The countdown is on for AIME 2020, kicking off on Monday, 17 February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The leading meetings and incentives event for the Asia Pacific region is set to go ahead, despite recent challenges that have affected the industry, including the Australian bushfires and the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.
“When working in any event you’ll always have to consider the ‘what if’ – whether it’s meeting guest expectations or being challenged by a global crisis,” said Matt Pearce, CEO at Talk2 Media & Events, the organisers of AIME.
“For AIME in particular, the travel restrictions imposed by the Australian Federal Government in response to the coronavirus for travellers arriving from mainland China have impacted only a small percentage of the show’s total buyer and exhibitors at AIME.
“Ultimately, we are the first large-scale event of the year and we know people are keen to get on with and drive their businesses. This is even more true this year – and we are looking forward to seeing positive business connections come to life.”
Here are the details you need to know before the event:
AIME will kick off on Monday 17 February with the Knowledge Exchange, which will explore the theme ‘The Power of Human Connections’ in a full day of education sessions and workshops.
Led by Holly Ransom, the program includes a strong line-up of speakers who will cover topics such as event marketing, legacy planning, motivation and wellness, technology and incentives.
The program is open to hosted buyers, hosted media and exhibitors, while visitor buyers can purchase an upgrade to attend the program.
Over the following two days, delegates can also attend free educational sessions in the Ideas Academy on the show floor.
View the full program here.
The AIME exhibition is open from 8:30am on Tuesday 18 February and Wednesday 19 February.
Organisers have confirmed AIME 2020 will include more than 330 exhibitors, while more than 2500 industry professionals have registered to attend.
The show floor will also host more than 100 regional Australian exhibitors, with a goal to drive business into areas directly and indirectly impacted by recent bushfires.
AIME is free to attend and visitors can register online or in person on the day.
Check out the full list of exhibitors here.
AIME’s highly anticipated networking events are back again in 2020.
On Monday night, delegates will head to Port Melbourne Yacht Club, an Atlantic Group venue, for the welcome event. Kicking off at 7pm, the event promises a beachfront evening with four distinct zones for guests to explore.
On Tuesday night, delegates are invited to continue networking at the AIME Garden Gathering. Taking place in the MCEC Courtyard from 6pm, the event will be a casual garden-themed event showcasing local food and beverages.
Find all the details here.
Relive all the action from the 2019 AIME welcome event here:
For more details about AIME or to register to attend, visit aime.com.au.