The organisers of AIME 2011 have released positive pre-registered Hosted Buyers and visitors figures to date with numbers surging just before the event in mid-February.
The pre-registered visitor and Hosted Buyer figures are very promising with 33% more pre-registered visitors than 2010 and 51% of the confirmed Hosted Buyers being new to AIME. The show will once again be delivering a host of new business opportunities for the meetings and incentives industry in the Asia-Pacific market.
With the international Hosted Buyers program already full with a record breaking 174 buyers, AIME has increased its geographical reach compared to 2010 with 6% more Asian buyers, 50% more buyers from the US and 25% more buyers from the rest of the world. There are also currently still a few last remaining places for Australian and New Zealand buyers to register for the VIP Hosted Buyers program.
AIME has a solid reputation as being the event where real business is conducted and the organisers are continually on the lookout for ways to increase the number of quality Hosted Buyers and attracting new buyers whilst maintaining a high standard. For the 2011 event, AIME introduced a ‘Refer a Friend’ program for the first time ever. This gave Hosted Buyers the opportunity to refer a friend to be part of the VIP Program and if they successfully qualified, their own registration fee was waived.
Sally de Swart, Event Director, comments, “We are fast approaching our 19th annual exhibition and in the lead up we have been well-aware that being adaptable and innovative is the key to our success and has allowed us to weather the changing economic conditions. Our pre-registered figures to-date are very promising and we are positive that the 2011 show will generate significant business opportunities and a high return-on-investment for our attendees.
Each year, the team works hard to create new initiatives, attractions, seminars and technology which offer visitors, exhibitors and Hosted Buyers greater opportunities to connect, learn and ultimately do business.”