Organisers of the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) have released the 2012 Education Program schedule and speakers, which for the first time, has been developed in collaboration with major industry association partners, in an effort to make content even more relevant and useful to attendees.
AIME has worked with its new association partners; the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), the Professional Conference Organisers Association Inc (PCO) and the International Special Events Society (ISES) and its existing partners; Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) and International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), who will provide one seminar each.
Sally de Swart, Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) director for AIME, said the new partnerships with these key associations inject new knowledge and insights into the program.
“Having these associations on board helps ensure that AIME stays fresh and in line with the current market, which is so important to us especially after 20 years,” she said.
“Attendees will really benefit from the refreshed Education Program as the issues addressed are ones they would likely face during their careers.”
The Education Program will begin with the annual Business Events Forum on the Tuesday morning of the show from 8am to 9:45am. The Forum examines the outlook for the business events sector focusing on the Asia-Pacific region.
With commentary from a business futurist and economist, and with observations from the field, this session will provide an insight into the meetings industry’s suppliers and clients’ responses to today’s business climate, highlighting pockets of strength and growth, along with signs of market weakness in destinations and sectors.
One of the most popular components of the Education Program is the Saxton Ultimate Event Experience, which showcases entertainment for business events including illusion, motivational speaking, dance and music. Attendees can be inspired by creative, entertainment ideas at the two hour presentation free of charge on the Wednesday morning from 8:00am to 10:05am.
The Educatiuon Program will include sessions focussing on Business Events Tourism, Creativity and Professional Devlopment, Social Media Straegies, Global Special Events Trends, Event Networking and more.
The Saxton Ultimate Event Experience will again return in 2012 and – entertainers/speakers include but are not limited to drummer David Jones, illusionist Cosentino, media guru Ita Buttrose and noted business speaker John Lees.
Biographies of all speakers can be found here.
Education Program tickets:
Visitor Seminar Access Pass – access to every seminar including the Business Events Forum $145
Exhibitor All Access Pass – A transferable pass that can be shared amongst staff from the same company that are working on a stand, allowing access to any of the seminars on the Education Program $175
Each seminar is $45
Business Events Forum is $70
Saxton Ultimate Event Experience Free
For more information or to pre-register as a visitor for free, click here.