Tag: Events and Venues in Melbourne

AIME silver anniversary year kicks off

| February 20, 2017
AIME silver anniversary year kicks off

The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) press conference has launched the silver anniversary of AIME, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) on Monday 20 February 2017, announcing new research and insights driving the meetings and events industry. The Right Honourable Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, remarked on Melbourne’s position as Australia’s […]

Continue Reading

 ‘Future Now’ for the AIME 25th Anniversary

| February 3, 2017
 ‘Future Now’ for the AIME 25th Anniversary

The 25th anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) will share insights into the past, present and future of the industry through a series of inspirational educational sessions hosted by a selection of Asia-Pacific’s leading voices in events, travel and technology.

Continue Reading

AIME to be Asia-Pacific’s first truly smart MICE exhibition

| January 12, 2017
AIME to be Asia-Pacific’s first truly smart MICE exhibition

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), is excited to announce that its upcoming 25th anniversary show will play host to Konduko, a new, innovative technology, which allows for an integrated and collaborative exhibition experience.

Continue Reading

AIME launches new city experiences for 25th anniversary

| December 8, 2016
AIME launches new city experiences for 25th anniversary

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), launches ten Melbourne City Experiences, a new and exciting addition to the 2017 Hosted Buyer program.

Continue Reading

AIME to showcase the best of the Asia-Pacific – Visitor registration now open ​

| November 29, 2016
AIME to showcase the best of the Asia-Pacific – Visitor registration now open ​

Visitor registration for the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) has opened today; inviting the industry’s leading business and special events minds to be inspired at the 25th anniversary of the event, 21 – 22 February 2017 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.     

Continue Reading

AIME commences global hunt for event organisers

| October 4, 2016
AIME commences global hunt for event organisers

Organisers of the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), taking place from 21-22 February 2017, have commenced a global search to bring more event planners to Melbourne, to meet with hundreds of exhibitors and network with thousands of people at the largest gathering of business event professionals in the Asia-Pacific region.

Continue Reading

AIME commences global hunt for event organisers

| September 30, 2016
AIME commences global hunt for event organisers

Organisers of the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), taking place from 21-22 February 2017, have commenced a global search to bring more event planners to Melbourne, to meet with hundreds of exhibitors and network with thousands of people at the largest gathering of business event professionals in the Asia-Pacific region.

Continue Reading

AIME launches My Association | My Club – new initiative for association planners

| September 15, 2016
AIME launches My Association | My Club – new initiative for association planners

The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), 21 – 22 February 2017, is launching a new program titled My Association | My Club to connect association event planners with a tailored program to maximise the value of their attendance at the largest gathering of business event professionals in the Asia-Pacific region.

Continue Reading

AIME celebrates industry milestone – 25 years

| August 30, 2016
AIME celebrates industry milestone – 25 years

The 25th annual Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), 21 – 22 February 2017, will celebrate a quarter of a century of bringing the meetings and events industry together, building connections and sharing knowledge, in the world’s most livable city of Melbourne, Australia.

Continue Reading

Pre-register for AIME today…   

| February 2, 2016
Pre-register for AIME today…   

Spaces at the Saxton Speaker Bureau sessions at AIME are available to pre-book from Thursday this week. This inspirational (and very popular) programme has limited availability so it is very important that you pre-register to attend AIME today to be in with a chance of attending these complimentary sessions. Taking place from 23-24 February 2016, AIME is the perfect […]

Continue Reading

ICCA Australia Launched the 2016 Programme for International Meetings Foundation Seminar

| November 23, 2015

ICCA Australia Committee and ICCA Asia Pacific Regional Office are pleased to present the International Meetings Foundation Seminar (IMFS) taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), from 21 -22 February 2016, prior to the Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne. 

Continue Reading

AIME Appoints new Event Director

| October 16, 2015
AIME Appoints new Event Director

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) welcomes new Event Director, Ian Wainwright, to lead the team in delivering an inspirational trade show for the business events industry, 23 – 24 February 2016 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Continue Reading

Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre wins 2015 INCON Digital Infrastructure Award

| May 25, 2015
Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre wins 2015 INCON Digital Infrastructure Award

On 20 May, at the annual IMEX Tradeshow in Frankfurt, INCON announced ICCA member Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre as the overall winner of the 2015 INCON Digital Infrastructure Award. After darmstadtium was announced as a winner of the first edition of this award last year, an ICCA member venue wins the award again.

Continue Reading

Business Events Week 2015 opens with new research confirming the sector a major driver of the economy

| February 23, 2015

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) officially opened Business Events Week 2015 – a week-long showcase of the business events industry across conferences and meetings, exhibitions and incentive reward travel – with a media conference strongly supported by its industry leaders.

Continue Reading

Sydney and NSW to shine at AIME 2015

| February 19, 2015

AIME 2015: Off the back of its award-winning presence in 2014, Destination Sydney will return bigger than ever to Asia Pacific’s premier annual trade show – the 23rd Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME 2015) in Melbourne. With 15 co-exhibitors by its side, Business Events Sydney (BESydney) will be out to show the 3,000 meetings […]

Continue Reading

Welcome to a new AIME tradition

| February 5, 2015

It will be a night of firsts as Hosted Buyers, Media and Exhibitors get together at the inaugural 2015 Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) Gala Dinner.

Continue Reading

Melbourne attracts Australia’s largest Indonesian incentive group

| February 3, 2015

The single largest Indonesian incentive group ever hosted in Australia will be landing in Melbourne throughout February and March for the Tupperware Indonesia Manager Incentive Trip 2015. A global leader in direct selling, Tupperware is one of the most trusted names in housewares globally, and will use the event to reward over 4000 of its […]

Continue Reading

MCB win to put Australian Synchrotron on World Stage

| November 26, 2014

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) is celebrating another win with news that Melbourne is to host the International Particle Accelerator Conference in 2019 (IPAC 2019) in May 2019.

