IBTM Events has launched a new online platform—IBTM Connect—to help its exhibitors, hosted buyers and the wider industry stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
IBTM Connect will host regularly updated content, including webinars and videos from key industry professionals, ways to virtually network with industry peers, and news and updates to prepare for recovery. It is part of a three-step plan being rolled out by IBTM.
“We recognize that this is an unprecedented period of challenge for our industry and we’re absolutely committed to continuing to provide support and education for our peers,” said Shane Hannam, portfolio director, IBTM Events. “Our connections and industry partnerships mean that we are uniquely positioned to create and curate high-quality content from around the globe that can serve to provide insights and tangible benefits during this time. By keeping conversations going and sharing learnings, together we can weather the storm and emerge in the strongest possible position to rebuild and recover.”
Content will be refreshed regularly and will include weekly webinars from industry experts covering a range of topics. The webinar already lined up are keynote speaker Gary Bradt delivering a session on “how to cope during times of unprecedented change” and Helen Moon, founder and MD of Eventwell, talking about ‘mental health and wellbeing.”
The latest content on IBTM Connect covers everything from mental health and wellness, to managing a crisis and tips for working from home.
Further details will be announced in due course. Follow IBTM Events on Twitter IBTMevents / LinkedIn / Facebook IBTMevents for updates.
IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading showcase for the meetings and events industry (also known as MICE) with a portfolio of five global and regional events providing business solutions on five continents. They include IBTM World, IBTM Africa, IBTM Americas, IBTM China and the recently launched IBTM Asia Pacific.