Trio of big hitters lead new-look EIBTM CEO SummitNovember 22, 2010 By: Ian Whiteling, Joint Editorin Chief
Three powerful presentations will be made to a global group of business leaders representing every part of the meetings and events industry at the CEO Summit at this year’s European Incentive Business Travel and Meetings (EIBTM) show.
The line-up of speakers will include Dominic Swords, who will discuss an overview of the global economy and post-recession growth. Swords has a background working in economic intelligence at the Bank of England. He is also a regular contributor to a number of TV and radio programmes, including CNBC’s Strictly Money, and BBC’s News 24 and Financial World Tonight. Sword’s international experience includes client projects in the European Union, the US, the Far East and Australia.
The chairman of London-based events agency Simple Experience and former chair of the IVCA, Marc Wright, will also present a session on ‘The Power of Live Events’. Wright has worked with global clients as diverse as Volvo, Vodafone and Tetra Pack on everything from big budget automotive launches to complex internal company briefs.
The final big hitter to take the stage at EIBTM’s CEO Summit will be Felix Haas, chief exective of Amiando, Europe’s leading online service for on-demand event organisation and event ticketing. Haas will discuss the impact of social media on the meetings industry, having worked in Silicon Valley and on projects in conjunction with Google and Standford University. Haas is also co-author of multiple patents, including the recently released Google Maps Send to Car functionality.
This year’s EIBTM CEO Summit, created and chaired by Jeremy Garbett of event agency Deeper Blue, will be facilitated by Nadine Dereza, one of the most knowledgeable and experienced presenters in the world of business and finance. Dereza is an award-winning journalist, having presented for CNN, BBC and Summit TV.
“We are delighted with this new format to the EIBTM CEO Summit, which is part of our longer-term vision to provide members with valuable thought-leadership that is unique to EIBTM”, said Graeme Barnett, EIBTM event director.
EIBTM takes place in Barcelona from 30 November to 2 December. For more details, visit www.eibtm.com