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Arinex extends into New Zealand

Australasian events management company Arinex has announced it is opening an office in New Zealand. The Auckland office will be the fifth operational base for Arinex and comes as a result of increased business from across the Tasman Sea. The announcement comes as the business events sector in New Zealand continues to grow, with increased direct flights from the United States and the arrival of Te ...

New era for business events in Western Australia

The Perth Convention Bureau has marked a decade of substantial change in the capital city of Western Australia, by changing its name to ‘Business Events Perth’. The announcement was made at the Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event (AIME) 2020 in Melbourne, by Business Events Perth Chief Executive Officer Gareth Martin. He said that, after 48 years of operation, the organisation’s new name reflec...

Brisbane delivers A$351m worth of business events and a new look

Brisbane hosted more than 940 business events worth an estimated A$351m ($234.41m) in economic impact in the 2018-19 financial year, new figures reveal.

AIMEing high in Melbourne

The 2020 edition of Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), which runs until 19 February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, has so far offered numerous opportunities for networking, as this selection of photos, taken at the Media Launch, Knowledge Exchange, Networking Lunch and Welcome Event, illustrate.

AIME 2020 opens in Melbourne

The 2020 edition of Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) officially opened on 17 February for a three-day show at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Knowledge Exchange on Day 1 connected delegates from all over the world for a day of education and community building. Speakers included Holly Ransom, CEO of Emergent, unpacking leadership skills for survival in a hyperco...

Rise in exhibitors and visitors for AIME 2020

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) 2020 takes place from Monday 17 – Wednesday 19 February.

HotelPlanner acquires EventConnect.com

US-based group hotel bookings platform HotelPlanner has acquired Australia-based online venue marketplace EventConnect.com.

AIME research says face to face meetings ‘critical’ to success

Industry tradeshow Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has unveiled a new report that shows 48% of business event delegates declaring face-to-face meetings to be ‘critical’ and 93% find human interaction and connections ‘important’ across business events. 

Right here, right now, Down Under

The Association of Australian Convention Bureau (AACB) is confident the business events industry will play an integral part in rebuilding Australia’s visitor economy this year.

Brisbane makes push for North American tourism

Brisbane Marketing is partnering with Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), in a push to drive tourism from North America to the Australian city.

PCMA to raise $250K for Australia and Puerto Rico disaster victims

PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat has announced a pan-industry initiative to raise USD$250,000 for those affected by the recent bushfires in Australia and the earthquakes in Puerto Rico.

Incentives give a boost to Australian tourism

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has secured two new incentive groups, arriving in February.