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March 8, 2014 Trade Events No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59There are two new faces at AIME 2014, and they have both been very much front and centre for the last couple of days.  One of them; Jacqui Timmins is well known to the Australian travel industry, having had a number of high profile jobs with major travel companies; the other Sallie Coventry, is a complete newcomer to both Australia and AIME; and a Brit at that (please no cricket jokes) with a big job.

Both girls popped by for a chat with EGlobal during a break in the action yesterday and told us about their new roles. Jacqui is now Reed Exhibitions Director of AIME and CIBTM, in other words she is the boss of AIME; and Sallie is Portfolio Director of IBTM Global Events; so she is Jacqui’s boss.New Girls on the Block

We talked with Jacqui about the event, how it was running and how she had found her new role; we talked about the emphasis on innovation that was running through AIME this year and we talked about what was going right and what, if anything, was not quite perfect.  Jacqui was (some may add as usual) happy to talk, and describe her time in her new role as “a wild, but fantastic ride”, a challenge but one that she was enjoying.

Sallie, who has been in her new job about 10 days (maybe 11 by now), told us that AIME was an amazing show, it is the only one of the IBTM world events that does not carry the IBTM tag and NO, that is not about to change and that it fits into the Asia Pacific region very nicely.  The rest of IBTM global events portfolio covers Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, China and India; which of course means there is one glaring gap in the schedule, so how about South America Sallie, do you have plans?  “Watch this space” was the only comment that we could get; so I guess that is what we have to do.

“Do the right thing but do not be afraid of (or to) change” said Jacqui in closing, and the two girls left, to continue doing what they clearly do – very well.

To hear what Jacqui and Sallie had to say – just click here:

Written by : Peter Watson

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