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Show Directory sponsored byVisit Newport Beach, California. Stand 1142 www.aibtm.com AIBTM 2011 Show Directory Networking Events 7AIBTM Hosted Buyers Ice Breaker Reception (invitation only)Co-sponsored by Visit Baltimore, this event is for Hosted Buyers and their Group leaders only. Join us for a great time and to socialize with fellow AIBTM attendees.Date: Tuesday, June 21Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmLocation: Maryland Science Center CIC Hall of Leaders Gala (ticketed event) Celebrate as four distinguished honorees are inducted to the CIC Hall of Leaders. The 2011 honorees include leaders who have made a huge impact in the following arenas: airlines, convention centers, convention visitors bureaus, and exhibitions. The event includes a general reception followed by dinner and the induction program.Date: Tuesday, June 21Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmLocation: Baltimore Convention CenterVisit Baltimore Welcome Party The Visit Baltimore Welcome Party is open to all badgeholders. This event is a great opportunity to continue networking with colleagues and to toast a successful first day of exhibitions.Date: Wednesday, June 22Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmLocation: Baltimore Convention Center Exhibit HallU2 Concert (ticketed event)Living legends of rock, U2, will be in Baltimore as part of their global 3600 Tour. AIBTM partnered with Visit Baltimore to provide more than 1000 tickets to our exhibitors and Hosted Buyers! If you didn't win tickets in our Exhibitor or Hosted Buyer Sweeps you can still check out the show - contact M&T Bank Stadium for more details. Date: Wednesday, June 22Time: 7:00 pmLocation: M&T Bank StadiumGlobe Restaurant Grab a quick bite with friends and colleagues at the Globe Restaurant. Located in the Exhibit Hall at the far end of the Global Village it is a great place to enjoy a relaxing moment without leaving the show flloor. The importance of networking in the meetings industry is an integral element of AIBTM. Almost as paramount as the show floor itself are the many opportunities AIBTM and America Meetings Week provides for you to meet new and old colleagues.