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Delegate registrations for the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) 2018 have opened.
Attracting 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 Zealand.
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 events.”
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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