Week in Pictures: ibtm world, Pacific World party, drp charity project completion

This week's gallery comes from ibtm world in Barcelona, the Pacific World party in the Spanish city, drp complete its CSR project and the Duchess of Cambridge attend the Fostering Network Awards.

CI Group's David Watt
CI Group's David Watt
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This week, event professionals from across the world gathered for the annual ibtm world show, which took place from 17-19 November at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. 

More than 3,000 exhibitors from 150 different countries attended the event, which also saw 100 networking events take place. 

Sponsors for this year’s ibtm world include the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau and Argentina National Institute of Tourism Promotion.

Top stories of the week:

Marriott acquires Starwood to create world’s largest hotel company

Black Tomato evacuates incentive group from Paris

Center Parcs hires head of corporate events from Alton Towers

AOK Events takes over Cavendish Hospitality & Events

WRG strengthens team with new appointments 

Pacific World held its client party on Tuesday night (17 November) at the One Ocean Club in Barcelona. At the event, a selection of guests were invited to co-drive Ferraris, before an evening buffet of Spanish tapas was served, which included Champagne, freshly carved Iberico ham and risottos. 

The dinner was followed by live entertainment and dancing at the new oceanfront Spanish venue.

Agency drp completed its pledge to undertake and complete 35 CSR projects in its 35th year this week, two months ahead of schedule.

The challenges have included abseiling the ArcelorMittal tower for charity Springboard UK, hosting and sponsoring the YSS  Young Carer’s Conference and regularly preparing and serving breakfast at a local homeless shelter. Most recently, project director Ali Tiffin and a small group completed a 400km endurance ride across Tanzania for WomenVScancer.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton presented The Fostering Network’s 2015 Fostering Excellence Awards this week (17 November) at central London conferencing venue, BMA House.

The annual celebration was hosted by television star Holly Willoughby and guests were invited to a special tea party reception in the Snow and Paget Rooms, followed by an awards presentation later in the Great Hall.

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