Hosted Buyer Program

It’s an understatement to say that our industry has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The events world is different now and we can no longer take our connections and network for granted – how we do business and where we do our business has changed. It is more important than ever to come together after a two-year hiatus.

We’re excited to share some new developments to enhance buyers experience and value at the show:

  • The format of the show has changed. The show starts with 3 days in-person (21-23 March) on the show floor followed by 5 virtual days via AIME online platform (28 March to 1 April). There will be no virtual appointments taking place during the in-person days of the show.
  • A new semi-hosted buyer category has been introduced requiring a commitment to 20 x 15-minute appointments (32 x 15-minute appointments for fully hosted buyers).
  • We have a new technology partner providing a new diary system where buyers and exhibitors have flexibility and control over Pre-Scheduled Appointments (PSAs).
  • After PSAs have been allocated, there’s an open diary system to schedule additional appointments with the remainder of the exhibitors on the show floor.
  • A new ‘ACTIVATE’ area on the show floor will feature lots of new product to help you activate and facilitate your events.
  • Lunch is provided to both hosted and semi-hosted buyers on show days.
  • Two night’s accommodation with breakfast included (three nights for international buyers)
  • The highly regarded welcome event will be even bigger and better – with a brand-new venue confirmed – a venue not previously experienced by any event planners.

 

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BUYER TYPES

Fully Hosted Buyer

(Australia, NZ, Singapore, Korea & Japan)

Fully hosted buyers commit to 32 x 15-minute Pre-Scheduled Appointments (PSAs) with exhibitors.

The PSAs can be taken either in-person on the show floor or virtually with some international exhibitors the following week – the schedule will depend on the types of exhibitors you nominate to meet when you provide your preferences in February.

In return AIME will provide:

  • Return economy flights to Melbourne from a major city location
  • Transfers to/from Melbourne airport to your hotel
  • Two night’s accommodation in a 4 or 5-star hotel or apartment in Melbourne (3 night’s accommodation for international buyers)
  • Buffet breakfast each morning
  • A ticket to the Knowledge Program on Monday 21 March
  • A ticket to The AIME Welcome Party on Monday 21 March
  • Morning, afternoon tea and lunch on show days – Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 March
  • Tickets to ‘Invite Only’ exclusive events
  • Access to the ‘Hosted Buyers Lounge’
  • A new and improved platform providing flexibility and control over your PSAs.
  • An open diary to schedule appointments with other exhibitors after your PSAs have been allocated
  • Access to an online event portal to store and retrieve information relevant to you
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Semi-Hosted Buyer

(Australia, NZ, Singapore, Korea & Japan)

Semi-hosted buyers commit to 20 x 15-minute Pre-Scheduled Appointments (PSAs) with exhibitors.

The PSAs can be taken either in-person on the show floor or virtually with some international exhibitors the following week – the schedule will depend on the types of exhibitors you nominate to meet when you provide your preferences in February.

In return AIME will provide:

  • Two night’s accommodation in a 4 or 5-star hotel or apartment in Melbourne (3 night’s accommodation for international buyers)
  • Buffet breakfast each morning
  • A ticket to the Knowledge Program on Monday 21 March
  • A ticket to The AIME Welcome Party on Monday 21 March
  • Morning, afternoon tea and lunch on show days – Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 March
  • Tickets to ‘Invite Only’ exclusive events
  • Access to the ‘Hosted Buyers Lounge’
  • A new and improved platform providing flexibility and control over your PSAs.
  • An open diary to schedule appointments with other exhibitors after your PSAs have been allocated
  • Access to an online event portal to store and retrieve information relevant to you

NB: semi-hosted buyers are NOT provided with flights or airport transfers

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I have been to many Hosted Buyer programs but you guys beat everyone hands down with your proactive communications, unique events and seamless execution.

Navneeth Mohan

Director & CEO, Laqshya Live Experiences

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