EIBTM ( www.eibtm.com ), the global hub for the meetings, incentives, and business travel industry is set to welcome over 15,200 meetings professionals to Barcelona from November 27-29 for three days of business, education, and networking.
The show will celebrate 25 years at the forefront of the industry and showcase over 3,100 international organizations, representing over 7,000 products and services including venues, hotels, destinations, technology, business travel, and event service providers to Hosted Buyers, Trade Visitors, and media attending. For a full list of exhibiting companies, visit: http://www.ibtmevents.com/app .
Trade Visitor registration for EIBTM 2012 is open at: https://www1.registerbynet.com/Shows/eibtm12/Default.asp . Benefits of pre-registering include: fast-track entry, saving you valuable time queuing, flexibility to arrange your own schedule, discounted travel, and accommodation and pre-show information and updates allowing you to effectively plan your visit.
Trade Visitors who pre-register for EIBTM will also be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a trip for two to Istanbul with Turkish Airline flights and a 3-night stay at the 5-star Wow Hotel & Convention Centre as well as 2 city tours courtesy of Dekon DMC and Tekser Tourism.
Graeme Barnett, Reed Travel Exhibitions, EIBTM Exhibition Director, commented: “As we are celebrating EIBTM’s 25th Birthday at this year’s show, we have introduced a range of exciting new additions to the show floor. From the first ever EIBTM Forum to the brand new Business Travel Pavilion, our aim is to ensure that there is something for everyone who attends.”
EIBTM will once again welcome back the popular Future Events Experience where attendees will have the opportunity to interact and learn about the latest innovations in technology within the industry such as virtual projection, augmented reality, and much more. For more information about the Future Events Experience, visit: http://www.eibtm.com/page.cfm/link=121
Attendees of EIBTM 25 will have the option to attend over 110 tailored sessions as part of this year’s education program including industry trends, technology, sustainability, and business travel education streams, as well as dedicated sessions tailored for the local Spanish market. The results of the EIBTM Trends Watch will also be released onsite which will provide an insight into the latest trends on which to base future business strategies. For a full list of education sessions available at EIBTM, visit: http://www.eibtm.com/page.cfm/Link=12/t=m/goSection=13
Other new additions to EIBTM this year include the EIBTM Forum, which will be taking place the day before EIBTM on Monday, November 26, at Fira Montjuic. This networking and education-led event will welcome Barbara Kellerman, a lecturer at Harvard University, as a keynote speaker presenting on “The End of Leadership.” The EIBTM Forum is open to all and is free to attend. To find out more about the EIBTM Forum and to sign up, visit: http://www.eibtm.com/page.cfm/Link=310/t=m/goSection=13_70
Throughout the 3 days of the show, there will be a range of networking events and opportunities for attendees of EIBTM. This year’s Welcome Reception will be taking place at Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya where attendees will be able to enjoy views over Barcelona. EIBTM’s Club Night will be taking place at one of Barcelona’s hottest night spots, Opium Mar, where attendees are encouraged to wear something silver as part of EIBTM’s 25th birthday celebrations. To find out about networking opportunities at EIBTM, visit: http://www.eibtm.com/page.cfm/Link=241/t=m/goSection=14
EIBTM and their official DMC, Pacific World have collaborated with local Barcelona businesses to provide discounts for EIBTM attendees as part of EIBTM’s 25th Birthday celebrations. Through scanning the QR codes provided in the EIBTM pocket book onsite, delegates will be able to claim a free Desigual bag as well as a range of discounts at local restaurants in Barcelona.
EIBTM 2012 takes place November 27-29, Barcelona, with the EIBTM Forum on November 26. For more information and to register, go to www.eibtm.com .