In pictures: Day one at IBTM World

Delegates from around the world have descended on Barcelona for three days of meetings, networking and learning.

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IBTM World in Barcelona kicked off yesterday with thousands of MICE professionals gathering for one of the biggest events in the industry calendar.

Alistair Turner and Dr Rob Davidson kicked things off with a keynote speech on the Industry Trends Watch Report 2018 and later in the day Amondo co-founder Mark Buckle gave a talk on what event planners can learn from the music industry about amplifying content.

As usual, all the destination stands are full of colour and trying out different ways to attract the casual passer-by – whether that be a photo with two large Kazakhs in traditional nomadic costume or a taste of delicious Guatemalan coffee.

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