The business events industry is full of acronyms. Great for those who have been working in the sector for a while, confusing for those who are new to the industry.
In our October edition, Brad Foster included a list of acronyms and asked readers to see how many they knew. And so, here’s the complete list. Check out the end of the story to see how you ranked.
MICE – meetings, incentives, convention, exhibitions (or events)
BE – business events
PCO – professional conference organiser
BDM – business development manager
GM – general manager
S&M – sales and marketing (manager)
BEA – Business Events Australia
AACB – Association of Australian Convention Bureau
MEA – Meetings & Events Australia
EEAA – Exhibition & Event Association of Australia
CINZ – Conventions & Incentives New Zealand
IT&CMA – Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia
IMEX – Incentive Travel & Meetings Exhibitions
AIME – Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo
ICESAP – Incentive Conference & Event Society, Asia Pacific
SITE – Society of Incentive Travel Executives
IAPCO – International Association of Professional Congress Organisers
MPI – Meeting Planners International
ICCA – International Congress & Convention Association
BET – Business Events Tasmania
MCB – Melbourne Convention Bureau
BES – Business Events Sydney
CCC – Canberra Convention Bureau
ACB – Adelaide Convention Bureau
PCEC – Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
BCEC – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
ICC Sydney – International Convention Centre, Sydney
1-9 – You need to get up to speed. Grab a cuppa and write these acronyms out five times!
10-19 – You’re pretty good. A little more brain matter and you would be hitting elite status.
25-27 – You’re one smart cookie. Have you been working in business events your whole life or are you an undiscovered genius?