IBTM World Virtual 2020 marks the end of a challenging year

Nearly 13,000 business meetings took place at last week’s IBTM World Virtual which saw and almost 8,300 meetings and events professionals attending over the course of the three-day online event.

Of the hosted buyers that attended, 30 per cent were new to the IBTM portfolio. Over 700 exhibitors attended from all over the globe, each carrying out an average of over 19 meetings with hosted buyers over the course of the show.

“This year has been a huge challenge for the meetings and events industry, so it’s been fantastic to come together with IBTM World Virtual, to share our experiences of the year, our learnings, make valuable connections, hear from industry experts and of course, continue to do business,” said IBTM World Virtual event director David Thompson.

“We’re delighted with the feedback from the buyers and exhibitors, especially regarding the quality of meetings and the business opportunities generated and I’m incredibly proud of the entire IBTM World Virtual team for producing what has been an outstanding event.”