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AIME 2015 Gala Dinner location announced

February 24, 2015

AIME 2015 Gala Dinner location announced

Karen Bolinger, Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has revealed today that Central Pier in Melbourne’s Docklands will set the scene for the inaugural 2015 Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) Gala Dinner.

The showcase social event hosted by MCB will follow AIME on Wednesday, 25th February, rather than precede the show, which is all part of the new AIME experience.

“We are excited to announce the location as Central Pier as this community and events hub set on Melbourne’s waterfront reflects our distinct Melbourne style – meeting its industrial past with modern design and reinventing something new and surprising.”

“The setting, just minutes from the inner central business district and surrounded by stunning water views is perfect for the new style of event. Hosted Buyers, Media and Exhibitors will be immersed in a celebration that truly represents the creativity, colour and vibrancy of Melbourne.”

“Guests will be able to catchup with new business contacts and continue the conversations from the previous two days of the show in a more intimate and relaxed environment.”

Many local businesses, which are MCB members, have collaborated to bring the AIME Gala Dinner to life including Atlantic Group, Peter Jones Special Events, and Harry the Hirer, as well as support from the City of Melbourne.

Atlantic Group has a reputation for challenging industry norms through innovation and excellence continued Ms Bolinger. So whilst the location has been revealed be prepared for something a little different – Melbourne is known for unexpected discoveries and creative twists.

“I have no doubt that this year’s event will further showcase the great reputation of Melbourne’s business events services and suppliers and demonstrate that no other city works together quite like Melbourne does.”

Tickets are selling fast, with a limited availability remaining. The dress code is ‘dress to impress’ cocktail and a light jacket is recommended.

AIME is the largest business exhibition of its kind in Australia, and will take place on Tuesday, 24th and Wednesday, 25th February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. AIME is set to attract more than 2500 delegates responsible for organising meetings, conferences, incentives and business travel, and over 600 Exhibitors from over 37 countries.

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Welcome to a new AIME tradition

February 7, 2015

Welcome to a new AIME tradition

It will be a night of firsts as Hosted Buyers, Media and Exhibitors get together at the inaugural 2015 Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) Gala Dinner.

Attendees will be treated to an entertaining and fun night out at a distinctly Melbourne, yet-to-be-revealed waterfront events hub, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) CEO, Karen Bollinger revealed today.

For the first time, the showcase social event will follow AIME on Wednesday, 25th February, rather than precede the show, which is all part of the new AIME experience.

“Those who have attended AIME in the past will notice a few changes this year, and our Gala Dinner is no different,” said Bolinger.

“We’ve shaken things up and refreshed the entire social and networking program, with a view of creating the most valuable experience for our AIME attendees.”

“Holding our major networking function at the end of AIME means buyers and sellers can continue the conversations and relationships developed during the previous two days.”

The new style of event, Bolinger continued, also provides a more intimate and relaxed environment for guests.

“In true Melbourne style, both the venue and the entertainment promise to reflect the city’s reputation as an energetic, vibrant and creative place of hidden gems,” Bolinger said.

“While both the location and the format are, for the time being, a well-kept secret, I can tell you that the 2015 AIME Gala Dinner will be strictly ‘wow’ and a not to be missed show.”

“I’m looking forward to an exciting evening filled with dazzling entertainment and fabulous food, at a unique and surprising venue – all of which is to me, very ‘Melbourne’,” she said.

 

Reed Exhibitions appoints Nick Pilbeam as new Travel Divisional Director

January 27, 2015

Reed Exhibitions appoints Nick Pilbeam as new Travel Divisional Director

Reed Exhibitions has appointed Nick Pilbeam to the position of Divisional Director – Travel.

Press Release: January 2015 – Newly appointed Pilbeam, who brings with him an enormous amount of growth strategy knowledge and industry insight, will head up the travel division of the world’s leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions.

The renowned industry events that fall under Reed Travel Exhibitions include the International Luxury Travel Market portfolio, World Travel Market portfolio and the newly branded ibtm events portfolio of global and regional events providing business solutions on 5 continents.  They include ibtm world, ibtm arabia, ibtm africa, ibtm america, ibtm china, ibtm india, AIME and ICOMEX.

Pilbeam who has spent the majority of his career at the British Airways group (now International Airlines Group) moved to Avios, the air miles loyalty program in 2008, and was most recently accountable for the entry and global growth strategies into new markets and new partners. Pilbeam also led the launch of the Avios currency worldwide with British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus programmes including transforming the Airmiles programme in the UK.

More recently, Pilbeam spearheaded Avios’ expansion into South Africa with the launch of the Avios Travel Rewards Programme in that market, securing high profile strategic partners across the finance and retail sectors.

Pilbeam replaces Richard Mortimore, who was promoted to Chief Executive of Reed Exhibitions UK in 2014. Pilbeam will report to Mortimore.

Mortimore said: “We are delighted that Nick has come on board and we are confident that his broad range of expertise and excellent customer awareness will ensure that the strong brands within Reed Travel Exhibitions are continually developed, keeping up with the fast-pace and ever changing nature of the industry.

“I believe that Nick will excel in the role which encompasses multiple shows in a highly competitive, global segment.”

Pilbeam commented: “I am very excited to join Reed Travel Exhibitions on the next step of its journey and help further develop its strong travel brands. All the events are individually hugely respected and I look forward to being a part of it, delivering strategy and meeting global customer needs with such an experienced and dedicated team.”

IBTM Portfolio rebranded

November 27, 2014

IBTM Portfolio rebranded ibtm events

Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced that it has undergone a re-brand of the IBTM portfolio which will now become “ibtm events – connections mean everything”. At the same time 6 of the current 8 events will also have a new brand image and logo identifying them by region (excluding AIME and ICOMEX). Notably, EIBTM is to become “ibtm world” in line with its status as a global industry event.

