IBTM announces new contract with Barcelona Convention Bureau and Fira de Barcelona

IBTM today announced that it has signed a new three-year contract with Barcelona Convention Bureau and Fira de Barcelona that will see IBTM World take place in the city up to and including the 2022 edition.

The new contract builds on the existing 15-year relationship between the three organisations, with the next edition confirmed at Fira Gran Via for 1st-3rd December 2020.

David Thompson, event director, IBTM commented: “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.”

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Commenting on the signing, Christoph Tessmar, director of Barcelona Convention Bureau, said: “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 Rubén Dalmau, guest events director, Fira de Barcelona. “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.”