Lyons Named New AIBTM Director
by Michael J. ShapiroSeptember 27, 2012
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Reed Travel Exhibitions has named Michael J. Lyons as the exhibition director for AIBTM, the company's Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition. Lyons replaces the previous project director, Steve Knight, who left Reed earlier this year to become exhibition director of the The Meetings Show UK, set to debut next summer. Lyons has been a prominent industry figure for more than 30 years, serving most recently as vice president, managed services, at the Hub Centers for Meeting & Collaboration in Philadelphia. His past experience includes senior-level positions with AMR Meetings & Incentives, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Rosenbluth Travel. Lyons has been an active member of Meeting Professionals International and the Professional Convention Management Association, and has served on the boards of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Association of Destination Management Executives. The next AIBTM takes place June 11-13, 2013, in Chicago.