For the second year running the Right Honourable, Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne officially opened the 19th Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) Tuesday morning, 15 February, welcoming all visitors, exhibitors, media and Hosted Buyers to the two-day event at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).
Left to right: Sally de Swart, AIME event director, Sandra Chipchase, CEO of MCVB, Right Hon. Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne and Craig Moyes, Reed Group Exhibition Director
Sally de Swart, AIME’s Event Director comments: “We are very proud that the Lord Mayor will be officially opening AIME this year. AIME remains the premier meetings and incentives event and also raises the profile for Melbourne and Australia in the global marketplace.”
Sandra Chipchase, Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau said: “We are delighted that the Lord Mayor will be able to officially open the doors to AIME this year which we have no doubt will be yet another highly successful and record-breaking event.”
The Right Honourable, Robert Doyle welcomed approximately 800 exhibitors, over 3,000 visitors and 500 VIP Hosted Buyers and over 60 media representatives to AIME and Melbourne this year.