Hosted buyers and exhibitors are signing up to participate in IBTM World 2020, demonstrating a renewed confidence in business events, reports IBTM.
IBTM today announced a raft of new exhibitors, including Meliá Hotels International, Titanic Hotels, Ibiza Convention Bureau and Canary Islands as well as strong Hosted Buyer representation for the show, which is being held as scheduled, December 1-3, at Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona Spain.
Leading exhibitors due to attend include: Meet in Ireland, Munich Convention Bureau, Switzerland Tourism, Greek National Tourism Organisation, Wedgewood DMC Group, Hunt & Palmer PLC, Moove Team, Monaco Government Tourist & Convention Authority, Korea Tourism Organization and CIE Eventos (Mexico).
In addition, a wide range of leading corporate and association Hosted Buyers will attend the show, including planners from organizations representing Netflix, Nike, Whirlpool Corporation, Mars, Cisco Systems, BBVA France, Gazprom Neft, Dell America Latina Corp., British American Tobacco, The Delta Group, MegaFon, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, European Society of Clinical Investigation, International Association for Energy Economics and The International Ecotourism Society.
“This year has been unusual for all of us, but our strong pipeline of Hosted Buyers and exhibitors has demonstrated a real appetite to attend IBTM World 2020 and return to a ‘new normal’,” said David Thompson, event director, IBTM World. “We have been in constant touch with planners from all over the world during lockdown who want to be able to get back to face to face meetings and plan their events for next year. We look forward to seeing you all in Barcelona.”
IBTM announced in early July that it was moving ahead with IBTM World. It has been and will continue, working closely with Fira de Barcelona, and Barcelona Convention Bureau (BCB) to implement thorough safety and hygiene measures at the event to ensure attendees have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Health security measures being implemented at the show include:
- a clear one-way system to help attendees keep a safe distance;
- optimized booth designs to help maintain physical distancing, with overflow areas placed around the venue for use by exhibitors who require extra space for their meetings;
- increased spacing around all seating areas;
- hand sanitizer provided at key points throughout the venue;
- hygiene screens at all service counters, catering outlets and information points;
- and increased frequency of cleaning throughout the venue.