Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has revealed that almost all of Australiaâ€™s Convention Bureaux will be participating in AIME 2022, taking place on March 21â€“23 in person and March 28 to April 1 virtually.
With 17 Convention Bureaux confirmed, sights are set on connecting with quality buyers and the AIME community to help drive business for their local regions, as well as showcase their destinations on the world stage.
Owners of AIME, the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) is looking forward to spearheading business for both state and country in 2022 and beyond.
Julia Swanson, CEO of MCB said: â€śAIME 2022 is set to be the next big ticket tradeshow to drive confidence right across the Asia Pacific region and importantly where key decision-makers connect, exchange ideas, and create business opportunities.
â€śThe show will be one of the first international trade shows to be held in Melbourne and now in its 29th year, AIME 2022 will be a significant recovery platform for the business events industry right across the region, creating and re-establishing valuable connections to drive commerce.
â€śItâ€™s an excellent time for the sector to come back together and show the world that Melbourne is back.â€ť
Representing some 1,800 tourism and events operators, Andrew Hiebl, CEO at the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux and an AIMEbassador, is looking to use the 2022 event as a launchpad for the industryâ€™s recovery.
He shared: â€śAIMEâ€™s role in our business eventsâ€™ recovery is pivotal for reigniting rich business connections between organisers and suppliers. All our mainland members will be exhibiting at AIME 2022, and thatâ€™s a great sign of business confidence, human spirit, and commitment to the industry.
â€śThe event will embody the spirit of resilience and add a much-needed boost to future confidence which will flow on to buyers and sellers alike. Through these positive conversations, on and off the showfloor, new opportunities, innovations, and collaborations will be born â€“ that is what excites me.â€ť
Showcasing in 2022 and sponsor of AIMEâ€™s Knowledge Program, Destination Gold Coast will be using the event to unveil its new brand and connect with valued partners and quality buyers.
â€śItâ€™s been a while since Gold Coast has attended AIME as a collective and weâ€™re delighted to be back. At AIME we will be launching our new brand and sharing with our customers what they can expect from us as a destination. We look forward to seeing you there,â€ť said Patricia Oâ€™Callaghan, CEO of Destination Gold Coast.