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BM&T's Global Travel Pavilion Back By Popular Demand


Black Meetings & Tourism
announced recently that it is presenting its revamped Global Travel Pavilion (GTP) at this year's 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference (CBC ALC) to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC September 16-19.

The BM&T Global Travel Pavilion will be a high visibility designated section of the CBC ALC Exhibition Showcase which is devoted to domestic and international travel and tourism related businesses & services.  

"Black Meetings & Tourism successfully presented the BM&T Global Travel Pavilion for a number of years, but discontinued the event after 9/11 and the resulting downturn in travel activity," explains BM&T Associate Publisher/Editor Gloria Herbert.  "The decision was made to bring back the Global Travel Pavilion after renewed interest was expressed in the event by many of BM&T's industry partners," he adds.

Corporate Sponsors of the BM&T Global Travel Pavilion will receive an array of benefits, including acknowledgement on all GTP signage, full-page ads in both Black Meetings & Tourism magazine and the BM&T Global Travel Pavilion Directory, prime booth space in the pavilion, editorial mention in BM&T's print and digital magazine, newsletter and on website, to name a few.

Why participate in BM&T's Global Travel Pavilion of the Exhibit Showcase?

  • ALC is one of the largest gatherings of African-American professionals, offering on-site sales and long-range business contacts and opportunities. It is highly recognized as a premier event in the African-American community.
  • The Exhibit Showcase offers the advantage of immediate brand awareness and visibility with a diverse mix of conference attendees. There are numerous options for easy communication with potential customers including networking opportunities, a job fair, a contract procurement platform, book signings, health screenings, product demos and more.
  • The new Priority Points system offers exhibitors early space selection and optimal placement to connect with more attendees.
  • Exhibiting companies can engage customers with face-to-face meetings that translate into direct sales leads and onsite sales.

Global Travel Pavilion Benefits

  • 10'x10' (100 sq. ft.) exhibit space with an 8-ft. high back wall drape and 3-foot high side wall drape.
  • Booth furnishings to include: one (1) 6-ft. draped table, two (2) chairs and one (1) wastebasket.
  • 7"x44" Booth identification sign printed with your company's name and booth number.
  • Company listing in the Global Travel Pavilion Directory as well as in the Exhibitor Directory on the CBCF website.
  • Each confirmed exhibiting company will be provided with four (4) complimentary registrations per 100 square feet purchased (e.g., 10'x10' equals 4 badges). Only confirmed (paid) exhibitors will receive the exhibitor registration form along with their confirmation notice.
  • All confirmed exhibiting companies will receive editorial coverage in Black Meetings & Tourism's print and digital magazine, electronic newsletter and on the BM&T website.

All African-American members of the US Congress personally host the annual CBC ALC. The Legislative Conference is the premier gathering of African Americans for the purpose of cultivating engaging policy discussions on issues that impact black communities around the world. This five-day conference features more than 70 policy sessions, a national town hall meeting, contract procurement fair, and numerous workshops. It is one of the largest gatherings of African-American professionals.

For more information about BM&T's Global Travel Pavilion sponsorship opportunities, contact Matt Thomas at (415) 468-4800.  To reserve your booth space, you may also contact Thomas, or you can call Charles Tucker at (317) 345-3576.
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