IBTM have announced a new three-year contract with Barcelona Convention Bureau and Fira de Barcelona.
The contract will see IBTM World take place in the city up to and including the 2022 edition, and builds on the 15-year relationship between the three organisations.
Event director for IBTM, David Thompson, said: “I’m delighted that we are continuing our close working relationship with Barcelona for the next three years. Barcelona is a superb host city for IBTM World, with Fira Gran Via providing the perfect venue space and facilities for our needs. Working together with our valued partners, we look forward to continuing to evolve IBTM World to ensure it remains at the forefront of the industry when it comes to delivering the best opportunities to do business, as well as showcasing cutting-edge technology and providing inspirational content and learning opportunities for delegates.”
Director of Barcelona Convention Bureau, Christoph Tessmar, added: “This new agreement confirms the strength of the partnership between Barcelona and IBTM and allows us to continue to deliver what is an incredibly successful event, both for the meetings and events industry, but also in terms of the positive economic impact for the city.”
“We’re delighted that IBTM World will continue its presence at Fira Gran Via,” said guest events director for Fira de Barcelona, Rubén Dalmau. “We take great pride in our venue which is renowned for its design, functionality and commitment to sustainability – something that really resonates across the events that are held here. We’re thrilled that IBTM World will be returning to Fira Gran Via – it is an important feature of our annual calendar and we are committed to continuing to deliver a great experience for the thousands of delegates who attend the event each year.”
IBTM World 2020 will take place from 1 – 3 December 2020 at Fira Gran Via, Barcelona.