The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has revealed its Knowledge Program for 2023, which include an address from Australian tennis star, Jelena Dokic, and accredited futurist Ben Hamer.
Additionally, the Knowledge Program will see a mix of industry business leaders and renowned professionals, as well as keynote speakers from Saxton Speakers Bureau and ICMI Speakers & Entertainers.
The theme for 2023 is Your Industry. Your Opportunity. What is the opportunity for the events industry now? and will ask how, after much upheaval, renewal and refocus, the business events sector can emerge stronger and more important. Major industry discussion points around the future of work, how to build resilient cultures, what to do in a crisis, upskilling and wellness will be discussed.
The programme will be hosted by El Kwang, chief commercial officer at The Venues Collection, AIMEbassador and chair of the Knowledge Program Advisory Committee.
Speaker sessions will be complemented by EQ (emotional intelligence) and IQ (intelligence) streams, designed to address both the hard and soft skills needed to thrive in the business events industry. The day will end with associations setting the vision for the future of the industry, while music from SongDivision will bring learnings from the day to life.
New for AIME 2023 is the Knowledge Program Advisory Committee. Eight leaders from the Asia Pacific meetings and events industry have, for the first time, curated all programme content ensuring discussions will leave attendees more invigorated than ever before.
Silke Calder, AIME event director, stataed: “On the back of a monumental 2022, everyone is starting to feel the ‘burn’. Event planners more than ever are having to balance the practical skills of event planning with the more humanistic qualities which build connections within our workplaces and our events.
“We have kept this front of mind when curating the 2023 Knowledge Program, selecting a diverse range of speakers and sessions to create space for us as individuals, and together as an industry, to inspire leadership, creativity and map a better path forward.”
AIME 2023 will run from February 13-15, 2023, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.