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International Convention Centre of Barcelona increases turnover by 11.5% Europe

The International Convention Centre of Barcelona (CCIB), managed by GL Events, has broken its previous turnover record, with €37.2m in 2018. The figure represents an increase of 11.5% over 2017, and a 3.1% increase compared to the 2007 record, improving on pre-crisis levels. The CCIB claims loyalty and internationalisation are the reason for the exceptional results. More than 50% of clients returned to the CCIB...

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New book for the MICE industry:  Business Events, by Dr. Rob Davidson World

Business Events, a new book by Dr Rob Davidson, managing director of MICE Knowledge and professor of MICE Management in four European universities, was launched at IBTM World in Barcelona. The 450-page book brings together for the first time a complete analysis of all the principal sectors of the business events industry: corporate meetings, incentive travel, association conferences, political events, awards ceremonies, exhibitions and the...

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IBTM World announces DCT Abu Dhabi as Premier Partner for 2019 Middle EastWorld

Organisers of the IBTM trade show brand have announced that the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) will be its Premier Partner for IBTM World 2019. The deal marks the first time in IBTM World’s 31-year history that it has taken on a Premier Partner. DCT Abu Dhabi will use the agreement to gain access to a highly engaged global audience of...

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Trends Watch report unveiled on opening day of IBTM World World

IBTM’s traditional World Trends Watch report was unveiled at the Barcelona show, 27 November. The general overview again paints a picture of a changing world but one with myriad exciting opportunities for the meetings and events world to seize. The report did bring in a new chapter this year dedicated to tech trends, which explored the new industries likely to converge with technology. The report...

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IBTM Trends Watch highlights importance of tech World

An early preview of IBTM’s annual IBTM Trends Watch report has revealed that, despite ongoing economic and geopolitical instability, the future of the meetings and events industry looks bright, thanks in part to the relentless march of technological innovation. Indeed, a new section has been added to the report this year, focusing on global technological innovation and its impact on the events industry. The full report will...

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Asia expands its presence at IBTM World World

IBTM World has revealed a 23% increase in space taken by exhibitors from the Asia Pacific region ahead of its 2018 event, which will take place from 27-29 November 2018 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. The growth is a result of several new exhibitors taking stands this year, as well as some long-term exhibitors taking larger spaces. Amongst the new exhibitors from Asia Pacific...

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Organisers claim rise in first-stage appointments for IBTM World  World

Organisers of IBTM World, Reed Travel Exhibitions, have announced that first-stage appointments for exhibitors are up 7% against last year, with over 3,500 more business meetings booked than at the equivalent stage in 2017. The meetings have been facilitated using an appointment system which pairs exhibitor and buyer preferences to ensure that meetings are arranged between people with whom there is a very good chance...

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Aztec Event Services expands into Barcelona following growth Europe

Aztec Event Services has launched an operational base in Barcelona, following a period of strong growth to their client portfolio throughout the EU. Aztec’s audio-visual, technical and production services are increasingly being demanded for corporate events and exhibitions overseas. Alongside the 700+ corporate events supported annually in the UK, Aztec’s growth in mainland Europe is such that the company has now opened a warehouse and...

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United Nations representatives to promote sustainability at IBTM World World

Representatives from various UN bodies will be attending IBTM World this year, with the intention of learning about the meetings and events industry and promoting sustainability. The initiative comes on the back of IBTM’s ongoing partnership with Positive Impact. Positive Impact recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with certain United Nation bodies to help create a sustainable events industry. It is hoped that events can help...

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IBTM World 2018 announces millennial tech entrepreneur as third keynote speaker World

Multi-award-winning millennial tech entrepreneur Charlotte Pearce has been revealed as the third keynote speaker for IBTM World 2018, which will take place in Barcelona from 27-29 November. 26-year old Charlotte, who has been tipped as ‘one to watch’ by Richard Branson, will draw on her background as CEO and founder of innovative technology platform Inkpact, to present her session. Titled ‘Humans of Business; why connection...

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