Held in Melbourne this year Asia Pacific Incentiv

first_imgHeld in Melbourne this year, Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) 2019 opened its doors yesterday 18 February, showcasing the reimagined event to the global meetings events industry.On the previous evening, hosted buyers experienced the city’s newest event space – The Timber Yard in Port Melbourne – at Uncover Melbourne: Hosted Buyer and Media Cocktail Party, presented by Showtime Event Group.In keeping with the ‘Uncover Melbourne’ theme, guests were wowed as they were immersed deep in Port Melbourne’s industrial precinct at The Timber Yard – a unique business events venue, and new partner of Melbourne Convention Bureau.Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bolinger said, “We couldn’t be happier with the result of our cocktail party. The undisclosed location for the event and unassuming venue façade certainly added to the evening intrigue.“This urban sanctuary built from reclaimed timber, old steel and spotted with lush greenery was designed to bring the flavour and personality of the country into the city, and I believe it is set to become a landmark Melbourne venue of unprecedented size and event flexibility.”In welcoming the 300 plus guests, Ms. Bolinger detailed the bureau’s commitment to working collaboratively with all partners and the business events industry on supporting initiatives that strengthen the city’s eco-credentials.“Melbourne has been ranked the number one sustainable city in the Asia-Pacific region for business events in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) for the second consecutive year.“MCB actively contributes to, and promotes, the city’s sustainability credentials to the business events industry in Australia and globally, and we are proud to partner with The Timber Yard.“It is venues such as this – built on the philosophy of recycling, up cycling and bringing people together for amazing business events, that hopefully contributes to Melbourne retaining the number one title for a third year to come.“It’s important for MCB to unearth new and exciting venues and connect them with other event innovators.”TOP IMAGE: Hosted Buyer Cocktail Event – Sally Capp, Lord Mayor of Melbourne and Karen Bolinger, Melbourne Convention Bureau CEO AIMEMelbourneMICEvenueslast_img

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