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What is IBTM World Barcelona 2018?

IBTM World 2018 is an event addressed to business travel professionals, event planners and destination management companies. Exhibitors from all over the world, including agencies, hotel chains, tourist offices and destinations, take part in the event every year.

IBTM World was known in the past as EIBTM and its main goal has been always to be the leading business tourism conference. At IBTM World you will find all the latest trends in the industry, new destinations, products and all sort of specialised services.


IBTM Barcelona attracts more than 15,000 business tourism professionals to Barcelona every year, including suppliers, destinations, technologies, event organisers, event planners, and decision makers of the industry.

Attending IBTM Barcelona 2018 will allow you to gain a competitive advantage in the organization of business trips as you will have the ability to keep up to date with the latest industry trends, technological developments, safety, sustainability, customer satisfaction and recruitment through a training program with conferences and workshops.

If you are an agency, an association or a corporate department of a large company, IBTM World Barcelona 2018 is an excellent opportunity to discover innovation in the field of business travel organization.

When and where will the next edition of IBTM take place?

IBTM World 2018 will be held from 27 to 29 November in Barcelona, Spain, at the Fira Barcelona venue, one of the largest trade fair complexes in Europe, where more than 120 trade shows, congresses and events are organised every year, bringing together more than 30,000 companies and receiving more than 2 million visitors from both Spain and abroad.

Who are the exhibitors at IBTM WORLD BARCELONA 2018?

Since 2004, at IBTM World Congress you can find different types of exhibitors. For example

  • Airlines & Cruise Line
  • Hotels, Resorts & Spas
  • Attractions & Entertainment
  • Conference & Meeting Venues
  • Convention & Visitor Bureau
  • Destination Management Services
  • Event Support Services
  • National Tourist Organisations
  • Technology Providers

In addition to the companies that participated in the past edition, 2017 edition, you will find: Accor, Dubai Business Events, etouches, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Global DMC Partners, Royal Caribbean International, Marriott International, Virgin Limited Edition and many others.


IBTM World Barcelona 2018 edition performs a large programme with a lot of content, including many local and international experts on the tourism sector.

Some of the main attractions you will find:

  • Knowledge village: theme theaters to share knowledge and encourage creativity.
  • Networking plazas: specific environment in which will find everything that you need to do networking with all attendees, hosted and buyers.
  • Innovation zones: interactive experience for all participants to discover the latest technology solutions for the industry.
  • Technology and Services zone: explore the technology suppliers for the industry.
  • Startup Pavilion: showcases the next generation of innovative tech and experiential suppliers
  • Hosted buyer lounges: specific knowledge sessions in hosted buyer area.


IBTM World 2018 is held at the Fira de Barcelona in the Gran Vía venue, whose address is:

Joan Carles Ave. I, 64
08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

Due to the importance of the Fira Gran Vía, access is easy from different types of transport. We recommend going by public transport (metro) or taxi, or by private transfer so you don't have to worry about anything.

  • Metro (subway):

    Barcelona's metro connects a large part of the city. The Fira de Barcelona has its own metro station from which it is very easy to get in and out of the venue.

    L9 South of TMB ('Fira' and 'Europa/Fira' stations).

  • Taxi:

    In Barcelona is easy to get a taxi because they are 11,500 approximately. There are very recognizable because they are yellow and black. Also, you will have identified the taxi stops easily. On the other hand, on the street and the Fira Barcelona venues also have fully equipped taxi ranks.

    Note that all taxis have a taximeter and offer the possibility of payment by card, which can be an advantage if you don’t have cash money.

  • Bus:

    You can attend to IBTM World congress by bus. However, the quickest and most recommended way is by subway, EnjoyBCN transfer service or taxi.

    TMB H12 and 79 lines.

  • EnjoyBCN Transfer Services:

    If you prefer to always travel by yourself (public transport and taxi services are often in high demand during these fairs and are not even available at peak times), with EnjoyBCN you have the possibility to set-up private transfer service in the city.

    Whenever you need it and on any journey since your arrival in Barcelona and during your stay: airport transfer, arrival at the apartment, transfers to the fair from any point in Barcelona, etc. Our team is at your disposal.

Are you looking for accommodation in Barcelona during IBTM WORLD 2018?

Barcelona is a contemporary city that offers a large number of hotels, hostels and tourist apartments that adapt to different needs and budgets.

If you are willing to attend the IBTM Barcelona 2018, you can stay in the downtown at "Passeig de Gràcia" or "Plaça Catalunya". You will have easy and fast access to public transport and taxis. In this area, you will find the access to the lines: L3 - Green Line/L4 Yellow Line/ L2 Purple Line/ L1 - Red Line). This area offers a lot of entertainment options with restaurants and nightclubs.

If you prefer to enjoy your stay at Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía area, you will find hotels and apartments specially conceived for the public who visit Barcelona for work. You will be very close to the fairgrounds and you will be able to just walk to the IBTM Barcelona 2018 Congress.

From EnjoyBCN, we recommend the following accommodation near the Fira de Barcelona area, so that you have all the necessary services close by and at your disposal:

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  1. A local team from Barcelona to help you with any formalities you may need before your arrival in the city.
  2. We have a personal assistant who speaks your language that will offer you all the necessary comforts during your arrival. The assistant will be able to help you with the organization and management of meetings, restaurant reservations, airport transfers, help with documentation or anything else you need.
  3. Your personal assistant will be available 24 hours a day during your stay.
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  5. Whether you need to organize a private meeting with a client or supplier or if you need to organize work meetings with your team, we have dedicated workspaces for this purpose, do not hesitate to ask your personal assistant.
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