June 13, 2007

China Seminar 2007, an International Association of Exhibitions and Events meeting, will be held July 24 at the Jin Jiang Hotel in Shanghai Puxi, China. Approximately 140 people are expected to attend the forum, which will focus on the global events industry and cooperation between organizers of U.S. and Chinese trade shows.

Attending the 2008 AsiaPacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) in Australia will be less expensive for more attendees, the show's organizer, Reed Travel Exhibitions, announced last week. Reed is eliminating the semi-hosted-buyer designation that last year forced approximately 100 qualified buyers to pay their own airfare to the show. This year, all qualified attendees who live outside the Australian state of Victoria will receive full, hosted-buyer benefits: complimentary airfare, accommodation, and entry to the expo and related events and forums. To qualify as a hosted buyer, prospective attendees must fill out a survey and be approved by the show's organizers. AIME 2008 will be held Feb. 19-20 in Melbourne.