AIME Hosted Buyer Reception December 6, 2012 Val Sanders, Conference Online; Sally Porteous, Red Lanyard; and Kellie Tremayne, APPA. Qantas mgr Commercial & Global Sales Development, John Simeone; MCVB ceo Karen Bolinger; and Sasha Sherman, Qantas manager Tourism Development. MCVB ceo Karen Bolinger welcomes AIME delegates. Qantas sponsored the reception, and it included a speech from QF manager commercial and global sales development, John Simeone. The Qantas Choir made a surprise appearance at the AIME hosted buyer reception, signing “Ain’t no mountain high enough” and “I still call Australia home”. Barry McLeod, CMA Events with Janene Wardrop, AMA NSW. Ann Byrne, Composites Australia with Craig Sargent, Corporate Meeting Planners. Tracey Christian, MCVB; Daniel Tschudy, Switzerland; Adriana Spitterler, Congrex Canada; and Tim Sullivan, MCVB. Susette Vanderlinden and Flavio Martinez, Helms Briscoe with Valerie Percival, IBM. Kristina Hermin, Schneider Electric and George Booth, Integrated Tourism. Chelsea Stuart, This Space Events and Chris Lane, MCVB. Ng Kam Leng, MICE@Work Pte Ltd; Avis Yap, Rave Group; Michelle Seet, MICE Matters; and Nancy Tan, Ace:Daytons Direct. Charis Heelan, MCVB Director Marketing & Communications with John Simeone, Qantas manager commercial & global sales development. Belinda Matton, Australian Accommodation Data Exchange with Tania Goodacre, Australian Trucking Association. Penny Lee, HTT Travel Malaysia; Amanda Dillon, MCVB; Craig Sargent, Corporate Meeting Planners; and Chris Lane, MCVB. Mike Taylor, IDA Distribution and Sally Brown, Conference Connections. Mr Teh, ATM; MCVB ceo Karen Bolinger; and Peter King, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hia Aye, Union of Myanmar Travel Association/Shan Yoma Travel & Tours; Balaji Narayanan, Akshaya India Tours & Travel; Leon Zhiang, China Peace Travel. Marilyn Long, CI Events; and Karen Caba, Total Travel Solutions USA. Kellie Howard of ID Events tries on a scarf at the colour stylist. Martin Ellis, Conference Contacts UK with Edwina San, MCVB Director, International Incentives. Tiz Damianak Ketan Thakker of Vidilon Group of Companies with Rishiraj Anant, Jasons Travels India. Kate Thompson, Helms Briscoe with Gareth Gallagher, Universal Worldevents. Dimple Gandhi from Cutting Edge Events, Mumbai India.