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Northern Territory takes good news and special tastes to prestige trade show


One of the largest groups of NT industry partners will join the NT Business Events when it heads to the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne in mid-February. The 18 product and supplier participants on the NT Stand #1550 represent the entire Territory from Darwin, Kakadu and Alice Springs to Uluru.  

Exhibitors include the two NT convention centres in Darwin and Alice Springs, hotels and resorts, off-site venues, dining and attractions, specialist suppliers and services, tour, cruise and activity operators from throughout the NT. 

AIME is the premier business events trade show held annually in Australia - international and domestic conference and event planners can visit the two day show, which runs from 20-21 February, in order to obtain the latest product updates and identify the best destination solutions for their upcoming events.

The Northern Territory Business Events heads to the show with exciting news of the 2018 launch of the Northern Territory Business Events Support Fund.  This scheme provides financial assistance to qualified business events which are at the consideration or bidding stage, and offers A$100 per delegate up to a maximum of A$50,000 per event.  Funding will focus on events which align with NT priority industry strengths, which include the health, agribusiness, land management, mining, renewable energy, education and defence sectors. There is also a requirement for the majority of event attendees to travel to the NT from interstate and beyond.

Other positive news from the NT sets the scene for a successful year in the Territory which will include new and freshly-refurbished NT hotels, new international aviation services, as well as exciting off-site venues and attractions.

The NT will join in the dedicated networking hour at AIME which runs from 5.00pm on the Tuesday evening, with legendary Territory hospitality featuring special NT-inspired canapes as well as beverages. Visitors to the NT Stand can look forward to lemon myrtle gin and tonics or mango mojitos, both of which feature the fresh produce for which the NT is renowned. Smoked barramundi from the NT’s Humpty Doo Barra Farm, crocodile kabana, native pepper-crusted beef and lemon myrtle-infused feta with green ants makes it clear that cocktails and canapes with the NT is a special experience.

NT exhibitors attending AIME 2018 are as follows: 
Accor Hotels, Alice Event Management & Consultancy, Alice Springs Convention Centre, Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin Harbour Cruises, Fusion Exhibition & Hire Services, Hilton Group, Maruku Arts, Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Nautilus Aviation, Oaks Elan Darwin, Ooraminna Station Homestead, Matt Wright - Wild Australia Series, SEIT Outback Australia, SKYCITY Darwin, Tourism Top End and Wharf One. 

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