After months of searching, the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has finally chosen Melbourne-based Talk2 Media and Events as the new manager of its annual AIME tradeshow.
Talk2 Media and Events, founded in early 2016 and led by industry veterans Matt Pearce and Stephen Malbourne, will commence its management and operations of AIME in 2019. The company has approximately 30 staff in its Melbourne headquarters.
Karen Bolinger, CEO of MCB, said: “With proven success and an innovative and creative approach, it’s an exciting time in AIME’s journey and we’re looking forward to the new opportunities this partnership presents for the event and those who attend.”
Pearce said in a media statement: “AIME is the most important international event of its kind in Asia-Pacific, trusted with providing the stage on which the business events community can connect and create business opportunities. We’re excited to explore how we can reimagine AIME so that it continues to foster connections, inspire new ideas and drive business outcomes for both visitors and exhibitors.”
Bolinger also thanked Reed Exhibitions “for their vital contribution to AIME over the past 15 years” which had allowed AIME to “become the largest event of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region”.