IBTM World Partners with Abu Dhabi for Barcelona Event

Smart Meetings

One of the biggest global meetings industry events of the year will be even bigger in 2019 as IBTM World will partner with The Department of Culture and Tourism—Abu Dhabi (DCT) for the gathering in Barcelona next November.

Tourism in Barcelona the impact of events

Gallus Events

Barcelona is anything but happy with the continued rise in tourism and I wondered, what role do event planners play? Ever popular Barcelona. Barcelona is Europe’s third most popular destination city, with tourism, in part driven by congresses and other business events.

The Event Planner’s Guide to Barcelona Venues


Then Barcelona is for you! Explore our planner’s guide to the top venues in Barcelona for meetings and events. Are you looking for a city that combines history, beautiful architecture, and sustainability with business?

Barcelona Event Venues- 5 Unique Spaces for Your Event

Event Industry News

Have you ever considered Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, and home of the famous architect Antoni Gaudí, as a potential option for your next event? Not to mention, the nightlife and restaurant scene in Barcelona is absolutely booming!

tappit continues global expansion with new Barcelona team and APAC partnerships

Event Industry News

tappit, the only truly global cashless solution specialist for sports, festivals and other global entertainment venues, is continuing an impressive 12 month period of European growth with the opening of a new office in Barcelona, Spain. They will be responsible for growing the team in Barcelona and providing localised one-on-one support to tappit clients in the region.

Barcelona Convention Bureau Takes CSR Project on the Road

PCMA Convene

Members of the Barcelona Convention Bureau and 13 bureau partners pose at Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park. When members of the Barcelona Convention Bureau (BCB) and 13 bureau partners touched down in Las Vegas last October for IMEX America, they brought their sustainability ethos with them.

Barcelona International Convention Centre’s Phil Cross on Being Adaptive

PCMA Convene

Phil Cross , head of sales, Barcelona International Convention Centre. WHAT I DO NOW My current role is head of sales at an international venue in Barcelona — the CCIB. Phil Cross. EDUCATION I studied business, leisure, and tourism at the [U.K.’s]

How the ESC Supported Barcelona After the Attacks

PCMA Convene

Guell Park in Barcelona. 17, Isabel Bardinet, chief executive officer of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), was in Las Ramblas, one of Barcelona’s busiest neighborhoods. Barcelona attacks will not deter #ESCcongress : big trials in the line-up, but more security likely.

Barcelona Is Calling: A Unique Setting for Extraordinary Events


Over 25 years ago, the song “Barcelona” rang out at the opening ceremony of the 1992 Olympics, and the world was amazed by the city’s stunning backdrop for the Games. The post Barcelona Is Calling: A Unique Setting for Extraordinary Events appeared first on Blog.


Event Industry News

Akommo is an international team of passionate, knowledgeable and hard-working event professionals with over 10 years’ experience in event accommodation and event planning in cities throughout Europe, such as Cannes and Barcelona. 08005 Barcelona.

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9 of the World’s Coolest Convention Centers


Photo credit: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center Fira Barcelona Gran Via Location: Barcelona, Spain. Photo credit: Fira Barcelona Milano Congressi Location: Milano, Italy.

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Exciting Developments for Planners at 10 Top International Cities

Smart Meetings

Barcelona. Popular destinations throughout the world have been busy adding new properties and attractions—from a spectacular entertainment venue in Montreal to a stunning convention center in San Jose, Costa Rica—that have enhanced their offerings to meeting groups and tourists.

IBTM World 2018 Puts New Tech Center Stage

Smart Meetings

27–29 in Barcelona, Spain. News Trends 3d printing Amondo app barcelona conference Events facial recognition hologram ibtm Mach 3 Management meetings projection mapping robots Skullmapping team-building Tech technology Virtual Reality vr World 2018

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New Management Systems Lead the Charge for Industry Tech  

Smart Meetings

As part of the run up to IBTM World 2018 in Barcelona Nov. An increasing emphasis is being placed on the back-end software and management tools that allow planners to make the most of their time and money.

