Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event (AIME), which will take place at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre 18-20 February 2019, has a long and rich history and created many strong industry connections and professional experiences.
Talk2 Media & Events was appointed by Melbourne Convention Bureau, the owners of the event, to manage and deliver AIME. Stepping up to the plate, the AIME team are passionate about the event and the industry and champion their vision for a dynamic, meaningful AIME.
A new future
Jay Martens, AIME Event Director comments: “For more than two decades AIME has been at the heart of the business events industry in Australia and the whole Asia Pacific region. We meet so many people who trace their start in the industry to the first AIME they attended. For us as a team, we will focus on a new future; a future that focuses on delivering business and creating a community that has a significant impact on the global business events industry.
Over 27 years, AIME has charted the burgeoning meetings and event industry, the key regional platform welcoming generations of buyers and exhibitors to connect, discover and drive great business. Through structured meetings, education and networking events AIME has supported the development of a wide and diverse community of industry newcomers and experts alike.
AIME recently announced new partnerships with preeminent industry organisations – PCMA, ICCA and MEA – who will be deeply engaged in the structure and delivery of the AIME Knowledge Program for 2019. This program is designed to provide experience appropriate learning and information exchange across the different industry segments. PCMA will deliver leadership sessions, hackathons and streamed breakouts, with a focus on development and appropriate planning for the growth and landscape of the industry over the next five years. ICCA’s Business Exchange will be anchored at AIME and bring critical industry know-how and strategy through cross-peer exchange. Australian based organisation MEA will offer next generation forums, elevating the knowledge and experience of the aspirational, thought provokers of the future.
Open to all
In a departure from previous years, the Knowledge Program will be open to all AIME attendees, enhancing information exchange and creating more opportunity to build new relationships through shared professional and personal experiences. Delivered on the first official day of AIME, Monday, the Knowledge Program creates the foundation for heightened connectivity when all exhibitors and buyers come together on the show floor on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The rich pool of buyers will formally connect with exhibitors through 32 pre-scheduled appointments across two days of trading. In November, buyers and exhibitors will submit their preferences, needs, destinations and services to AIME, and sophisticated software will carefully match their profiles, ensuring that each meeting has the potential to have a real commercial outcome.
With a suite of other changes and innovations planned for AIME 2019, this will be the event to launch the calendar year and drive business agendas.
The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) will take place at Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre 18-20 February 2019. aime.com.au