22 Feb 2015

AACB takes AIME in 2015

All of AACB’s 15 city and regional convention bureaux members will take part in AIME 2015, from 24-25 February at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Australia’s convention bureaux and their member organisations will make a significant impact, taking up more than one third of the show’s floor space. 

AACB will also be on show in 2015 at stand E716 – a first for the Association.

Executive Director, Andrew Hiebl said, “AACB has had a successful twelve months advocating on behalf of the entire business events industry and engaging the Federal Government off the back of some strategic research.”

“We have an important responsibility to raise the profile of the sector, as through our members, we represent more than 1600 industry operators across the business events spectrum.”

There, AACB will share key findings of its Deloitte Report as well as information on the new Government framework to attract business events to Australia. AACB will also help connect visitors to the Association’s member bureaux and direct them to the best stands at AIME.

“This is a very important event to our members,” said Hiebl. “Convention bureaux use AIME as a platform to launch new products, communicate to industry, maintain relationships, build brand awareness and develop new clientele."

In order to attract business to their stands, Australia’s convention bureau will be hosting activities and giving away grand prizes. Everything from cocktails, cheese and wine to Akubras to VIP packages and massages.


Adelaide Convention Bureau
Stand: F800

Walk in the shoes of a conference delegate – don’t miss this exciting, new and award winning portal (Winner of AACB’s innovation award)

Brisbane Marketing Convention Bureau
Stand: D210

Meet Team Brisbane at the bar – The Planning Bar – and take up the Brisbane Event Planner Challenge. Also take advantage of Brisbane’s complimentary phone charging service.

Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
Stand: E500

Enjoy some tropical relaxation with Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef with a complimentary massage.

Canberra Convention Bureau
Stand: F514

Get local with the Canberra Convention Bureau. Check out the all new ‘brand CBR’ and keep your eyes open for everything CBR throughout AIME. The team knows how to reach a captive audience.

Business Events Geelong
Stand: E703

See the Business Events Geelong team to find out how you could win a bottle of Verve.

Gold Coast Business Events
Stand: E300

Unwind with Team Gold Coast and enjoy award-winning locally crafted beer, wine and nibbles. Tuesday 24th from 4:30pm.

Melbourne Convention Bureau
Stand: F720

Team MCB know how to do things right and do things big. Stop in and let them show you how.

Newcastle Convention Bureau
Stand: F809

Sample a delicious taste of the Hunter region at the Altogether Perfect stand.

Northern Territory Convention Bureau
Stand: F710

The Akubra hat-fitting station and ‘Hat-Yak’ campaign is taking place with the NT team. Don an Akubra and talk (on camera) about an event you would like to bring to the NT. If it’s one of the best responses, you could walk away with your very own Akubra hat.

Business Events Sunshine Coast 
Stand: D408

Check-in with BESC and you could win a Sunshine Coast Noosa Jazz Festival VIP Package. And the prizes don’t stop there!

Business Events Sydney
Stand: F600

The BESydney team knows how to make a cocktail. Get there on Wednesday 25th from 3:30pm to sample a specially designed cocktail and take home the memory with your Sydney icon caricature. #SYDNEYSHINES

Business Events Tasmania
Stand: F310

Sample some of Tasmania’s finest cheese and wine. Wine will flow from 1pm on Wednesday 25th and the cheese will follow at 3pm.

Townsville Enterprise Convention Bureau
Stand: E106

Dive deep into the Great Barrier Reef and explore the depths of the ocean with the divers from the world's largest coral reef aquarium. Prizes to be won. 

Business Events Victoria
Stand: E703

The all new ‘BEVHub’ is where it’s at – being the ‘go to’ resource and tool that will make your next regional business event a success.

Whitsundays Business Events
Stand: E117

Island prizes galore at the Whitsundays stand. Don’t miss your chance to be a winner. 


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