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Show Directory sponsored byVisit Newport Beach, California. Stand 1142 www.aibtm.com AIBTM 2011 Show Directory Welcome 3Welcome to AIBTM 2011. As AIBTM opens its doors, it marks the first time that a large-scale international Hosted Buyer event has been held in the United States. It is our hope that you will find AIBTM as a perfect platform to develop business, gain corporate and personal development insights and network in a professional, yet relaxed environment - brand values that have proved successful for all Reed Travel Exhibition events around the world. At the time of writing, it is clear that the industry is in an optimistic and upbeat frame of mind. Over 700 exhibiting companies from destinations to hotels, venue services to conference organizers - hailing from six continents and the four corners of the U.S. will be looking to meet one-on-one and conduct business with both Hosted Buyers and trade buyers. A key focus of AIBTM and America Meetings Week is our CEU Accredited Education Program. Created in conjunction with CIC, MPI, ICCA, IAEE, JMIC and Site our Education Program has a strong focus on innovation and knowledge and will provide thought-provoking and stimulating content. Exhibitors, Hosted Buyers and trade buyers will walk away equipped with expert advice and practical training to drive their organizations forward and deliver bottom line results. Business networking and 'connecting' with the industry is an integral part of AIBTM's America Meetings Week. Throughout the week a host of formal and informal networking opportunities will be held to enable sellers and buyers to meet and develop important business relationships throughout the event. Private events, dinners, receptions and parties round out a fabulous array of networking opportunities - just think of the business potential!Finally, an invitation only CEO Summit will bring together the heads of the largest and most influential buyer and supplier companies in the U.S. and international marketplace to discuss future trends and issues.I would like to personally thank our team, our hosts the Baltimore Convention Center, Visit Baltimore, and all of our stakeholder partners for their continued support to help make this first AIBTM a special and valuable event. We are confident that together we have created an event that was needed and reached our goal of bringing together the world's entire meetings and events industry in one U.S. location.On behalf of the Reed Travel Exhibitions and the entire Meetings and Events Portfolio team, we wish you a successful, profitable and enjoyable AIBTM 2011.Steve Knight AIBTM Project Director