ibtm events has confirmed that their newly branded ibtm knowledge week is set to take place from Monday 27th April – Friday 1st May 2015 and has also announced the launch of its new website.
Katie Devaney, Head of Marketing, ibtm events, commented, “We are launching inspire.ibtmevents.com as a platform for connecting the meetings community to knowledge and inspiration. Every year through our events we are fortunate to access knowledge from some of the greatest minds in the industry and we are delighted to now have a way of sharing all of these global insights.”
Throughout 2014, ibtm events delivered over 120 knowledge sessions in Asia, Middle East, America, Europe and Africa. These sessions provided attendees with topical and exclusive insight, news on current and future trends and created inspiring debates from an international line up of influential speakers.
ibtm knowledge week will showcase a selection of knowledge sessions including case studies and videos, as well as blogs, articles and Q&As. Five key themes will be featured – Research & Trends, Design & Engagement, Technology & Innovation, Apps & Social Media and Leadership.
Inspirational speaker, Gerrit Heijkoop, will be conducting a live Twitter discussion around social media and LinkedIn tips on Thursday 30th April at 12:00 – 13:00 (GMT+1), and Managing Director of MICE Knowledge, Dr Rob Davidson, will reveal some future predictions in an exclusive interview, whilst Hybrid event expert Paul Cook will be giving some tips and updates on developments in the hybrid world in a blog. Thought leader, David Bancroft-Turner, will give insight into the behaviours and attitudes of successful leaders.
Rosa Garriga, Communications Manager, myQaa commented, “The pace of innovation is faster than ever, therefore it’s paramount that event professionals keep learning every day. I know that the ibtm team is always on the lookout for what’s next, and so I welcome this initiative to share so much content with the industry. I invite all event professionals who want to thrive in this new reality to take advantage of it.”
ibtm events social media platforms will serve as a hub to facilitate further conversations on each of these themes and sessions. To join in the discussion, search for #ibtmknowledge
To find out more about meetings industry information, reports, trends, blogs as well as past education sessions delivered across the portfolio, please visit the new ibtm events website: inspire.ibtmevents.com.