To cater to event professionals who are unable to join physically at
IBTM World Barcelona from 30 November to 2 December, the committee has
added a post-event online segment in mid December.
David Thompson, Event Director, IBTM World said: “We believe the best
way to experience IBTM World is to be there in person, to maximise the
many opportunities available at the live event, and to meet and connect
with exhibitors and colleagues. However, we do understand that some
people may be unable to travel, especially those from longer-haul
destinations, so we have evolved our offering in line with the new
business landscape to better meet the needs of all our customers."
IBTM World Online will run from 14-15 December, on a platform
designed by Sector Global — the same event technology and management
agency who delivered the successful IBTM World Virtual event in 2020.
As well as pre-event matchmaking, one-to-one video meetings between
buyers and suppliers, enhanced exhibitor directories and an exhibitor
zone, IBTM World Online will feature a full schedule of on-demand
educational content. This will include the complete IBTM World Barcelona
Knowledge Programme of more than 65 sessions from industry experts.
The digital event has 38 confirmed hosted buyers including
representatives from Canada, India, Brazil, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia,
Singapore and the United States — of which more are expected to sign up
in the next few weeks.
The interactive platform is expected to "empower exhibitors and
attendees with the tools they need to quickly locate, connect and
pre-book high-quality meetings. Our concierge team will also be
assisting participants to find the right connections and ensuring their
meetings take place," said Paul Summers, CEO, Sector Global.
Thompson added that "combining online as part of the mix allows our
community the opportunity to engage with new markets and offer
additional flexibility and extra layers of engagement".
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