IBTM has announced details of its new online event platform, created in partnership with event technology company, Sector Global. The new platform will premiere with the launch of IBTM World Virtual 2020, which will take place online from Dec. 8-10.
Sector Global is an international, integrated marketing and event management agency with extensive experience delivering marketing activities to connect businesses worldwide. Experts in creating integrated, unique and engaging digital event experiences, Sector Global was tasked with creating an interactive online platform to replicate the main features of the IBTM World live show when it was announced that this year’s event would take place online.
Features developed by Sector Global for the IBTM World Virtual event platform include pre-event matchmaking, HD video meetings during the event, enhanced exhibitor directories and an exhibitor zone.
There will also be fully integrated live conference streaming and on-demand conference sessions, allowing attendees to access more than 50 live and on-demand educational sessions from more than 65 leading industry experts at the click of a button. Attendees can engage with speakers and other attendees via a real time question and answer facility.
Sector Global CEO Paul Summers (pictured right) says, “Our fantastic team have worked tirelessly over the past eight months to enhance our Event Networking framework to meet the challenges posed by COVID-19 to the events industry. We are delighted that IBTM identified our concierge-led approach to high-quality matchmaking and our intuitive event technology framework as the perfect match for their upcoming December 2020 event.”
IBTM World Event Director David Thompson (pictured left) says, “Sector Global has created a first-class online event platform which is intelligent and engaging, and captures the main features of the live event in a user-friendly way. They have done a fantastic job for us in an incredibly short space of time and we are delighted to be working with them.”
IBTM World Virtual takes place from December 8-10 and will incorporate three full days of one-to-one business meetings and a comprehensive program of content. In addition, hosted buyers will benefit from dedicated content tailored specifically for them with the IBTM Inspire Masterclasses. There will also be a new program of exciting content tailored to those running experiential events in the Exceptional Experiences stream.
To view a demonstration of the IBTM World Virtual platform, visit:
- IBTM World Virtual Platform Demo: www.ibtmworld.com/exhibit/demo-video-for-hosted-buyers-and-exhibitors
- IBTM World Virtual Drop in meeting Demo: www.ibtmworld.com/visit/visitor-walk-up-meeting-demo/
For more info, visit www.ibtmworld.com.
IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading showcase for the meetings and events industry (also known as MICE) with a portfolio of events and products providing business solutions on 5 continents. They include IBTM World, IBTM Africa, IBTM Americas, IBTM Asia Pacific, IBTM Virtual and IBTM Connect. For more info, visit www.ibtmevents.com.
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading travel and tourism event’s organiser, with a wide-ranging portfolio of international events in 13 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. Its market-leading, business-to-business events cover all elements of travel and tourism, including leisure travel, luxury travel, meetings, events, incentives and business travel, as well as golf travel. For more info, visit www.reedtravelexhibitions.com.
Sector Global is an international, integrated marketing and event management agency with extensive experience delivering marketing activities to connect businesses worldwide. With offices around the world, Sector Global form a seamless partnership with leading event organisers and associations, providing them with the tools to drive buyer/seller interaction and satisfaction at some of the world’s leading tradeshows and conferences. The Sector Global Event Networking framework incorporates a full suite of virtual event features, including attendee registration, HD video meetings, enhanced exhibitor directories, brandable 3D virtual booths, exhibitor zone and fully integrated live conference streaming – in addition to a wide range of sponsorship placement & sales revenue generation opportunities. For more info, visit www.sectorglobal.com.