At 8.45am today #IBTMWorld 2018, the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, got underway! #EventProfs from around the world filled the halls all looking for inspiration, business connections and content to help them create world-class events for their customers.
Humans of business; why connection matters…
Today’s education program kicked off with keynote Charlotte Pearce, Founder & CEO of Inkpact providing invaluable insight on bridging the gap between humans and technology to create remarkable experiences for your customers.
We chatted to Charlotte following the session to learn more.
Confidence & growth through convergence of industries…
Next up was a look at trends in 2018 and beyond. Co-Authors Alistair Turner of EIGHT PR & Marketing and Rob Davidson of MICE Knowledge took to the stage to share a snapshot of performance in 2018 and to make predictions on how demand and supply are likely to evolve in the year ahead.
We chatted to Alistair following for an overview of the key points.
Practical anti-terror strategies for conferences and events…
Over in Knowledge Theatre 2 crisis management was on the agenda. A packed audience received in-depth advice on how to deal with the ever-present terror threat from Steff Berger, MD of crisis management consultants VOBE.
We spoke to Steff straight from the stage for an overview of her top tips.
The best of the rest…
Elsewhere on the show floor there was a hive of activity across the stands, theatres and lounges. Here is a look at just some of the best bits from day one.
More to come tomorrow…
That covers just some of day one at #IBTMWorld, there are still two more packed days to come!
Thanks to those who attended today, we look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. For those who didn’t attend, if you haven’t already, you can still register!
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