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  • These videos include sessions from key international speakers, from the events industry and beyond, focusing on crisis communication, achieving success, reducing stress, and much, much more.

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  • IBTM Meets

  • THE JOINED-UP APPROACH | IBTM Meets: Isabel Bardinet

    How can we stay stronger together during times of adversity?

    Shane Hannam, IBTM Events' Portfolio Director, is joined this week by CEO of the European Society of Cardiology, Isabel Bardinet, to discuss how the events industry has come together during this time of extreme change and uncertainty, as well as share some insights into her own career and experiences.


    What is the cultural difference between working and living in Asia after growing up in Barcelona?

    This week, Shane Hannam, IBTM Events' Portfolio Director, sits down with Oscar Cerezales, the Executive Vice President of the MCI Asia Pacific chapter, to find out more about how his two home countries, Spain and Singapore, have shaped his event industry experiences.

    LIVING A LIFE OF RILEY | IBTM Meets: Melissa Riley

    What is it like to live and work in the nation's capital?

    Shane Hannam, IBTM Events' Portfolio Director, is joined this week by none other than the Vice President of Convention Sales & Services at Destination DC, Melissa Riley. She'll be sharing her experiences of working in the heart of the US Capital City, what DC has to offer the events industry and her top tourist tips for Washington DC.

  • THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH | IBTM Meets: Panos Tzivanidis

    Why are business events important to the world's largest sporting event?

    Shane Hannam, IBTM Events' Portfolio Director, is joined this week by Panos Tzivanidis, the Director of Corporate Events & Services for the International Olympic Committee, to shed some light on the greatest sporting event in the world: the Olympics.

    WELCOMING THE WORLD | IBTM Meets: Christoph Tessmar

    How did Barcelona, the home to IBTM World, become Europe's leading business events destination?

    Shane Hannam, IBTM Events' Portfolio Director, sits down for a conversation with Christoph Tessmar, the CEO of Barcelona Convention Bureau, this week and discovers just how Barcelona established it's reputation as a must-visit destination for business events.


    Shane Hannam, IBTM Events' Portfolio Director, is joined this week by Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, the Chief Conventions Bureau Officer at South Africa Tourism. She'll be sharing her thoughts on the future of the events industry, how our key players are coming together to collaborate, and what South Africa has to offer.

  • NEW JOB: NEW VISION | IBTM Meets: Sven Bossu

    How is the new CEO at the International Association of Convention Centres looking to the future? Shane Hannam, IBTM Events' Portfolio Director, is joined this week by none other than the new CEO at IAPC, Sven Bossu, and they discuss all aspects of Sven's new role, his journey through the events industry, and his ideas for the future.

    LONDON CALLING | IBTM Meets: Tracy Halliwell, MBE

    Shane Hannam, Portfolio Director of IBTM Events, sat down with Tracy Halliwell, MBE, the Director of Tourism, Conventions and Major Events for London & Partners, to discuss her life, her work and the events industry.


    Shane Hannam talks to Neil Brownlee, Head of Business Events at VisitScotland, to discover more about the destination's unique and successful policy-driven model, as well as an insight into Neil's own experiences in the events industry and his predictions for the future.

  • Webinars

  • Covid-19 Risk Mitigation Plan in events at Fira Barcelona

    In response to COVID-19 and with the purpose of contributing to economic recovery, Fira de Barcelona shares its comprehensive study of the risk of infection by the virus during its trade fair activity, including mitigation measures, in this webinar.

    Panel Discussion: The Future of Hotels

    Join this panel discussion to hear from hotel leaders who will be discussing the initiatives and protocols they have put in place to ensure the safety of their customers as well as to encourage bookings in a post-COVID-19 world and what does the new normal look like?

    The JMIC Manifesto For Economic Recovery Using Business Events

    Join us for a special webinar to discuss economic recovery using business events, delivered by JMIC & The Iceberg and with support of the four leading global industry trade events - IBTM, AIME, IMEX and Meetings Africa.

  • 8 Key Considerations to Create Engaging Virtual and Hybrid Event Experiences

    All the creativity that meeting planners bring to face-to-face meetings and events can be repackaged in a virtual environment, albeit, in different ways. So how can you move your physical meeting or event to a digital version?

    5 social strategies to maintain relationships with your audience during Covid-19

    During this time it's important to keep connected with those around you. In this webinar, w'll discuss the 5 biggest social strategies you need to maintain a relationship with your audience.

    Airlines in Crisis: What is the Prognosis for the Aftermath of Covid-19

    John Strickland, JLS Consulting Director and WTM aviation expert, provides an insight into the challenges that the aviation industry currently faces. Harnessing 37 years of experience, he will cover all aspects of the industry and provide suggestions for airports, low-cost airlines, legacy carriers and more.

    WTM Global Hub. (2020). https://hub.wtm.com/airlines-in-crisis-what-is-the-prognosis-for-the-aftermath-of-covid-19/ [Video].

    Speaker: John Strickland

  • How to run successful and profitable virtual events

    Join this session for a live Q&A with the ‘world’s leading virtual summit expert’ Navid Moazzez, who will be answering all of your questions on how to run successful and profitable online events.

    MICE-Crisis Communications and post-COVID-19

    The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has had an immense impact on the MICE industry and the entire world. As well as dealing with practical issues, venues and organisers have had to work out what to say, and when, to their teams, stakeholders, suppliers and the public as the crisis unfolded, with news changing day by day. MICE- crisis management can support you in rethinking your strategies and helping to prevent future crisis situations. Crisis Management is a great tool to find effective solutions and create new ideas.

    What can you do to improve your mental health at work, rest and play

    This session will look at steps you can take to improve your mental health in lockdown and beyond. We will be discussing the 4 pillars of wellbeing – Mental, Physical, Spiritual & Emotional how they work for you as an individual and in the work place, breaking the myths around workplace wellbeing in the events industry (including in lockdown!).

  • Listen up: virtual events are here to stay

    We have been talking about digital and virtual events for more than a decade. They aren’t a nice-to-have anymore, they've become must-have. Hear from Stefania and Dahlia and discover how to start thinking about virtual experiences, how to switch your content strategy, and make your next virtual event a buzz-worthy experience.

    How to Cope During Times of Unprecedented Change with Gary Bradt

    As a global community, we are going through a time of unprecedented change and disruption. Together, we will get through it. This webinar will give you tips on how.

  • IBTM World Speakers

  • What is the future of the events industry?

    Fiona Pelham, the CEO of Positive Impact Events, speaks about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how the events industry can seize the opportunities they present.

    Stress Prevention & Wellbeing

    James Hitchen delivers a session on identifying stress responses and provides methods to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing, thanks to his experience as a wellbeing campaigner.

    Achieving Success in a Crisis

    The British cave diver who successfully helped rescue the Thai football team in Tham Luang in 2018, John Volanthan, delivered a session on how to achieve success in a crisis situation, supported by anecdotes from his experiences.

  • Safety and Security in the MICE industry

    David DuBois and Karen Gonzales from IAEE use real life scenarios from 2019 to demonstrate safety and security best practices for the MICE industry in this session from IBTM World 2019.

    Building Resilience: Managing External Pressure & Internal Stress

    Helen Moon delivered a session at IBTM World 2019 to teach listeners how to adapt to internal and external pressures, including how to differentiate between pressure and stress and some key tips to help with both.