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 Party

    Join us for the industry’s biggest 30th birthday party. And don’t forget your big hair, roller boots and splash of neon. We did mention there’s an 80s theme, didn’t we? This will be an opportunity for you to make valuable connections with like minded professionals whilst discovering (or re-living) the sights and sounds of the 80s!

    Date: Tuesday 28 November

    Time: 18:00-20:00

    Networking Hour

    Prepare to be amazed by the show stopping performances and the live music blasting from every corner of the show floor. Join the fun and take a tour around the world.

    Date: Wednesday 29 November

    Time: 18:00 - 19:00

  • Exhibitor stand events

    Prepare to be amazed as exhibitors pull out at all the stops to showcase what their product or service has to offer. 

    Some of the many events and competitions that took place last year included:

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

    View stand events

    Meetings Leadership Summit

    The Meetings Leadership Summit is the high-profile, invitation only event that kicks off ibtm world. This year, it will be held at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, a stunning 19th century opera house located on Las Ramblas.

    We will be bringing together 150 of the most senior executives in the global MICE industry to dine and network whilst experiencing the splendour of the Liceu. The evening will also include the presentation of three major industry awards for 2017:

    • JMIC Power & Profile Award
    • IAPCO Collaboration Award
    • ibtm world Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Find out more

  • SITE Incentive Seminar

    Join top incentive travel professionals including SITE members, ibtm world hosted buyers and key industry decision makers for an afternoon of education and networking before ibtm world begins!

    Date: Monday 27 November

    Event Agenda:
    14:30 – 15:00 Registration
    15:00 – 16:00 Keynote Education Session
    16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
    16:30 – 17:30 Experiential Activity

    Register to attend

    Best of Meeting Design Technology in a Day

    Hosted by Meeting Design Institute, this training is full of demonstrations of the latest technological tools to get the most out this day of intensive learning. Some of the technologies addressed are:

    • Digital Content Management
    • Mobile Apps
    • The basics of hybrid meetings and the latest innovations
    • Participant involvement: how to make it really work

    Date: Monday 27 November

    Location:Hostal Clementina

    Time: 09:00 - 17:30

    Find out more

  • FRESH Dinner

    The coolest networking event at ibtm world. The FRESH dinner is a great opportunity to expand your network by connecting with the most creative minds in the meetings industry.

    Date: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

    Time: Welcome Drink starts at 19:30. Don't be late!

    Venue: Boo Restaurant & Beach Club

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    Cvent Express Challenge

    Become the Master of Cvent Express. Take part in the Cvent Express Challenge and see if you are the quickest to set up an event website, launch the event, register and print a badge.

    Location: Stand I45

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  • How can I attend?

    There are a number of ways that you can attend ibtm world. Find out more about the best option to suit your needs.

    How can I attend?

    Ready to take the next step?

    If you have all the information you need about our show and would like to participate, register now to attend.

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