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by Michael J. Shapiro | November 30, 2011

 Reed Travel Exhibitions formed an exclusive strategic partnership with the Professional Convention Management Association for its incentive, business travel and meetings portfolio. PCMA will provide content and speakers for the educational programs, as well as support for hosted-buyer recruitment. AIBTM, the Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition, to be held June 19‚Äì21, 2012, at the Baltimore Convention Center, will feature a State of the Industry Debate and an Executive Edge Program, both powered by PCMA. The partnership is in addition to other industry collaborations already in place with the Society of Incentive Travel Executives, which gives hosted-buyer status to its top-level members and co-locates the Site Young Leaders Program, which focuses on education and networking opportunities for the younger generation. Additionally, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives will offer an educational track pertinent to face-to-face meetings in the context of business travel.