IBTM World Virtual goes online from 8 to 10 December 2020 and has over 10,000 meetings due to take place over the three days of the event. The virtual event will include three full days of meetings between destinations and suppliers with Hosted Buyers from global corporations, associations and agencies, as well as education sessions. The content programme will be available on all three days and has been designed to reflect the key themes relevant to event professionals in the post pandemic, 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. On 10th December, IBTM TV will stream live and on demand content from expert speakers directly to the attendees’ screens. This will include a variety of panel sessions, keynotes, trend reports and awards ceremonies.
Buyers will attend from across the globe, with almost a third being new to the event. 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, German Convention Bureau, Monaco Convention Bureau, Tourism Vancouver, Destination DC, The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Visit Portugal CVB, Visit Britain, Rhodes Bay Hotel & Spa and Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre.
“While we’re disappointed not to be able to meet in person this year, we’re excited to bring the industry together this December 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, and we look forward to being able to get together in person again from the 30th Nov – 2nd Dec in Barcelona 2021”, says David Thompson, Event Director, IBTM World.