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Press Release25 June 2021

Inaugural IBTM Wired goes live

- 3,000 meetings to take place at hybrid event -

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IBTM Wired 2021

The first edition of IBTM Wired takes place from 28 June – 1July, with over 3,000 one-to-one business meetings scheduled for the four-day event, designed to unite leading international destinations and suppliers with top calibre Hosted Buyers for four days of quality meetings, networking and tailored education sessions.


In partnership with SACEOS (Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers), IBTM Wired includes access to the SMF (Singapore MICE Forum) x IBTM Wired conference, which will take place both in-person for industry professionals in Singapore, and online on day one of IBTM Wired, 28 June.

The event will be open 24 hours a day across the four days of the event, allowing delegates to organise meetings to work around their time zones and existing commitments.

The latest exhibitors confirmed to attend include Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi, CVENT, Resorts World Sentosa, Cyprus Convention Bureau, Visit Ras Al-Khaimah, Cannes Convention Bureau, Warsaw Convention Bureau, Marriott International, and BC Hospitality Group.

The newest associations set to attend include SANS Institute, Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration, International China Investment Forum (ICIF) and International Atlantic Economic Society. Corporate buyers include BBVA France, Gemini Management NV and Provident Global Capital Group. Agency buyers include representatives from emotivents, HPN Global, BCD Meetings & events, Kraft Travel Thailand.

Designed to help meetings and events professionals thrive post-pandemic, each day of IBTM Wired will spotlight a different region of the world. Over 30 topical education sessions and four high-profile keynote speakers will be available live and on-demand to Hosted Buyers and visitors. IBTM Wired has been granted preferred provider status from the Events Industry Council (EIC) for its Knowledge Programme, allowing delegates to gain Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) points for each education session attended.

Michael Jones, Event Manager, IBTM Wired commented: “We’re hugely excited for IBTM Wired, which was created to provide quality opportunities for connection and learning, and to help our industry not only recover but to thrive post pandemic. I’d like to thank our partners SACEOS, as well as the Singapore Tourism Board and Marina Bay Sands who have been instrumental in the development of the event. We can’t wait to share this event with everyone, and we hope that everyone has an enjoyable, productive and inspirational time.”

IBTM Wired is a permanent addition to IBTM's global portfolio of B2B events and intelligence for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry.

About IBTM

IBTM is a world-leading showcase for the meetings and events industry with a portfolio of events and products offering business solutions across five continents. The portfolio includes IBTM World, IBTM Africa, IBTM Americas, IBTM Asia Pacific, IBTM Wired and IBTM Connect.

About IBTM Wired

IBTM Wired is the newest addition to IBTM’s global portfolio of events and intelligence for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry. The event takes place annually online and unites thousands of industry professionals from around the world for four days of one-to-one business meetings, sparking new connections and renewing existing ones and a programme of live and on-demand education sessions.

Next event: Monday 28 June to Thursday 1 July 2021 - Virtual

About RX

RX (Reed Exhibitions) is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors.
RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

About RELX

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 33,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market capitalisation is approximately £36.6bn, €42.4bn, $51.5bn.*

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