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10. We get it

We run shows for the meetings industry on 4 continents. Nobody knows how to do it better than us!

9. Meet Your Match

Hosted Buyers will make one-to-one appointments with a choice of over 700 global exhibitors. You’ll have ample opportunity to meet exhibitors ready to book business. But you’ve got to be there to meet them!

8. You say you want a revolution…

Participate in the event industry’s revolution as we re-define meetings history. AIBTM is the first large scale appointment-based meetings & event exhibition in the United States. A true global perspective on American soil. This is definitely not your father’s trade show.

7. Leave nothing to chance.

One-to-one appointments offer the most efficient and effective method of conducting business. Good news…we’ve got over 21,000 of them ready to be scheduled.

6. Get credit where credit is due.

All AIBTM education is CMP accredited. Both planners and exhibitors can earn CEUs on Tuesday’s Education Days. No conflicts with Exhibition hours.

5. Satisfy your taste for culture.

Ain’t nothing like Crab Cakes in June.

4. It’s on us!

Qualified planners can be provided with complimentary travel and/or accommodations to Baltimore.

3. Americas Meeting Week has arrived!

American Meetings week is the AIBTM – The America’s Meeting & Events Exhibition, CIC Hall of Leaders Gala, PCMA Education Conference, and CEO Summit. Can you afford to miss America Meetings Week?

2. Freedom of Choice

As a pre-qualified Hosted buyer, you’re in the driver’s seat: Choose the exhibitors you are most interested in meeting with. We’ll give you over 700 to choose from! It’s not what you know, it’s who you meet. Let us introduce you.

1. Be the Star of the Show!

You’ll be part of the new paradigm, driving the future of trade shows. There’s something for everyone … even the most discerning planner. You might just even thank us later.

Many of you have asked how AIBTM and PCMA work together… here is a recap of what is included in each Hosted Buyer offer and how to apply!

AIBTM Hosted Buyer Program Offer

  • Who should apply? Meeting professionals with a primary objective to attend AIBTM
  • Includes free registration plus complimentary air/rail travel and/or accommodation to attend AIBTM
    • Attend AIBTM professional education on 1 full day (June 21) and each morning on Trade Show Days (June 22 and 23)
    • Pre-Schedule (6) or (8) appointments with AIBTM Exhibitors each show day (June 22 and/or June 23)
    • Purchase PCMA Education Conference 1-day registration for $185 PCMA member/$250 non-member (June 21, 22, or 23) or full registration for $295 PCMA member/$495 non-member (June 20-23)
    • For more info click here
    • To apply now click here

PCMA/AIBTM Hosted Buyer Offer

  • Who should apply? Meeting professionals with a primary objective to attend PCMA Education Conference
  • Includes complimentary registration to PCMA Education Conference and 1 day of AIBTM
    • Attend PCMA education sessions and networking events for 4 days (June 20-23)
    • Pre-Schedule (4) appointments with PCMA Partners over 2 days (June 21-22)
    • Pre-Schedule (6) appointments with AIBTM Exhibitors on 1 day (June 23)
    • Access AIBTM exhibits and networking events of your choice (June 21-23)
    • For more info click here
    • To apply click here

Why Participate?

  • Meet face-to-face with current or future business partners of your choice
  • Show ROI to your employer through this business exchange opportunity
  • Save money for your organization and enjoy the benefits of hosted buyer status

Questions?

AIBTM Contact: Elisabeth Shipman – eshipman@reedexpo.com, 203-840-5975

PCMA Contact: Meredith Rollins – mrollins@pcma.org, 312-423-7285

10.  We get it
With over 450 events in 36 counties, nobody has our expertise when it comes to organizing events.  And, with 12 of those events dedicated to the travel sector (5 specifically devoted to meetings & events), we know your business!

 

9.  Meet Your Match
With over 700 global exhibitors and 3,000 buyers (2,000 of whom will be pre-qualified Hosted Buyers for our one-to-one appointment system) you’ll have ample opportunity to meet planners ready to book business.  But you’ve got to be there to greet them! 

 

8.  You say you want a revolution…
Participate in the event industry’s revolution as we re-define meetings history. AIBTM is the first large scale appointment-based meetings & event exhibition in the United States. A true global perspective on American soil. This is definitely not your father’s trade show.
 

 

7.  Leave nothing to chance.
One-to-one appointments offer the most efficient and effective method of conducting business.  Good news… we’ve got over 21,000 of them ready to be scheduled.
 

 

6.  Get credit where credit is due.
All AIBTM education is CMP accredited. Both planners and exhibitors can earn CEUs on Tuesday’s Education Days. No conflicts with Exhibition hours.  
 

 

5.  Satisfy your taste for culture.
Ain’t nothing like Crab Cakes in June.
 

 

4.  Ready.  Aim.  Buyer.
Two thousand pre-qualified meeting planners will flood the Baltimore Convention Center with a single mission:  To conduct business. So be prepared to carry out up to thirty pre-scheduled appointments with our hosted buyers.


3.  Co-Lo. It’s the new black.

PCMA Education Conference…Convention Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders Gala…The CEO Summit.  The industry’s elite will be meeting in Baltimore this summer for America Meetings Week.  Can you afford to miss America Meetings Week?

 

2.  Face it:  Face Time Matters
It’s not what you know, it’s who you meet.

 

1.  Take a Stand

Some key booth (or stand) locations still remain.  We’ve got your number.  

Reserve your booth today, contact Nancy Walker 203.840.5862 or nwalker@reedexpo.com

 

Just finished an awesome webinar about the AIBTM Hosted Buyer Program!  For those of you that were able to “be there” with us we hope you found it to be a highly informative session.  If you missed it, no worries,  the presentation will be available on our website in a few days. 

Now it is time to apply for our Hosted Buyer Program!  Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the newest exhibition – AIBTM is going to revolutionize the meetings industry!  See you in Baltimore!

Webinar TODAY!

You can’t afford to miss today’s webinar giving you the AIBTM scoop:

AIBTM Hosted Buyer Program: Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask. 

TODAY AT 11 am!

Click here to register now!

If you have questions about the AIBTM Hosted Buyer program, feel free to join us for our FREE webinar next Tuesday, April 5th at 11 EST – AIBTM Hosted Buyer Program: Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask.  This informaional session is designed for the Hosted Buyer applicant that will answer burning questions such as:

• What is AIBTM and why do I need to be there?
• How the Hosted Buyer program benefits you
• How to Apply
• What is America Meetings Week?
• Can I earn CEUs?

We are looking for feedback – share your questions with us before the webinar and we’ll try to address them.  Comment here or send an email to aibtm-hosted@reedexpo.com

Can’t wait to hear from you !

This is a common question our team is getting here at the AIBTM control center.  Placing international business (meaning outside of North America) is not a requirement to qualify.  You MUST be placing business in the US to qualify.  But we also know that at least a third of the planners that will qualify will also do international business.  SO… if you are a US planner and you believe you fit the criteria to qualify… Go for it!  Apply today at www.aibtm.com/hostedbuyer

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