What's on at IBTM World

What's on at IBTM World?

IBTM World is a must-attend event for those wanting to be at the forefront of the meetings and events industry. Learn from the leaders who are shaping the industry and discover the latest trends in our knowledge programme. Plus, discover our IBTM Accelerate zone, and get networking at one of our fabulous industry networking events, at the show and in the beautiful city of Barcelona.

Networking Events

Welcome Reception

Celebrate your first day at IBTM World by partying with your peers and colleagues at our culture-themed Welcome Party, created in partnership with the Barcelona Convention Bureau.

Date: Tuesday 28 November
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Pavilion Hall 3, Fira Exhibition Centre

Networking Hour

Prepare to be amazed as exhibitors pull out all the stops to showcase what their wonderful destination or services can do for your business, right on the show floor.

Date: Wednesday 29 November
Time: 18:00 – 19:00
Venue: IBTM World Show Floor 

Club Night

Dance the night away, whilst doing valuable networking, at an exciting nightclub in the heart of Barcelona. 



Date: Wednesday 29 November
Time: 22:00 – 01:00
Venue: TBC

The IBTM Conference Programme

IBTM Knowledge

Education is a very important aspect of IBTM World. Staying true to our long-standing history of putting together first-class programmes, we will be carefully selecting knowledge sessions with you in mind.

Association Leaders Forum

The Association Leaders Forum is a Hosted-Buyer invite-only event which brings together Association Event Professions to gain valuable insights, discuss core challenges in the industry and network with their peers.

Information about the 2023 Association Leaders Forum will be announced in due course.

Corporate Experiences Day

The IBTM World Corporate Experiences Day is a specifically tailored, invite-only day of learning for Corporate Hosted Buyers. Network with peers, discover leading insights into the latest industry trends and discuss best practices.

Information about the 2023 Corporate Experiences Day will be announced in due course.

IBTM Accelerate

At IBTM World 2022, IBTM Accelerate presented 'Tech for Good', with three days of content that looked to assess where the industry is 'now', what it looks like in the 'near' future, and what is to come 'next' in the world of technology, both within the events industry and out.

Register to attend IBTM World

Join 1000's of industry professionals and quality suppliers over three days of doing business and learning what's new in the industry.