ibtm world has announced a partnership with Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation and NBTC Holland Marketing, which will launch Rendezvous – the foundation’s signature networking and fundraising event – at the show this year. In addition, Rendezvous will also be part of the show programme for ibtm world 2017 and ibtm latin america 2017.
Rendezvous will take place on Wednesday 30th November at Opium Barcelona nightclub and will be an exclusive ticketed event open to ibtm world attendees and local MPI members. All proceeds from the event will be invested into the MPI Foundation, which funds scholarships, grants and pan-industry research, all of which will help to secure the future success of the meetings and events industry.
NBTC Holland Marketing has signed on as the exclusive destination supporter and partner to host this 2016 event. “We’re very pleased with the partnership with MPI Foundation,” says Director for Meetings & Events Eric Bakermans from NBTC Holland Marketing. “It perfectly fits our goals to create awareness for Holland as a business event destination and it will be virtually impossible to miss out on this night full of orange fun & dancing.”
“We are pleased with this opportunity to partner with Reed Travel Exhibitions in expanding the reach of the MPI Foundation’s Rendezvous. Meeting professionals from around the globe attend ibtm world, which is great exposure for the foundation and its effort to fund education and pan-industry research,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI.
“The Wednesday networking event is well known for being the social highlight of ibtm world and the fact that we can evolve our Club Night event (at Opium Mar) into Rendezvous along with NBTC Holland Marketing should make for an outstanding evening at Barcelona’s premier nightspot. We look forward to turning the venue ‘Orange’ and raising funds for the MPI Foundation,” commented Graeme Barnett, Senior Exhibition Director, ibtm world.