AIME awards 2010 nominations now open

first_imgSource = AIME <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> With less than five weeks to go until this year’s show, nominations for the AIME Awards 2010 are now open.In 2010, AIME will present six awards, four stand awards and two awards for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the business events industry.“AIME provides the ideal forum for recognising outstanding, influential individuals and companies who have made a significant difference within the business events industry,” says Rosemarie Sama, AIME’S Event Director.The formerly coveted Industry Person of the Year Award has been renamed the AIME Outstanding Contribution awards. The award recognises individuals for best practice and overall commitment to the industry. There are two categories, AIME Outstanding Contribution Asia-Pacific and AIME Outstanding Contribution International. Submissions for the AIME Outstanding Contribution awards can be made online at Nominations will close Monday, 8 February.The AIME Stand awards recognise excellence in exhibition stand design and functionality and are judged on-site at AIME.  There are four categories:Best Stand under 30sqm* Best Stand over 30sqm* Best New Exhibitor Stand* Best Environmental Stand *Submissions are not required for the first three categories as indicated above.The Best Environmental Stand award recognises a company striving to become environmentally friendly.  Judged by Gavin Pereira Environmental Director, from the Carbon Reduction Institute, AIME’s green partner, this award recognises the efforts made by exhibitors to improve their stand’s carbon footprint by meeting specific criteria.Submissions for the Best Environmental Stand award can be made online at . Nominations will close Monday 8 February.All exhibitors are eligible to win a stand award.The Judging Panel for the AIME Awards 2010 consists of highly experienced industry leaders, including leaders from Meetings and Events Australia, Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia and the International Congress and Convention Association.  The Judging Panel also includes representation from the Carbon Reduction Institute, providing expert input into judging the environmental awards.Judging will take place on Tuesday 2 March and the awards will be presented on Wednesday 3 March at 9.45am on the concourse outside the main entry. AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo), now in its 18th year is the leading event for the meeting and incentive industry, showcasing the best Australian, Asia-Pacific and international destinations, products and services. AIME  takes place in Melbourne on March 2 and 3 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).For more information visit

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