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GIBTM 2007

GIBTM has unveiled the outline of its professional education programme for Hosted Buyers, visitors and exhibitors, which will take place in Abu Dhabi during GIBTM from March 13th-15th March 2007. Organised in conjunction with the key industry associations (MPI, ICCA, and SITE), the Education Programme encourages learning and development through targeted seminar sessions aimed at all industry sectors. The CEO summit an initiative created by Reed Travel Exhibitions and first launched alongside EIBTM, will take place during GIBTM and is by invitation only.

The GIBTM seminar programme will bring together international industry speakers to cover a wide range of subjects; including; How to bid and win International Association Business, presented by Martin Sirk CEO, ICCA; Creating the Meeting Professional, presented by Didier Scaillet - MPI; How to trap Asian and Middle East business, by Clarence Fernandes Clavin Marketing and The Changes and Developments in Technology within the Meetings Industry, presented by Eric Mottard EventoPlus, How to build a successful strategic partnership, presented by Joost de Meyer First Incentive Travel, Risk and Crisis Management presented by Bert van Walbeek - The Winning Edge. Also there will be a UNWTO/RTE/ICCA/MPI presentation on Measuring the Economic Importance of the Meetings Industry.

GIBTM in association with MICE International will present the findings from the region's first major industry research study. The results are expected to address the future business potential for the region, identifying opportunities for growth and expansion, and providing a valuable tool for regional suppliers looking to target and attract new business into the region, as well as international suppliers looking for an insight into new prospects operating from within the region.

The CEO summit an initiative created by Reed Travel Exhibitions and first launched alongside EIBTM, will take place during GIBTM and is by invitation only. Designed as a unique forum for the world's senior industry business leaders to meet bi-annually to discuss the major issues facing the industry today, the group specifically requested that their next meeting was to be held in Abu Dhabi during GIBTM. One of the key subjects to be debated on an on-going basis by the CEO Summit is sustainability and corporate social responsibility, identifying the effect the meeting and incentives industry has on the world's economies.



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