At 8.45am today #IBTMWorld 2019, the leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry, opened its doors!
#EventProfs from around the world filled the halls, all here with one goal – to find the inspiration to deliver exceptional world class events for their customers.
Here is a look at just some of the #Business #Connections and #Networking action from day one!
Doing business differently…
The #IBTMWorld Keynote Programme kicked off with an inspirational look at how to do business differently with Lucy Bloom, consulting CEO, governance gun, ideas machine and author. Lucy gave the packed audience invaluable insight into doing business with courage, kindness, optimism and fun.
We caught up with Lucy following her session to learn more.
IBTM Trends Watch…
Today was the day that this year’s much anticipated report was unveiled! Alistair Turner took to the stage to paint a picture of the myriad of exciting opportunities available for the meetings and events industry now and in the future.
This year’s focus was all about the mega trend of The Virtual Experience Economy, the fact that technology is now ubiquitous and that attendees now bring their expectations of life outside an event into events with them.
We chatted to Alistair following the session to hear more.
It’s all about South Africa for MICE…
Later in the day, author, explorer, soldier and photographer Levison Wood joined us here at #IBTMWorld 2019. Levison was here to tell delegates more about why South Africa is a fantastic destination for business travel, and that the country’s offering goes far beyond a great MICE infrastructure.
We caught up with Levison to hear more about the destination and why he thinks #IBTMWorld is so important.
More to come tomorrow…
That covers just some of day one at #IBTMWorld 2019, there are still two more packed days to come!
Thanks to those who attended today, we look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. For those who didn’t attend, if you haven’t already, you can still register!
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