We have just finished day 1 here at AIBTM in Baltimore. Devoted to education, like last year, the first day has been superb. The feedback from attendees has been great, with over 1,200 delegates participating in numerous sessions, and there is more to come across the next few days.
Last night Visit Baltimore hosted a phenomenal outdoor street party for everyone. They chose the Powerplant Live area and the “country’s number 1 Michael Jackson tribute band” took the stage by storm with literally dancing in the streets, mojitos and orange cocktails, beer and wine, plus enough varieties of food to keep the party going until late.
But it’s not all about eating, drinking and having fun – seriously! These events are underpinned by a strong motivation to network and talk business, meet with all friends and create new contacts, it’s the socializing at AIBTM that really does add value to the day’s activities.
So now it’s on to the trade show proper, and having taken a stroll round the halls at 7am this morning I feel we are in for a great few days. Rushing off to our first appointments of the day, plenary sessions, and keynotes, a CEO Summit and dinner tonight on USS Constellation in the harbour, so more from me later.
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