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July 31, 2017: Disastrous Pokémon Go Fest Results in Class-Action Lawsuit, MTV to Make V.M.A. Moonman Gender Neutral, Thousands Evacuated at Barcelona Music Festival During Massive Fire


DISASTROUS POKEMON GO FEST RESULTS IN CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT: Niantic, the company that created the massively popular augmented-reality Pokémon Go

3 Companies Score Big at IBTM World’s Tech Watch Awards

Smart Meetings

Technology Technology News 2018 assistance award awards barcelona company e-poster event mb Events facial fielddrive ibtm industry interactive julius solaris kubify mice michelle bruno on site prize recognition Tech technology watch winner world zenusTech companies Zenus, Fielddrive and Kubify each recently won a 2018 IBTM World Tech Watch Award , the longest-running industry prize of its kind. Taking home this year’s awards were Zenus and Fielddrive.

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3 Global Lessons from PCMACL’s Music City Convergence


PCMA’s knowledge exchanges in London and Barcelona were offered as examples of delivering programming where it is needed, and in the format people are demanding. More than 4,500 event professionals converged on Nashville the second week of January with a unified vision.

Terrorist Attack Impacting Travel Plans? You May be Insured


In the days after a van drove into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain, killing 17 people and injuring more than 100 others, many already traveling in the area—and many more planning trips—were left wondering what to do in the face of an incident that was labeled a terrorist attack.

IBTM World 2018: What to Know Before You Go


Next month, the event industry will be gathering at IBTM World 2018 in Barcelona, Nov. 27-29.

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EventsCase exhibits at IBTM World and sets up freedom wall

Event Industry News

EventsCase was one of the exhibitors at the recently concluded IBTM World in Barcelona, Spain. The event, which ran from November 29 to December 1 at the Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue is the biggest trade exhibition in Europe for the business tourism, congress and incentives industry.

We’re Bringing 20 Back


See us in Barcelona to experience EventMB offline. EventMB is delighted to announce an explosive line up for the ibtm world Innovation zone. And yes, we’re bringing 20 back. Pecha Kucha – a perfect example of embracing a fashion and ditching it without reason.

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Professional event organisers posted missing at many events

Gallus Events

My third example is from Barcelona. Demonstration against new hotels in Barcelona. Barcelona is undergoing a tourist explosion and hotels of course, have to go somewhere. And that demonstration in Poblenou in Barcelona will make an impact way beyond the barrio of Poblenou.

Why Business Events Should Leave a Positive Legacy

PCMA Convene

Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress offers an ambitious environmental program where participants can contribute directly by offsetting their carbon footprint, recycling their badge, and minimizing the impact of their travel and on-site participation.

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The Top 10 Sessions From #ibtmworld


This year in Barcelona, we partnered with ibtm world to bring EventMB to the Innovation Zone. The Innovation Zone at ibtm world brought together some top speakers and content. In case you didn’t make it, here are the most popular live streamed sessions.

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Growth predicted for global MICE industry in 2017

Event Industry News

The 12th edition of the report, authored by Dr Rob Davidson, Managing Director of MICE Knowledge, and released at the company’s flagship show, ibtm world in Barcelona, makes forecasts for […].

Meet the Finalists of TechWatch


Learn more about them and how to apply to be hosted in Barcelona to experience them live. ibtm world and EventMB are partnering to bring you the most innovative tech companies solving challenges for the event industry.

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Event planners to spend more on technology in 2018

Event Industry News

A survey of senior event planners attending ibtm world in Barcelona has said that they will be investing more in technology in 2018.

Engage Works creates experimental event stand for Dugout

Event Industry News

Dugout, which launched last Monday, delivers behind-the-scenes content from 27 clubs, including AC Milan, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munich, Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC and has more than 150 players as ambassadors, including Gareth Bale and Harry […].

Fresh formats for conferences

Gallus Events

I spoke at IBTM in Barcelona ( you can read the “review” here ) at the end of November on one of my favourite topics, Meeting Design or fresh formats for conferences. I finished with an image of the Apple store in Barcelona.

