M E M B E R N E W S
Intensive Training for Meetings Industry
Wednesday, 19 February Sunday 23 February, 2003
Once again, the popular Meetings Management residential course will be
held in Melbourne, immediately after AIME 2003, from Wednesday,
February 19 to Sunday, February 23.
The Course is suitable for people working in Venues - Operations and
Sales/Marketing staff, Corporate, Government or Association Meetings
Management, Professional Conference Organiser, or Meetings
Management Organisations, Convention Bureaux, Production, Audio-
Visual and Support, Exhibitions/Special Events, and Travel Industry
The Meetings Management Residential Course is designed for those
with less than three years industry work experience. It is limited to 30
By attending the MIAA Meetings Management Course, delegates will
gain an opportunity to meet, and work with, other meetings industry
professionals, in an Award-winning residential learning environment, as
well as maximum interaction with presenters and students by working on
real-life case studies and exercises, individually and in syndicate groups.
The team of presenters are all experienced meetings industry
professionals with a wealth of practical knowledge. They are selected not
only because of their expertise, but also because of their training and
presentation skills. Their presentations aim to challenge and stimulate.
The course is highly participative and involves individual work, group
work, and lectures from meetings management specialists. Knowledge
gained during the course is immediately put into practice by working on
case studies and exercises in syndicate groups.
What previous participants have said about this course.
"A fantastic week of learning from high quality lecturers in a small
group environment." (Administrator, Industry Association)
"Most beneficial in my position (Conference Coordinator) - now able
to take on more responsibility in preparing meetings."
"Practical examples. Really enjoyed the group exercises - learned
lots, not only from my group, but also the other groups." (Conference and
Incentives Coordinator, Travel)
"All in all a great experience; one that I will certainly recommend to
others." (Manager, Regional Tourism Organisation)
"My big picture knowledge has `shot through the roof." (Account
manager, Destination Management)
"Reference material is excellent to have as a resource." (Personal
Assistant, Government Department)
"Putting theories into practice. Participation in designing a real
corporate conference was very beneficial." (Venue Events Coordinator)
For more information about the course, and for bookings, contact
MIAA on (02) 9904 9922, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organising Meetings An essential
A practical guide on how to manage meetings.
The guide is comprised of a written manual of over 150 pages of detailed
notes, hints and guidelines, supplemented by an interactive CD ROM. The
package is aimed at Meetings industry personnel, corporate employees,
organisation volunteers and/or students with little or no previous
experience, who are, or want to be involved, in the management of
Typical groups of people who will benefit from using this guide
Corporate, Association or Government Conference Coordinators/Assistants
Special Events Coordinators
Junior Staff of Professional Conference Organisations, or Conference
Banquet and Venue Coordinators
Students in related courses
Volunteers responsible for meeting organisation in Charity or
The subjects covered by the guide include the many roles undertaken
by the modern Meetings Manager - Budgeting, Dealing with Venues,
including Accommodation and Food and Beverage, Speaker Support and
Audio-Visual requirements, Sponsorship, Trade Exhibitions, Speaker
Support and Production, Themed Events, as well as the on-site
Management of the meeting.
It is user-friendly, extensive, and based on Australian conditions. In a
clear and concise way, it helps you to build an overall picture of the
knowledge and skills needed for the management of meetings.
A significant resource for the novice
MIAA at AIME 2003
MIAA always delivers the most interesting professional development
sessions at the AIME. And 2003 will be no exception.The Bare Essentials
will be a short, sharp 90 minute session with all the `must do's' for
organising meetings, efficiently and effectively, time after time.
Ray Shaw, Managing Director, Intermedia, one of Australia's largest,
oldest and most awarded Professional Conference Organisers, will
present the basics, brought to life with invaluable first-hand experience.
For further information visit the AIME website, www.aime.com.au
Meeting Management Residential