Prospective buyers hoping to secure early bird rates for the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo’s (AIME) Hosted Buyer Program will need to act quickly as the 10% saving off the registration fee will end on 28 October 2011.
The 20th anniversary of AIME, owned by the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) and organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), will be held on 21-22 February 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in Melbourne, Australia.
Each year, Hosted Buyers from around the globe attend AIME, Australia’s largest business events exhibition, to meet with exhibitors from all areas of the meetings, conference and events industry to network and conduct business.
With approximately 850 international exhibitors expected, AIME 2012 will present ample opportunity for buyers to make important business connections as well as receive a range of exclusive benefits available only in AIME’s VIP Hosted Buyer Program.
Sally de Swart, AIME’s Event Director, says that AIME’s Hosted Buyer Program has already proven popular this year and encourages those interested to take advantage of the early bird offer.
“AIME is ideal for buyers who need to meet the right contacts and learn about products and services for their events but perhaps don’t have much time to do so,” Ms de Swart said.
“Hosted Buyers are able to maximise their time at AIME with the Pre Scheduled Appointments (PSAs), which allow them to meet with the exhibitors they are interested in doing business with.
AIME has also introduced a one-day Hosted Buyer option for the 2012 show for domestic and New Zealand candidates who want to maximise their time.
“It’s not only the valuable potential meetings that are luring Hosted Buyers to AIME,” Ms de Swart explained.
“The benefits available to our buyers include flights, accommodation, pre-touring itineraries in regional Victoria and access to AIME’s exclusive Hosted Buyer Lounge and Pamperzone, and the extensive networking program.”
Organisers are also encouraging those interested in attending AIME but who are unable to commit to registering as a Hosted Buyer for 2012, to attend as a visitor, providing an alternative option to experience the exhibition.
Exhibitor priority booking rates will still be available until 30 November 2011.
For more information about AIME 20112 visit www.aime.com.au