AIBTM hosted buyers 2012 numbers surpass 2011
The Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition (AIBTM), Reed Travel Exhibitions’ premiere provider for the US meetings and events industry, announced today that it has more than 50 Hosted Buyer Group Coordinators committed to AIBTM in Baltimore, June 19-21, 2012. AIBTM 2012 is a three-day event, with one full day of education and two days of exhibitions.
It already has 25 per cent more Group Coordinators signed than for the whole of last year and are still in their preregistration phase for the Hosted Buyer Program. Each AIBTM exhibitor is eligible to apply to be a Group Coordinator. The programme empowers exhibitors to ensure that the prospects they want to see are at AIBTM. Group Coordinators receive the same VIP treatment as Hosted Buyers. They have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with top clients through AIBTM’s online Pre-Scheduled Appointment system and they enjoy complimentary travel and accommodations when bringing a qualified group of 10 or more. Among the AIBTM Hosted Buyer Group Coordinators confirmed for AIBTM 2012 include key hoteliers like Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Marriott, Melia Hotels International, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Choice Hotels International. Major U.S. market CVB’s such as the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Meet Washington State (formerly Seattle CVB) and Visit Orlando will also bring hosted buyers.
Space is still available and AIBTM is actively accepting applications for Hosted Buyer Group Coordinators. Online applications will be live later this month.