AIBTM to take place on the heels of the Star-Spangled Sailabration event in Baltimore
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- Created on Tuesday, 08 May 2012 10:45
AIBTM to take place on the heels of the Star-Spangled Sailabration event in BaltimoreThe Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition (www.aibtm.com), Reed Travel Exhibitions’ premier provider for the U.S. meetings, incentive, business travel and events industry, will begin at the conclusion of the Star-Spangled Sailabration in Baltimore. The three-day networking event, held June 19th – 21st at the Baltimore Convention Centre will feature a full day of education, followed by two days of exhibitions.
Baltimore will welcome an international parade of tall ships and Navy warships that will anchor, launching the national Bicentennial of the War of 1812 on June 13th. The Star-Spangled Sailabration features seven days of free entertainment, lasting until the start of AIBTM, including ship tours, a Blue Angels air show, patriotic fireworks, memorial ceremonies and much more. With more than three dozen ships hailing from around the world, vessels will offer free, daily tours from June 14th-18th.
AIBTM 2012, will feature AIBTM Education Day, comprised of a series of conferences, forums and workshops in conjunction with AIBTM’s Association partners, including the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE), International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
The Hosted Buyer programme is a highlight of the show, where qualified AIBTM Hosted Buyers will have the opportunity to pre-schedule appointments with exhibitors of their choice, receive complimentary travel and accommodation, attend exclusive Hosted Buyer networking events, participate in pre-show and post-show city tours and enjoy other VIP benefits. There is expected to be 20,000 pre-scheduled, on-site appointments, with a mix of new and returning buyers.
“We are so excited to be coming to Baltimore as these amazing festivities and cultural celebration have been affecting the area,” said Jaime Rosov, Marketing Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions. “It is an amazing opportunity to visit Baltimore for the Star-Spangled Sailabration and stay for AIBTM. Not only will individuals be able to get a true taste of the city but they will experience all that AIBTM has to offer.”
“As the city of Baltimore, we are thrilled to be hosting these two large scale events,” said Sara Warfield, Director of Public Relations, Visit Baltimore. “From our Inner Harbour, offering breath-taking views of the city, dining, cultural experiences and exciting nightlife, to our historical neighborhoods, AIBTM is a great time to explore the city.”
Additional features of AIBTM include a street themed Visit Baltimore Welcome Party at the Power Plant Live near the famed inner harbour for all visitors and exhibitors, networking events, Future Events Experience Area, a “Show Your Badge” Programme resulting in discounts at local restaurants, and so much more.
For more information about ways to attend AIBTM please visit www.aibtm.com/visiting . You can apply for the Hosted Buyer attendance option by filling out the registration form - Hosted Buyer Registration.
Alternatively you can choose the Flexible Choice Option and attend as a Trade Buyer which will permit you access to all education, business and networking opportunities which will take place over the course of the show - Trade Buyer Registration.
AIBTM takes place from 19th June – 21st June, 2012.