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.
Attendees will be treated to an entertaining and fun night out at a distinctly Melbourne, yet-to-be-revealed waterfront events hub, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) CEO, Karen Bollinger revealed today.
For the first time, the showcase social event will follow AIME on Wednesday, 25th February, rather than precede the show, which is all part of the new AIME experience.
"Those who have attended AIME in the past will notice a few changes this year, and our Gala Dinner is no different," said Bolinger.
"We've shaken things up and refreshed the entire social and networking program, with a view of creating the most valuable experience for our AIME attendees."
"Holding our major networking function at the end of AIME means buyers and sellers can continue the conversations and relationships developed during the previous two days."
The new style of event, Bolinger continued, also provides a more intimate and relaxed environment for guests.
"In true Melbourne style, both the venue and the entertainment promise to reflect the city's reputation as an energetic, vibrant and creative place of hidden gems," Bolinger said.
"While both the location and the format are, for the time being, a well-kept secret, I can tell you that the 2015 AIME Gala Dinner will be strictly ‘wow' and a not to be missed show."
"I'm looking forward to an exciting evening filled with dazzling entertainment and fabulous food, at a unique and surprising venue - all of which is to me, very ‘Melbourne'," she said.