Delegate registrations for the Asia-Pacific
Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) 2018 have opened.
event brands and destination bureaux from around the
globe, AIME 2018 will showcase many of the best products, services and
solutions the events industry has to offer.
Confirmed international destinations include
Tourism Fiji, Japan, Abu Dhabi, Korea, Los Angeles and Tourism New
Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and
Tourism New Zealand will present a formidable collective on the
100% Pure New Zealand stand including, for the first time in three
years, Queenstown Convention Bureau, along with New Zealand
International Convention Centre, Auckland Convention Bureau,
Christchurch Convention Centre, Real Journeys and the
International Antarctic Centre.
Sharon Auld (pictured), Australia Manager, Conventions &
Incentives New Zealand, CINZ, said AIME is a vital event for the
New Zealand business events industry.
“CINZ is thrilled to showcase some of New
Zealand’s greatest business event destinations at AIME 2018. Not
only do we have Queenstown returning for the first time in years,
but we also have some of our great hotels and destinations, making
the 100% Pure New Zealand stand really focused on offering event
professionals the best in New Zealand hospitality. We look forward
to greeting delegates from all over the world with our unique Kiwi
traditions at AIME 2018,” said Ms Auld.
Early data from the Hosted Buyers acquisition
scheme reveals an expansive interest from international buyers
including representatives from New Zealand, United States,
Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Ireland, Indonesia, China and Finland.
Angela Sciacca, Project Manager, AIME, said, “The focus of AIME is to connect the business
events industry with partners that inspire creativity and
innovation. We are thrilled to confirm a great mix of
international and local Hosted Buyers for 2018, bringing fresh
eyes and unique propositions. With major international buyers from
the likes of Daimler Greater China, Orbit World Travel, Retina
World Congress, International Conference Services, Modern Language
Association and so many more, we are confident that the
relationships developed at AIME will provide real business value
to the meetings and events sector. AIME’s show floor will showcase
a diverse range of local and international suppliers, and
destinations set to inspire buyers when planning their world-class
All major Australian bureaux will return to the show floor for the third year in a row,
along with Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, Northern
Territory and Destination New South Wales.
AIME will be held at the Melbourne Convention
and Exhibition Centre, 20-21 February 2018.
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