The post-pandemic recovery of the MICE industry will be the focus of the Knowledge Program at IBTM Wired, the new online event from Reed Exhibitions being held June 28-July 1, 2021.
IBTM released today the first details of the education program. To date, more than 30 topical education sessions and four high-profile keynote speakers have been confirmed for the four-day event, which will focus on a different region of the world each day. From hybrid events and sustainability to women in leadership, technology, safety and trends, each day will provide learning experiences, inspirational ideas and the sharing of best practices.
“IBTM’s well-respected Knowledge Program will form a central part of IBTM Wired,” said Michael Jones, event manager, IBTM. “We know from our research and from talking to our partners and clients that our industry is hungry for opportunities to continue learning, even if they cannot attend an event in person. Our fresh and diverse line-up of speakers for IBTM Wired will help attendees thrive post-pandemic, providing them with inspiration, tools and tangible learnings that they can take away and apply to their businesses.”
Keynote speakers include:
- Stephen Attenborough, who leads commercial activity for Virgin Galactic, part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group;
- Monique Morrow, senior distinguished architect for Emerging Technologies at Syniverse Technologies and president and co-founder of the Humanized Internet;
- CNN contributor and Atlanta radio host, Aaron Paxton Arnold;
- and internationally acclaimed speaker Ozan Varol, rocket scientist turned award-winning professor and number-one bestselling author.
The majority of sessions will be live to facilitate audience interaction and engagement, with a facility to ask questions to speakers in real-time. The event platform, built by Sector Global, will be open 24 hours a day for the event’s duration so that the global community can tailor their schedule to their time zone.