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EIBTM IS GETTING READY TO OFFER ATTENDEES A QUALITY KNOWLEDGE PROGRAMME

November 17, 2014

EIBTM IS GETTING READY TO OFFER ATTENDEES A QUALITY KNOWLEDGE PROGRAMME, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND FLEXIBILITY
With over 78,000 pre-scheduled appointments already confirmed, EIBTM (www.eibtm.com) is set for opening in Barcelona from 18th – 20th November. Whether it is new exhibitors or new themes to the Knowledge programme, new areas of the show floor or networking events, EIBTM continues to innovate and this year the highlights are:

The new flexible options for the Association Planner with the launch of “My Association | My Club”, sponsored by Dubai Tourism, and the creation of an Association hotel at the Rey Juan Carlos for their own networking, as well as their own Association Hub, a dedicated club lounge, on the show floor.

A record number of Hosted Buyer Group Coordinators, the biggest in the history of the show, will bring some of the world’s most senior buyers to this year’s event. New Hosted Buyer groups this year include: Kuoni Russia, GoodCause Travel, Hilton Singapore, Hilton Israel, Hilton Middle East, ICCA, Visit Scotland, Melia Asia, Morgans Hotels Scandinavia, Travel Reps, EVINTRA USA, Meet in Flanders, Liberty India and Mandarin Oriental France.

Outside of the business of meetings, EIBTM’s Knowledge Programme will present 70 sessions of innovative professional education, from seminars to workshops and key notes, in the conference centre and on the show floor, with themes that include research and trends as well as Technology, Meetings Design and engagement, and specific education for the exhibiting community for the first time this year. Two key industry associations are supporting the Spanish language sessions this year – MPI Spain and the ICCA Iberian Chapter.

In addition to the Knowledge Programme, there will be 11 co-located events, conferences and meetings which will take place alongside the show including the JMIC Board Meeting, EFAPCO Board Meeting, AC Forum Board Meeting, ICCA Forum for Young Professionals, AIPC Summit, The Best of Meeting Architecture in a Day, MPI Chapter Leaders Meeting and Spain DMC Awards.

Finally, the EIBTM Event app, sponsored by Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Authority, will provide all attendees with essential information, venue maps and interactive floor plan, a guide to the city of Barcelona and view of all social media channels. It will also allow users to be continually updated before and during the show with a full ‘What’s on’ guide, shuttle bus timetable and exhibitor listings.

To find out more about the benefits of attending EIBTM as a Trade Visitor and to register, please visit: www.eibtm.com/visit

PACIFIC WORLD BRINGS REACTABLE AND GOOGLE GLASS TO EIBTM

November 17, 2014

PACIFIC WORLD BRINGS REACTABLE AND GOOGLE GLASS TO EIBTM
Pacific World (www.pacificworld.com), the integrated global DMC and Event Management organisation, are set to showcase some leading technology tools that could be integrated into different kind of events, meetings and incentives, at their stand (K36) whilst exhibiting at EIBTM 2014, which takes place from 18-20 November in the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona.

They will be running three interactive sessions at their booth in Barcelona, including a Reactable demonstration that will take place on Tuesday 18 from 17.00 – 18.00 and two sessions with Google Glass, on Wednesday 19 from 16.00 – 18.00 and Thursday 20 from 10.00 – 14.30.

Reactable is an electronic musical instrument with a multi-touch tabletop interface. Patricia Silvio, Global Marketing Manager, Pacific World commented, “Reactable is a trendy tool that until now has been used for alternative and electronic music festivals. This creative technology is now jumping over into the corporate world, thanks to the potential it has to reinforce branding and corporate culture during an event.”

Reactable connects attendees of an event to the music in a completely different way. It turns every performance into a memorable experience where guests can interact with and create music. It is also visually impactful and is suited to all types of spaces and events.

“This audiovisual instrument could help to enhance the brand experience during an event. Could also help to transmit specific brand values in a different and creative way”, says Silvio.

Google Glass, which launched in 2012, has also received a great deal of interest amongst technology lovers within the meetings industry. The cutting edge technology offers huge potential within the meetings and events industry, as it is suited for a number of applications including team building apps and speaker prompts during conferences.

Silvio explains, “Clients will be able to try and discover a bit more about how Google Glass can be integrated in an event through live demonstrations at our stand. Some examples of how to integrate Google Glass into an event includes run a contest during a conference where attendees participate through taking their own photos and videos and uploading them directly from Google Glass to platforms including our Facebook fan page or Instagram account.”

Meetings industry professionals interested in placing outbound business into destinations including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia (Bali), Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam Europe: Spain, Italy, England, France, Greece, Monaco, Portugal, Scotland Middle East: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman Southern African region: South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe North America (In Global Alliance with ACCESS Destinations Services) should visit Pacific World (K36) at EIBTM to find out more.

