AIMEX 2007 — Asia Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition, has been judged Australia’s best large trade exhibition for 2007 by the Exhibition and Event Association of Australia (EEAA) at its gala dinner in Sydney on December 4.
AIMEX 2007 — the largest in Reed Exhibitions’ Industrial Group of exhibitions — was held in Sydney in early September.
With over more than 500 exhibitors and covering over 18,500 sq m, it attracted more than 12,000 visitors — a record number.
And Reed Exhibitions had another win at the EEAA awards night, when Nina Vidale, the Industrial Group’s exhibition co-ordination manager, was awarded the association’s Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award.
Vidale is a familiar face for exhibitors and visitors to Reed Exhibitions’ events, managing the customer service stands at the shows, as well as working with exhibitors in the run up to each event.
John Gorton, Reed Exhibitions’ director — industrial, said the awards were a reflection on the quality of Reed events, and the professionalism and dedication of its staff.
“We are delighted that AIMEX 2007 won this prestigious award, which is judged by our peers in the exhibition industry,” he said.
“It’s recognition of the great effort that goes into all of our shows — and particularly a major event such as AIMEX — including the benchmarking and transparency we provide for all stakeholders.
“With the great majority of exhibitors reporting an outstanding show, we are already getting strong interest in participating in AIMEX 2011.
“I would particularly like to congratulate Nina Vidale for her Young Achiever’s Award. We are very pleased that Nina’s dedication and highly professional approach to managing Reed events and working with exhibitors has been recognised by the industry,” he said.
Gorton said that the same planning, organisation, benchmarking and transparency which Reed Exhibitions put into major events such as AIMEX goes into its other mining and construction shows — which are coming up during 2008.
“In June 2008, we will again be running our highly successful Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition (QME) in Mackay, while in September 2008, we will be in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia with the Goldfields Mining Expo,” he said.
“And for the construction industry, we will again be putting on NCE 2008 in Sydney in August.
“Exhibitors and visitors at all events will benefit from our industry-leading levels of exhibition management, service, support and marketing — contributing to what will be highly successful events for the Australian mining and construction industries during 2008,” said Gorton.
AIMEX 2011 will again be held at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, from September 6 to 9, 2011.
QME 2008 will be held in Mackay, Queensland, from July 22 to 24, 2008; GME 2008 will be held in Kalgoorie, WA, from October 28 to 30, 2008 and NCE 2008 will be held at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park from August 7 to 9, 2008.