Why become a Hosted Buyer?

  • Why become a Hosted Buyer?

    Express your interest in participating in our 2018 Hosted Buyer program and take advantage of exclusive Hosted Buyer opportunities to grow your network and secure business with high quality international and Australian suppliers.

  • What are the key benefits?

    Travel and accommodation

    To make your experience easy and stress-free, we will take care of 4/5 star accommodation, travel and transfers for international and domestic traveling Hosted Buyers. Giving you the freedom to focus on making your time effective and efficient in connecting and doing business with key industry leaders and suppliers from around the world.

    Appointment schedule

    Hosted Buyers have the opportunity to engage with their choice of over 400 exhibiting suppliers through our ‘mutual-match’ appointments system. Appointments are matched based on both exhibitor and buyer preferences – ensuring you’ll meet with suppliers who have genuine interest in placing business with you. Your personalised schedule will display your appointments with your chosen exhibitors, exclusive networking events and knowledge sessions on offer.

    *NEW* - Longer Appointment Times

    For AIME 2018, we have increased appointment times to 20 minutes with 10 minutes break between appointments. This ensures exhibitors and Hosted Buyers form stronger connections, incresing the likelihood of business taking place, and allowing Hosted Buyers significant time to relax and travel between appointments.

  • *NEW* - Hosted Buyer Program

    Adapting to the feedback and needs of our Hosted Buyer community, we have modified the Hosted Buyer program for 2018 with a reduction in compulsory attendance outside of the show days. This change allows buyers to gain the most out of their AIME experience and time away from the office.

    Follow the link below to view the 2018 Hosted Buyer Program:

    2018 Hosted Buyer Program


    Exclusive Events

    Hosted Buyers are invited to exclusive networking events including the famous AIME Welcome Event and Uncover Melbourne - City Experiences organised by the MCB. Develop business relationships in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere at these sought-after events.

    Follow the link below to view the exclusive events for 2018 Hosted Buyers:

    AIME Welcome Event

    Uncover Melbourne - City Experiences


    Inspiring Knowledge

    Select from a comprehensive programme of knowledge sessions covering valuable industry insights and the latest trends in meetings and events. Learn from the experts, share best practice and enhance your professional skills whilst building your network.

    Follow the link below to view the 2017 knowledge themes. Details on the 2018 knowledge program coming soon...

    2017 Knowledge Themes

  • Who will you meet?

    Exhibitors and Trade Suppliers

    Meet and do business with over 400 international and Australia exhibiting brands and thousands of trade suppliers representing a range of organisations including:

    • Airlines & cruise line
    • Attractions & entertainment
    • Conferences & meeting venues
    • Event support services
    • Hotels, resorts & spas
    • Incentive destinations
    • Destination management companies
    • Technology providers
    • National tourist organisations
    • Travel management companies
    • Convention & visitor bureaux
    • Congress centres

    2018 Exhibitor Directory


    Meet and connect with fellow MICE industry leaders and buyers; pre-qualified and sourced from a range of sectors including:

    • International Associations & Societies
    • Corporate Organisations
    • Professional Conference Organisers
    • Business Travel Management Companies
    • Destination Management Companies
    • Event Management Companies
    • Incentive Agencies
    • Independent Meeting Planners
    • Live Events & Experiential Agencies
    • Not For Profit and Government Organisations
  • 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

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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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