Welcome The Diary
to this first issue of
There is no doubt we all work in an industry that is truly global, and with our own events on 5 continents, we plan to bring you a glimpse, on a regular basis, of what is happening and how we can really add value to your business. The Diary will help you understand the difference between each of our events, the opportunities they deliver for your future planning strategies and how you can enter new markets with our help. With a global audience of over 20,000 attending our shows every year, we want to help you keep up to date with not only the exciting developments in all our shows but also with the latest industry hot topics, and interviews fromaround the world.
In this first issue we meet the team from Business Travel Market, our fantastic new addition to the family. For those who are interested in what is happening in the industry “down under” we bring you a review of AIME in Melbourne that celebrated a groundbreaking 20th anniversary last month, then read about what’s planned for GIBTM in Abu Dhabi at the end of March.
In future issues we’ll find out more about the host cities for each of our events, the critical role they play and also feature columns from some industry personalities including our very own Eric Rozenberg, non-executive chair for IBTM events and Immediate Past Chairman of MPI.
But it’s not only about us – we also want to hear from you so send us your news – we’d love to hear your thoughts, your views or your hot industry topics and we’ll try and include as much as we can.
Also, take a minute to look at the revamped IBTM events website www.ibtmevents.com
for links to all our industry research plus much, much more.
Mandy Torrens Editor
P.S. I hope you enjoy this first edition of The Diary and we’d love to hear your comments and suggestions: email@example.com
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ISSUE 1 THE DIARY 3 Contents News 4
Technology 6 Top 10 Apps for Meeting Planners
ACTE 9 Corporate Travel Education Partnership Revealed
BTM 10-11 Crowley and Godfrey among Leading Industry Figures ‘Advising’ BTM • Meet the Team
Feature 12-13 Women On Top
Interview 14-15 An Interview With . . . Charlie Banks
AIME 16-17 Happy 20th Birthday AIME • Asia Pacific research
GIBTM 18 GIBTM 2012 set to be a Major Influence on the Gulf Region’s Mice Industry
AIBTM 20-21 AIBTM wins Top Award • PCMA and IBTM Portfolio extend relationship to new levels •Bite-Sized Education
CIBTM 22 In the Year of the Dragon CIBTM breathes fire! SITE International to co-locate with CIBTM
EIBTM 24-26 The Sun Shone on Barcelona 2011 EIBTM Awards Exhibitors for Innovative Showcases
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