The Americas Meetings and Events Exhibitions (AIBTM) has announced that hosted buyer applications are now being accepted. The hosted buyer program is a highlight of AIBTM 2012, which takes place June 19-21, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Bringing together the world’s leading buyers and sellers in the business, AIBTM 2012’s three-day business networking event includes one full day of education and two days of exhibitions.
“AIBTM offers a priceless opportunity for hosted buyers, and we are thrilled to officially open the application process to top industry buyers,” said Steve Knight, Project Director, AIBTM. “With key elements of AIBTM revamped for 2012, the event will be bigger, better and more engaging than ever.”
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. AIBTM hosted buyer applications are reviewed and accepted based on the number and size of meetings, events, incentives and annual conferences, individual purchasing authority, annual budgets for meetings, events and incentives, amount of business conducted, and potential for future business in the meetings and business travel industries.
AIBTM’s close relationships with the industry’s major associations inspired AIBTM Education Day, comprised of conferences, panels and workshops that will kick-off AIBTM 2012.
Multiple concurrent events ensure there are relevant educational tracks for AIBTM 2012 hosted buyers and all attendees. Tracks will be presented by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Additionally, the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), will deliver education tailored to the incentive market, as well as host the SITE Young Leaders Program, focusing on the next generation of motivational leaders.