AMERICAS - Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), organiser of AIBTM Americas Meetings Week claimed 2,250 people attended its education programme in Baltimore this year, an increase of 50 per cent on 2011.
RTE also reported that its first 50 exhibitors had rebooked in Baltimore for next year’s Chicago edition of the show, which runs 11-13 June 2013.
Those already signed include: Las Vegas Meetings by Caesars Entertainment, Event Ready, Greater Raleigh CVB, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Long Beach CVB, Philadelphia CVB, PSAV Presentation Services, Star Travel DMC, Visit Charlotte, IHG, Hyatt Hotels,Dominican Republic, Canada, Greater Miami, Marriott, Melia Hotels, Moscow Exhibition & Convention Agency, Nassau, Napa Valley, NYC & Company,Philadelphia Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, MGM Resorts, Myrtle Beach, Vienna, Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, The Peabody Orlando, San Francisco Travel Association, Rosen Hotels & Resorts and Hello USA.
“Two years on and it's great to see that AIBTM has established itself in the US. The quality of education, business concluded and networking achieved gives us a positive close to this event and a great launch pad for our move to Chicago,” said Craig Moyes, Portfolio Director, IBTM Global Events Portfolio, Reed Travel Exhibitions.
AIBTM is to rotate its US host destination, starting with 2013 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and moving in 2014 to Orlando Florida where the show will be hosted at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).
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