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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

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.

 

ICOMEX MEXICO TO BECOME PART OF IBTM PORTFOLIO

November 7, 2014

ICOMEX MEXICO TO BECOME PART OF IBTM PORTFOLIO
IBTM PORTFOLIO EXPANDS TO 8 EVENTS

Press Release: 7 November 2014 – ICOMEX, the leading MICE event in Mexico, is to become the first trade show in Latin America for the IBTM portfolio, resulting from the acquisition of Grupo Fidalex by Reed Exhibitions (RX). Grupo Fidalex brings 15 exhibition brands, of which one is ICOMEX to form Reed Exhibitions Mexico.

The announcement of this addition was made by Sallie Coventry, Portfolio Director for IBTM Events Portfolio at the event in Mexico City this week (5-7 November 2014).

ICOMEX 2014 hosts over 140 exhibitors of which 70% come from Mexico, 25% from the wider Latin American region and 5% from overseas. Of the expected 9000 attendees, the majority will come from Mexico with a select domestic, regional and international Hosted Buyer programme. The event also includes a broad education and conference program attracting the various segments of the domestic MICE industry. The co-located Event Production Forum additionally provides local meeting planners with products and services used in the design and construction of their events.

Sallie Coventry, Portfolio Director of IBTM Events Portfolio comments, “In its short history, ICOMEX has clearly become the country’s leading annual MICE gathering for the industry and we are delighted that it is now to become the 8th event in the IBTM portfolio.

“Mexico has a very strong domestic and inter-regional MICE market that has been growing in importance. It is the 11th largest global economy in the region, 2nd behind Brazil and is also the 5th largest emerging market. Through the acquisition of ICOMEX, our objective is to consolidate the event’s profile and presence within the region, whilst leveraging the benefits of the IBTM brand profile and reputation in order to expose this great show to the rest of the world. This will give the event an international presence in the meetings industry and provide new opportunities to the portfolio’s global database of buyers who are looking to place or do business with the region.” she added.

Philippe Surman, founder of Fidalex will become Country Manager for Reed Mexico, which is now positioned as the leading tradeshow organizer in the country. He will be supported by the expertise of the teams around the world who currently manage the global IBTM Portfolio of events.

“We are excited to be a part of Reed Exhibitions,” said Philippe Surman. “We have always been inspired by Reed’s unmatched commitment to providing their customers with the best products and services to meet their needs and grow their business, and the opportunity for ICOMEX to become part of the IBTM portfolio adds a huge amount of strategic value to all our existing customers in the MICE sector and to those who are already part of the global community that IBTM has created.”

“Phillipe and his team have done a great job in creating ICOMEX into a first class event and the combined assets of his team and now the global presence of IBTM will no doubt help develop this even further,” added Coventry.

Further details relating to the specifics of the show in 2015 will be announced in due course.

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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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