Nicolette Brown, Global Sports & Event; Kristin Daley, Orbit World Travel; and Trish Bowell, Avenues Nicolette Brown, Global Sports & Event; Kristin Daley, Orbit World Travel; and Trish Bowell, Avenues

Let's all go to prison

The opening cocktail function at this year's Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo has proved a standout, with hosted buyers treated to an evening at the Old Melbourne Gaol. 

Home to notorious crims including Ned Kelly, the gaol was decked out to provide a truly 'one-of-kind' experience for attendees at this year's event.

Buyers were treated to cocktails and canapes along with live entertainment on the lawn, then they ventured indoors where they were greeted with colourful lighting, luxurious furnishings and classical music. 

The indoor area went up three floors, and guests could take a peek inside the cells that were once home to a flurry of notorious Australian criminals. The rooms came complete with plaques providing information on several inmates and their history.