Thursday, December 23, 2010

Season's Greetings!

In the spirit of the season and to reduce our paper and carbon footprint,
event TH!S sends you electronic

Season’s Greetings

Looking forward to a fabulous 2011!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Becoming Hosted

To become a Hosted Buyer at AIME 2011 you need to qualify.

Applications for the AIME 2011 VIP Hosted Buyer Program are NOW OPEN!

So what is a VIP Hosted Buyer?

The VIP Hosted Buyer Program is reserved for key decision makers, organisers, managers or influencers in event organisations who are involved with:

o Special events
o Business travel
o Conferences
o Meetings
o Exhibitions
o Incentive travel

As a VIP Fully Hosted Buyer you will receive:

Complimentary Travel and Accommodation: Return flights, 4/5 star accommodation and transfers for fully Hosted Buyers residing outside of Victoria.
Personalised Appointment Schedule: A personalised appointment schedule with exhibitors over the 2 day event.
Online Diary: Allowing Buyers to make additional appointments with exhibitors prior to AIME.
Social Events: Complimentary access to a variety of AIME social functions, including: the official AIME Welcome Reception, Daily Networking Hours, AIME Club Night and many more.
Complimentary Pre Touring: Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau provides an excellent program for Hosted Buyers, showcasing Melbourne and the State of Victoria's attractions, venues, infrastructure and event services.
Post Touring: Hosted Buyers can extend their stay and see more of Australia's wonderful attractions, meeting and incentive products. Choose from several different post touring destinations around Australia.
Business Events Forum: A high profile forum bringing together industry leaders from around the world
Hosted Buyer Lounge: Exclusive access to the VIP lounge, for Buyers to relax, network or catch up on email
Crown Pamper Zone: Hosted Buyers have exclusive access to the luxurious Crown Pamper Zone, located on the show floor to relax and rejuvenate in between appointments.

Qualification Criteria

To qualify for AIME there are a series of questions that you will need to complete, have a look at the questions below…

The questions asked as part of the Hosted buyer application form are:
1. What type of company do you work for
2. Have you visited AIME in the past
3. How would you describe your position in the company
4. What level of responsibility do you have for the venue / event
5. What type of events do you organise
6. Which industries do you work in
7. Is your business focus primarily – Australia / International
8. In which geographical areas are you interested in
9. Number of events organised per year
10. Average number of attendees per event
11. Annual budget for your events
12. In which product areas are you interested in
13. Are you member of any of the industry associations
14. What would you like to achieve at AIME?

The buyers must provide examples of 3 previous events and 5 future events in the Asia Pacific region. If a buyer is unable to provide information on Asia Pacific events, they can provide details of other events they manage worldwide.
There are 2 categories in the hosted buyer program

Fully Hosted
Fully hosted buyers must attend AIME for the entire AIME program. It is the highest category of hosting which includes complimentary flights, accommodation, transfers, seminars and social functions.

Semi Hosted
Semi hosted buyers can choose to attend AIME on 1 or both days of the event and have fewer appointments per day. Semi Hosted Buyers have accommodation, transfers, seminars and social function costs covered by AIME.

Early Bird! Register now and be qualified before Friday 29th October and you will receive a 10% saving on your registration fee.

AIME really is the must attend event for event organisers – so its worth the effort to apply!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Social Media :: Socialnomics

Ok ok ok!!!! I know this blog is my all things events but it’s actually a blog and part of the social media revolution….

Did you know there are over 200,000,000 blogs?

Did you know that 1 out of 8 couples married in the US met via social media!

This is the latest in Social Media Stats by Socialnomics (its been refreshed to include more up to date figures, iPad etc).

I just love it – our world is changing so much, the technology is developing at such a rapid rate and the way we communicate with each other and with brands/companies is really changing.

Word of Mouth = World of Mouth!!!!

So do you think Social Media is a fad?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What to expect when you’re AIME’ing {Series}

Last year before I attend AIME I surprised how many of my industry colleagues had never been to the EVENT of the YEAR for Event Managers – I found myself giving hints and tips to them, as I have been attending AIME for a number of years representing the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (National Event Manager).

I thought I would blog about AIME 2011, an unofficial “What to Expect” and "What I am Doing" from an attendees perspective…

What is AIME?

If you're involved in the organisation of conferences, meetings, incentives and incentive travel, exhibitions, product launches, special events or business travel then AIME 2011 is the place to find your next big idea, no matter how large or small your event.

This is an event you cannot afford to miss! AIME is the premier event in the Asia-Pacific regional and is the largest exhibition showcase in Australia for the business event industry. This two-day event represents the best in business, the best in networking.

Why visit?

• Meet over 3,600 international suppliers and buyers and 850 exhibitors from 50 countries across the globe, including a host of brand new exhibitors

• Attend the Master Class seminars or Business Events Forum to get up to date with the latest industry trends and knowledge

• Discover new and innovative destinations, venues, products and services

• Meet new contacts and connect with colleagues at the AIME networking opportunities - the Welcome Reception, AIME Club night and networking hours at the Globe Restaurant and Bar

• Make purchasing decisions

• Save time by meeting more suppliers in less time – face-to-face

• Experience Melbourne - a vibrant city and one of the world's major meetings and incentives destinations

• AIME greener and find out how to run more environmentally friendly events.

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