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The Events Industry Acronyms Guide
Association of Australian Convention Bureaux: Brings together Australia's city and regional bureaux, marketing their region as business events destinations to domestic and international markets.
Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus: Formed in 1983 to create regional cooperation in developing Asia’s convention potential and to promote the region as an ideal convention destination.
Adelaide Convention Centre: A convention centre on North Terrace, Adelaide, Australia. It was the first purpose-built convention centre to be built in Australia.
Associate-Fellow of Meetings & Events Australia
Australian Hotels Association
Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event, held annually in Melbourne Australia
Accredited In-House Meetings Manager
Accredited Meetings Manager
Australian Special Events: The first online publication dedicated to the event industry in Australia, launched in 2000.
Australian Tourism Export Council: The peak industry body representing Australia’s tourism export sector whose views are informed by the Australian tourism industry.
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Business Events Australia: An Australian Government organisation dedicated to promoting Australia internationally as a business events destination.
Business Events Council of Australia: Provides an umbrella structure for the key industry associations operating in the Australian business events sector, formed in 1994.
Banquet Event Order
Business Events Sydney
Canberra Convention Bureau
Cairns Convention Centre
Conferences & Incentives New Zealand: A fully incorporated non-profit society, which commenced its activities in 1984.
Convention Services Manager
Convention and Visitors Bureau
Darwin Convention Centre
Destination Marketing Association International: The world’s largest resource for official DMOs, CVB and tourism boards. Provides educational enrichment, resources, industry advocacy, research, and networking opportunities.
Destination Management Company: a service professional company with deep knowledge of and experience in the touristic resources of a region.
Destination Marketing Organisation
Director of Sales
Exhibition & Events Association of Australia: Not-for-profit, member-based organisation for those in the business of trade and consumer expos and events.
European Incentive Business Travel & Meetings: the second largest incentive travel exhibition in the world.
Events Specifications Guide: a document that outlines all the requirements and instructions for an event.
Estimated time of arrival
Estimated time for departure
Food & Beverage: covers all meals, breaks, receptions, and other food functions being provided for an event.
Free of Charge: without any payment due.
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Gold Coast Tourism
Graphics: coming from either PowerPoint (PPT), Keynote or from GFX machines.
Hong Kong Tourism Board
International Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaux: Renamed DMAI in 2005
International Association of Exhibitions and Events: Represents the interests of trade show and exposition managers in the global exhibition industry.
International Association of Professional Congress Organisers: Aims to raise the standards of service amongst the meetings industry through education and interaction with other professionals.
International Convention Centre Sydney: Australia's premier convention, exhibition and events precinct.
International Convention and Congress Association: The global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry.
International Live Events Association: formerly known as ISES.
The Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel & Meetings & Events
Inbound Tour Operator
Master of Ceremonies: The person/personality who presides over or hosts the program.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau
Meetings & Events Australia: A national, independent non-profit organisation servicing the needs of the meetings & events industry in all aspects of meetings and event management.
Meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions: MICE events are usually centered on a theme or topic and are aimed at a professional, academic or trade organisation or other special interest group.
Meeting Professionals International: The largest meeting and event industry association worldwide, founded in 1972.
Persons Amount X: The Amount of people attending the event that need to be catered for.
Perth Convention Exhibition Centre
Professional Convention Management Association: A non-profit professional organisation with members in 35 countries, for people involved in the operation of conventions. PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Professional Conference Organiser: A professional conference organiser, professional congress organiser (PCO) or conference company is a company which specialises in the organisation and management of congresses, conferences, seminars and similar events.
Professional Conference Organisers Association: The PCO Association is the leading body representing the interests of Professional Conference Organisers and Event Managers in Australia and New Zealand.
Request for Proposal: An abbreviation for request for proposal. A document that stipulates what services the organisation wants from an outside contractor and requests a bid to perform such services
Run of Show: Also called runsheet, cue sheet or show flow. A document that communicates to the A/V crew what they will be doing and when. It’s a minute-by-minute document with every cue written in.
Sales Development Representative: A type of inside sales rep that focuses on outbound sales prospecting.
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
Society of Incentive & Travel Executives: Represents over 90 countries and aims to strengthen and inspire the events industry, formed in 1973.
Sydney Olympic Park Authority: Responsible for managing and developing the 640 hectares that comprise Sydney Olympic Park.
Tourism Australia: The Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia for leisure and business events.
Tourism Research Australia: A branch within the Tourism Division of Austrade. Provides tourism intelligence across international and domestic markets.
Tourism & Transport Forum: A not-for-profit organisation that provides a voice for the tourism and aviation sectors.
Union of International Fairs: The global association of the exhibition industry.
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