IBTM Wired reveals first details of hosted buyers and exhibitors
First details of exhibitors signed up for Reed IBTM World's upcoming IBTM Wired digital event show a list of international convention bureaus, hotel groups and cities, as well as hosted buyer representation from global corporations, associations and agencies.
IBTM Wired takes place 28 June-1 July and will provide meetings industry professionals from across the world with one-to-one business meetings, networking sessions and a programme of live and on-demand education sessions curated by sector, skillset, and geographic location.
Exhibitors attending to reconnect with buyers and share their roadmap for recovery include Japan National Tourism Organisation, Rotterdam Partners Convention Bureau, Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau, Austria Convention Bureau, MeetEngland, Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau, Business Events Sydney and Convention Bureaux New Zealand, Business Events Australia, Visit Bruges Convention Bureau, Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau, Latvia Convention Bureau, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Hoteles Santos, Marriott Hotels, Barcelona Convention Bureau, Belmond, Visit Algarve and Atout France.
Organisers report that 27% of hosted buyers approved so far are new to IBTM.
Association buyers expected to explore how they can bring members safely together in-person at their next meetings include representatives from the SANS Institute, Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration, International Association of Facilitators, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, International China Investment Forum (ICIF), International Atlantic Economic Society and World Confederation for Physical Therapy. The corporate buyers down to attend include Orange S.A., Ingenico, Barents Re, Leroy Merlin, Netflix, BBVA France, Prudential Seguros, Gemini Management NV, EFG Hermes Holding, Samsung Group and Provident Capital Group.
Agency buyers signed up to attend include representatives from organisations including Global Cynergies, Eventesse, emotivents, HPN Global, Gemini Management NV, Serasa Experian, Turkcell, BCD Meetings & events and Kraft Travel Thailand.
Hosted buyer Derrick Woods, principal, Boss Productions said: “I am super excited to participate in the upcoming IBTM Wired. It's the next best thing to keep connected until the world reopens for face-to-face interactions and Reed Exhibitions keeps the window of opportunity open with this event.”
Kerrin MacPhie, head of business events at VisitBritain/ VisitEngland said: “Being able to connect and do business with the global meetings community without time-zone barriers is a valuable opportunity to promote the high-quality destinations, venues and suppliers across England to top international buyers, driving future events and bookings.”
Michael Jones, event manager, IBTM Wired said: “We’ve had an enormous amount of support and positive feedback since launching IBTM Wired, and we’re delighted to be welcoming some of the most prestigious suppliers and buyers in the industry for four days of exciting education, networking and quality one-to-one meetings.”