Who qualifies as a Hosted Buyer?

  • Who qualifies as a Hosted Buyer?

    Are you a meetings and events planner with purchasing authority looking to do business with MICE suppliers? Learn what sectors our Hoster Buyers are invited from, the qualification criteria and process below. If you would like to express an interest in participating in our Hoster Buyer Program please follow the link:

    Hosted Buyer Enquiry Form

  • Hosted Buyer Qualification

    To recieve an invitation to participate in the Hosted Buyer Program, certain applicants will be required to demonstrate the business that they have responsibility for or are looking to place.

    AIME Hosted Buyers come from a variety of industries and have a number of job roles, but their eligibility is based around the following criteria:

    • Your purchasing authority for placing meetings, events, incentive or business travel
    • The number of annual international meetings, events, incentives or congresses you are organising
    • The future business you are sourcing/booking for 2018 and beyond
    • Annual budget for meetings, events, incentives and congresses
    • Reasons for attending
    • For buyers travelling from outside of Asia Pacific our team will also verify the number of overseas events held regularly and your purchasing authority for these events
  • Hosted Buyers are invited from a range of sectors:

    • 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
  • Hosted Buyers at AIME 2017 included:


    • Business Development & Project Manager - Arinex
    • Team Leader - BCD Travel (New Zealand)
    • Key Account Manager - cievents
    • Global Accounts - ConferenceDirect (USA)
    • Project Manager, Conferences & Events - EMG Events
    • Event Coordinator/Stylist - Funktionality
    • Director of Procurement - Kenes International (Switzerland)
    • Senior Executive - UOB Travel Planners (Singapore)


  • Corporates

    • Business Development Sales Manager - American Express GBT Meetings & Events
    • Marketing Leader, Events & Sponsorships - ANZ
    • Events Manager - Baxter Healthcare
    • Event Manager - BT Financial Group
    • Project and Events Coordinator - Coles
    • Executive Assistant to MD - Mazda Motors of New Zealand (New Zealand)
    • Event Manager - Optus
    • Executive Assistant - Sydney Motorway Corporation


  • Associations

    • National Strategic Events Coordinator - Australian Industry Group
    • Director - Esteem Gases (India)
    • Events Manager - Financial Services Council
    • Executive Director - International Society for Professional Innovation Management (UK)
    • Assistant Director, Events - Minerals Council of Australia
    • Events & Capacity Building Officer - Public Health Association of Australia
    • Events Coordinator - The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia
    • Deputy Secretary General - World Tourism Cities Federation (China)


  • 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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