Organisers of Australia’s Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), to be held in Melbourne 17–19 February 2020, have announced the theme for the tradeshow’s 2020 Knowledge Exchange will be inspiring communities to connect through authentic learning experiences and human-centred interactions.
While not exactly tripping of the tongue, the theme is part of a plan to evolve the show’s programme from its 2019 edition – the first independent from Reed’s management. Organisers promise a sharper focus on the fundamentals of relationship building.
“Business events are all about human interaction and so it makes absolute sense for us to challenge our visitors and exhibitors alike to connect and maximise the potential for business in different and exciting new ways. 2020 is all about AIME’s evolution, and we are placing people at the heart of our event to develop both professionally and personally,” said Matt Pearce, CEO, Talk2 Media & Events.
Appointed as the programme’s ‘content weaver’, Holly Ransom, CEO of Emergent and an international speaker and curator, will guide discussions with delegates on the core principles of connections and how technology can enhance them.
“The Asia Pacific is one of the world’s most diverse cultural regions, and connecting and understanding its neighbours has been one of the key driving forces in its economic success. I’m very excited to lead discussions on how technology has played a role in all this, but also on the importance of stripping back to the basics,” said Ransom.
Open to both buyers and exhibitors, AIME 2020 will see bespoke experiences offered across all sectors of the industry. The 2020 edition will be the first year that associations will be able to participate in an invitation-only discussion with industry leaders on the topic.
Visit aime.com.au for more information.