IBTM World wants your pitch

IBTM World’s event director David Thompson.

IBTM World has launched its 2020 ‘Event Business Accelerator’, an investment and mentoring programme for event industry entrepreneurs.

Back after a successful launch in 2019, the programme gives people with an idea, product or service related to the events industry the opportunity to participate in an intensive mentoring programme, culminating in a live pitch for funding to a panel of potential investors at IBTM World.

Selected finalists participate in an intensive mentoring programme of workshops, webinars and one-to-one sessions with a team of industry experts as they develop and scale their ideas and businesses ahead of a live pitch to a panel of judges at IBTM World.

“We are delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Event Business Accelerator. Now, more than ever, it is essential that we support and nurture innovation in the industry and this initiative aims to do this in a comprehensive and sustained way,” said David Thompson, IBTM World’s event director.

“It’s been fantastic to see last year’s finalists successfully grow their businesses over the past few months and we’re looking forward to supporting more new ideas and businesses through this year’s scheme.”

Applications for the Event Business Accelerator will close on 31 August 2020. To apply, complete the application form detailing your business proposition.