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November 21, 2012

EIBTM CEO SUMMIT ATTRACTS RECORD NUMBER OF INDUSTRY LEADERS

Meeting to focus on Global Events
Celebrating its 25th anniversary next month, EIBTM 2012 will also mark the occasion of its 6th CEO Summit with a record number of 70 C-level executives from 20 countries coming together to focus on the theme – Global Events.

The day will include an up date analysis of the global economy by Professor Dominic Swords, an independent financial economist. His presentation will provide a particular reference both to the Eurozone and the region’s critical debt crisis plus an insight into the expanding opportunities within the BRIC economies. The Summit will also include a keynote by Anne Lise Kiger, a leading global futurist who will define the “future consumer”.

“We are delighted with the response to this year’s Summit, particularly as it takes place in its 25th anniversary year. With the world seeing constant economic change, we feel Professor Swords will have a particularly lively audience to address this year. Such a significant and powerful gathering further demonstrates why EIBTM is an authority on the global meetings and events sector and we hope the time spent will engender industry wide debate about the issues raised in the summit and at the evening’s networking event.” Commented Graeme Barnett, Reed Travel Exhibitions’ EIBTM Event Director.

The EIBTM CEO Summit is a by invitation only event.

EIBTM 2012 – TRADE VISITOR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

September 24, 2012

EIBTM 2012 – TRADE VISITOR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Register now at www.eibtm.com/visit to be part of the world’s largest annual gathering of meetings industry professionals attending from over 150 countries

EIBTM (www.eibtm.com), the global event for the meetings, incentives and business travel industry has announced that Trade Visitor registration for the 25th edition is now open. Visitors are encouraged to sign up early and plan ahead to make the most of the enhanced business, education and networking opportunities available as part of the 25th birthday celebrations.

This year’s EIBTM is expected to attract over 15,200 meetings industry professionals to the show attending from over 150 countries. Visitors will be able to meet with over 3,100 international venues, hotels, destinations, technology, business travel and event service providers that will be exhibiting. For more information and to view a full list of exhibiting companies, visit www.eibtm.com/directory

New to the show this year and to mark the 25th birthday of the show, EIBTM will be offering “The EIBTM Forum”, an education-led event which will be taking place the day before the show opens, at 4:30pm on Monday 26th November in Barcelona city centre. The EIBTM Forum will provide inspirational and provocative content, which will set the scene for three days of business that follow on the show floor.

During the show there will also be over 60 tailored sessions delivered as part of the EIBTM 25 education programme including technology, sustainability and business travel education streams, as well as dedicated sessions tailored for the local Spanish market. The results of the EIBTM Trends Watch will also be released onsite which will provide an insight into the latest trends on which to base future business strategies.

Graeme Barnett, Reed Travel Exhibitions, EIBTM Event Director commented: “We are really excited to be celebrating 25 years of EIBTM being at the forefront of the meetings industry and are encouraging trade visitors to sign up early to make the most of all of the offers and services available to them. Further to this, everyone who pre-registers and attends EIBTM, will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a trip for two to Istanbul – so there are a lot of reasons to attend”.

To find out more about the benefits of attending EIBTM 25 as a Trade Visitor and to register please visit http://www.eibtm.com/visit.

If you are a senior decision maker or make budgetary decisions for meetings, incentive travel, business travel, international conventions or events, you could be eligible to attend EIBTM as Hosted Buyer. To find out more, please visit www.eibtm.com/hosted.

EIBTM 2012 takes place 27th – 29th November, Barcelona, with the EIBTM Forum on 26th November.

EIBTM TO DELIVER DEDICATED EDUCATION AND BUSINESS TRAVEL PAVILION TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FROM CORPORATE BUYERS

August 31, 2012

EIBTM TO DELIVER DEDICATED EDUCATION AND BUSINESS TRAVEL PAVILION TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FROM CORPORATE BUYERS

Post show research following last year’s EIBTM (www.eibtm.com) confirmed that 57% of international Hosted Buyers who attended, indicated that they organise Business Travel. As a direct result, EIBTM 25 will extend the show profile beyond the meetings and events industry this year to incorporate business travel with a specialist exhibitor pavilion on the show floor and a stream of dedicated education sessions provided by the Association for Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE).

