Results Of Inaugural IBTM Wired Revealed
- 3,200 meetings took place at hybrid event -
RX (Reed Exhibitions) has announced the results of its inaugural IBTM Wired event, which took place online from 28 June – 1 July with the aim of uniting Hosted Buyers and suppliers for four days of quality meetings, networking and tailored education sessions.
The organisers confirmed that over 290 Hosted Buyers from 65 countries attended the online event, with a further 100 physical attendees in Singapore on day one for the SMF (Singapore MICE Forum) x IBTM Wired conference in partnership with SACEOS (Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers).
Almost 3,200 one-to-one business meetings took place between some of the world’s top calibre Hosted Buyers and leading international destinations and suppliers, and 94 per cent of meetings were attended. The meetings satisfaction score for the event was 4.6 out of 5.
The 28 live and 39 on-demand education sessions were Events Industry Council (EIC) accredited, and there were almost 1,000 on-demand views of the Knowledge Programme during the course of the event and for two weeks afterwards.
Commenting on the experience, exhibitor Heike Ströhmann, The Westin Paris – Vendôme, said: “The Westin Paris Vendome – Le Meridien Etoile decided to attend IBTM Wired as it is vital in this changing environment to show that we are active, open for business and have adapted to the new needs. The IBTM platform is flawless, and our agenda filled up in a heartbeat – we needed a team of three to cover all the meeting requests. We will definitely attend again.”
Hosted Buyer Marcus Lee, Chairman, International China Investment Forum, said: “IBTM Wired is an excellent event where you are able to meet high quality industry suppliers from around the globe. I was able to discover new opportunities, talk to new destinations, hotels and venues to plan for our next events.”
Michael Jones, Event Manager, IBTM Wired commented: “Our first ever IBTM Wired brought the industry together to re-connect, learn new skills, and do valuable business in what has been an incredibly challenging period for our sector. We’re delighted with the results and the excellent feedback from participants.”
Michael continues: “I’d like to thank our exhibitors, buyers and partners SACEOS, as well as the Singapore Tourism Board and Marina Bay Sands who were instrumental in bringing IBTM Wired to fruition.”
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.
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.
IBTM Americas, the leading event for the meetings and events industry in North America, Latin America, Europe and beyond, is the must-attend two-day event for the region’s meeting, incentives, conference and events industry. Thousands of meetings and events buyers, suppliers and international trade media visit Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City every August.
Next event: Wednesday 18 August to Thursday 19 August 2021 at Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City
the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, is the must-attend three-day event for the worldwide meeting, incentives, conference and events industry. Thousands of meetings and events buyers, suppliers and international trade media visit Fira Barcelona every December for IBTM’s flagship show, with over 74,000 business meetings taking place.
Tuesday 30 November to Thursday 2 December 2021 at Fira Barcelona
IBTM Asia Pacific,
the leading event for the meetings and events industry in Asia Pacific, is the must-attend two-day event for the region’s meeting, incentives, conference and events industry. Thousands of meetings and events buyers, suppliers and international trade media are expected to visit Marina Bay Sands in Singapore for the inaugural event in June.
Next event: Tuesday 5 to Wednesday 6 April 2022 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
IBTM Connect is the leading online knowledge hub for the global meetings, incentives, conference and events industry. Established in 2020, it is packed with cutting-edge content to help inspire and educate the global meetings and events industry, with regularly updated industry news and insights, as well as on-demand interviews and webinars with high-profile industry experts.
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. www.rxglobal.com
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About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events business. It combines face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 500 events in almost 30 countries across 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants. Our events, organised by 35 global offices, leverage industry expertise, large data sets and technology to enable our customers to generate billions of dollars of revenues for the economic development of local markets and national economies around the world. Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexhibitions.com