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IBTM World Launches Event Business Accelerator


IBTM World, which takes place in Barcelona from December 01- 03, has launched its 2020 Event Business Accelerator, an investment and mentoring programme for event industry entrepreneurs.

Back after a highly successful launch in 2019, the programme gives people with an idea, product or service related to the events industry the opportunity to participate in an intensive mentoring programme, culminating in a live pitch for funding to a panel of potential investors at IBTM World.

Selected finalists participate in an intensive mentoring programme of workshops, webinars and one-to-one sessions with a team of industry experts as they develop and scale their ideas and businesses ahead of a live pitch to a panel of judges at IBTM World.

David Thompson, event director, IBTM World, said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Event Business Accelerator. Now, more than ever, it is essential that we support and nurture innovation in the industry and this initiative aims to do this in a comprehensive and sustained way. It’s been fantastic to see last year’s finalists successfully grow their businesses over the past few months and we’re looking forward to supporting more new ideas and businesses through this year’s scheme.”