Meetings No 26
Intro
Unlock Your Superpower
Atti Soenarso: If knowledge is power, learning is a superpower
Cover Story
Strong Networks and Even Stronger Relationships Are Critical to Success
Chantal Sturk-Nadeau on one of the world’s largest strategies in scale and scope.
Psychological Meetings
Lies
Hans Gordon on when social lubricants become dangerous weapons.
Radar
The Evolution of Faroese Music
The next step is to develop connections between artists and the international music market.
Intermission
Position Yourself
Go a little bit out of your depth.
Industry Identity
Reflect, Reset and Redefine
Elizabeth Rich is a keen observer of an industry which remains close to her heart.
Ancient Knowledge
Forum Unites Ancient Societies with Global Investors on a Futuristic Platform
The world’s indigenous communities are owners of highly innovative businesses.
White Paper
New Study Spotlights How Socio-Political Changes in Europe Impact Events
Current trends influencing Europe as a meetings destination.
Strategy
Copenhagen CB Strengthens Its Business Model for Congresses
Copenhagen Convention Bureau shares their insight and knowledge.
Technology Pivot
How the Pandemic Will Change Business Events for the Better
One thing is clear: technology will play an even more significant role moving forward.
Radar
Brain Research Shows Added Value in Live Events
Video cannot replace an event, but it does extend the lifespan of an event.
Intermission
Solsbury Hill
Walking right out of the machinery.
Demand Networking
Don’t Accept Webinars as Good Enough
We need to sit down and evaluate what we are doing. Are we rolling towards the abyss?
Radar
IBTM World Virtual 2020 Goes Live
Over 10,000 meetings due to take place over the three days of the event.
Radar
IBTM World Virtual 2020
The latest keynote speakers at IBTM World Virtual presented.
Sharma
×5 Your Positivity and Productivity During the Pandemic
Getting you into the rare-air that very few know.
Adding Value
Here East: An Intellectual Ecosystem
Innovation campus in the heart of the Olympic Village on the eastern fringes of central London.
Kellerman
A Political Perspective
Roger Kellerman wants us to learn what fragile states means for business.
classifieds
news
November 17-19 in Orlando
GBTA Announces New Dates
for 2021 Convention.
Awards
Austria Center Vienna Bags Coveted Gold and Silver Stevie Awards
Best B2C event and rapid testing lanes most valuable company response to the Covid-19 crisis category.
hotel news
First Radisson Individuals in the Baltics Opens Its Doors in Tallinn
Palace Hotel Tallinn is a monument of national architectural heritage built almost 100 years ago and respectfully renovated.
€300+ millions
The Economic Impact of Messukeskus Helsinki Melted By 80 per Cent
Pandemic damage radiates over the business life of the entire Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
sleep congress is awakening
World Sleep Congress 2022 to Be Held In Rome
EGA Worldwide Congresses & Events formally contracted as DMC service provider.
digital move
ICC Sydney Expands Broadcast and Hybrid Event Solutions with Media Studio
The studio features green screen technology which allows for visual integration of presenters into customisable background content.
21–22 October 2021
Union of International Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2021
Hosted by Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) live and online.
hotel news Scotland
Virgin Hotels to Open in Glasgow
Pack your kilts, Virgin Hotels opens brand new Scottish property in 2022.
CB Italias platform
Convention Bureau Italia Premieres Box IT,
The Free Networking Online Platform for International Buyers Interested in Italy as a Mice and Wedding Destination.
new roles
Imex Group Invests in the Team With Nine New Appointments
Several new roles have been created within the business with significant investment in systems, marketing and design.
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IBTM World Virtual 2020 Goes Live

IBTM World Virtual is set for success with over 10,000 meetings due to take place over the three days of the event, which will this year take place entirely online from 8–10 December.

The virtual event will include three full days of meetings between the world’s largest and best-known destinations and suppliers with top Hosted Buyers from some of the biggest global corporations, associations and agencies, as well as a comprehensive programme of education sessions.

Recently signed major exhibitors include Singapore Tourism Board, Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau, Adelaide Convention Bureau, European Convention Centre Luxembourg, Visit Norway Meetings & Events, South Africa Tourism and German Convention Bureau.

Furthermore, also Monaco Convention Bureau, Tourism Vancouver, Destination DC, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Visit Portugal CB, Visit Britain, Rhodes Bay Hotel & Spa and Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre.

Buyers will attend from across the globe, with almost a third being new to the event. Association buyers include those from the European Society of Urology, the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), World Confederation for Physical Therapy, The International Ecotourism Society, International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy, Research Quality Association (RQA), The Linux Foundation, and The European Society for Medical Oncology.

Major corporations due to attend include Jones Lang La Salle, F Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Bain & Company, IBM, Michelin, Dell, Novartis International AG, Boston Consulting Group, Real Madrid CF, Deloitte, Cook Medical, Nike, Leroy Merlin, BBVA France, Puma Brazil, Mundipharma International Limited, Hyundai, Horiba Medical, and Schlumberger.

The content programme will be available on all three days of the event and has been designed to reflect the key themes relevant to event professionals as our industry rebuilds and recovers postpandemic, including sessions focusing on leadership through change, technology and sustainability.

New for this year is a programme of bespoke content for those running experiential events in the Exceptional Experiences stream.

Also, Hosted Buyers will benefit from dedicated content tailored specifically for them with the IBTM Inspire Masterclass stream, a separate on-demand track available from the 10th December, with sessions for associations, corporates and agencies, which is sponsored by Korea Tourism Organization.

On 10th December, IBTM TV, which is sponsored by Meet England and Monaco Convention Bureau, will stream live and on-demand content from our expert speakers direct to attendees’ screens. This will include a variety of panel sessions, keynotes, trend reports and awards ceremonies.

The recently announced fourth keynote speaker Philippe Legrain, who is a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute and the founder of international think-tank Open Political Economy Network (OPEN), will deliver a talk titled: “Prospects for 2021: Recovery, Resilience, Reinvention.” His session will explore what we can learn from past crises about the recovery and how the industry can reinvent itself in the future.

David Thompson, Event Director, IBTM World, says:

“While we’re disappointed not to be able to meet in person this year, we’re excited to bring the industry together at IBTM World Virtual.

“We couldn’t have created this event without an incredible amount of hard work from our team and the support of our partners and friends within the industry. We look forward to being able to get together in person again from the 30th November to the 2nd December in Barcelona 2021.”