If you’re considering a business event in Melbourne don’t miss out on seeing how Melbourne can bring your business event to life at the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME).

Head to the Melbourne Stand to meet with this year’s Melbourne Stand sharers listed below, who are showcasing the best of the city, challenging expectations and are exciting exhibitors.

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB): has more than 50 years of experience in securing business events for Melbourne with local and global teams dedicated to business development, bidding and sales, convention servicing, marketing, and partnerships. Let MCB help you deliver an outstanding business event and powerful event legacy.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is the home of unconventional and is Australia’s largest convention centre. At MCEC they do things a little differently. They bring fresh ideas and imagination to every event. They happily turn concepts on their head to make each experience momentous and welcome events of all shapes and sizes, from meetings and conferences to exhibitions, concerts and galas, whether in-person, virtual or hybrid. 

Melbourne is on show at MCEC – in the architecture and design, food and hospitality, location and views. 

Discover the difference at MCEC.

The Langham Melbourne:  is desirably located on the banks of the Yarra River and surrounded by the City of Melbourne's captivating Arts and Leisure district. Guest experiences include luxurious rooms and suites, an interactive open kitchen at Melba Restaurant, stylish afternoon tea at Aria Bar & Lounge and relaxing treatments at Chuan Spa. The hotel's ballroom can accommodate up to 250 guests and Alto is located on the top floor of the hotel and overlooks the Yarra River and CBD. The Langham, Melbourne is the only five-star hotel in Australia to install an air purification system that eliminates 99% of harmful airborne particles.

Otao Kitchen Cooking School: located in the heart of Richmond a mere 3 km from Melbourne’s central business district surrounded by restaurants and groceries. This recreational cooking school with multi cooking menus and formats is the perfect environment for incentive groups to connect outside the work environment and develop cooking skills at the same time. Team building classes and private events are held in the communal kitchen, equipped with complete cooking stations to make sure certain people work together or let the bonds build organically.

Saxton Speakers Bureau: since its foundation, Saxton Speakers Bureau has exclusively represented many of Australia's leading speakers. It specialises in the provision of the finest speakers, entertainers, trainers and team builders, as well as offering a range of ancillary services including media endorsements, contract negotiation, program design, copywriting, management, 24-hour service and much more. 

Pullman Melbourne On the Park: situated in picturesque East Melbourne and overlooking the iconic MCG, Melbourne Park and the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. This upscale hotel is an escape from the ordinary, where travellers will discover a new level of warmth, service and sophistication. As one of the top meeting and conference destinations in Melbourne CBD, the hotel combines 419 contemporary rooms and suites with world-class meeting venues and personalised event support.

Oakwood Premier Melbourne: is Australia’s first Oakwood Premier hotel in Australia and the first five-star ‘hybrid’ hotel and designed with rooms 392 rooms for both transient guests on short stays as well as studios or one and two-bedroom apartments designed for extended stays. This 40 storey debut hotel for Oakwood Premier in Australia is set to inspire guests. Four function spaces of various sizes are available to host business events and celebrate special occasions in a quiet and private pocket of Southbank. For end of the day networking with unbeatable views, head to the rooftop bar, Sky Bar Melbourne.  Ideally located for business trips. Guests are within walking distance to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne’s incredible dining scene and the Yarra River is at the doorstep. 

Peninsula Hot Springs: an award-winning natural hot springs and day spa destination on the Mornington Peninsula, located less than 90 minutes from Melbourne. Natural geothermal mineral waters flow into the pools at this coastal oasis, providing an idyllic setting that fosters connection and enhances wellbeing.

Inspire your delegates with a wellness experience like no other. With various unique spaces to choose from, Peninsula Hot Springs is the perfect location to host your next conference, workshop, retreat, or event. Surrounded by nature, your delegates will enjoy an iconic experience they will remember for years to come.

Showtime Event Group: where dedicated Producers work with Victoria's finest industry suppliers to curate unique experiences and activate some of the city's most unusual spaces, retaining a focus on high-quality food, beverage and execution. Your guests take centre stage with Showtime Event Group. An award-winning operations team ensures that each delegate receives the VIP treatment. The group cater exclusively into some of the city's most exciting venues and offer an event management service for clients.

Chadstone The Fashion Capital: is the southern hemisphere’s largest retail and lifestyle destination and a world-renowned fashion and entertainment hub for locals and visitors. Chadstone The Fashion Capital features over 550 stores, 95 dining and fresh food outlets and more than 35 luxury brands, all under one roof. Conferences and tourist groups are a specialty. The welcome program for visitors includes lux gift bags and a Tourist Shopping Passport containing more than 150 exclusive deals and value adds. There is a welcoming Visitor Lounge and the 250 room Hotel Chadstone, MGallery by Sofitel.

Melbourne Showgrounds: inspires event planners to think bigger about the event. Conveniently located close to the city, the Showgrounds is Melbourne's largest and most versatile indoor/outdoor venue. With purpose-built exhibition and event facilities including the state-of-the-art function venue Victoria Pavilion, meticulously restored heritage buildings, and an abundant variety of outdoor spaces over 19 hectares, Melbourne Showgrounds offers unparalleled versatility for all types of events including exhibitions, conferences and trade shows.

Novotel Melbourne on Collins: with unparalleled flexibility, a unique and innovative approach to the management of each professional event, Novotel Melbourne on Collins provides an exemplary and personalised meetings experience from start to finish. Eight meeting rooms highlighted by the pillarless ballroom ideal for conferences up to 180 Cabaret style or 380 theatre style. Also offering private boardrooms and small meeting rooms all in one dedicated conference and event space which opens into the function foyer utilised for breaks, displays or exhibition space.

Delaware North – Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG): a global hospitality and entertainment company with significant operations in Australia for more than 30 years. With a capacity of more than 100,000, the MCG is the largest sporting stadium in the Southern Hemisphere. It hosts several Australian Football League (AFL) teams, as well as cricket matches, concerts, other special events and non-event-day functions. Delaware North will manage the hospitality services at the MCG across event days, non-event days and for all corporate suites and functions.

Retaining its stunning central location, just across from the Exchange, the Melbourne Stand is the place to do business, be inspired and connect with the best of the industry.

Make sure you register in time and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Melbourne Stand.