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March 5, 2013
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Attend the Best One-Day Show for the Meetings Industry


AIBTM Brings Together the World's Travel Industries


News Briefs From Our Members


Time Saving Tips for Meeting Planners


Win a Mountain Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina


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Attend the Best One-Day Show for the Meetings Industry

springtime expoExperience the energy again with the best one-day show for the meetings industry.
This year’s Springtime features a learning program tailored specifically for the meetings industry professional, along with a world-class expo featuring hundreds of destinations, venues, and technology solutions. There will also be plenty of time to catch up with colleagues old and new.

With all this packed into one exciting day it’s clear: there is no better event for the meetings industry professional than the Springtime Expo.  


Visit our website to register and for more information.

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Feature Focus


AIBTM Brings Together the World's Meetings, Events and Business Travel Industry

AIBTM Feature FocusAIBTM brings together the world's meetings, events and business travel industry in one U.S. location. AIBTM's Hosted Buyer program will deliver senior level meeting planners from the U.S. and around the world. 

AIBTM’s strong focus on one-to-one meetings, CEU accredited education and knowledge allows AIBTM to equip the buyer and supplier community with the tools needed to create effective meetings and events. Through thought leadership and discussions on emerging trends, the AIBTM community will develop and shape the future of the meetings industry. The theme for AIBTM 2013 is “Defining the Future of Meetings… Together.”

Learn more about AIBTM...

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Stellar Buzz


News Briefs From Our Members

Industry BuzzAMResorts, provider of sales, marketing and brand management services for Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts and Secrets, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas, continues to expand its focus on meetings and incentives business with the introduction of new promotions across all of its five brands. Continue meeting promotions article...

Miami, Florida’s renowned Doral Golf Resort & Spa has been accepted as the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Continue ALHI article...

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Time Saving Tips for Meeting Planners

Look at ConventionPlanitHave you taken a look around lately? Do you want to save time and increase your productivity for free? 

Or maybe you would like your RFP responses organized for you in real time? 

If so, it's time to reconnect with and start using these great services! Created by meeting planners, the site is easy to use and planner-friendly. Take a five minute tour today by contacting with your availability, or head to to start exploring!

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Winner's Circle


Win a Mountain Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina

Refer a Meeting ProfessionalEnter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a four day/three night stay for two plus travel accommodations to Asheville, North Carolina!

Enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest...

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We Simply Connect Buyers and Sellers and Get Out of the Way! is the leading commission-free search directory for meeting professionals to find suitable meeting destinations, facilities and service providers.

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Ideally located between the Nation’s Capital and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Howard County is the strategic location of choice for your next Conference.   

Here we offer meeting planners affordable venues and memorable experiences, State-of-the-art meeting & conference facilities, 20 minutes from Washington DC & Baltimore beltways, 10 minutes from BWI Airport.

Learn more about Howard County meetings


Montgomery County, Maryland - A Gateway Destination just outside of the nation’s capital.

Plan your next event in our communities of Bethesda/Chevy Chase, Rockville, Silver Spring and Gaithersburg.  

Equidistant from three airports, BWI Thurgood Marshall, Dulles and Regan National, and easy access to the nation’s capital via the metro rail system.  Conference centers, 50 hotels and numerous unique meeting venues for every occasion.

Learn more about Montgomery County meetings


Consider these newest members of for your next meeting:

Royal International Convention Centre - Brisbane, Australia
Dreams Villamagna - Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square - San Francisco, California
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza - Cincinnati, Ohio
Grand Hotel Central - Barcelona, Spain
Das Triest - Vienna, Austria
Hotel Josef - Prague, Czech Republic
Hotel Bachmair Weissach - Weissach, Germany

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HSMAI's MEET Mid-America 2013

April 23-24, 2013
Navy Pier - Chicago, IL

Registration now open!

Register for HSMAI's MEET Mid-America.


ASAE's Springtime Expo 2013

May 16, 2013
Washington, DC

Registration now open!

Register for ASAE's Springtime Expo.


IMEX Frankfurt

May 21-23, 2013
Frankfurt, Germany

Attention International Meeting Planners:
Attend the show with the Hosted Buyer Group - you receive complimentary flights and accommodations!

Please contact for more information.



June 11-13, 2013
McCormick Place, Chicago

Register for AIBTM.



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