To recognise the talent and dedication of young leaders in the MICE industry, the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) will launch the inaugural Rising Star award as a part of the 25th anniversary campaign, celebrating the future of the industry. AIME will celebrate its silver anniversary on February 21st and 22nd at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The 25th year of AIME will see the past, present and future of the industry converge on the show floor with areas to showcase the flashback and flash forward themes, along with dedicated theming to mark the momentous event. The introduction of the Rising Star award is to acknowledge industry growth and celebrate the next generation shaping the MICE industry across the Asia-Pacific region.
Young professionals under 30 are invited to submit their achievements via an online portal; AIME is searching for nominations and entries that showcase the talent the MICE community has to offer. Submissions are to be judged by the AIME Advisory Board, made up of independent industry members, and the winner will be announced at the award ceremony held annually on the AIME show floor.
Ian Wainwright, Event Director – AIME, Reed Travel Exhibitions: "The introduction of this award to AIME, acknowledges up-and-coming talent in the industry, those who have achieved in their work, attitude, leadership and commitment. We are inviting nominees to think outside the box with their submission, if you have a video, blog or presentation that demonstrates your outstanding approach, our judges would love to see it".
Entries for the awards are now open for anyone working in the MICE industry and will close on February 7th, 2017.