Continue Reading

MCB welcomes news of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s expansion

| October 24, 2014

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) welcomes today’s announcement by Victorian State Government of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) proposed expansion.

Continue Reading

Melbourne wins the title of World’s Most Liveable City for the fourth year in a row

| August 20, 2014

Melbourne has again been named the best city in the world to live in for the fourth year running, topping the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index.

Continue Reading

Year end results highlight value of business events to the economy

| August 6, 2014

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has achieved a 32 per cent increase in economic contribution from secured business events in the 2013/2014 financial year from the previous year, Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bolinger, announced today.

Continue Reading

Melbourne Writers Festival

| July 21, 2014
Melbourne Writers Festival

The 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival will feature over 350 of the world’s leading writers, thinkers, illustrators, musicians and performers including one of the world’s most influential novelists, Sir Salman Rushdie.

Continue Reading

Melbourne counts down to AIDS 2014

| June 26, 2014
Melbourne counts down to AIDS 2014

After more than two years of intensive planning and preparation, Melbourne will welcome thousands of delegates in just under a month for the highly anticipated 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), Karen Bolinger, said today.

Continue Reading

Red Bull’s Flying Bach

| June 11, 2014
Red Bull’s Flying Bach

After 2013’s sell-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne, Red Bull Flying Bach is returning to Australia, to compete in its first national tour.

Continue Reading

Melbourne to become the global centre of public health in 2017

| June 2, 2014

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Louise Asher and Minister for Health and Ageing, David Davis today announced that Melbourne has secured the right to host the 15th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH) in 2017, to be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), against strong competition from London and Barcelona.

Continue Reading

Meeting in Melbourne made easy through MCB’s new website

| May 19, 2014

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has launched its new website which offers comprehensive event planning tools and destination information to make planning a meeting, conference or incentive trip in Melbourne effortless. The new website is built on a responsive platform so it can be easily viewed across desktops, tablets and smart phones and the navigation […]

Continue Reading

Melbourne announced as host city for Australian Tourism Exchange in 2015 #ttot

| May 16, 2014
Melbourne announced as host city for Australian Tourism Exchange in 2015 #ttot

Tourism Australia has announced Melbourne will host the country’s premier tourism trade show for attracting international business, the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), in 2015.

Continue Reading

AIME pre tours inspire event planners to book future business

| April 7, 2014

The 2014 Asia Pacific Meetings & Conference Expo (AIME) pre tour program has motivated over half of its participants to bring business to Melbourne and regional Victoria in the future, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bolinger, announced today.

Continue Reading

AIME Welcome Reception to pop-up in secret location

| February 2, 2014

The location for the highly anticipated Asia‐Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) Welcome Reception is veiled in secrecy and will only be revealed on Friday, 14 February, Karen Bolinger, Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) announced today.

Continue Reading

ICCA’S STRENGTHENS AIME TRAINING PROGRAM: “THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME”

| January 15, 2014

ICCA’s unique training program, the Forum for Young Professionals, has expanded its stellar line-up of senior industry speakers.  

Continue Reading

Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb endorses the return of Business Events Week

| December 10, 2013

Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), Karen Bolinger, has announced the return of Business Events Week, which will be held from Monday, 17 to Friday, 21 February 2014. 

Continue Reading

ICCA’s Specialised Industry Training for Young Professionals at AIME 2014

| December 5, 2013

In conjunction with AIME 2014, ICCA will once again be running its popular Forum for Young Professional from Feb 16-17 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

Continue Reading

MCB starts financial year with ten wins for Melbourne

| October 28, 2013

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has had a flying start to the 2013/14 financial year with 10 major international conference wins for Melbourne, Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), Karen Bolinger, announced today. 

Continue Reading

It’s official: Melbourne is Australasia’s leading Meetings & Conference Destination

| October 3, 2013

Melbourne has been voted Australasia’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination in the 2013 World Travel Awards.

Continue Reading

Melbourne’s world leading Ambassador program relaunched

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Melbourne’s world leading Ambassador program relaunched

Wednesday 28 August 2013 The world leading Club Melbourne Ambassador Program was relaunched last night at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) with a continued focus on driving economic growth in Victoria through conferences.

Continue Reading

A worthy sleep out for MCEC’s Director of Human ResourcesTuesday 20 August 2013

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
A worthy sleep out for MCEC’s Director of Human ResourcesTuesday 20 August 2013

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) Director of Human Resources, Rochelle Choyna took part in the annual St Vincent de Paul CEO Sleepout last month at Etihad Stadium, to raise funds and awareness for the homeless. 

Continue Reading

Vote for Melbourne in the World Travel Awards

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Vote for Melbourne in the World Travel Awards

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) is calling on members of the public to vote for the city in the category of Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Destination in the 2013 World Travel Awards.

Continue Reading

Amway India gives Melbourne the thumbs up

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

A survey of Amway India Leadership Seminar 2012 delegates, conducted by the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), has asserted Melbourne’s status as a premier incentive travel destination with 91 per cent of respondents expressing satisfaction with the conference facilities, and more than 95 per cent feeling welcome and safe in the city. 

Continue Reading

$10 million in medical conference wins for Melbourne

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher today announced Melbourne has secured the rights to host two major medical conferences –

Continue Reading

AIME pre-tours boost business for Victoria

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) 2013 pre-touring program has again proven successful with 100% of survey respondents indicating they either plan to (83%) or may (17%) bring business to Melbourne/regional Victoria in the future.

Continue Reading