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With less than a month to go until Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) 2019, here is everything you need to know about the annual show.

AIME’s new organisers, Talk2 Media & Events, have given the show a major overhaul, with more networking opportunities, a refreshed educational component and new exhibitors.

Knowledge Program

AIME 2019 will welcome a new-look Knowledge Program with a goal bring the community together with educational content and idea sharing.

For the first time, both buyers and exhibitors will be able to attend sessions together, and the comprehensive program will include streams for varying levels of experience and seniority.

Matt Pearce, CEO at Talk2 Media & Events, said education is fuel for economic growth.

“We understand the value in knowledge sharing and we are thrilled to be able to provide more opportunities to forge new connections and share industry experience,” he said.

“We want people to leave AIME and not only be able to measure a positive return on investment, but also having upskilled their professional and personal development.”

Exhibitors

AIME has also announced a line-up of luxury travel exhibitors who will showcase their venues and destinations at the 2019 event.

Exhibitors include One & Only Resorts, Daydream Island Resort, the Belmond, Galaxy Macau, The Ritz Carlton Hawaii and Maverick Helicopters.

These luxury exhibitors will join a number of international exhibitors also confirmed, including Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Dubai Business Events & Convention Bureau, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.

Networking

Networking is without a doubt one of the most highly anticipated parts of AIME, and attendees can rest assured there will be plenty of it in February this year.

The Welcome Event will return this year, with details soon to come. In addition to evening functions over the three-day event, there will also be two networking breaks each day for delegates to continue a conversation, follow up on an opportunity, or simply reflect on the day.

AIME 2019 will take place on 18–20 February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. More details are available at aime.com.au.

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