The new Business Travel Pavilion at EIBTM will provide a dedicated meeting area for exhibitors to showcase their products to visitors and Hosted Buyers with a responsibility and proven budgets for corporate and business travel, plus there will be bite-size education sessions within the same area that will be free to attend.

Graeme Barnett, Reed Travel Exhibitions, EIBTM Event Director comments, “The incorporation of Business Travel to EIBTM is a logical extension to the current show profile and we are very excited about the new possibilities and increased return on investment that it will deliver for our exhibitors already operating in this field, as well as introducing new specialist buyers and suppliers to the event”.

EIBTM has also formed a strategic partnership with ACTE, the leading non-profit organisation who serves over 60,000 travel executives from across the globe. ACTE will deliver cutting edge education content at EIBTM with a dedicated seminar stream focused on professional corporate travel management for all of those involved in the Business Travel industry.

Ron DiLeo, ACTE Executive Director comments, “This collaboration is extremely timely, as business travel and meetings continue to converge. Face-to-face meetings are vital to business success and a healthy economy. Executives must travel to network and push forward initiatives. Through this partnership, ACTE is pleased to bring its unique level of knowledge, insight and expertise to Reed Travel Exhibitions, increasing educational deliverables to the meetings industry”.

EIBTM 2012 takes place 27th – 29th November, Barcelona. Companies interested in exhibiting at EIBTM 2012 (http://www.eibtm.com/bt) should contact eibtm@reedexpo.co.uk or on +44 (0) 20 8910 7711.

Hosted Buyer applications are now being taken for corporate travel buyers who have international business to place at http://www.eibtm.com/hbreg

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EIBTM Technology Watch – Power Panel to judge

July 25, 2012

EIBTM Technology Watch – Power Panel to judge
‘Meetings Industry Technology Oscars’

EIBTM (www.eibtm.com), the global event for the meetings, incentives, events and business travel industry has recently announced the line up of industry experts who will be judging this year’s EIBTM Technology Watch.

EIBTM Technology Watch is now the most high profile and longest running award recognition scheme for innovation in the sector worldwide and this year’s expert judging panel will be looking to award an innovative company for their pioneering technology solutions which will make a significant impact on the industry.

The 2012 panel of industry experts will be chaired by Corbin Ball, of Corbin Ball Associates, who was recently voted ‘one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry’. The judging panel will also comprise Michelle Bruno, President, Bruno Group Signature Events; Paul Hussey, Business Development Director, BSI Meetings and Events; Ruud W. Janssen, Marketing Entrepreneur, TNOC; Martin Sirk, CEO, ICCA; Bruce MacMillan, former CEO & President, MPI and new addition, Deborah Sexton, President and CEO, PCMA.

Deborah Sexton, PCMA President and CEO commented: “Captivating the minds of a generation of attendees who have grown up texting and surfing the web is now a challenge for everyone in the meetings and events industry; exponentially increasing our need for innovative technology. The EIBTM Technology Watch is the premier technology showcase that consistently delights us with innovative new solutions.”

The judging criteria for the EIBTM Technology Watch, also known as the “Meetings Industry Technology Oscars” is based on a number of criteria including: innovation and uniqueness, impact to the meetings industry as well as completeness of the product of service. The winner of the award will receive an exhibition stand within the Technology Village at EIBTM (value €3000) to showcase their product to over 15,200 industry professionals expected to attend this year’s event.

The winner will also gain global exposure through publicity and marketing support pre-show as well as high visibility onsite through a number of platforms. To enter for the EIBTM Technology Watch, visit http://www.eibtm.com/techwatch. Entries close 7th September 2012.

To enquire about specialist exhibiting opportunities in the Technology Village or for further information about EIBTM please visit http://www.eibtm.com/tech or contact david.benitez@reedexpo.co.uk

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

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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