IBTM World launches 2020 business mentorship and investment programme

IBTM World launches 2020 business mentorship and investment programme

Commenting on the EBA, past participant Bernadette Palombo, Founder, Event Professionals Journal, said: “We actually launched Event Professionals Journal at IBTM World 2019, so the event marked a major personal milestone for me. Being part of the EBA was invaluable in getting the product ready to launch and having the opportunity to showcase it to so many people at IBTM World meant that sales really took off immediately – something that would have taken much longer if I hadn’t been part of the programme.”

Applications for the Event Business Accelerator open on 1 July 2020 and will close on 31 August 2020. IBTM World is inviting submissions from entrepreneurs with a business that has been in existence for no longer than three years, who have a bright idea for an events business, product or service, or who have up to three years’ experience in running their own business related to the events industry. To apply, simply complete the application form detailing your business proposition. The entries will be scored by a panel of industry judges, with finalists being selected and announced in mid-September. Complimentary travel and accommodation are provided for finalists, whose live pitches may secure financial investment for their business and / or mentorship at the discretion of members of the judging panel.

For more information please see https://www.ibtmworld.com

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About IBTM

IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading showcase for the meetings and events industry (also known as MICE) with a portfolio of 5 global and regional events providing business solutions on 5 continents. They include IBTM World, IBTM Africa, IBTM Americas, IBTM China and IBTM Asia Pacific.


About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events business. It combines face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 500 events in almost 30 countries across 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants. 

Our events, organised by 35 global offices, leverage industry expertise, large data sets and technology to enable our customers to generate billions of dollars of revenues for the economic development of local markets and national economies around the world.   Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexhibitions.com

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