Asia Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange 2017: The Industry’s Only One-to-One Event Held in Private Suites in Asia
The Asia Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange 2017 (AMITE) will be held at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park in Thailand on 10-12 July 2017. A boutique event that features appointments between MICE buyers and suppliers, AMITE 2017 is the industry’s only one-to-one event held in private suites at a five-star hotel in Asia. AMITE is organized by powerhouse event organizer Questex Travel Group.
Every year, hand-picked MICE buyers and selected elite suppliers get to experience the best of what AMITE offers. This year, AMITE expects 60 global buyers and more than 40 Asia-Pacific suppliers for a dynamic program comprising business meetings, multiple networking functions, site-visits, and familiarization trips.
AMITE 2017 will select the top buyers in the industry through a stringent pre-qualifying process. Suppliers are guaranteed a minimum of 20 pre-scheduled appointments with high-volume qualified buyers who have concrete MICE programs in Asia in the near future. To create a more intimate atmosphere, hotel suites will serve as overnight accommodation for suppliers while the pre-scheduled appointments with buyers will take place in the living room in the daytime.
In 2016, AMITE staged 457 business appointments, worth US$251 million in purchasing power, and generated over 102 requests for proposals – within a week after the event. Suppliers can make up to a month’s worth of new contacts in only two days! Last year, 96 percent of suppliers found AMITE useful and would recommend it to their colleagues.
“It's very well-organized with relevant buyers from around the world. I had the chance to meet and talk with industry leaders that I would have otherwise never been able to connect with. The event was also an invaluable lesson in what foreign buyers need from Singapore suppliers,” said James Pelham, Chief Taster at Singabites.
For buyers, AMITE offers the perfect platform for them to experience Asia, conduct business with leading suppliers, and finalize their future programs.
Larry Gelwix, CEO of Columbus Travel & Incentives, was one of the many buyers who benefited from the event last year. “AMITE is a well-organized trade networking experience that greatly enhanced our ability to increase our business in Asia. It provided a well-formatted structure to be introduced to destinations, hotels, goods, and services that I would unlikely discover on my own. It will make a big difference in our ability to sell Asia as a meeting and incentive destination.”
AMITE 2017 is currently open for both supplier and hosted buyer applications.