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The Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition June 19-21, 2012 Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, USA

America’s five star meetings & events exhibition

Your time is your best asset, use it wisely. Visit www.aibtm.com AIBTM is part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings and Events

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Be the STAR of the show. What is AIBTM? AIBTM is the leading global exhibition for the U.S. meetings and events industry. It is the perfect business platform designed to meet the needs of meeting and event professionals by showcasing destinations, venues, hotels, and other important industry suppliers. AIBTM’s unique Hosted Buyer program offers top-level decision makers a forum where they can connect with an array of exhibitors from around the globe. AIBTM is the newest addition to the Reed Travel Exhibitions global portfolio – we run events for the meetings industry on 5 continents; nobody knows how to do it better than us.

When and where is AIBTM 2012? AIBTM will take place June 19-21, 2012 conveniently located at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

“AIBTM was in my view one of the most successful and informative events I have attended. I found the education sessions relevant, informative and engaging! By making appointments, we had one-onone time to spend with our suppliers and partners and were able to form new business relationships.” -Jami Stapelmann Manager Travel and Meetings Estee Lauder Companies

The AIBTM Hosted Buyer Program The Hosted Buyer Program is a unique component of our show that provides toplevel buyers an opportunity to meet with the exhibitors of their choice for focused one-toone appointments. Qualified buyers will be the stars of the show and attend AIBTM as our guests. They will receive complimentary travel and accommodation and many other VIP benefits.

Five Star Business Appointments

“AIBTM was a wonderful experience for me, it was exactly what I had hoped for. I met with 31 exhibitors over the 2 days I was there. It was the best 2 days of hard work I have had. Thanks again for the opportunity, I am truly grateful.” -Cathy Eldredge Director Corporate Communication Universal Meeting Management Inc.

Every Hosted Buyer will receive a customized schedule of appointments. Simply select the exhibitors you would like to meet with and we will match your preferences with exhibitor availability ensuring you have a minimum of eight quality one-to-one appointments per day. Our appointment system makes the most efficient use of your time on the show floor – no time will be wasted at AIBTM!

Apply Today To learn more and apply visit www.aibtm.com/hostedbuyer or contact the AIBTM Hosted Buyer Team

at aibtm-hosted@reedexpo.com


Be an AIBTM Hosted Buyer.

Hosted Buyer Benefits: Complimentary air/rail travel and accommodation arranged for you by AIBTM Priority appointments with exhibitors of your choice using our buyer-driven appointment system Education sessions that will expand your professional skills and knowledge Opportunities to build your network of industry professionals and suppliers Admittance to exclusive AIBTM networking functions and events

Exhibitors An amazing, global array of U.S. and International exhibitors will be at your disposal at AIBTM unlike any other show you have attended in the U.S. before. Exhibitors will include: National, Regional and City based Convention Bureaus and Tourist Offices International destinations Corporate and Independent Hotel Groups Conference and Meeting Venues Destination Management Companies Event Management Agencies Meetings Technology and Event Service Providers Production Companies Airlines and Transport Providers Cruise Lines Sporting & Gaming Venues Attractions & Entertainment

Five Star Professional Education

99% of attendees were satisfied with the Hosted Buyer program. SOURCE: AIBTM 2011 Hosted Buyer research

Qualification Each Hosted Buyer application will be reviewed by an independent panel of industry experts. The qualifying criteria that are considered include (but not limited to): The number and size of meetings, events, incentives and conferences held annually Your individual purchasing authority Annual budgets for meetings, events and incentives Potential for future business in the meetings industry

AIBTM is committed to delivering a world class educational experience which forms and integral part of AIBTM and America Meetings Week. Together with PCMA, ACTE and SITE we will provide free access to CEU accredited professional education sessions on all the industry’s hot topics. Multiple tracks ensure there is something for everyone: senior planners, association planners, corporate planners, incentive planners and more. A full day of education will be offered on Tuesday, June 19 with additional sessions on the mornings of June 20 and 21 before the show floor opens. Our stand alone education program means there are no conflicts between your exhibitor appointments and education!

Exclusive Networking Opportunities We are all about networking and business. The formal and informal networking opportunities will enable Hosted Buyers and exhibitors to develop important business relationships that will reach well beyond the show floor and last long into the future.


Be the Star of the Show. Apply to be a Hosted Buyer today.

The Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition June 19-21, 2012 Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, USA

Become an AIBTM Group Coordinator — Build Relationships and Network with your Clients Bring a group of ten or more of your key buyer contacts to AIBTM as part of the Hosted Buyer Program and become a Group Coordinator to receive the same five star treatment. Benefits Include: Brand promotion and hospitality – host a group function at your booth, hotel or venue Complimentary travel and accommodation during the show courtesy of AIBTM Strengthen client relationships – meet face-to-face with your clients Accompany clients to exclusive networking events taking place throughout AIBTM Showcase your products and services – engage customers in one place at one time

Find out more by contacting the Hosted Buyer team who will assist you with promotion, invitations, travel arrangements and a schedule for you and your group, email aibtm-hosted@reedexpo.com

AIBTM Team Contacts Email: aibtm-hosted@reedexpo.com Tel: 800.417.8646 Fax: 203.840.9975

APPLY TODAY www.aibtm.com/hostedbuyer

Hosted Buyer is a registered trademark of Reed Exhibitions Ltd. The AIBTM trade mark is owned and protected by Elsevier Properties SA and Reed Exhibitions Limited uses such trade mark under licence. AIBTM is owned and organized by Reed Events, part of Reed Exhibitions Ltd. Gateway House, 28 The Quadrant Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1DN, UK A division of Reed Business

AIBTM is part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings and Events Portfolio

Please do not hesitate to contact the Hosted Buyer Team with any questions.

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