2018 Event Programme

    2018 Event Programme

    IBTM Arabia offers an amazing events programme for attendees to meet, network and connect with leading suppliers and professionals from the meetings and events industry.

    For our 2018 edition, we hosted a wide range of activities, from experiencing the wonders of Yas Island during Discovery Day, to being inspired by our Keynote Speaker and participating in exclusive networking functions. See below for more details about the 2018 event programme.

  • Monday 5 February 2018

    Time Agenda Location
    08:00 - 09:00 Badge collection and coffee Mezzoon Ballroom Foyer
    09:00 - 09:15 Opening Forum Welcome Meeting Rooms 1-4
    09:15 - 10:15 Keynote session delivered by Rohit Talwar (Author and CEO of Fast Future) Meeting Rooms 1-4
    10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break Meeting Rooms 1-4 Foyer
    10:45 - 10:55 Destination presentation from Ras Al Khaimah Meeting Rooms 1-4
    11:00 - 12:00 Panel: Raising competitiveness to a new level - what does destination competitiveness mean to you?
    Moderator: Senthil Gopinath, Regional Director, Middle East, ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association)
    Meeting Rooms 1-4
    12:00 - 13:30 Networking lunch Mezzoon Ballroom Foyer
    14:00 Coaches leave for Discovery Day Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Lobby
    14:00 - 15:00 Discovery Day – drive along the breakwater for a panoramic view of Abu Dhabi
    15:00 - 18:00 Discovery Day – activities at Yas Marina Circuit including karting, drag racing, pit stop challenge and venue tour
    18:00 - 19:00 Discovery Day - visit to Ferrari World
    19:00 - 21:00 Welcome Reception Yas Vicerory - Skylite
    21:00 - 21:30 Coach transfers to Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
    Yas Vicerory Lobby
  • Tuesday 6 February 2018

    Time Agenda Location
    08:00 - 09:00 Meeting pod set-up Meeting Pods
    09:00 - 10:20 Business appointments Meeting Pods
    10:20 - 10:40 Networking coffee break Mezzoon Ballroom Foyer
    10:40 - 12:40 Business appointments Meeting Pods
    12:40 - 13:40 Networking lunch Mezzoon Ballroom Foyer
    13:40 - 15:00 Business appointments Meeting Pods
    15:00 - 15:20 Networking coffee break Mezzoon Ballroom Foyer
    15:20 - 16:55 Business appointments Meeting Pods
    17:30 Coach transfers to the Louvre Abu Dhabi (optional) Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Lobby
    18:00 - 19:30 Visit to the Lourve Adu Dhabi The Louvre Abu Dhabi
    19:00 Coach transfers to Gala Evening - White Party Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Lobby
    19:30 Coach transfers to Gala Evening - White Party The Louvre Abu Dhabi
    19:30 - 22:00 Gala Evening - White Party (sponsored by Rotana) Beach Rotana, Outdoor Garden
    22:00 - 22:30 Coach transfers to Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Beach Rotana Lobby
  • Wednesday 7 February 2018

    Time Agenda Location
    09:00 - 10:20 Business appointments Meeting Pods
    10:20 - 10:50 Networking coffee break Mezzoon Ballroom Foyer
    10:50 - 12:50 Business appointments Meeting Pods
    12:50 - 14:00 Networking lunch Mezzoon Ballroom Foyer
    13:20 - 13:50 Knowledge Session: Intelligence in business travel delivered by Albert Dias, Co-founder, Musafir.com Meeting Room 4
    14:00 - 15:20 Business appointments Meeting Pods
    15:20 - 15:50 Networking coffee break Mezzoon Ballroom Foyer
    15:50 - 17:25 Business appointments Meeting Pods
    17:25 - 19:00 Sunset Farewell Cocktails by the Pool Jumeirah Pool Bar
  • 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 about participating:

    T: +44 (0)208 271 2143 
    E: ibtmarabia.helpline@reedexpo.co.uk

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