EIBTM, Reed Travel Exhibitions' European meeting and incentive industry mega-event, is working with Meeting Professionals International to greatly expand its technology emphasis at this year's show May 20 to 22 at Palexpo Exhibition Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.

A new MPI Technology Village@EIBTM will debut with 40 exhibitors and, more significantly, two presentation areas for sessions on online registration, webcasting, online RFPs, PDA applications, planning software, virtual meetings, wireless technology, kiosks, meeting consolidation, and more.

In addition, EIBTM's Worldwide Watch program is in its fourth year, continuing its mission to identify tech developments or products that will have the most positive impact on the incentive, business travel, and meeting industry. Meeting technology expert Corbin Ball, MPI's 2002 International Supplier of the Year (and CMI columnist), is now chairman of the program. Submissions are due by February 28. The company chosen by a panel of judges makes a presentation at EIBTM and gets space at the MPI Technology Village@EIBTM.