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
111 Boing 777 and A380s
Emirates announces aircraft upgrades
and more A380 resumptions.
119 membercountries
Dubai wins bid
to host ICOM General conference 2025.
developing the government
Dubai Economy, Dubai Tourism merge
to become ‘Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism.
38 cities applied
Vilnius ranked 3rd
at the annual European Capital of Innovation Awards.
IBTM World
Event technology
trends to increase engagement and ROI.
big business
Booking Holdings Enters Into An Agreement
With CVC Capital Partners To Acquire Etraveli Group.
Focus on Impact
Union of International Associations
releases Survey on International Meetings Issues - 2021 Report.
9,000-plus members
GBTA Convention 2021
Sets The Pace For Business Travel’s Return.
17–20 July
Kigali, Rwanda to host Women Deliver 2023
WD2023 will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality in the 21st century.
Event
Canary Islands Hosts 6th Edition of the Repeople Conference, Europe’s Largest Remote Work Conference
The only event in Europe addressing remote work from a wide perspective.
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IBTM World Virtual 2020

IBTM has announced Cecilia MoSze Tham and Mike Wittenstein as the latest two keynote speakers for IBTM World Virtual, which will take place online from 8–10 December.

Cecilia MoSze Tham, who has been described as an innovation activist and serial entrepreneur, will present a session on the future of human connectivity called “When the future worlds meet: How technology will transform the way we gather in the next year and beyond.” It will be a deep dive into the myriad fascinating ways that technology may change the way we meet and interact in the future.

She is currently a social technologist at Alpha Telefonica, using technology to help solve global challenges. Cecilia MoSze Tham has founded several companies such as MOB (Makers of Barcelona), the largest coworking community in Barcelona, Fab Cafe, a digital fabrication lab meets coffee shop; and All Women Tech, an AI training school for women by women to build the next generation of women and technology.

Founder and managing partner at Storyminers and former e-visionary at IBM, Mike Wittenstein is an expert in customer experience and will present a talk to help leaders gain support for their boldest ideas and strategies.

Over three decades, he has advised leaders and their teams during times of immense change, with a client roster that includes AT&T, Adobe, Apple, Delta Airlines and Holiday Inn.

Both speakers will present their sessions on IBTM World Virtual’s brand new feature, IBTM TV. Available to all registered attendees, IBTM TV will allow attendees to access the knowledge programme with a user-friendly mix of live and on-demand content.

There will also be a new programme of content tailored to those running experiential events in the Exceptional Experiences stream. Besides, Hosted Buyers will benefit from dedicated content tailored specifically for them with the IBTM Inspire Masterclass stream. This separate track is all on-demand, with sessions for associations, corporates and agencies.

Other speakers will include: the first keynote is Pancho Campo, who will speak about “The future of events: Lessons learned from working with Barack Obama.”

Sonja Piontek, who will present a session on ultra creativity: “How to create marketing magic with impressive ROI through unforgettable experiences.”

Isabel Bardinet, CEO, European Society of Cardiology, will deliver her thoughts on “Going digital: lessons learnt and going forward.”

Mikael Ek, Managing Director EMEA, BCD M&E whose session will cover “State of the industry: unexpected trends for the future of meetings and events.”

Finally, Patrick Rush, Senior Regional Director, Head of Asia Pacific, American Express Meetings & Events who will run a session on “2021 Global Meetings & Events Trends.”

David Thompson, Event Director, IBTM World:

“IBTM World Virtual is a platform to deliver not only high-quality business meetings but also a programme of inspiring content that will provide attendees with tangible learnings to take back to their businesses.”

Caption: Cecilia MoSze Tham, one of the keynote speakers at IBTM World Virtual. Photo: Luis Padilla