IBTM World 2022
The leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry takes place at Fira Barcelona
IBTM World is back this year. The event brings together more than 3,000 exhibitors from destinations and suppliers who will hold meetings with more than 15,000 industry professionals from more than 100 countries around the world.
Latest figures show that over 42% of Hosted Buyers confirmed so far are new to IBTM's portfolio, giving exhibitors more opportunities to do business with completely new contacts, and 95% of them will attend IBTM World for the full three days. .
Commenting on the news, David Thompson, show director, said: “To have achieved such strong results this year is testament to the hard work and tenacity of our brilliant team, as well as the strong desire of buyers and exhibitors to do it again. face-to-face business. We really want to be on the show floor in Barcelona feeling the bustle of business meetings and networking that are taking place again ”.
So far, buyers representing 72 countries have been confirmed, with delegates from world-renowned companies including: Helmsbriscoe, HPN Global - World, First Incentive Travel, GPM, Oriflame Cosmetics, Saudi Aramco, Citigroup Inc., BBVA France, Ansell Healthcare Europe, SAUDI Telecommunications company, Ebs, Pfizer, Abbott, Novartis, OP'COM, Donnelly Spire Ltd., Ferronordic, Michelin, General Motors, European Union of Medicine in Insurance and Social Security, China Chamber of Commerce of Electronics, Centers for Disease Control and European Society of Cardiology. Of the total, 70% are agencies, 20% are corporate and 10% are buyers of associations.
Confirmed exhibitors for this year include CVB from France, Monaco, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Estonia, Valencia and Istanbul; Hilton and Hyatt hotel brands; DMC of the United States and Algeria; Manchester City Soccer Club; Romanian tourist attraction, salt cave of Salina Turda; Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority; Melia Hotels & Resorts; Conference compass; and the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority, among many others.
Además de las reuniones de negocios de calidad, los asistentes se beneficiarán del programa educativo altamente dirigido del evento, diseñado para brindar aprendizajes tangibles y soluciones innovadoras para los asistentes en un mundo pospandémico, bajo el tema 'Nuevos negocios, nueva tecnología, nuevo mundo'. . Habrá un programa de sesiones en torno a cuatro temas de actualidad: tendencias y tecnología; gamificación y compromiso; el futuro de la planificación de eventos (para incluir debates sobre sostenibilidad, seguridad y protección y apoyo del gobierno); y desarrollo profesional y personal y será presentado por oradores expertos de las Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático, LinkedIn, CrowdComms, VisitScotland, BBC Creative y más.
At the start of the program, Alba del Villa Olano, an expert in digital transformation and serial entrepreneur, will offer a keynote address encouraging attendees to remove the fear of digitization and how to use it as a tool to grow the reach and impact of their events. . On day two, Gian Power, founder and CEO of TLC Lions, will inspire attendees to use the power of storytelling to grow their business. On the third day, Brand Strategy and Experience Specialist Dr. Darren Coleman will describe how event organizers can win through the power of experiences.
The program also includes specially selected education streams for associations and corporate buyers, as well as sessions as part of IBTM Accelerate, which offers an interactive experience to all visitors showcasing solutions, applications and technologies on industry-specific meetings and events.
In addition, the IBTM Corporate Elite Program will explore key information specifically focused on the needs of corporate Hosted Buyers. Topics include: the future of the meeting experience, resetting events and evaluating their success, and peer-to-peer learning and insights. This personalized program of sessions will take place on the second day and is supported by American Express Meetings & Events.
IBTM World Barcelona has received the status of preferred supplier from the Events Industry Council (EIC) for its knowledge program. This enables delegates to earn Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) points for each educational session they attend.
All attendees must demonstrate proof of COVID-19 status to enter the event in the form of text message, email, or pass to verify proof of completion of a full vaccination cycle (completed at least two weeks prior to the arrival); or evidence of a negative rapid antigen test or a negative PCR result obtained within 72 hours of arrival; or evidence of natural immunity demonstrated by a positive result of the PCR test for COVID-19, with a duration of 180 days from the date of the positive test and after the completion of the self-isolation period. Rapid antigen physical test strips are not considered a valid status test. Foreign visitors can show their proof of vaccination card from their country of origin.