ibtm america, taking place from June 9-11, 2015 in Chicago, announced its theme for inaugural new show format: "Connections Mean Everything". The newly designed ibtm america has sharpened its focus on face-to-face business connections.
PCMA, Site and the ibtm events team will bring participants two sets of three congruent sessions. The first set of sessions will include a breakout around tools for planner productivity titled "Big Data Part 1" as well as an industry engagement option "Shared Economy".
The next set will see more sessions around industry engagement from Site. Returning presenter and attendee-favorite James Spellos will lead the last option "Way Cool Tech Tools". .on day two, Debbie Mayo-Smith, a best-selling author and globally recognised leading business productivity expert will speak on how to improve profits and communication through the use of email, smartphone and other software.
To enhance productivity and informal connection making, the "ConnectZone" will bring additional education offerings for attendees and exhibitors to experience during their breaks. A hybrid of last year's Innovation and Refresh Zones, the ConnectZone (brought to you in partnership with the Meeting Pool) revisits some of AIBTM 2014's popular attractions such as the Innovation Spotlight Stage, sponsored by Certain Software, and the TECHbar.
New this year will be the WellnessNexus, a showcase of the latest and emerging trends in personal and professional wellness, as well as the ImageDeck, where attendees can enrich their personal and professional appearances via image consultants, beauty experts and a professional headshot lounge. Attendees will also be able to participate in some charitable activity, as "Dress For Success" will be on-hand accepting clothing donations. The not-for-profit organisation promotes economic independence for disadvantaged women by providing them with professional attire.