EIBTM convenes early this year

EIBTM this year takes place one week earlier than it normally has, and event organizers are encouraging Trade Visitor registration to begin.

EIBTM convenes early this year

EIBTM this year takes place one week earlier than it normally has, and event organizers are encouraging Trade Visitor registration to begin. The event will be held November 19-21, and the EIBTM Forum will take place the day before the exhibition on November 18.

EIBTM (www.eibtm.com), the leading global event for the meetings, events and business travel industry, will take place in the award-winning business and tourism destination of Barcelona. All meetings industry professionals are invited to register at www.eibtm.com/visit for the event that will take place one week earlier than its usual dates.

Benefits of pre-registering as a Trade Visitor Buyer include: Free fast track entry saving valuable time queuing, flexibility to arrange personal schedules, discounted travel and accommodation and pre-show information and updates allowing attendees to effectively plan their visit.

Attending EIBTM also allows meetings industry professionals to keep up to date with what is new in the industry. To support this demand, EIBTM will deliver a series of EIBTM Knowledge sessions covering the latest industry hot topics including dedicated sessions on technology, innovation, sustainability and industry trends and research (www.eibtm.com/knowledge).

The 2013 show will see the launch of the second EIBTM Forum on Monday 18th November. Open to everyone attending the show, the EIBTM Forum will provide a thought provoking opening conference and will set the tone for the following three days of business. The speaker line up will include expert perspectives from an emerging market and a unique look at the global economy, in addition to the presentation of the EIBTM Lifetime Achievement Award, which was also launched in 2012.

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The event organizers have also announced that the Official EIBTM Welcome Reception will take place onsite at EIBTM, which will allow people prompt access following the show on Tuesday. They will also conduct the EIBTM Networking Hour on Wednesday the 20th November, prior to the EIBTM Club Night which will once again be hosted in Opium Mar (www.opiummar.com).

Graeme Barnett, Reed Travel Exhibitions, EIBTM Senior Exhibition Director commented, “Last year, 96% of Trade Visitors were satisfied with their experience at EIBTM. This year we are confident that we will deliver this high level of satisfaction again and we are delighted to confirm that we will be announcing a host of new activities for this year in the coming months.”

Travel and Accommodation

EIBTM will offer a range of travel and accommodation offers for all EIBTM attendees including up to 50% discount on air, rail and ferry fairs as well as reduced rates on accommodation. There are a number of official and unofficial partner hotels offering rates starting from €81 per person per night. For full details visit www.eibtm.com/traveldiscounts

The organizers have also once again partnered with Lufthansa German Airlines, who offer a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. As the official airline partner, Lufthansa will offer special prices and conditions to all visitors. To make a reservation, visit www.lufthansa.com/event-booking_en and enter the access code GBZAMBJ in the “Access to Event Booking” area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.

EIBTM Hosted Buyer Program

If you are a top-level decision maker or make budgetary decisions for meetings, incentive travel, business travel, international conventions or events, you could be eligible to attend EIBTM as Hosted Buyer. To find out more, please visit www.eibtm.com/hosted

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