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US industry figureheads to attend first event

AIBTM brings industry CEO Summit to Baltimore international

The first inaugural year in North America for the CEO Summit at AIBTM in Baltimore will see a select group of CEO’s and Executive Vice Presidents representing all sectors of the meetings and events industry come together to bring incisive and appropriate insights to a global platform. The Group will come together during AIBTM to consider current and future issues impacting the industry as the primary focus of the Summit agenda.

An initiative first launched at EIBTM in Barcelona in 2005 and then further evolved in 2010, The CEO Forum is now a ‘must attend’ event, and is part of the IBTM Global CEO Summit Series that provides a compelling and engaging world-class debating forum for senior decision makers and influencers. The success of previous events at EIBTM has driven the launch of the first US Summit following requests from the industry in North America and more are set for the other IBTM portfolio of events in the Middle East and China.

Co-ordinated by the Forum’s Chair, Jeremy Garbett, the objectives of the first event will be to showcase global and growth issues in the meetings business, bringing a different point of view for the audience to reflect upon with various presentations by world-class speakers, together with time for networking and exchanging of views.

“It’s always important to listen to your audience so we are presently engaged in asking a number of the US CEO’s what they particularly want to hear and learn about. From this simple survey and its excellent informed feedback we are able to create a number of hot topics which will be announced shortly” commented Garbett.

“We are really looking forward to the launch of our first CEO Summit outside of EIBTM and as AIBTM is the first international meetings industry event of its kind in the US, we feel this is a particularly good time to host such a dynamic event”. Said Craig Moyes, Group Exhibition Director, IBTM Portfolio.

The AIBTM CEO Summit meeting will take place from 2-6pm on Wednesday 22nd June in the Baltimore Convention Centre alongside the exhibition.