This week some interviews from AIME where over 320 exhibitors and 350 buyers have connected, to deliver a total of 6,540 meetings over the past two weeks.
I took the opportunity at AIME to record a few video chats and present for you…
Five minutes with Julia Swanson CEO of MCB (owner of AIME)
Five minutes with Silke Calder – AIME Event Director
and Ten minutes with Peter King and Melissa Sweetland (MCEC – the venue for AIME)
The Shane Warne memorial was a big television event but it took a crew of nearly 200 to pull it together and here is a list of who the key people and suppliers were responsible for the event.
One of the suppliers to the Memorial was Showtech Australia, the owner of which is Tiny Good who is passionate about rigging standards and safety. Tiny has been a big contributor to the development of worldwide standards for the industry.
As ASE has reported, the industry has been somewhat underwhelmed by the federal Business Events Grants Program. So it is pleasing to see that the NSW Business Events funding scheme is much broader.
Applications are open to organisers of business to business (B2B) conferences, conventions, symposia, congresses, seminars, training courses and trade exhibitions to offset venue costs to the organiser. Applicants can be based anywhere in the country, as long as their business event will take place over at least one full day in an eligible venue in Greater Sydney, Newcastle or Wollongong.
And we have an op ed from the chair of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust
Chair of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust, The Hon John Brumby AO, reflects on the opportunity to drive innovation and economic activation through events such as the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Congress, to be held at the MCEC.