IBTM Events has announced the launch of a new online event, IBTM Wired, which will take place from 28 June – 1 July 2021. The event is a permanent addition to IBTM’s global portfolio of B2B events for the meetings industry.
IBTM Wired will unite professionals from across the world for four days of one-to-one business meetings, networking sessions and a programme of live and on-demand education sessions curated by sector, skillset, and geographic location.
Virtual world tour
The event platform, built by Sector Global, will be open 24 hours a day for the event’s duration so that the global community can tailor their schedule to their time zone.
During the event, attendees will embark on a virtual world tour. Each day will provide key insights into a region, from industry outlooks to expert opinions that will help professionals discover new opportunities, expand their areas of focus, and get the latest information on each region’s recovery.
The schedule is as follows:
- Asia Pacific (28 June) IBTM has partnered with SACEOS (Singapore Association for Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers) to create SMF X IBTM Wired, which will see this year’s hybrid Singapore MICE Forum (SMF) integrated into the programme for IBTM Wired with an education programme that focuses on new ways of community engagement, design thinking and innovation.
- North and South America (29 June) when the education programme will delve into how to deliver quality experiences and premium service.
- Middle East and Africa (30 June) with education sessions focusing on networking, data and analysis, and energy.
- Europe (1 July) when the sessions will explore power and success within learning and development.
On-demand education sessions
IBTM TV, which launched at IBTM World Virtual 2020, will run a packed programme of live and on-demand education sessions that will provide valuable learning experiences, inspirational ideas and the sharing of best practices giving professionals the key tools they need for the next chapter in meetings and events.
“While there’s huge demand for face-to-face events and we look forward to their return, it’s clear the there is a long-term place for high-quality online meetings”, said Event Manager Michael Jones, “IBTM Wired will tap into the desire for year-round connections and will be a valuable and easily accessible touchpoint for existing and new customers from all over the globe who are looking to do business and network with their peers.”