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IBTM CHINA 2016 CREATES TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION ZONE

July 28, 2016

IBTM CHINA 2016 CREATES TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION ZONE, ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE FOR START UPS AND TECH DEVELOPERS

Press Release: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Ibtm China 2016 is to offer technology suppliers in Asia and China the opportunity to join an Innovation Zone at this year’s event,  which takes place in Beijing from 7-8 September.  Each tech exhibitor will be given their own dedicated customized private space for exhibitors and buyers to meet and do business,  called a “meeting pod” the space comes with LCD screen and an all inclusive package allows the supplier to simply turn up,  and get started with their appointments.  All they have to do is provide their own branding. It is hassle free and there are no set-up or tear down costs,  one price covers everything.  Also included is access to all ibtm china networking functions,  educations sessions and events.  The ibtm events portfolio creates similar technology opportunities at its events around the world with the largest area at the mothership event, ibtm world. As a catalyst for the sector,  trends,  new innovations,  hands on experiences,  education sessions and live demonstrations allow meetings planners to see for themselves what technology advancements can mean to their business. “We are creating a dedicated area on the show floor,  similar to those offered at our other events in the portfolio.  We have already seen a significant interest in requests from tech start ups and companies who are providing dynamic and innovative solutions to event and meeting planners here in China and the rest of Asia.  For our Hosted Buyers and trade visitors this will be a real opportunity for anyone seeking to source new solutions and access technology which has the potential to enhance their events.”  Said CiCi Chen,  ibtm china event director.  “We are also offering suppliers in the Innovation Zone,  the opportunity to speak about their technology in a dedicated hub area,  giving them another time to also market and promote their services.  This package is designed to give a real boost to companies who want all the benefits of a trade show as well as access to the Hosted Buyer appointment system – 2 days of opportunities,  it could not be easier,” added Chen. Companies providing event services or technology solutions,  interested in the all inclusive meeting pod package and benefiting from access to a regional,  local and international Hosted Buyer community should get more information regarding the ibtm china 2016 Innovation Zone on http://www.cibtm.com

PACIFIC WORLD CREATES PARTNERSHIP WITH IBTM EVENTS

October 1, 2015

Press Release: 1 October 2015

PACIFIC WORLD CREATES PARTNERSHIP WITH IBTM EVENTS
Leading Global DMC is Signed Up to Facilitate Operations at ibtm world and ibtm china

Pacific World (www.pacificworld.com), the leading global DMC, has recently confirmed a partnership with ibtm events (www.ibtmevents.com), part of Reed Travel Exhibitions.

Harsha Krishnan, Strategic Development Director, Pacific World comments, “Pacific World and ibtm events have developed a close relationship through the 11 years that we have worked together to deliver ground services for the flagship event in Barcelona; ibtm world. We are delighted to now be able to expand this partnership across the Pacific World global network to cover additional shows beyond ibtm world.

Sallie Coventry, Portfolio Director, ibtm events portfolio commented, “We have been working with Pacific World for many years and they have proven to be very professional as well as consistent in the great service that they deliver. We are confident that this partnership will contribute towards the seamless delivery of these shows going forward.

The next ibtm event where Pacific World will be facilitating all onsite logistics is ibtm world (formerly EIBTM), which is set to take place in Barcelona, Fira Gran Via from 17-19 November 2015.

Pacific World will also once again be sponsoring ibtm world’s Meetings Leadership Summit 2015 (MLS), a VIP by invitation only event for the elite of the global events industry. This year the MLS will take place at the remarkable 17th century restoration site El Born on Monday evening, 16th November 2015.

For more information, please visit www.pacificworld.com

ICOMEX TO BECOME IBTM LATIN AMERICA

August 26, 2015

ICOMEX TO BECOME IBTM LATIN AMERICA

ICOMEX – the leading MICE event in Mexico and LATAM acquired by Reed Travel Exhibitions in 2014 – is to be re-branded as ibtm latin america joining the global portfolio of ibtm events all of which were re-branded at the end of last year. ibtm latin america will sit as part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions global portfolio of meetings, incentives and events exhibitions and serve the Latin America region including south and central America.

Becoming part of the ibtm portfolio will give the event a major boost and international presence in the global meetings industry and provide new opportunities for the portfolio’s international database of meeting planners who are looking to place or do business across the region supported by ibtm latin america.

