At the next Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition (AIBTM) — taking place June 19-21, 2012, in Baltimore — the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) will present an education track dedicated to international meetings, organizer Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) announced last week.
Taking place during AIBTM's Education Day on June 19, the ICCA "Global Meetings" track will feature two 90-minute roundtable sessions, followed by a one-hour clinic during which ICCA members will be available to give personalized advice to meeting planners. The roundtable sessions will be titled "How Global Destinations Can Penetrate the U.S. Market" and "Global Meetings: Practical Advice for North American Planners."
"We are pleased to announce our partnership with ICCA for the ICCA Global Meetings track at AIBTM 2012," said AIBTM Project Director Steve Knight. "The first roundtable session will be aimed primarily at suppliers, with the second session aimed at planners, as well as suppliers who are interested in meeting internationally focused planners."
Added ICCA CEO Martin Shirk, "We are thrilled to offer an educational track at AIBTM 2012. We look forward to lively discussions about the industry at both our roundtable sessions and our one-on-one clinic. With approximately eight moderators per session, we expect our roundtables to be very beneficial to advancing the conversation about our industry on a global scale."
ICCA is just one of several industry associations presenting content during AIBTM Education Day. Other partners include the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE).
For more information, visit www.aibtm.com.