Networking events

  • Networking events

    Networking is an essential and crucial part of your time at ibtm world. There are a number of varied functions providing the perfect opportunity to make connections with new contacts, strengthen existing relationships and meet with friends and colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Welcome Reception

    The Welcome Reception will enable you to get better acquainted with all attendees at the show on the first day. This will be another opportunity for you to make valuable connections with like minded professionals and exhibitors, who you may not have had the chance to meet with until this point. Word of advice, bring your appetite with you as you will be treated to endless delicious food and drinks.

    Date: 29th November 2016
    Time: 18:00 - 20:00
    Location: Gran Fira Exhibition Hall 3
    Ticket: Please show your badge upon arrival

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    Networking Hour

    This year, ibtm world Networking Hour is brought to you by the United States.  Prepare to be amazed by the show stopping performances taking place in every corner and enjoy the live music blasting in the background. Join the fun and take a tour around the world. Believe us when we say you wouldn't know where to look. Camera's at the ready...

    Date: 30th November 2016
    Time: 18:00 - 19:00
    Location: ibtm world show floor
    Ticket: Please show your badge upon arrival

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    ibtm world, in partnership with the MPI Foundation and Holland, presents Rendezvous. Formally called Club Night and taking place at the popular Opium Barcelona nightclub. Attendees are asked to purchase entry tickets to this exclusive networking event. Entry includes open bars, entertainment and dancing while connecting with industry friends, all proceeds benefit the MPI Foundation.

    Date: 30th November 2016
    Time: 22:00 - 02:00
    Location: Opium Barcelona
    Ticket: Please show your ticket upon arrival

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  • America(N Block) Party

    Introducing the first annual America (N Block) Party taking place in the USA area of the show floor.

    Join your hosts for the ultimate street party…American style. Learn more about some of America’s most iconic destinations whilst networking and indulging in light bites and cocktails brought to you by:

    Date: 29 November 2016 | 30 November 2016
    Time: 17:00 -18:00 | 18:00 - 19:00  
    Location: Stands N15, N27, N28, N46

    Exhibitor stand events

    Many of our exhibitors welcome attendees to their exciting stand events, networking functions and competitions. Prepare to be amazed as exhibitors pull out at all the stops to showcase what their product or service has to offer. Word of advice, plan your days at ibtm world well in advance to avoid missing out on any of these show stopping entertainment or competitions.

    Some of the many events and competitions taking place include: 

    • Winning a weekend in Bologna for two
    • MICE MasterMind Quiz
    • French Aperitive Everyday
    • Postillion Holland Happy Hour

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    Meetings Leadership Summit

    The Meetings Leadership Summit (MLS) at ibtm world is the high-profile, invitation only event that kicks off ibtm world. Now famed for hosting the event at some of Barcelona’s most iconic venues, we are delighted to bring the 2016 Meeting Leadership Summit to probably the most recognisable venue of all, Camp Nou, the home of FC Barcelona, Europe’s largest stadium with a capacity of almost 100,000.

    The event will give 200 of the most senior executives from operators across the global meetings industry a unique tour of the most exclusive zones and behind-the-scenes areas of Camp Nou accompanied by an FC Barcelona official guide.

  • Want to get in touch?

    Would you like to have more information about the show? Get in touch with our dedicated customer service team who are on hand to answer any questions you may have about our show.

    Customer Service Team
    T: +44 (0)20 8271 2127

    Need more information?

    Would you like to have more information about the show? Find out all you need to know to prepare your trip for ibtm world, from the venue to the show times and complimentary shuttle buses. We aim to make your experience as seamless as possible. 

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