eibtmSpain – Set to take place this November in Barcelona, global meetings and events tradeshow EIBTM has confirmed the participation of major exhibitors such as Austrian National Tourist Office, Tourism Ireland, Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Turkey, Korea Tourism Organization, Brand USA among others.

The 2014 show running from November 18-20 at Fira Gran Via will provide the opportunity for high-calibre buyers and event planners to connect and expand their network of contacts, according to Ursula Winterbauer, head of international business at the German Convention Bureau, which has also signed on as an exhibitor.

It will be riding on the success of last year’s implementation of a new floor layout, as well as the high volume of quality one-on-one appointments pre-scheduled between exhibitors and hosted buyers. Graeme Barnett, exhibition director of EIBTM at Reed Travel Exhibitions, also confirmed a 7.7 percent increase in trade visitor attendance.

The IBTM Global Events Portfolio has recently welcomed the appointment of new portfolio director Sallie Coventry. EIBTM also announced its support for the professional development of the European meetings industry through its sponsorship of the annual MPI European Meetings & Events Conference that took place last month in Istanbul, Turkey.