AIME begins new chapter

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AIME begins new chapter

For the final time, Reed Travel Exhibitions organised the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), welcoming 250 quality hosted buyers to Melbourne Convention Bureau, 20-21 February 2018.

Hosted buyers had access to over 300 exhibitors from 20 countries around the world. Over 4,500 meetings took place during AIME, with Konduko tracking 8,774 digital handshakes on the show floor.

Angela Sciacca, project manager, AIME, said: “The acquisition programme for 2018 attracted a massive 39% of new hosted buyers to AIME and Australia.”

Karen Bolinger, CEO, Melbourne Convention Bureau, said: “I thank Reed Travel Exhibitions for the last 18 years of organising AIME.”

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AIME recognised Jo-Anne Kelleway, founder of Info Salons, as this year’s 2018 Industry Person of the Year, for her significant contributions and innovations to the events industry.

Exhibition stand winners included Northern Territory Convention Bureau – AIME 2018 Best Stand over 36sqm; Hyatt Hotels & Resorts – AIME 2018 Best Stand under 36sqm; and Madhya Pradesh Tourism – AIME 2018 Best First Time Exhibitor Stand.

AIME 2019 will be managed by Talk2 Media and Events. For more information, click here.

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