by By Lisa Grimaldi | October 07, 2009

Reed Travel Exhibitions' first Americas Incentive Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) will take place in Baltimore June 21-23, 2011. The show's debut already has been delayed twice; it was originally slated to launch in June 2009, but in June 2008, Reed announced that the date was pushed back to 2010. Last March, the company announced AIBTM would be postponed until 2011 at the earliest. Vanessa Cotton, chair of Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings & Incentives Events, said, "Having consulted with the industry, we now feel that it is an appropriate time to announce the launch of AIBTM in 2011. When the global economic downturn hit the industry and we had to postpone the event, it was always our intention to consider 2011 as our goal for launch."