Emerging Markets Take Center Stage at AIBTM 2013

Spotlight on Meetings Growth in Europe and Asia - AIBTM 2013
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Jan. 10, 2013 - PRLog -- CHICAGO – Post show feedback at AIBTM 2012, The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (www.aibtm.com), indicated that U.S. buyers are increasingly interested in hosting meetings in Europe and Asia.  As a result, AIBTM 2013, which will be held at McCormick Place, Chicago from June 11-13th, will conduct Market Focus Spotlights for each of these markets.

According to AIBTM’s survey, sixty-four percent of U.S. buyers indicated interest in placing meetings within Europe and over half of U.S. buyers were interested in hosting meetings in Asia. The Market Focus Spotlights on Europe and Asia provide exclusive one-hour networking and business opportunities for attendees to conduct individual meetings with European and Asian exhibitors participating at AIBTM one-on-one.

“We are very excited to participate in AIBTM Chicago this year; our partnership and commitment with Reed Travel Exhibitions around the globe, and especially their support here in the USA, are allowing us to increase our MICE business in Spain significantly,” comments Jorge Rubio, DIRECTOR at Tourist Office of Spain Chicago.

Hosted Buyers who have selected Europe and/or Asia as a potential preferred destination on their registration application will automatically have this networking hour added to their pre-scheduled appointment itinerary.

“Last year’s success of the European Market Focus showed mutual value for both Hosted Buyers and exhibitors.  It is clear from the demand that there’s continued opportunity to spotlight new and emerging meeting markets,” said Michael Lyons, AIBTM Exhibition Director. “This year, we want to extend the show floor experience by delivering focused, private networking sessions for European and Asian exhibitors who want targeted exposure to the U.S. buyers.”

To participate as an exhibitor or pre-register as a Hosted Buyer for AIBTM, go to www.aibtm.com.  Join AIBTM on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/aibtm), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aibtm/148793021802894), Twitter (https://twitter.com/AIBTMevent) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/aibtm).



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 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aibtm/148793021802894), Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/steve_aibtm) and Youtube.

AIBTM forms part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings, Events and Business Travel Portfolio along with AIME (www.aime.com.au), GIBTM (www.gibtm.com), CIBTM (www.cibtm.com), IBTM India (http://www.ibtmevents.com/IBTM-India/)  EIBTM (www.eibtm.com) and Business Travel Market (www.businesstravelmarket.co.uk).

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
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