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Mice Asia Net : July 2008
it&CMa and Ctw aSia-paCifiC October 7–9, 2008. Bangkok Expected exhibitors: More than 100 Expected visitors: More than 2000 USP: This double bill event is packed with new products, resources, services and technology that will engage your imagination. DON’T MISS: The “Sticky” Awards which is a jovial “Oscars” style event where delegates can vote for the most creative and unforgettable effort by an exhibitor that impressed their audience. WE SAY: Great networking opportunities and very good representation of Asian MICE operators. itB aSia October 22-24, 2008. Singapore Expected exhibitors: 500 Expected visitors: 5000 USP: With over 40 successful years of experience in the travel trade show business, this exhibition is expected to attract high-ranking professionals with decision-making powers from a range of MICE and travel markets. DON’T MISS: Conferences and sessions provided by selected partners and industry professionals WE SAY: A new kid on the block but if it’s anything like its European counterpart then it should be a real treat. EiBtM - thE glOBal MEEtingS & inCEntivES ExhiBitiOn December 2-4, 2008. Barcelona Expected exhibitors: 3200 (approx.) Expected visitors: More than 7000 USP: This is one of the “big two” exhibitions for the business events industry in the world, and is held in the beautiful Mediterranean city of Barcelona. High visitor numbers has this event on the list of some major venue operators and convention bureau from around the world. DON’T MISS: There are many things on offer at EIBTM that are a must including the spa and wellbeing area for those who need a refreshing break. WE SAY: If Europe is one of your key markets then this is a must. aiME - aSia paCifiC inCEntivES & MEEtingS ExpO February 17-18, 2009. Melbourne Exhibition Centre Expected exhibitors: 850 exhibitors from 50 countries Expected visitors: 2500 trade visitors and 400 hosted buyers. USP: Exhibitors come from around the world to attend this expo which is the largest in Australia for the business events industry. DON’T MISS: New master classes, five sessions each day including the popular “60 ideas in 60 seconds” which is back by popular demand. WE SAY: AIME is targeted at the Asia Pacific region and is a great opportunity to meet operators not only from Australia, but worldwide. MEEtingS afriCa February 25-27, 2009. Johannesburg Expected exhibitors: 260 Expected visitors: 3000 USP: Focuses on showcasing events, incentives, conferences and business travel products and services. DON’T MISS: While the bulk of exhibitors are from South Africa, there is also good representation from other African destinations. WE SAY: The perfect snapshot of existing and emerging products for the buyers of conference and incentive travel products and services. giBtM - gulf inCEntivE BuSinESS travEl and MEEtingS ExhiBitiOn March 31–April 2, 2009. Abu Dhabi Expected exhibitors: More than 250 Expected visitors: More than 1000 USP: For the third time GIBTM will be held in the new Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre - a world-class centre with state-of-the- art facilities, offering premium comfort for exhibitors and visitors. DON’T MISS: New features such as the European Pavilion as well as the Technology and Event Services village. WE SAY: A few more years before the event will be established and then will attract the right buyers and sellers. above: aIMe 2008. opposIte: Gulf Incentive business travel and Meetings exhibition. miceAsia.net 11