The current local expertise and knowledge of the team based in Mexico City, will now be supported by the ibtm portfolio around the world operating and organizing 8 events on 5 continents as well as being part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) portfolio of events.

With the change of name, we are truly part of the international ibtm events portfolio and specifically we can now adopt many of the brand values that support each event. For example, the global themes for the ibtm knowledge programme can be used specifically for our region, combining local and regional emphasis as well as an international flavor. Equally we will benefit from the expertise in delivery of world-class Hosted Buyer programmes and have access to the ibtm and RTE sales network so that we can further grow our exhibitor and planner community”. Said David Hidalgo, ibtm latin america Show Director.

At the same time, the team based in Mexico City will provide dedicated local and regional knowledge and expertise to the global portfolio, building the database of domestic and regional planners and suppliers who are looking to expand their businesses around the world and who will be able to apply as Hosted Buyers to other events in the portfolio.

The new Hosted Buyer recruitment strategy for ibtm latin america 2016 will now expect to qualify from the international markets including Spain, Germany, France and UK as well as US and Canada. The programme will also witness growth from South and Central America as well as LATAM.

As a result, the event expects to see a growth in suppliers from overseas especially DMO’s and CVB’s who are looking to meet with regional planners. The new focus on bringing in international buyers will also see more domestic Mexican suppliers as well as those from North America and those from across south, central and Latin America.

The ibtm events portfolio is part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, the world’s leading provider of events and exhibitions for the travel and tourism industry.

ibtm events brings global content to local attendees with a focus on ‘choice

April 13, 2015

ibtm events brings global content to local attendees with a focus on ‘choice
Impact of learning environment and uniqueness of content will be at the heart of every session

Set themes will create consistency across continents and connect planners with industry experts

ibtm events (www.ibtmevents.com) has recently confirmed that a number of key learning principles will underpin each session that is to be delivered as part of the global ibtm knowledge programme on 5 continents.

A focus on choice, impact of learning environments and uniqueness of content will be primary areas of importance within the themed programmes that will be tailored to accommodate the audiences in each show location.

Erica Keogan, Associations and Education Manager, ibtm events comments, “As the world’s leading organiser of meetings industry events, education and knowledge is a core element of our brand values. At the same time, we also know that every country is at a different stage of its development in the sector so we are now strategically working to deliver meaningful content to over 30,000 attendees all of whom will be looking for something that helps their business, and career both now and in the future.

“As education specialists, we understand that although every event professional is different, many of their challenges remain the same, which is why we have created a number of themes which will run across all of the shows.”

The education themes set to be delivered during 2015 include; The Importance of Connections, Meeting Design, Tools for Planner Productivity and Industry Engagement. Each session will be specifically tailored to meet the evolving educational needs of each region, as well as showcasing some of the top speakers in the destination.

Keogan concludes, “Our knowledge and experience of the different cultural aspects in various regions will be reflected in the delivery of content at each show. As an event portfolio that connects business people from all over the world, it is vital that we respect the fact that there is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to education content.”

Last year ibtm events connected 5,000 suppliers from over 100 countries, with 19,000 meetings and events planners. The portfolio is a catalyst for over 120,000 appointments, which are pre-scheduled between exhibitors and Hosted Buyers®. The next ibtm knowledge sessions will take place at ibtm america (www.ibtmamerica.com) and ibtm china (www.cibtm.com).

For further information, please visit www.ibtmevents.com/ibtm-knowledge

IBTM Portfolio rebranded

November 27, 2014

IBTM Portfolio rebranded ibtm events

Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced that it has undergone a re-brand of the IBTM portfolio which will now become “ibtm events – connections mean everything”. At the same time 6 of the current 8 events will also have a new brand image and logo identifying them by region (excluding AIME and ICOMEX). Notably, EIBTM is to become “ibtm world” in line with its status as a global industry event.

As the world’s leading provider of events for the meetings industry and with the recent acquisition of ICOMEX as well as the brand extension; a ‘taste of ibtm‘ at World Travel Market Latin America, the footprint now extends to 6 continents. The new logos will communicate each show proposition and the region that it serves, firmly establishing them in the market giving both individual status for that event whilst also retaining the ibtm brand equity.

