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.

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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.

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!

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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?

Giant iTab re-appointed ‘event technology supplier’ for MWC Barcelona

Event Industry News

The GSMA, organiser of MWC Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress), has re-appointed Giant iTab as one of its recommended ‘event technology’ suppliers for its 2020 and 2021 events following the success of the partnership at this year’s event. MWC Barcelona is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology from more than 2,400 leading companies at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona attracting over 109,000 visitors. .

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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.

GAME OF THRONES®: THE TOURING EXHIBITION will kick off its worldwide tour in Barcelona, Spain

Event Industry News

The post GAME OF THRONES®: THE TOURING EXHIBITION will kick off its worldwide tour in Barcelona, Spain appeared first on Event Industry News.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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 […].

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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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Losing consent loses the PR battle: why demonstrators need consent

Gallus Events

Barcelona, Edinburgh and London have all seen huge demonstrations in the last few weeks. In Barcelona demonstrations started after the extraordinary, and widely condemned , sentencing of seven Catalan politicians and two civic leaders.

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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.

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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 […].

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Holding a workshop and need some best practice

Gallus Events

I attended a workshop in Barcelona last week. Digital Sapiens workshop in Barcelona. Workshops are a very popular format for getting people stuck into a topic. But not all workshops are created equally. It was a very good event. These types of events can be tricky.

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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.

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Industry associations unite in support of The Business of Events

Event Industry News

The Business of Events (TBOE) has announced ABPCO, HBAA, IACC, ICCA, MPI, PCMA and UKinbound as supporting associations for its upcoming series of events. Designed to engage, support and promote the UK event industry, TBOE will take place during November 2019.

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.

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15 tips for negotiating a venue

Gallus Events

The last venue I booked was a co-working / event space in Barcelona. The venue you use is likely to be one of, if not the biggest, expense on your event budget. So any tips to help you secure a better rate are going to useful. So what about 15 tips for negotiating with a venue? .

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.

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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Getting Under Attendees' Skin, Literally


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

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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.

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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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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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Sustainability at events is more than reducing paper and plastics

Gallus Events

Slides 10 and 11 are from Barcelona. And here’s an article about the impact of tourism on Barcelona. In April I spoke in Gothenburg at the Association World Congress. The subject was social justice issue and specifically sustainable events.