Hosted Buyer Program

  • Hosted Buyer Program

    The AIME Hosted Buyer Program offers a unique and powerful opportunity for high level meetings and event planners from around the world to meet and do business with over 400 Australian and international exhibiting suppliers. Scroll below to discover the amazing pre-exhibition experiences available to 2018 Hosted Buyers including tailored knowledge programs, several city tours, outstanding venue visits and exclusive access to networking functions.

    Hosted Buyer Program Timetable

    Uncover Melbourne Program

  • Sunday 18th February

    Uncover Melbourne - City Experiences

    City Experiences kicks off the Uncover Melbourne Hosted Buyer program for 2018. Hosted Buyers will visit three MCB partner organisations in the city area for an immersive destination experience. With an emphasis on new and unique products, services and experiences, buyers will be inspired by these exciting Melbourne offerings.

    Uncover Melbourne Tour Options


    Hosted Buyer Cocktail Evening

    The Hosted Buyer Cocktail Party is a perfect opportunity for Hosted Buyers to enjoy a relaxed evening networking with old and new buyers. Held in a special Melbourne venue, the evening will include great food, wine and entertainment.

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    Monday 19th February

    Hosted Hotel Breakfasts*

    8:15 – 9:45
    Hosted Buyers will enjoy a delightful breakfast function hosted by AIME partner hotels.


    Melbourne Edge Event Series*

    Melbourne Edge is an engaging education forum for Hosted Buyers exploring the future of the global business events industry through presentations, panel discussions and immersive activities. Hosted Buyers will be inspired by an international keynote speaker followed by participation in an interactive learning experience.

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    MCEC / Novotel South Wharf Hard Hat Tour

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) expansion is quickly taking shape, with steel structure framework now complete. To celebrate these mile stones and to provide an overview of the sites key features MCEC and precinct partner Novotel Melbourne South Wharf would like to invite you on an exclusive hard hat tour. Tour will include visit to Novotel Melbourne South Wharf and MCEC’s newest event spaces which may include Exhibition Bays, Sovereign Room, Goldfields Café and Bar and Eureka rooms.

    *Limited spaces available


    Uncover Melbourne – The AIME Welcome Event*

    Marking the 26th year of being the leading Asia-Pacific Meetings and Incentives Expo, the ever-popular AIME Welcome Event returns on the eve of the exhibition. Fully hosted by MCB, this ‘must attend’ industry event showcases why Melbourne is a leading global business events destination. Hosted Buyers will enjoy a fabulous evening of networking, gourmet food and wine, and excellent entertainment in a unique Melbourne venue.

    Welcome Event Details

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  • Contact our Hosted Buyer Team

    Get in touch with our dedicated Hosted Buyer team who are on hand to answer any questions you may have about our Hosted Buyer Program and qualification process.

    Lorna Greenland
    Hosted Buyer Manager

    T +61 2 9422 2943
    Email Lorna

    Victoria Wood
    Hosted Buyer Account Manager

    T +61 2 9422 2462
    Email Victoria

    Express Your Interest

    If you are a meetings and events planner with purchasing authority looking to do business with MICE suppliers, please follow the link below to express your interest in participating in our Hoster Buyer Program.

    Hosted Buyer Enquiry Form

Owned by

Organised by

Melbourne Convention Bureau Reed Travel Exhibitions

Event Partners

Crown Hotels Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre Exponet Exhibition and Events info salons Clifton Productions Konduko Saxton Saxton

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