“As our family of ibtm events evolves, we need to clearly establish each individual event proposition for the market that they serve. We have also introduced different event formats for a number of our events over the last two years, but the common denominator for them all is still the same defining principals, that they deliver top-level Hosted Buyers and connections which in turn create business opportunities. At the same time, EIBTM is the flagship show for the portfolio and must be defined as representative of the world,” commented Sallie Coventry Portfolio Director for ibtm events portfolio.

Together the events in the newly branded ibtm portfolio annually provide access to more than 5,000 suppliers from 100 countries, 19,000 event organisers and more than 110,000 pre-scheduled meetings take place.

SALLIE COVENTRY APPOINTED AS NEW PORTFOLIO DIRECTOR FOR IBTM EVENTS PORTFOLIO

February 3, 2014

SALLIE COVENTRY APPOINTED AS NEW PORTFOLIO DIRECTOR FOR IBTM EVENTS PORTFOLIO

Press Release: 3rd February 2014 – Following on from the recent announcement regarding the promotion of Craig Moyes as head of the newly structured Leisure Portfolio, Reed Travel Exhibitions’ (RTE)(www.reedtravelexhibitions.com) has confirmed that Sallie Coventry will be appointed as the new Portfolio Director for the IBTM Events Portfolio.

Richard Mortimore, Chief Executive (UK), Reed Travel Exhibitions commented, “We are delighted that Sallie has accepted this position and we are confident that her broad range of expertise will ensure she excels in the role which encompasses multiple shows in a highly competitive, global industry segment.

“Prior to joining Reed Travel Exhibitions, Sallie was Managing Director of W&O where she successfully oversaw double digit growth of her key accounts over three consecutive years and was responsible for building and developing a team of highly skilled event professionals to service client needs”.

Sallie Coventry commented, “I’m very excited to be joining the Reed team and to have the opportunity to build on the great success of the portfolio. The IBTM shows are well respected in the industry and I take this heritage very seriously. I intend to maintain this legacy, whilst bringing a fresh perspective from my experience as a buyer, as well as to drive customer service and innovation continuously forward”.

IBTM Events are the world’s leading showcases for the meetings and events industry held in seven business destinations across the globe. Tailored for the markets they serve and guaranteeing the attendance of top level decision makers, the exhibitions provide a time and business efficient matching service for buyers and sellers through the unique Hosted Buyer Programmes. To find out more about the IBTM Events Portfolio visit www.ibtmevents.com

Site Extends its Strategic Partnership with The IBTM Global Meetings and Events Portfolio

February 25, 2013

Site Extends its Strategic Partnership with The IBTM Global Meetings and Events Portfolio and Looks Forward to Continued Collaboration on Education and Global Networking Opportunities

As Site, the global association for the motivational events and incentive travel industry, celebrates its 40th anniversary year in 2013 it is only fitting that it also celebrates one of its longest standing industry partnerships with Reed Travel Exhibitions. Today, operating under the banner of The IBTM Global Meetings and Events Portfolio, this partnership has endured and expanded based on like-minded values and commitments to industry education and global networking.

David Sand, Site President 2013 and CEO of Uwin Iwin Incentives stated, “It is evident through Reed’s generous contributions to Site that they understand the responsible role their organization plays in giving back to the associations and professionals in the industry. Each of the IBTM events offers a unique value proposition for conducting business and Site members strongly participate as either hosted buyers or with investment in tradeshow stands. The IBTM Global Meetings and Events Portfolio has a global footprint just like our membership base and this synergy helps both organisations visions for growth tremendously. We are proud that the Site India Chapter is involved with IBTM in the launch of its new IBTM India event this year.”

Craig Moyes, Portfolio Director for Meetings and Events at Reed Travel exhibitions added, “We have always valued the commitment Site has made to our global portfolio of events through education programs and look forward to continuing to build upon this relationship in the future…”

The six IBTM Global events provide access to 5,000 suppliers from 100 countries and 17,000 meeting planners. More than 100,000 pre-scheduled appointments are generated ensuring that the IBTM events providing a significant return on investment. In the 2013 partnership, Site will once again be supporting the hosted buyer program for AIBTM that is being held in Chicago, Site headquarters hometown.

In addition to being significant supporters of industry education and research initiatives, the IBTM Global Meetings and Events Portfolio continues to invest in specialised communities within SITE. Both AIBTM and EIBTM serve as home to the Site Academy for Young Leaders. In addition, many of the IBTM events provide a platform for Site Chapter Leader meetings and sponsor the annual Chapter Excellence award program.


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