For more information please visit: www.pacificworld.com

MEETINGS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT BRINGS MORE THAN 200 INDUSTRY LEADERS TO EIBTM 2014

October 31, 2014

MEETINGS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT BRINGS MORE THAN 200 INDUSTRY LEADERS TO EIBTM 2014
American Express Meetings & Events to present 2015 industry Forecast</strong>

Oktober 2014 – The EIBTM Meetings Leadership Summit, which takes place pre-EIBTM, has attracted over 200 heads of companies and influencers from across the international events community. Set to deliver an exclusive by invitation only experience, the Summit will take place at the Modernista Sant Pau Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Barcelona on the evening of Monday 17th November.

Jose-Antonio Ruiz, European Head of Meetings & Events and Saskia Gentil, Director France & Switzerland at American Express Meetings & Events will, for the first time in EMEA, present a deep dive into the Global Meetings and Events Forecast 2015. This will be followed by an opportunity for all attendees to join a Q&A session facilitated by Nadine Dereza. A Keynote from Rasmus Ankersen, the acclaimed leadership and performance expert and “high performance anthropologist”, who has trained some of the world’s best athletes to understand and contribute to how they work, will look at leadership and high performance from a different perspective.

The evening will also include a presentation of the JMIC Power and Profile Award, by Philippe Fournier – President Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC). This was established by the Council as a way of recognising individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing the awareness and influence of the Meetings Industry in their respective communities (www.themeetingsindustry.org/the-profile-and-power-award).

Finally, the evening will close with the EIBTM Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of services to the global events industry, presented this year to Pere Duran Vall-Llossera, Director General, Turisme De Barcelona.

“EIBTM is the annual global industry meetings place and it deserves an event of this calibre aimed at giving the leaders of this industry an evening of peer-to-peer networking, an exceptional programme of speakers and all set in this unique World Heritage Site of Barcelona. We are grateful to Black Boot Communications for their expertise in delivering this event for us,” said Graeme Barnett, EIBTM Senior Exhibition Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions.

The EIBTM 2014 Meetings Leadership Summit is sponsored by Pacific World and Barcelona Tourism.

For information on how to attend the EIBTM Meetings Leadership Summit go to http://www.eibtm.com/leadership or email joanne.rago@reedexpo.co.uk

EIBTM ADDS FURTHER SUPPORT TO THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPEAN MEETINGS INDUSTRY

February 20, 2014

EIBTM ADDS FURTHER SUPPORT TO THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPEAN MEETINGS INDUSTRY

http://www.mpiweb.org/Events/EMEC2014

EIBTM (www.eibtm.com), the leading global event for the meeting and events industry, is to enhance its support for the professional development of the European meeting industry through its sponsorship of the annual MPI European Meetings & Events Conference, taking place next week in Istanbul, Turkey.

Sallie Coventry, recently appointed as the new Portfolio Director for the IBTM Global Events Portfolio, announces that Reed Travel Exhibitions and EIBTM will be sponsoring the General Opening Session entitled “Flipping the Model: When Companies Reboot in the World of New Normal” at this year’s EMEC.

Sallie Coventry, commented, “We are delighted to once again be part of the annual EMEC event. At the core of the IBTM portfolio of events, is the Knowledge Programme and our partnership with MPI through education is a key strategic alliance. Our sponsorship of the opening session recognizes the value we place on industry education, not least because the IBTM portfolio itself hosts more than 150 sessions, conferences and workshops every year at its events on 5 continents. Understanding the need for professional qualifications in this industry and the continuing education process we are also in partnership with RecertTrack, the world’s first online portal for re-certification. IBTM Events now gives attendees participating in our global Knowledge education programmes the opportunity to track their industry related professional development activities towards certification or re-certification at http://www.recerttrack.com/assn-meetings.”

The MPI EMEC General Opening session will be held by Peter Hinssen, Co-founder of Across Group and one of Europe’s thought leaders on the impact of technology on our society. The session will provide attendees with an understanding of new business models that are emerging in an era of communications and technology commoditization.

The next EIBTM 2014 will take place from 18th – 20th November, with the EIBTM Forum taking place the day before the exhibition on 17th November. For more information visit http://www.eibtm.com and for details of the IBTM Global Events portfolio go to http://www.ibtmevents.com.

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EIBTM CONFIRMS IMPRESSIVE LINE UP OF EXHIBITORS FOR 2014

February 17, 2014

EIBTM CONFIRMS IMPRESSIVE LINE UP OF EXHIBITORS FOR 2014
FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF 2013 SHOW

EIBTM (http://www.eibtm.com) the global event for the meetings and events industry, has confirmed that major industry bellwethers have signed up, confirming their participation at the 2014 show, which is set to take place 18th – 20th November in Fira Gran Via, Barcelona.

Exhibitors who have already signed up to attend the show include: Austrian National Tourist Office, Tourism Ireland, Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Turkey, Korea Tourism Organization, Marriott Hotels International, Kempinski, Hyatt Hotels, Wedgewood DMC Group, Brand USA and German Convention Bureau.

Ursula Winterbauer, Head of International Business at the German Convention Bureau (GCB), commented, ”The opportunity to connect with many high calibre buyers and events planners all under one roof is invaluable. We value our business relationships and are always keen to expand our network of contacts – in this way; the ability to meet face to face is crucial. There are many advantages to holding events and conferences in Germany, and EIBTM provides us with the perfect platform to showcase these assets to visitors.”

