By Jennifer N. Dienst, Contributing Editor
New locations for the award-winning exhibition
The award-winning Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition (AIBTM) announced that the show’s location will rotate between Chicago and Orlando beginning in 2013. Choose Chicago will host AIBTM from June 11–13, 2013, at McCormick Place. In 2014, AIBTM will move to Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) from June 10–12.
The move and rotation of AIBTM will offer all stakeholders access to new business opportunities in two key gateway cities that are themselves major hubs of the meetings industry. The core brand values of AIBTM will remain the same: Business and education will continue to serve as the key drivers, and will be supplemented by peer-to-peer networking events over a three-day period.
“Following the lead of many associations in the U.S. that move their events to a different place each year, we will now have the flexibility to maximize the enormous potential delivered to AIBTM by both Chicago and Orlando,” said Craig Moyes, portfolio director of the IBTM Global Events Portfolio for Reed Travel Exhibitions.
AIBTM is a leading global exhibition for the U.S. meetings and events industry, delivering individually qualified hosted buyers and eligible trade buyers from the United States and around the world. Tailored to the U.S. market, AIBTM serves and guarantees the attendance of top-level decision makers. The exhibition provides time- and business-efficient matching services for buyers and sellers through a unique Hosted Buyer Program.
For more information: aibtm.com