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AIME launches Rising Star award

Applications open for inaugural award, recognising young leaders in the meetings and events industry

Pictured: the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) which will host AIME on 21-22 February 2017

An inaugural Rising Star award is being launched at the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), to recognise young leaders in the meetings and events industry.

The introduction of the award comes as the show celebrates its 25th year this year, and will help acknowledge industry growth and celebrate the next generation shaping the industry across the Asia-Pacific region.

Young professionals under 30 years old are invited to submit their achievements on a dedicated online portal and submissions will be judged by the AIME Advisory Board, made up of independent industry members.

The winner will be announced at the award ceremony held annually on the AIME show floor.

Ian Wainwright, event director – AIME, Reed Travel Exhibitions, said: "The Rising Star award provides a great opportunity for AIME to recognise young professionals and support future growth of our amazing industry. 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."

The Rising Star award winner will receive a full VIP AIME experience including complimentary accommodation and flights to attend AIME 2017, priority entry to all education seminars and networking functions including the renowned Welcome Event and a AUD$500 gift voucher.

AIME takes place in Melbourne on 21-22 February. Entries to the awards are being taken here and close 7 February 2017.

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