Networking events

  • Exclusive networking events

    Each year we host several networking events to provide attendees with more opportunities to make long lasting business connections. Check out what attendees experienced at ibtm america 2017...

  • Discovery Day - Wednesday, June 14

    Hosted Buyers and exhibitors had the chance to see everything South Florida has to offer during this eventful day filled with experiential networking activities. Atteendees discovered Greater Fort Lauderdale's rich cultural diversity, unique sites and picturesque beaches whilst mingling in a fun and relaxed environment.

    Discovery Day, brought to you by Meet Sunny

    Details of Discovery Day

  • Morning fitness walk - Thursday, June 15

    What a wonderful way to start the day! The beach walk took place during sunrise along the ocean side beach of the Diplomat Beach Resort; providing a relaxed way for attendees to network while taking in the first rays of sunlight. 

    • Time: 6:15am - 7:15am
    • Location: South Palm Court
    • Dress code: Fitness wear and trainers
  • Networking Break - Thursday, June 15

    Brought to you by The Sun Lux Collection

    Exhibitors and Hosted Buyers took a break from morning appointments to enjoy coffee and light snacks.

    • Time: 11:20am - 11:40am
  • Clean the World lunch - Thursday, June 15

    On Thursday lunch time attendees had the opportunity to support Clean the World; a fantastic foundation supporting local charity The Homeless Voice. In groups, they created hygiene kits with unused hotel products which helped to improve health and save the lives of people in local communities.

    To read more about our chosen, local charity visit The Homeless Voice.

  • Tapas and Wine break - Thursday, June 15

    Brought to you by the Tourist Office of Spain

    Attendees enjoyed a Tapas & Wine break whilst connecting with the Hosted Buyers and suppliers they haven’t yet met!

    • Time: 3:40pm - 4:00pm
  • Networking Happy Hour - Thursday, June 15th

    As the first day of business appointments came to a close, we provided a short drinks reception to help strengthen existing relationships and allow people to meet with new contacts before the White Party.  

    • Time: 5:20pm - 6:00pm
    • Location: Show floor
  • White Party - Thursday, June 15

    Evening Reception brought to you by the Diplomat Beach Resort

    On the second night, attendees were invited to an exclusive 'White Party' hosted by the Diplomat Beach Resort. This was the perfect setting for exhibitors and Hosted Buyers to further develop relationships with people they  hadn't had a chance to meet through pre-scheduled appointments.

    • Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Location: South Palm Court
    • Dress code: Smart/casual white attire

    Decor provided by Koncept Events

  • Need more information?

    Would you like more information about the show? Get in touch with our dedicated customer service team who are on hand to answer any questions you may have:

    U.S office:
    T: 1-800-417-8646
    E: ibtmamerica@reedexpo.com

    U.K office:
    T: +44(0)20 8271 2136
    E: ibtmamerica.helpline@reedexpo.co.uk 

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