ibtm App Action and Knowledge Sessions

ibtm Graeme Barnett Senior Exhibition Director

ibtm world 2016 Mobile App Goes Live

With only a short time until the Meetings and Event Industries major Expo of the year, the ibtm world team is preparing an exceptional business event. Ibtm world has launched new Apps, enhanced its Associations interactions with inspirational sessions and is introducing Hosted Buyers to new Tech Innovations to drive interactions and business.

Ibtm world has selected Goomeo to be this year’s ibtm world app for all attendee smart devices. Goomeo is a dedicated trade show and exhibition platform mobile event app for smart devices. The official ibtm world app will act as a personal show assistant with new features to enhance a trade show attendee experience with options to

  • Personalise your agenda – manage appointments and favourite exhibitors, sessions and speakers
  • Network with attendees – find, message and connect with other participants
  • Join in live discussions during seminars and speaker sessions with our interactive tool, Slido.

The App will give a high level of information from diary appointments to lead capture, a full view of a 3D floor plan with routing, the exhibitor directory, all of the Knowledge sessions and networking events.

A key function of the App is the complimentary lead-capture system that allows exhibitors to use their smart phones to scan attendee badges. Attendees can then download a report free of charge via Goomeo’s system. Another new Selfie function in the app allows pictures to upload instantly onto social media. If attendees wish to have separate hand-held lead capture devices, they can purchase these through the Exhibitor Hub pre or during the show.

Florian Courgenouil, Marketing Director at Goomeo comments, “For the first time, all attendees will have their own profile in the app and will be able to connect with each other. With this social media solution inside the event, the attenTeam ibtmdees won’t lose business opportunities anymore. The in-app lead retrieval will also make it a lot easier for the attendees to save the details of everyone they meet.”

Graeme Barnett, Senior Event Director ibtm world said, “Goomeo has created an app which really does enhance all our attendees’ experience of the show. With all the details in one place, some new features and fun ideas, it’s designed to be the social and business hub on the go and we will have a dedicated App support stand where the Goomeo team will be on hand to give advice”.  “The whole ibtm team is excited with the Show Vibe.”

Show Information
Full information on all of the content is available at http://www.ibtmworld.com/programme
To register attendance at ibtm world go to http://www.ibtmworld.com/register2016

Fast Show Facts

Association Buyers

The CCIB (Barcelona International Convention Centre) invites Association Hosted Buyers to attend a site inspection and inspirational session on maximising a venue’s potential to influence events. In this cutting-edge session, Chema Gomez, former president of MPI Spain, will demonstrate different set-ups and formats for conferences and events, so you can deliver successful meetings.

Corporate Hosted Buyers

Tantalising Tech Taste Buyers Tech breakfast
Exclusive to Corporate Hosted Buyers are offered the opportunity to explore a variety of exciting technologies designed to give events more control. The Buyers Tech breakfast is an opportunity to connect with industry peers over a complimentary breakfast and uncover innovative technologies in an interactive environment.

ACS Knowledge Village

Up-to-Date Research
The Circus themed Knowledge Village which will consist of 3 purpose built rooms: Big Top, Lion’s Den and Circus School which will offer further networking opportunities and activities throughout the 3 days of ibtm world. As part of the ibtm Knowledge Programme the new theme of Industry Trends will kick off with a highly topical session. The Impact of Brexit featuring James Heappey MP and Chair, All party Parliamentary Group for Events, UK Parliament. The session will discuss and debate the possible impacts of Brexit on the global meetings industry and the panel will be on hand to answer questions and offer their views on this unprecedented state of affairs.

  • Jurriean Sleijster, President and COO of MCI, will discuss the latest trends in the association industry providing an insight into developments in membership, engagement and activation & strategies.
  • ibtm world and EventMB are partnering to deliver one of the most anticipated pieces of research this year. Julius Solaris will be joined by a panel of top experts within the meetings industry to provide an unprecedented insight into what the industry will look like in 2017.
  • Dr James Morgan, Fresh Tech for your Event, will look at the changing landscape of event technology with exciting new products being offered to event planners. This multi-media session will explore new logistics and production management technology for better work efficiency.

“The line-up for our knowledge programme is impressive this year, we have fantastic speakers and content which is highly topical, we introduced the new themes and this has given us a clear structure of content which is relevant to everyone attending ibtm world this year”, commented Graeme Barnett, Senior Exhibition Director, ibtm world, “The 7 themes as part of the Knowledge Programme are particularly innovative and all topics are at the forefront of the event planners’ educational needs.”

In addition to the Knowledge Village, the Innovation Zone will feature the ibtm world Top 10 innovators and explore what the latest offers through new multimedia iPosters. Inspirational “fast fact” Pecha Kucha style knowledge sessions will be running throughout the show, brought to you by EventMB.

“ibtm world opens its doors in less than 2 weeks delivering what is going to be a fantastic event in Barcelona. Exciting times indeed and we still have lots to share about what to expect from the show. We have an impressive speaker line-up, the prestigious list of exhibitors and various networking opportunities. We look forward to welcoming you to the show“, reminds Graeme Barnett.

Getting There

Get to and from ibtm world in record time with the new direct trains from the airport straight into the Fira Gran Via exhibition centre. Opened earlier this year, the L9 metro line will deliver attendees from the airport in just 19 minutes.



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