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EIBTM, the world’s leading event for the meetings and events industry, provides a one-stop shop for everyone planning to enhance their business knowledge, opportunities, and contacts within the indu

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EIBTM, the world’s leading event for the meetings and events industry, provides a one-stop shop for everyone planning to enhance their business knowledge, opportunities, and contacts within the industry. The show, which takes place in the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona (November 29–December 1) has something to offer all attendees, so pre-register to attend as a trade visitor now at .

Graeme Barnett, Reed Travel Exhibitions EIBTM Event Director, commented: “Each year EIBTM brings together over 14,000 industry professionals and provides each and every attendee with the opportunity to build on the business skills, knowledge, and contacts which they require to support their business objectives.

“We encourage visitors to pre-register to attend as early as possible so that they can make the most of all of the travel and accommodation deals and have adequate time to plan their business schedule in advance. EIBTM has so much to offer, so make sure you don’t miss the meetings industry event of the year.”

Visitors who register online before the event can gain free entry to EIBTM saving €25 (onsite entry fee). Pre-registration guarantees fast-track entry to three days of business, education, and networking and a host of other exciting benefits.

Over 3,000 exhibitors from hotels, meetings venues, destinations, and event services across the globe will be offering exhibitor promotions exclusive to EIBTM for all visitors attending the show. To find out more about all of the offers available to you, please visit .

All pre-registered trade visitors who attend the show will also be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a luxury holiday for two courtesy of Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau and partners. The winner will be announced on the week commencing December 12, 2011.

Trade visitors can also benefit from discounted accommodation in 47 partner hotels across Barcelona, and free coach services from official hotels to the Fira Gran Via. Lufthansa will once again provide competitive airfares for all pre-registered trade visitors through its global network linking Barcelona with multiple major cities around the world.

Attendees are also invited to attend a full program of over 40 education sessions led by some of the most influential experts in the industry. This year, EIBTM’S Education Program will combine experience, research, and industry knowledge to lead the way in delivering critical insight and solutions to meetings industry issues. Trade visitor attendance is free and the program includes a series of Spanish language seminars dedicated to the local meetings industry community.

New to the show this year – EIBTM has created a Future Events Experience. This new live experience will provide an insight into how future conferences and meetings will be run and how social media technologies will re-shape attendees’ experiences. EIBTM will also be running a number of Technology Education sessions considering the relevance and impacts of various applications ranging from social media and mobile technology to iPads and tablets. Each session is structured to evoke a range of debates and discussions throughout.

Further to this, there will also be sustainability drop in education sessions and advice clinics to help all visitors ensure that they are doing everything possible to make their events as sustainable as possible.

Trade visitors are also invited to join the best parties in town during this year’s show where they can meet and network with colleagues and build on industry contacts. This year the Welcome Reception will take place in a new venue – the famous Barcelona Magical Fountains in the heart of the City, and the EIBTM Club Night will also move to Barcelona’s top nightspot Opium Mar. The full event program can be viewed at .

Barcelona is an award-winning meetings city, ranked second in ICCA’s 2010 rankings for the most popular destination for international congresses. The city is fully equipped to host congresses and conventions and serves as a great city break location. If you are interested in attending EIBTM, register now at .

EIBTM 2011 takes place November 29–December 1, 2011, Barcelona.

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