New year brings new exhibitors to AIBTM 2011
Friday 28, January 2011
The New Year is already proving successful for AIBTM, as more new exhibitors have signed on to participate in AIBTM 2011.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Unique Vacations for Sandals & Beaches Resorts, MGM Resorts, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Laico Hotels & Resorts, EDPglobal, Destination DC, Arizona Pavilion, Anaheim Orange County Visitors & Convention Bureau, and 3d Destinations are the latest round of companies and convention bureaus to commit to AIBTM 2011.
Steve Knight, AIBTM Project Manager comments: “AIBTM’s exhibitors understand that there are many key differentials that distinguish AIBTM from other industry events in 2011.”
Knight continues: “More and more companies are signing up because our exhibitors know we will deliver the quality of Hosted Buyer they expect. AIBTM exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet with over 3,000 meeting professionals from all over the world, 2,000 of which are individually qualified Hosted Buyers. And, our one-to-one appointment schedule means that Hosted Buyers and exhibitors can make the most efficient and effective use of their time, ensuring that business is generated and their time is maximized. AIBTM Hosted Buyers will potentially undertake 640,000 minutes of meetings during two days – no other industry event in North America even comes close to delivering this many meeting minutes over two days. Besides being the first large scale exhibition incorporating a Hosted Buyer Program in the U.S., the industry will find that AIBTM offers incredible value to its exhibitors compared to other industry events of a similar format.”
Mindy Abel, Senior Vice President Convention Sales, Anaheim Orange County Visitors & Convention Bureau, comments: “Meeting face to face is the backbone of our industry. Anaheim as a destination is looking forward to the format offered by AIBTM allowing participants to strengthen existing partnerships and introducing new opportunities to organizations and the destination.”
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