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ibtm events portfolio director to act as “Mentor” for Fast Forward 15

January 30, 2015

ibtm events portfolio director to act as “Mentor” for Fast Forward 15
Founder invites Sallie Coventry to join new initiative

Sallie Coventry, Portfolio Director ibtm events is to be a “mentor” for Fast Forward 15, a new industry initiative created by Fay Sharpe, managing director of Zibrant.

Coventry will join 12 other influential senior event and hospitality industry experts who will devote their time to mentoring “the most talented, rising females joining the industry”. The names of those selected from a formal application process will be announced at a launch event in London on 20th March. A not for profit and free venture, FF15 is “unique to the event and hospitality industry” said founder Fay Sharpe.

“Having worked in this industry for many years and alongside Fay, I was delighted to accept her invitation and to give whatever I can from my personal experience to those just beginning – I congratulate Faye on this initiative and as a women who has been given opportunities to succeed in this industry, I hope that I can bring some benefit as a mentor,” said Coventry.


Technology Village at EIBTM Fully Booked

November 20, 2012

Technology Village at EIBTM Fully Booked

EIBTM celebrating its 25th anniversary this year will have the largest number of technology exhibitors since the Technology Village was launched in 2003. Full details of all participating companies are on

Stephane Doutriaux, Founder & CEO, Poken (Stand N185) who has exhibited since 2010 commented, “Our experience at EIBTM has always been tremendous. It’s a successful show for us to expand our international presence and the contacts that we make are always very promising. The Technology Village gathers a great mix of people and companies who are bringing real innovation to the event industry. We wish EIBTM a Happy 25th anniversary and look forward to this upcoming edition!”

In addition to the many exhibitors who have benefited from the return on investment that the Technology Village has provided for business, EIBTM has confirmed that there will be 17 new exhibitors participating including Twoppy, Sandsteps, Giumelli, Event Mobi,, Magic Box, Evenium, Corporate Activities and Events, Artlab, Magency, Urban Gaming, Superevent, Turning Technologies, Soft for You, Idiliq and Magrada.

This year’s winner of the EIBTM Technology Watch award, bXb Online will also take their place within the Village (Stand N120) as the prize for their win included a stand.

Tony Lorenz, Founder, bXb Online commented, “EIBTM, and the greater IBTM series of events, has been an increasing driving force in our industry for 25 years. So EIBTM’s recognition of our work underway at bXb Online is especially important and appreciated.

More broadly, the pace of adoption of innovative technology in our industry is accelerating. Business consumers demand a more responsive pace of adoption by event owners. EIBTM is a platform for the industry that enables smart and informed decisions by thousands of stakeholders in our industry”.

Graeme Barnett, Reed Travel Exhibitions, EIBTM Event Director commented, “The growth of this dedicated area is a direct result of the growth in technology products and services for the industry. Some 78% of Hosted Buyers from last year confirmed that it’s a priority for them in their appointment’s diary as they want to keep up to date with what’s new and current trends”.

To attend EIBTM 25 as a Trade Visitor go to

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