AIME 2024: The Epicenter of Global Meetings and Events

22nd Jan, 2024

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) is the flagship trade event for the global meetings and events industry in the Asia Pacific region.

In 2024, AIME will host more than 600 buyers from around the world, welcome 3,500 visitor buyers and around 570 exhibitors from various business events sectors and countries – in fact, 33 countries will be represented. This represents a phenomenal growth of 63% in the number of exhibitors at AIME 2023 – and cements AIME’s position as the premier event for the international business events community in the region.

Exhibitors include Convention Bureaux, Convention centres, Hotels and Resorts, Unique venues, Event technology companies, Production and AV companies, Destination Management Companies (DMCs), Airlines, Cruise companies, and suppliers from every Australian state. 

International destinations attending AIME for the first time since Covid hit include Canada, Fiji, Korea, Macau, USA, Italy, Malta, Norway, Sri Lanka, UK/Ireland, Vietnam, India, Maldives and Monaco. 

They join countries including Japan, New Zealand, Africa, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Germany and Spain, returning again to the AIME showfloor. 

AIME is delighted to announce a larger showfloor in 2024, expanding the event’s footprint by an additional two bays at its home, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This growth allows the introduction of new zones, including The Boutique and DMC Network and will bring a number of first-time exhibitors to AIME. 

A dedicated zone for the world’s boutique experience makers, The Boutique will showcase such operators as small, independently owned wineries with intimate spaces, design-led luxury venues with distinct personalities and services to match, and other bespoke and highly customisable experiences.

Also, for the first time at AIME, a dedicated zone for Destination Management Companies (DMCs) will exist – the DMC Network. This space will bring together on-the-ground teams from all over the world who are perfectly positioned to curate tailored experiences for conferences, incentives and events in their region.

AIME 2024 will also feature dedicated spaces on the showfloor for those all-important impromptu meetings, facilitating more networking opportunities across the three days of the event. 

A dedicated tech zone – which will be double the size of 2023 – continues to highlight the importance of event technology companies and suppliers to the global industry. 

The hotel zone continues to grow in popularity – a testament to the post-covid bounce back of travel – and in 2024, occupies a footprint that is 50% larger than AIME 2023

Other showfloor features and activations include the Accor Hosted Buyer Lounge, the Good Taste Cafe by Morton Hire and Media Lounge presented by Spice. 

Kicking off the three-day event on Monday, 19 February, AIME’s highly anticipated Knowledge Program is themed the 4Ps of GLOCALISATION, which is inspired by the AIME global community’s wish of harmonising the relationship between global insights and local nuances. 

Exploring the intricate dynamics of glocalisation’s transformative impact will be two magnetic keynote speakers, award-winning marketing executive Lisa Ronson and bestselling author, TV host and founder of the 100 Things movement Sebastian Terry.

Breakout sessions across the day will highlight how to align a “Glocalisation” mindset with the pivotal 4Ps – People, Planet, Purpose, and Profit – to achieve deeper brand engagement and sustainable business success.

The AIME 2024 Knowledge Program is attended by Hosted Buyers, Media, Exhibitors and Visitor Buyers who upgrade their ticket, but opportunities for education and inspiration continue for all attendees on Tuesday, 20 and Wednesday, 21 February, with the Ideas Academy presented by Spice. 

Each Ideas Academy session is delivered silently via individual headphones, with high-quality, informative content providing practical takeaways for attendees to implement in their business.

Sessions will run continuously and are free for all attendees. Bookings are not required.

As always, the hugely anticipated AIME Welcome Event will be a highlight of the three-day show. This exclusive evening is open to Hosted Buyers, Exhibitors, Media Partners, and VIPs. Visitor Buyers can elevate their experience by upgrading their tickets. It’s a night to remember! 

More details on the not-to-be-missed Welcome Event will be announced soon. 

As AIME enters its 31st year, it’s clear that it is the place where Asia Pacific does business – and where it has a lot of fun, too!

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