ibtm arabia16ibtm arabia 2016, which is celebrating its ten year anniversary as the leading international exclusive event for the Arabian meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry, opened its doors.

This year ibtm arabia takes place at the exclusive 5-star Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi from 9th – 11th February. Following the opening ceremony, Carol Talbdot, who is the Keynote Speaker, took the stage and presented some of the key steps to being successful.

As a world class motivational speaker, Carol empowered people to think differently, to create and deliver a vision for themselves and ultimately accelerate and succeed in this industry. In her session, she covered, mind keys to success, leadership starts with you, and how to access resourceful states instantly (confident, motivated, energized).

On Feb. 9 was the Discovery day that we have visited Yas Marina Circuit Track, Ferrari World and following a lunch, we visited Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

ftnNEWS, represented by Suat Töre, one of the hosted media at this year’s IBTM Arabia, talked with Mr. Shinu Pillai, Exhibition Manager of the event. Mr. Pillai said, "There are 115 exhibitors and same number of hosted buyers from 35 countries at ibtm arabia 2016".

ibtm arabia is run with the support of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau and Etihad Airways.