1-Be part of the largest global hub for meetings industry professionals attending from over 150 countries – that’s over 15,200 potential business contacts. www.eibtm.com/visit
2-Meet and do business with over 3,100 international exhibitors representing over 5,000 venues, hotels, destinations, technology, business travel and event services.
3-Celebrate EIBTM’s 25th Birthday in the beautiful city of Barcelona.
4-EIBTM has increased the flexibility of its Hosted Buyer offering for UK-based meeting planners by providing a number of new airports for travel and variable options for length of stay.
5-Buyers are now offered three different attendance options: fully hosted, semi-hosted, or appointment only – again offering a more flexible options for buyers – to find out more about the Hosted Buyer program please visit:
6-Hosted Buyers can pre-select appointments with exhibitors of their choice and will receive a personal diary of appointments for each day they attend. To apply for Hosted Buyer status visit:
7-This year’s EIBTM will kick off with the first EIBTM Forum, an education and networking event which will be taking place the day before the opening of the show, at 4:30 pm on Monday, November 26 – open to all attendees.
8-Hear from world-renowned speaker Barbara Kellerman, a lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard University, ranked by Forbes.com as one of the “Top 50 Business Thinkers.” Barbara will be talking about “The End of Leadership,” a topic at the heart of many of her top selling books. Find out more:
9-There will be over 100 tailored sessions and bite-sized learning opportunities delivered as part of the EIBTM 25 education program – Sessions in the EIBTM Education Program are CMP accredited.
10-As a direct result of last year’s demand, EIBTM will have a specialist Business Travel pavilion on the show floor and education specifically tailored to meet the needs of business travel planners and corporate travel managers.
11-Over 25 of the world’s leading meetings industry associations work with EIBTM and help to deliver content at the show, including MPI, ICCA, SITE, AIPC, ACTE, PCMA.
12-Learn about the ways in which sustainability can benefit your business by attending the Sustainable Events Corner and bite-sized education sessions.
13-Dedicated programs for Corporate, Association, Agency, and Business Travel planners means focused education and networking opportunities to maximize ROI.
14-The results of EIBTM Trends Watch will be released at the show which will provide an insight into the latest meetings industry trends in key markets on which to base your future business strategies.
15-The Technology Village will host over 30 exhibitors showcasing their latest innovations for the meetings and events industry from Apps to online solutions.
16-The Future Events Experience, launched at last year’s EIBTM will provide attendees with an interactive experience featuring some of the latest in cutting-edge technology and events services available.
17-Daily “Tech Hour” sessions will take place between 1300-1400 hours on each day of the show, delivered by Corbin Ball who was recently voted one of the top 25 most influential people in the industry.
18-The 2012 winner of EIBTM Technology Watch will be exhibiting with their award winning concept.
19-Experience one of Barcelona’s cultural landmarks during the official EIBTM Welcome Party which is taking place at The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) on Tuesday, November 27.
20-All attendees are invited to EIBTM Networking Hour, which is an extra hour on the show floor for visitors and buyers to informally connect with each other and meet with exhibitors who host networking drinks and performances at their stands.
21-Attendees can dance the night away at EIBTM 25’s silver-themed ClubNight at Opium Mar – Barcelona’s hottest nightclub.
22-Download the new IBTM multi-event App which will allow you to access the latest information about EIBTM from your smart phone even before you land in Barcelona.
23-Pre-register as a Trade Visitor and attend EIBTM and you will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a trip for two Turkey.
24-Make the most of all of the special promotions and competitions that exhibitors will be running as part of EIBTM.
25-There are also special rates for rail, flights, and accommodation (starting at €100) and free transfers around Barcelona.
EIBTM 2012 takes place November 27-29, Fira Gran Via Barcelona, and The EIBTM Forum ( www.eibtm.com/forum ) will take place on November 26 in Fira Montjuic, Barcelona City Centdr.