IBTM World

Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

IBTM World


AP LIVE had the opportunity to attend IBTM World’s three-day event for those within the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry. The event provides attendees with the opportunity to network with 1200+ exhibiting suppliers, including pre-booked meetings with some of our top suppliers from hotel groups, destinations, and event support services including technology, translation, transport, and more. The event brings together the global meetings industry to build face to face connections, gain key industry insight and engage in unrivalled networking opportunities.

The Event

  • AP LIVE’s Nicola attended as a Hosted Buyer. This provided access to over
    1200 suppliers. Hosted Buyers selected their top 50 suppliers and
    approximately 30 meetings were set up across the 3 days to network with
    chosen suppliers.
  • A diary of pre-booked meetings was arranged to save time waiting by
    stands until a supplier is free, to ensure the event runs smoothly and to
    optimise on time to provide key networking opportunities for all attendees
    and suppliers.
  • Day 1 involved attending a network event at Hotel Art in the Royal Suite,
    located on the 43rd floor, overlooking incredible views across Barcelona
    including the La Sagrada Familia.
  • Day 2 featured a tour of the accommodation, the W Barcelona, viewing the
    3 levels of rooms and the incredible suite overlooking the beach and spa.
    The tour included amenities such as the gym, spa, pool, bar and
  • Following the site visit, the W Barcelona hosted a a networking event in
    their SALT Restaurant. which AP LIVE attended to meet key players in the

The Results

IBTM World was a fantastic networking opportunity to meet key industry suppliers. AP LIVE were thrilled to have attended and had some fruitful conversations with key suppliers over the course of the three days.

It was great to check out some of the venues that Barcelona had to offer. This means that we are best equipped to offer these to any of our clients wishing to host events there. The tour of the W Barcelona proved it to be a fantastic venue with conference rooms, accommodation, and all of the amenities you’d expect from a high-end hotel, with the added bonus of sea views.

AP LIVE were honoured to attend as a Hosted Buyer.

Special thanks to the Marriott Bonvoy Group for hosting AP LIVE, and W Barcelona hotel for the amazing accommodation.

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