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 29 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 30 November
Time: 18:00 – 19:00
Venue: IBTM World Show Floor 

Club Night

RETURNING FOR 2022!
Join us at OPIUM Barcelona, where you will be able to dance the night away, whilst doing valuable networking. No ticket required – FREE entry with your IBTM World badge.

Date: Wednesday 30 November
Time: 22:00 – 01:00
Venue: OPIUM Barcelona

The IBTM Knowledge Programme

Knowledge Programme

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

Created in partnership with Stylianos Filopoulos, our Hosted Buyer invite-only 2022 Association Leader's Forum will take place on Monday 28 November 2022 and include exclusive sessions delivered by expert speakers from ESAE, the United Nations, ASAE, BestCities Alliance, AfASE, APFAO, ICCA, and more.

Corporate Experiences Day

Taking place on Monday 28 November, the IBTM World Corporate Experiences Day is a specifically tailored day of learning for Corporate Buyers, designed to provide an interactive look at the latest tech and sustainability developments within the events industry.

IBTM Accelerate

IBTM Accelerate presents 'Tech for Good', with three days of content that looks 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.