AIBTM and IAEE Announce Strategic Partnership
The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) announced today a partnership with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) to co-produce education content for AIBTM in Chicago, 11-13 June 2013.
IAEE will host education sessions in the show's Learning Theatre at McCormick Place, highlighting its lengthy expertise and best practices for the meetings, exhibitions and events industry. More details on the education sessions to come.
"We are very excited to partner with AIBTM on this key, strategic initiative," says David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA, IAEE President and CEO. "This collaboration emphasizes IAEE's priority to help enrich and engage global meeting planners who are looking to extend their reach internationally."
Additionally, DuBois will be a part of an educational panel that will be taking place during the kick-off Education Day on 11 June 2013.
IAEE, which was founded in 1928 to represent the interests of trade show and exhibition managers, represents over 8,500 individuals who conduct and support exhibitions around the world. Over 50% of its members are directly involved in the planning, management and production of exhibitions.
"We are thrilled to be working with IAEE," says Michael Lyons, AIBTM's Exhibition Director. "To be able to offer our attendees the chance to learn from the leading trade show association is an important part of our mission to deliver on our show theme, 'Defining the Future of Meetings… Together.' IAEE's contributions will be incredibly valuable, and we look forward to the insights their participation will bring to the AIBTM experience."
AIBTM is set to kick off on 11 June 2013 in Chicago's McCormick Place. Join AIBTM on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) is a leading global exhibition for the U.S. meetings and events industry. AIBTM delivers individually qualified Hosted Buyers and eligible Trade buyers from the U.S. and around the world. Tailored to the U.S. market, AIBTM serves and guarantees the attendance of top-level decision makers. The exhibitions provide time and business efficient matching services for buyers and sellers through unique Hosted Buyer Programs. For more information, please visit www.aibtm.com. AIBTM takes place from June 11-13, 2013. Join AIBTM on Linked in, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
AIBTM forms part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings, Events and Business Travel Portfolio along with AIME , GIBTM (www.gibtm.com), CIBTM (www.cibtm.com), IBTM India EIBTM (www.eibtm.com) and Business Travel Market .
Reed Travel Exhibitions
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world's leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry. Its wide-ranging portfolio of events around the globe covers leisure travel, luxury travel, business travel and the meetings and incentives industry.
The 14 events are: World Travel Market (WTM), Arabian Travel Market (ATM), International French Travel Market (IFTM), La Cumbre, International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), International Luxury Travel Market Asia (ILTMA), Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) (owned by Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau), Global Exhibition for Incentive, Business Travel, and Meetings (EIBTM), Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (GIBTM), Americas Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (AIBTM), China Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (CIBTM) and Business Travel Market, The Spa & Wellness by ILTM and ILTM Americas.
Furthermore, April 2013 will see RTE launch World Travel Market Latin America in São Paulo, Brazil (23-25 April) and IBTM India will launch in Mumbai, India (12-14 September 2013).
RTE is a business unit of Reed Exhibitions.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together six million active event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company. www.reedexpo.com
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE. Through the 2006 consolidation with the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), IAEE delivers valuable industry research reports. IAEE also supports the IAEE Public Events Council, The International Center for Exhibitor and Event Marketing, and the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission, which are IAEE councils that provide trusted resources to members. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: American Airlines, ASP, Inc., Bearcom, Mexico Tourism Board, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Orange County Convention Center and Visit Orlando, Vertical Nerve, Inc. and VoiceLogic. Visit www.iaee.com for more information.
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