IBTM, part of exhibition organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced Ann Marie Bush as its Portfolio Head of Sales, a position that had been vacant.
Bush has 15 years’ experience in new business sales to global clients and joins IBTM from American Express Meetings & Events, where she was Senior Manager Global Business Development & Strategy. Prior to that she held director level roles at Lanyon and StarCite & Active Network.
Shane Hannam, Portfolio Director, IBTM, said: “We are delighted to have Ann Marie join us as Portfolio Head of Sales. As well as having a deep understanding of the meetings and events market, Ann Marie has an excellent track record of successfully developing and implementing business strategies and delivering value for her clients. Ann Marie’s knowledge and experience make her extremely well qualified to lead our sales team and I’m excited to work alongside her as we continue to build on the success of our events.”
Bush commented: “I’m delighted to join IBTM and to be part of what is a talented and passionate team, focused on continuing to grow and enhance their events. Having worked in the meetings industry for over 10 years. I’ll be bringing my experience and passion for the customer to look at new ways to grow our customer base, delivering exceptional events and value over and above typical ROI.
“With just six months to go until IBTM World, I’m looking forward to attending as part of the IBTM team for the first time and meeting and building deeper relationships with our clients face-to-face in Barcelona.”
IBTM has a portfolio of five global and regional events. They include IBTM World, IBTM Arabia, IBTM Africa, IBTM Americas and IBTM China.