Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) 2019, held last week in Melbourne (February 18 – 20), has successfully delivered a refreshed industry event, with the new format driving strong inroads for AIMEs in the years to come.
Across the three-days there was an upbeat vibe and consistent drum of activity, as more quality buyers met with exhibitors, a result of Talk2 Media & Events sharpened focus on delivering increased opportunities for connection and relationship building.
With over 2,500 total attendee registrations, the 2019 event saw 50% more hosted buyers than the previous year; with 62% coming from outside Australia and 55% never have attending AIME before. Opening with the much anticipated Knowledge Program, the 2019 event saw over 600 participants attend the education program, with 15 thought provoking sessions across the first day that challenged the status quo and formed the launching pad for networking within the AIME community.
With plenty of discussions around expanded space for 2020, 20% of exhibitors have already booked in for the 2020 event; a testament to the positive return on investment from 2019, with the new event format bringing quality business from around the world to the exhibition floor. AIME 2020 will take place from February 17 – 19, 2020, in Melbourne