The best tech innovations to look out for at AIME 2018

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) 2018 is right around the corner - check out Spice's selection of the top tech innovations on show.


The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) 2018 is right around the corner and, if discovering the latest developments in event technology is on your radar, then you’re in for a treat.

From the show-floor to the podium, a diversity of tech innovations designed for the events industry will be on display throughout the two-day trade show to get attendees inspired. Here’s what not to miss…

Interested in AI?

Info Salons will be presenting its new biometric facial recognition (FR) registration system on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) floor next week. AI is undoubtedly on the up and companies, such as Info Salons – who use FR to validate identifications and streamline badge production for events – are demonstrating just how influential intelligent technology can be to the events industry.

CEO of Info Salons Group Jo-Anne Kelleway spoke to Spice recently about how heightened technology can only be a good thing for face-to-face events.

Hurrah for VR!

Meanwhile, at the MCEC stand, the host venue will be offering attendees the chance to take a multi-sensory tour of its new expansion, using Facebook’s VR application, Facebook Spaces Virtual Reality. AIME guests will get the chance to slip on a headset and get a taste of what their own events might look like inside the new venue, months before it is completed.

Man vs. Machine

Technology will also be taking a front seat during AIME’s education programme when Dr Jordan Nguyen, Bill Bennett, and Casey Hyun, head up a panel to discuss the future relationship between robots and humans.’

“We are in the midst of a world-changing technological revolution, a new era. Solutions to impossible human problems are becoming possible, the lines are blurring between real and virtual worlds, and our relationship with robotics and AI is becoming increasingly integrated,” Dr Jordan Nguyen.

‘Man vs Machine… Are robots challenging humans?’ will be the inaugural session of AIME 2018, kicking off at 10:40am on Tuesday 20 February, and will not be one to miss!

Get competitive on the Cvent stand

There will be prizes to be won on the Cvent stand next week, with the tech brand calling all planners with a competitive streak to enter its Cvent Express Challenge. Delegates will race against one another to design and launch a website for their own imaginary event, before registering for it and printing out a name badge. A leaderboard will be on display throughout the show, so delegates will be able to see who’s winning right up until the final minutes. Just don’t miss too many meetings trying to beat your time!

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