ADFIAP networks with associations worldwide, explore cooperation opportunities

On invitation by IBTM World, ADFIAP participated as a fully-hosted buyer and joined association meetings and networking activities at the IBTM World held from November 29-December 1, 2016 at the Fira Gran Via, Montjuic 2 Exhibition Centre in Barcelona, Spain.

The event covered three days of focused access to professional education programmes for associations, knowledge sessions as well as business networks for hosted buyers, exhibitors and trade visitors. It attracted over 15,000 professionals to Barcelona, including association and industry leaders with an aim of effectively gaining competitive advantage for their businesses and of keeping abreast with the latest developments in the meetings industry. As part of the IBTM Knowledge Programme, industry leaders shared their experiences at the ‘Knowledge Village’ where professionals flocked in for inspiration and insights. The ‘Innovation Zone’ Programme provided inspiring workshops featuring the latest ideas to transform events. Networking activities were held every day to expand business connections amongst the attendees.

ADFIAP Consulting (AC) Head, Ms. Corazon D. Conde represented ADFIAP in the event where she held meetings with 34 exhibitors and service providers, a good number of which offered financial subsidies and other support services for conventions and congresses held in certain destinations. This development provides an alternative option for ADFIAP in its annual meetings and other events.

Ms.Conde also joined destination presentations and knowledge workshops such as “Future of Associations”, “How to Obtain a Better Worklife Balance in a Fast-Paced 24/7 World”, “What is the Future of Engagement”, “Modern Networking Tools and Rules” and “Embedding Sustainability and CSR in the Meeting Experience”, to further enhance future ADFIAP conferences, meetings and training events.

For more information on IBTM World Barcelona, please visit its website

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