IBTM Virtual 2020 Knowledge Programme

  • Join us at IBTM World Virtual to access a wealth of knowledge and learning covering everything from trends to personal development and some amazing keynote speakers.

    On Demand sessions will be available every day of the event with our new IBTM TV launching on 10th December. IBTM TV will run from 7am – 10pm in a live TV format providing something for everyone.

    In addition, Hosted Buyers at IBTM World Virtual will benefit from dedicated content tailored specifically for them with IBTM Inspire.

  • A Taste of our Keynotes.

    Our first keynote speaker, Pancho Campo, has many strings to his bow and all the experience that comes with it. After retiring from professional tennis in 1995, Pancho opened an events management agency and has since produced world-class conferences with leaders such as US President Barack Obama, Vice-President Al Gore, and United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

    Pancho is well-placed to deliver his keynote speech on “The future of events: Lessons learned from working with Barack Obama”. Attend Pancho’s keynote to discover:

    1. An in depth analysis of the running of an event with high profile attendees
    2. Practical solutions to overcome the unique challenges faced with this type of event and how event organisers can adapt in a COVID-19 world
    3. Insight into running events of the future: How to run a high-profile event in a hybrid format and make it profitable

    Meet Pancho Campo

  • Sessions open to all

    Attend one of the IBTM Knowledge Programme sessions and you’ll gain access to a wide range of high-quality insights from expert speakers. These sessions are open to everyone and will cover hot topics such as industry trends, sustainability, virtual events, stress and wellbeing, technology and much more. Stay tuned for more updates as we announce our sessions and speakers.

  • IBTM Inspire

    Tailored sessions specifically crafted for all levels of planner within corporates, associations, and agencies. Developed in partnership with industry experts, each programme focuses on one group of event planners.

    • Association Event Planners
    • Crisis management – contingency planning for future crises
    • The future of associations
    • Digital marketing– Developing marketing plans to meet strategic objectives
    • How to monetise your online events
    • Market/industry trends – planning for the future
    • Corporate Event Planners
    • Participants wellbeing (and safety post-Covid-19)
    • Value of in-person vs. virtual meetings : Convincing the board
    • 2021 trends report
    • How to mitigate risks caused by fortuitous events
    • The power of negotiation
    • Agency Event Planners
    • State of the industry
    • Event design of the future
    • Playbook to planning and developing hybrid events
    • The importance of diversity
    • ‘Making it to the top’
  • IBTM Accelerate

    A series covering everything tech and innovation.  Topics will include:

    • Hybrid 101: The basics that should not be missed
    • Embrace, engage, evolve. The event attendee experience
    • Tech trends that will change the future
    • The tech & digital skills of the modern event planner
    • Building your brand megaphone
    • Redefining and refining the event technologist
    • Leading change from afar: The WFH and remote work space is here to stay

    Register your interest to take part in IBTM World Virtual this December.



    The world of events is at your fingertips. Access a library of resources to gain new insights and ensure you’re ahead of the curve.


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