AIBTM to rotate between Chicago and Orlando from 2013

AIBTM, the Americas Meetings Exhibition that offers an educational programme for associations, has announced that it will rotate between Chicago, Illinois and Orlando, Florida from 2013.

AIBTM is to move from Baltimore Convention Center
AIBTM is to move from Baltimore Convention Center

Choose Chicago will host AIBTM from 11-13 June 2013 at McCormick Place.
In 2014, AIBTM will move to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando on 10-12 June 2014.

The move and rotation of AIBTM will offer all stakeholders access to new business opportunities in two key gateway cities that are themselves major hubs of the meeting industry.

"Following the lead of many associations in the US that move their events to a different place each year, we will now have the flexibility to maximize the enormous potential delivered to AIBTM by both Chicago and Orlando," said Craig Moyes, the portfolio director of the IBTM Global Events Portfolio for Reed Travel Exhibitions.

 
About Chicago:

Chicago offers more than 35,000 hotel rooms in the downtown central business district, as well as world-class cultural attractions, and is served by two international airports.

McCormick Place is considered one of the country’s leading convention centres.

Chicago is also home to many sectors of industry from manufacturing to IT, healthcare and transportation, with some 400 major corporate headquarters, 260,000 businesses on its doorstep and a two-hour flight from most major North American destinations.
 
About Orlando:

Orlando is also one of the country’s leading meetings destinations, with the award-winning facility of Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) recently nominated as the number one convention center in the US by Business Review USA.

The OCCC is the second largest convention facility in America, and each year attracts more than 200 events.

Some 116,000 hotel rooms are available in Orlando, home to countless entertainment attractions for visitors, and its international airport offers Remote Airline Check-in (RAC) services at the OCCC. 

The OCCC has a national reputation for its green and sustainability initiatives.

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