• About ibtm world

    ibtm world is the leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel industry, taking place in Barcelona. The event gathers meetings industry professionals for three days of focused business opportunities, thought provoking professional education and networking to drive your business into the future.

    The show is constantly evolving and innovating to stay ahead of the market. Global exhibitors and industry professionals gather to attend each year and the unique Hosted Buyer Programme sets the show apart from other exhibitions, hosting top level decision makers who place international business, and facilitating one to one appointments between exhibitors and buyers.

  • Who are we?

    ibtm world (formerly known as EIBTM) is the flagship event of the ibtm events portfolio and is the leading exhibition for the meetings industry. Held in the lively city of Barcelona, the three day event delivers a focused business environment, innovative and cutting edge education sessions and a range of networking opportunities for Exhibitors, Hosted Buyers and Trade Visitors.

    Upcoming show dates:

    • 2017: Tue 28th Nov - Thu 30th Nov
    • 2018: Tue 27th Nov - Thu 29th Nov

    History of the show

    This event has a strong and successful 28 year history as the leading exhibition for the global meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry, starting out in 1988 in Geneva, Switzerland.

    The first edition of the event featured 450 exhibitors from 52 countries and the Hosted Buyer Programme was launched to the market, a concept that has been the cornerstone of the show's success. EIBTM was acquired by Reed Travel Exhibitions, part of the Reed Elsevier Group in 2000 and moved to Barcelona in 2004.

    MICE industry

    The Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events Industry, often referred to as the MICE industry, is large and diverse by its nature and consists of organisers and suppliers engaging in the development and delivery of meetings, conferences, exhibitions and other related events held to achieve a range of professional, business, cultural or academic objectives.

    The World Tourism Organisation acknowledge that developments in the meetings industry can be an essential to the nation’s economy.

  • Why visit?

    This year we are developing a cutting-edge knowledge programme offering exclusive news, trends, innovations and industry best practice that will be delivered over the three days. Our expert led workshops and seminars are tailored to the needs of event professionals like you and will covering a range of hot topics in the industry.

    Benefits of visiting

    Who attends?

    The event brings together over 15,500 international industry professionals representing over 150 countries and 3,000 leading brands showcasing their products and services. With more than 100 events and networking opportunities across 3 days to attend, you can be assured that this event is the best place to make the connections.

    Who will you meet?

    Event programme

    The event programme includes everything that will help enhance your job role and personal professional development, from networking events to a cutting edge knowledge programme tailored around you in mind. Make new connections, strengthen existing relationships and attend sessions that will leave you fully inspired.

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  • 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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    Ready to become a visitor?

    If you have all the information you need about our show and would like to participate, complete the registration form below and begin preparing for yet another fun filled edition full of networking, learning and business opportunities.

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