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Space at the Asia Pacific’s premier meetings and incentive event, AIME 2009, is filling rapidly

Exhibitors vie for space at AIME 2009

Business Events Sydney (formerly Sydney Convention & Visitors Bureau) has significantly increased its space at AIME and its stand will incorporate a number of co-exhibitors from Sydney and New South Wales. The following Bureaux – Tasmania, Brisbane Marketing, Sunshine Coast, Cairns and Perth – have also increased their space at AIME.

Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau will once again have a strong showcase of meetings and incentive product, with co-exhibitors from Melbourne and regional Victoria, including the new Melbourne Convention Centre, the new Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and the new Southern Star Observation Wheel.

Exhibitors from Asia are also well represented at AIME 09, with Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, China, India and Korea returning, and Singapore, the Philippines, Brunei and Macau increasing their space.

AIME also attracts strong representation from the beautiful islands of the South Pacific and participants in 2009 will include Fiji, with a larger presence than previously, Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Tahiti.

South Africa intends to increase brand awareness at AIME 2009 with a larger stand, more co-exhibitors and additional marketing through its sponsorship of the Globe Restaurant and Bar, where exhibitors, buyers and visitors can sample a taste of South Africa.

Etihad Airways which has previous exhibited under the Abu Dhabi banner is taking its own 75sqm stand at AIME 2009. LAN Airlines will also have its own, larger stand space, while Qantas and Virgin Blue will have significant booth space.

Dubai returns to AIME, once again with a significant showcase of meetings and incentive products and services from this rapidly growing Emirate.

Elizabeth Sarian, AIME Acting Event Director, said that bookings from previous exhibitors had been strong. “Bookings have been extremely strong during our priority booking period and we are now accepting space bookings and enquiries from new exhibitors.” Ms Sarian said that changes to the event floorplan had also been well received. “We have modified the floorplan to ensure better traffic flow by having two entry/exits to the event. This will increase visitor traffic to the Asian and International sections of the exhibition and allow for better visitor movement around the show,” she said.

AIME 2009 will be held on 17 & 18 February at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Australia.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.