AIME 2019: a Unique Snapshot of Australasian Premier Destinations & Event Spaces
Melbourne’s Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has revealed an impressive array of Australian and New Zealand exhibitors set to showcase at AIME 2019.
Exhibitors confirmed to lead the line-up include Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP), previewing its new function centre opening in 2022; Meet in Regional NSW, representing the state’s diverse offerings; and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ), all contributing to AIME’s unique Australasian offering.
M&OP, home of the Australian Open, will showcase a range of venues located on the edge of the city’s CBD, including a new function centre opening in 2022 as part of a $1 billion redevelopment.
“We’re incredibly excited to unveil our state-of-the-art function centre at AIME, offering delegates the opportunity to be the first in the world to book their business events for 2022. Attendees will be treated to a host of event spaces all within a stone’s throw of the Melbourne CBD, and with flexibility to cater for everything from bespoke intimate dinners to large-scale conferences and events,” says Lara Burnes, GM – Premier Events & Experiences, M&OP.
The NSW Government will represent some of the state’s most iconic destinations, venues and hidden gems, with the largest stand NSW has ever had on show at the 2019 event.
NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall, said AIME will provide a valuable platform to encourage event planners to visit the ‘Meet in Regional NSW’ website, a one-stop shop that promotes more than 330 venues for those looking to host their next event.
“Next year will be the first time we’ve had 24 co-exhibitors from across regional NSW participating at AIME, so it’s fantastic to have this opportunity to shine a bright light on our incredible conferencing destinations and venues,” Marshall said.
From across the Tasman Sea, Tourism New Zealand will feature some of its most scenic locations.
“New Zealand’s business event offering continues to grow, with two new world-class convention centres under construction in Auckland and Christchurch and one announced for Wellington last week. The range of activities and experiences available in New Zealand are varied and unique, offering conference delegates a memorable experience. We are excited to showcase this at AIME 2019,” says Anna Fennessy, Tourism New Zealand’s Global Manager Business Events.
Other exhibitors include Adelaide Convention Bureau, Brisbane Marketing, Business Events Sunshine Coast, Canberra Convention Bureau, Northern Territory Convention Bureau, Perth Convention Bureau and Business Events Tasmania.
With two months to go before the event opens, AIME 2019 has confirmed exhibitors from across 20 different countries, once again broadening the event to reflect the Asia Pacific region and its unique destinations and cultures.
Running from 18–20 February, AIME is the first event to kick off the 2019 MICE calendar and is held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, a major event sponsor, making use of its new space and facilities from ta recent $200 million centre expansion.
For more details or to submit interest in attending AIME in 2019, see aime.com.au.
Lead image: Meet in Regional NSW – Destination NSW (Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour)