The Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition (AIBTM) has announced that there are 54 new exhibitors presenting at AIBTM 2012, Reed Travel Exhibitions’ premier provider for the U.S. meetings and events industry. The three-day networking event, held June 19 – 21 in Baltimore, Md., will feature a full day of education, followed by two days of exhibition tradeshow.
“As we get closer to AIBTM 2012 in June, we’re absolutely delighted with the demand we have had from both new and returning exhibitors from all over the world,” said Graeme Barnett, event director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, AIBTM (Baltimore) and EIBTM (Barcelona). “Approximately 33 percent of exhibitors that are currently signed on are new to AIBTM. We are excited for the new opportunities these exhibitors offer to our 2012 attendees.”
Following AIBTM’s success at the inaugural event in 2011, approximately 67 percent of exhibitors that are currently signed on are returning from last year. Of those, 26 percent have increased their floor space for 2012, including Anaheim/Orange County Visit & Convention Bureau; Argentina; Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau; Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Bureau; Certain Inc.; Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau; China National Tourist Office; Choice Hotels; Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau; Destination D.C.; Dominican Republic Tourism Board; Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau; Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau; Greater Houston CVB; Guatemala Tourist Commission; Hilton Worldwide; Hyatt Hotels & Resorts; IHG-InterContinental Hotels Group; Islands of the Bahamas; Marriott International Inc.; Melia Hotels International; Moscow; Panama Tourism Authority; San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau; St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission; Vancouver Hotel Destination Association; Vantage Hospitality Group Inc.; and Visit Florida.
In addition to those returning, 33 percent of AIBTM 2012’s show floor will include brand new exhibitors.
AIBTM is happy to welcome new organizations such as: Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association; Aqua Global Events; Associated Luxury Hotels International; Blue Man Group; Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce/CVB; Carey International; Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; Cayman Islands Travel & Tourism; Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau; Dolce Hotels & Resorts; Entertainment Cruises; Event Ready; Eventbrite; Grand Traverse Resort & Spa; Gourmet Gift Baskets.com; Hard Rock International; Hello USA!; Hosts Global Alliance; Hungarian Tourism; India Tourism; Infinite Conferencing; Istanbul Visitors and Convention Bureau; Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association; Learning Through Travel; Little Rock CVB; Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau; Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau; LVH Las Vegas Hotel & Casino; Meet Minneapolis; Meet Washington State; MMSC; Moroccan National Tourist Office; Nest DMC; Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau; Pacific World; Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority; Positively Cleveland; Prague Convention Bureau; QuickMobile; Reno Tahoe USA; Rosen Hotel & Resorts; Salt Lake CVB; Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel; Showcare Event Solutions; Site Solutions Worldwide; Star Travel Services; The CVBs of New York State; Travel Portland; Visit Indianapolis; Visit Pittsburgh; Visit Scotland; Vitesse Worldwide; Wyndham Hotel Group and Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau.