Erica Keogan, Associations and Education Manager, ibtm events. “With over 100 sessions confirmed to take place, we have an incredible line up of industry experts who will be sharing advice, knowledge and experience. We'll also be welcoming back some familiar faces and bringing new names to the show this year.”

Visit to view the full line up of speakers.

To register for ibtm world 2015, visit

ibtm world 2015 will take place from November 17-19.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Colette La Pointe, Tel: +44 (0) 208 334 4005, Email: ; Pamela Wils, Tel: +44 (0) 208 334 4006, Email:

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