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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.

2014 AIME Welcome Reception location revealed

February 15, 2014

2014 AIME Welcome Reception location revealed

The wait is over – Karen Bolinger, Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has revealed that Birrarung Marr will be the location for the 2014 Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) Welcome Reception.

The AIME Welcome Reception will take place on Monday, 17 February, the night before the two-day tradeshow begins, with Birrarung Marr set to be transformed into a medley of all things quintessentially Melbourne.

“We are excited to announce that Birrarung Marr, located on the banks of the Yarra River and with sweeping views of the city skyline, will be where the AIME Welcome Reception pops up to welcome more than 2000 AIME delegates to Melbourne,” Ms Bolinger said.

“Named by Australia’s indigenous Wurundjeri people, Birrarung translates to “river of mists” while Marr refers to the side of the river.

“Positioned between Melbourne’s sporting precinct and the city centre, the inner-city park is only a five minute walk from Flinders Street Station and features captivating urban art, including Melbourne local Deborah Halpern’s two-headed Angel sculpture and the Federation Bells, which ring three times daily with different compositions.”

The site has previously hosted Ellen DeGeneres and her 5000 fans during their once-in-a-lifetime trip to Australia, and Melbourne’s ArtPlay, an event attended by Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

“AIME delegates will be immersed in all the vibrancy and quirkiness that makes Melbourne, Melbourne,” Ms Bolinger continued.

“They will get a taste of local life through dining from mobile food trucks, which have popped-up all over the city recently, and watching performances by some of our much-loved street entertainers.

“Many local businesses, which are MCB members, have joined forces to bring the AIME Welcome Reception to life including Peter Jones Special Events; Harry the Hirer; Epicure; Creative Entertainment Concepts and more.

“The AIME Welcome Reception is another example of how Melbourne can turn non-traditional event spaces into unique venues.

“I have no doubt that this event will further cement the great reputation of Melbourne’s premium business events services and suppliers.”
The dress code for the event is smart casual and flat shoes are recommended.

AIME is the largest business exhibition of its kind in Australia, which will take place on 18 and 19 February at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. AIME is set to attract over 3000 delegates responsible for organising, meetings, incentives and business travel and over 700 Exhibitors from 50 countries.


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