Craig Moyes portfolio director Reed Travel Exhibitions Don Welsh president and CEO of Choose Chicago and Michael J Lyons exhibition director AIBTM cut the ribbon to open the third AIBTM trade show

Craig Moyes, portfolio director, Reed Travel Exhibitions; Don Welsh, president and CEO of Choose Chicago; and Michael J. Lyons, exhibition director, AIBTM, cut the ribbon to open the third AIBTM trade show.

AIBTM Debuts in Chicago, Planner Attendance Up

AIBTM, The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exposition moved to Chicago in June.

 

AIBTM, The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exposition moved to Chicago in June, after spending two years in Baltimore. The change in venue and additional education for meeting professionals helped to improve its buying audience, both hosted buyers and “trade” visitors (those who pay their own way to come).

Officials said some 1,000 hosted buyers attended this year’s show and conference, roughly a 30 percent increase over las

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