DB Systems appointed recommended supplier at Mobile World Congress

Event Industry News

DB Systems are delighted to announce their continued involvement with Mobile World Congress having been appointed a recommended supplier for both AV & IT hire, and digital content services for the prestigious event to be held in the Barcelona Fira Gran Via 26th February-1st March 2018.

Getting Under Attendees' Skin, Literally


This week's Mobile World Congress featured chip implantation on a human during a presentation.

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Homeless Hackathon Glasgow

Gallus Events

As an event organiser, who currently lives in Barcelona, there isn’t much I can do to address the homeless situation in Glasgow. This is sure to be an interesting journey for all at Gallus Towers in Barcelona, so expect some regular updates.

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Thousands evacuated after huge fire breaks out at festival

Event Industry News

Around 22,000 people have been evacuated from the Tomorrowland Unite festival in Barcelona after a fire broke out on the main stage. No injuries have been reported, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais. The blaze apparently broke out after a pyrotechnic element malfunctioned went wrong.

Mobile World Congress 2019 to use facial recognition for venue access control

Event Industry News

Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited (“Comba Telecom” or “the Group”, SEHK stock code: 2342), a global leading solutions and services provider of wireless and information communications systems, announced it will be deploying the ScanViS ID facial recognition (FR) solution to enhance attendee experience and expedite venue access at MWC19 in Barcelona, Spain, the largest mobile event in the world, organised by the GSMA which represents the interests of the mobile industry worldwide. .

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PCMA’s Luca Favetta speaks to HQ magazine about education, collaboration

PCMA Convene

At this year’s Influencers Summit 22-24 September in Barcelona, we are delivering content in different learning styles with a plan to share our content produced at the event to keep the energy and engagement alive.”. Luca Favetta.

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YR Live for SEAT at the 2017 Motor Show in Geneva

Event Industry News

The solution we developed for end client SEAT built on the ‘Created in Barcelona’ theme allows guests […]. It’s the 87th international motor show in Geneva, running from 9th-19th March 2017.

Eventinterface selected an ibtm 2017 Tech Watch Awards Finalist


The winner will be announced at ibtm world 2017, hosted in Barcelona, Spain, November 28 to 30. From the nine finalists, judges will now vote for a winner in each category, one of which will be named Tech Watch Award 2017 winner on 29 November at ibtm world in Barcelona.

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My session at EVENTIT

Gallus Events

When I was approach to do a session I decided to do a version of the creative events session that I presented in Barcelona last year. Below you will see the slideshare from my presentation at EVENTIT from earlier this month. You can also see my review of EVENTIT here.

AI to help speaker presentations

Gallus Events

William is presenting a session at IBTM in Barcelona on “ How to support speakers to make their sessions brilliant ” on the 1st December. As an event organiser, it’s not every day that you receive an email talking about Artificial Intelligence.

Jack Morton grows presence with four brand experiences at Mobile World Congress

Event Industry News

MWC is the premier industry telecom and technology event and takes place from the 25 th to the 28 th February at Fira Gran Via, Barcelona. Jack Morton, the global brand experience agency, has partnered with four clients to create their brand experiences at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year. The agency’s work at MWC reflects the strength of its partnerships – this is the 11 th year Jack Morton has partnered with Ericsson and the 9 th with Sony Mobile at MWC.

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Brand-New Luxury for Groups the World Over


OD Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain The newest hotel from Balearic boutique hotel group OD Hotels has opened in heart of Barcelona’s L'Eixample District.

Eventinterface Selected an ibtm 2017 Tech Watch Award Finalist


The winner will be announced at ibtm world 2017, hosted in Barcelona, Spain, November 28 to 30. From the nine finalists, judges will now vote for a winner in each category, one of which will be named Tech Watch Award 2017 winner on 29 November at ibtm world in Barcelona. I’m very much looking forward to revealing our winner live at ibtm world in Barcelona.”

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EventIT 2017 Review

Gallus Events

When I consulted for Reed Exhibitions on their international meetings portfolio (which includes the massive IBTM show in Barcelona) it took a full three years for them to implement all of my ‘creative’ recommendations.

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