IBTM Events today announces the launch of a new online event, IBTM Wired which will take place from 28 June – 1 July 2021. The event is a permanent addition to IBTM’s global portfolio of B2B events and intelligence for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry.
IBTM Wired will unite professionals from across the world for four days of one-to-one business meetings, networking sessions that will spark new connections and enhance existing ones, and a programme of live and on-demand education sessions curated by sector, skillset, and geographic location that will Engage, Educate, Excite and allow you to evolve your skillset.
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. During the event, attendees will embark on a virtual world tour. Each day will provide key insights into a region, from industry outlooks to expert opinions that will help professionals discover new opportunities, expand their areas of focus, and get the latest information on each region’s recovery. The schedule is as follows:
Asia Pacific (28 June) IBTM has partnered with SACEOS (Singapore Association for Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers) to create SMF X IBTM Wired, which will see this year’s hybrid Singapore MICE Forum (SMF) integrated into the programme for IBTM Wired with an education programme that focuses on new ways of community engagement, design thinking and innovation.
North and South America (29 June) when the education programme will delve into how to deliver quality experiences and premium service.
Middle East and Africa (30 June) with education sessions focusing on networking, data and analysis, and energy.
Europe (1 July) when the sessions will explore power and success within learning and development.
IBTM TV, which launched at IBTM World Virtual 2021, will run a packed programme of live and on-demand education sessions that will provide valuable learning experiences, inspirational ideas and the sharing of best practices giving professionals the key tools they need for the next chapter in meetings and events. IBTM Wired has partnered with some of the leading international industry associations, visionaries and thought leaders to create a truly global four days of education. There will even be an IBTM Global World Tour playlist to add to the ambience.
“While there’s huge demand for face-to-face events and we look forward to their return, it’s clear the there is a long-term place for high-quality online meetings”, said Event Manager Michael Jones, “IBTM Wired will tap into the desire for year-round connections and will be a valuable and easily accessible touchpoint for existing and new customers from all over the globe who are looking to do business and network with their peers.”
Michael continued: “IBTM Wired will use the same intuitive purpose-built platform as our successful IBTM World Virtual 2020. The platform delivers an industry-leading experience for customers, delivering for them unrivalled business opportunities with a global network of event planners, destinations and suppliers in a cost-effective and time efficient way.”
Ms Bita Seow, Executive Director, SACEOS, said: “The global business meetings and events industry has remained resilient and agile during these uncertain times. The past year has been a learning journey for many of us and we are excited that SMF can be the platform for the industry to showcase solutions, share insights and to come together as a collective strength towards the revival of meetings and events in a COVID-19 safe environment.”