As the world’s leading provider of events for the meetings industry and with the recent acquisition of ICOMEX as well as the brand extension; a ‘taste of ibtm‘ at World Travel Market Latin America, the footprint now extends to 6 continents. The new logos will communicate each show proposition and the region that it serves, firmly establishing them in the market giving both individual status for that event whilst also retaining the ibtm brand equity.

“As our family of ibtm events evolves, we need to clearly establish each individual event proposition for the market that they serve. We have also introduced different event formats for a number of our events over the last two years, but the common denominator for them all is still the same defining principals, that they deliver top-level Hosted Buyers and connections which in turn create business opportunities. At the same time, EIBTM is the flagship show for the portfolio and must be defined as representative of the world,” commented Sallie Coventry Portfolio Director for ibtm events portfolio.

Together the events in the newly branded ibtm portfolio annually provide access to more than 5,000 suppliers from 100 countries, 19,000 event organisers and more than 110,000 pre-scheduled meetings take place.

EIBTM LAUNCHES HYBRID EVENT

November 21, 2012

EIBTM LAUNCHES HYBRID EVENT

Live sessions streamed across the globe
IBTM Knowledge Virtual Centre will provide education on demand following shows

EIBTM (http://www.eibtm.com), the leading global event for the meetings and event industry, is set to launch its first Hybrid Conference at the show this year. The virtual conference will stream five key education sessions on Wednesday the 28th November from 9am (CET) as they happen live at EIBTM, allowing virtual delegates to join over 150 physical attendees for a dedicated interactive experience.

In addition to the live-streamed education sessions, The Hybrid Conference will also feature a virtual exhibition hall, resource centre and networking lounge.
Participants joining the live streamed keynote and interactive panel discussions will be able to ask questions live to the conference hall via a virtual MC, network real time with other participants within the communications centre and earn CEU credits for each seminar they attend.

The virtual event centre will be available to access for 12 months following the show. Participants will be able to view sessions on-demand, network with other participants and gain access to various white papers, which have been produced through research in association with EIBTM. In addition, content from the other IBTM events – AIME, GIBTM, CIBTM, AIBTM and BTM will all be available in the centre after each show.

The Hybrid Event will commence with a session delivered by Doug Keeley, CEO & Chief Storyteller, The Mark of a Leader, (9:00am EST). Keeley will use live storytellers and powerful videos, referring to case studies including Cirque du Soleil, Dabbawala, Zappos and the Shackleton’s Endurance to inspire meetings industry professionals and demonstrate that new strategies and innovative plans are needed, in times of great uncertainty and change.

At 11:00am (EST), Sally Greenhill, Managing Director, The Right Solution and Rob Davidson, Senior Lecturer – Event Management, Greenwich University will combine forces in the The IBTM Research findings: A discussion. This dynamic session will take the existing global research findings one step further by providing a summary and interactive discussion platform of the industry-wide research.

The Hybrid Event will also include a session dedicated to Making Digital Events Happen at 1:45pm (EST). This session will commence with an outline of key building blocks essential for hybrid events, Presented by Paul Cook, Managing Director, Planet Planit. The session will then provide an interactive forum for both the physical and remote participants discussing what creates comfort at a hybrid event.

The last segment of this session will include an ‘on the couch’ question session facilitated by Paul Cook, Ruud Janssen, Founder, The New Objective Collective (TNOC) and Mike Clanton, Head of Global Corporate Event Solutions, My Meeting Professional (MMP) as they share some of their observations and experiences of what happens next with developing digital content, how to make the most of it and where your social media/communications strategy needs to go next.

To view the full programme or register for the EIBTM Hybrid Conference please visit http://engage.vevent.com/rt/re~ibtm or go to the EIBTM website http://www.eibtm.com. Participants can log in to the event from 8:30am (CET) on November 28, 2012.

AIME 2012 shortlisted for Excellence award

November 21, 2012

AIME 2012 shortlisted for Excellence award

The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) has been named as a finalist in the Exhibition and Event Association of Australia’s (EEAA) 2012 Awards for Excellence, cementing its position as an industry leader.

AIME, the largest annual exhibition in Australia for meetings, incentives, business travel and events, is one of four finalists in the category for Best Trade Show over 10,000m2 and the only finalist from the MICE industry to make the final cut.

Winners will be announced at a special gala dinner on 4 December, 2012 at Melbourne’s stylish National Gallery of Victoria, which will be attended by the owner of AIME, the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau.

With an eight per cent increase in award entries, the EEAA Awards for Excellence judges stated that they found a strong field of entrants especially, in best show and marketing related categories.

For more information about AIME 2013 visit www.aime.com.au

AIME awards travel management contract to Bay Travel

September 24, 2012

AIME awards travel management contract to Bay Travel

10 September 2012: The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) held annually in Melbourne, Australia, has signed a partnership with travel management company, Bay Travel, to organise travel arrangements for its 2013 Hosted Buyer program.

Founded in 1988, Bay Travel is one of the largest privately owned travel management agencies in Australia and will be responsible for fulfilment and coordination of travel arrangements for AIME’s Hosted Buyers attending next year’s event.

Bay Travel joins their existing travel management partner, The Human Group, as AIME’s contracted travel agencies and the two companies will work together to provide a seamless travel booking process.

Held on 26-27 February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) AIME 2013 will present ample opportunity for buyers to make important business connections with the estimated 800 international exhibitors expected at next year’s show. Buyers who wish to apply for Hosted Buyer status or simply want more information about AIME 2013 should visit http://www.aime.com.au

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