by M&C Asia | January 16, 2018

IBTM Arabia show floor.
IBTM Arabia 2018 has enhanced its line-up of programme and events for the show, which will take place from February 5 to 7, in response to feedback from attendees.

"We're very excited to welcome our suppliers and Hosted Buyers to this year's event. We've listened to what our customers want and, as a result, have implemented a number of enhancements to deliver the most effective backdrop for doing business and to ensure time is very well spent with us. We have extended the Knowledge Programme to include additional presentations and a panel session and have consolidated the Discovery Day activity to maximise time spent together as a complete group," said Shinu Pillai, exhibition manager, IBTM Arabia.

The Knowledge Programme will feature sessions on destination competitiveness, how Travel Management Companies will need to bank on intelligence to remain relevant in an era of constant change, and supplier presentations showcasing their destinations in the event's Central Hub area.

As part of the carefully crafted itinerary for Discovery Day, delegates will be able to tour the recently opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, as part of its partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority.

Leading the agenda for IBTM Arabia 2018 as keynote speaker is Rohit Talwar, global futurist, author and CEO of foresight firm, Fast Future, who will deliver a session on how the meetings industry can anticipate, respond to and benefit from an emerging future in a world of constant change.

There will also be enhanced business opportunities with 12 networking events held over the three-day-long show, including the renowned White Party at Rotana Beach, Dinner at The Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi and concluding with a Sunset Farewell cocktail reception on the final evening at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers.

For more information, visit http://www.ibtmarabia.com/en.