The positive response received is a direct reflection of the success of the new floor layout, which was implemented for 2013 as well as the high volume of quality one-to-one appointments totaling over 65,089, which were pre-scheduled in advance of the event between exhibitors and Hosted Buyers.

Mr. Miha Kovacic, Director, Slovenia Convention Bureau who exhibited at EIBTM 2013 commented, “We have had a good number of meetings of high quality at EIBTM 2013. We feel the new set up is a lot better as they have created more walkways, making our stand a lot more accessible and easy to find. Our oxygen bar in the innovation zone gives us an opportunity to showcase Slovenia, with a difference, and connect with businesses in an innovative way. I have been attending EIBTM for 17 years and I will definitely be here in 2014.”

Graeme Barnett, Exhibition Director EIBTM, Reed Travel Exhibitions, commented, “EIBTM saw an increase of 7.7% in trade visitor attendance and once again attracted the highest quality Hosted Buyers placing international business. We are delighted with the response we have had so far and it is great that companies are signing up early to make the most of what EIBTM has to offer as a year round marketing tool to target international buyers and maximise their exposure. As the leading event for the global meetings, events and business travel industry, our primary aim is to deliver quantifiable return on investment through targeted and relevant business connections.”

Reed Travel Exhibitions are encouraging companies to take advantage of the opportunities available at this three days dynamic business event and confirm their participation early, to maximise the return on investment from the show and secure their preferred location. Companies interested in exhibiting at EIBTM 2014 should contact their Account Manager or the EIBTM Team at eibtm@reedexpo.co.uk or on +44 (0) 20 8910 7710.

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eibtm – KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS SIGN UP EARLY

April 17, 2012

Press release: 17 April 2012

KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS SIGN UP EARLY TO MAXIMISE RETURN ON INVESTMENT AT EIBTM 2012
Mid-Year Booking Rates Available until 25th May

Building on the success of EIBTM 2011 which achieved record breaking attendance – this year’s Global Meetings, Events, Incentives and Business Travel Exhibition (www.eibtm.com), taking place from 27th November to 29th November in Barcelona – has already received an unprecedented level of re-bookings and requests for increased space.

The positive response received is a direct reflection of the success of last year’s event – confirming the quality and range of buyers who attend, the buyer driven, pre-scheduled appointment system and ultimately the business that it generates for both exhibitors and Hosted Buyers.

Exhibitors who have already rebooked to attend and have increased the size of their stand this year include: Estonian Tourist Board, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Moscow Exhibiting and Convention Agency, NYC & Company, Business Profilers, Abercrombie & Kent/ Akorn, Seychelles Tourism Board, EMBRATUR (Brazilian Tourist Board), Madrid Convention Bureau, American Express, Korea Tourism Organisation, Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.

Joan Lewis, Director of Sales & Marketing, Regional Sales Office, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts commented, “Shangri-La has a long established relationship with EIBTM and we highly value our location within the Asia Pacific hall. So to sign up early in order to secure our regular location and to now increase our presence for 2012 really mirrors our growth and also supports the growing needs from our customers doing business with us in the region.“

Companies signing up early can benefit from year round exposure on the website (www.eibtm.com), which receives over 1.3m page views per year. They will also gain valuable preshow exposure to buyers who use the online exhibitor directory as a supplier’s guide. All exhibitors participating in EIBTM can also make the most of additional marketing opportunities including press release exposure through their dedicated exhibitor portal and connections via EIBTM social networks.

Other companies who have signed up to maximise participation include: Dragonfly Africa, Barcelona Convention Bureau, Croatian National Tourist Board, Pacific World, Accor Hospitality, Corinthia Hotels International, Fairmont Raffles & Swiss Hotels, The Aviation Factory (Holland), Turkish Culture and Tourism Office, Great Hotels of the World, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Taiwan Convention & Exhibition Association, Incentive Destinations (Inspirations of the World) and Argentina – Instituto Nacional de Promoción Turística.

Graeme Barnett, Exhibition Director EIBTM, Reed Travel Exhibitions commented: “EIBTM saw record breaking attendance last year with a 6.9% increase in overall attendance and satisfaction levels were high”.

“We are delighted with the response we have had so far and it is great that people are signing up early to make the most of what EIBTM has to offer as a year round marketing tool. As the world’s leading event for the meetings, events and business travel industry, our primary aim is to deliver quantifiable return on investment”.

Reed Travel Exhibitions are encouraging companies to take advantage of the opportunities available at this three day dynamic business event and confirm their participation early, securing the mid-year booking rate which is only available to companies returning their signed contract to exhibit by 25th May 2012. Companies interested in exhibiting at EIBTM 2012 should contact the sales team at eibtm@reedexpo.co.uk or on +44 (0) 20 8910 7711 before 25th May 2012

EIBTM 2012 takes place 27th – 29th November, Barcelona.


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