The Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition (AIBTM) is four months away, and already the Event is increasing its exhibition space to accommodate supplier demand. Reed Travel Exhibitions’ premiere provider for the U.S. meetings and events industry, AIBTM 2012 is a three-day interactive networking event, held June 19-21 in Baltimore, with one full day of education and two days of exhibitions.
“As we count down 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 AIBTM Project Director, Steve Knight. “Approximately 80% of exhibitors that are currently signed on are returning from last year. Of those, 30% have increased their floor space for 2012.”
Following AIBTM’s success at the inaugural event in 2011, one-third of returning exhibitors already booked for 2012 have expanded their floor space, including Hilton Worldwide, Panama Tourism Authority, Meet Washington State (formerly Seattle CVB), Dominican Republic Tourism Board and EMBRATUR Brazilian Tourist Board.
In addition to those returning, more than 20% of AIBTM 2012’s show floor will include brand new exhibitors. AIBTM is happy to welcome new organizations such as Carlson Hotels, Visit Pittsburgh, Moroccan National Tourism Office, the CVBs of New York State, Long Beach CVB, Palm Springs Desert Resorts CVA, Yosemite Mariposa Tourism Bureau and TUI Event Management.
Some of the most recently confirmed returning exhibitors include Cvent, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Ireland Tourist Board, the Detroit Convention Bureau and the Barcelona Convention Bureau.