The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) team, in partnership with the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), has revealed that the AIME Welcome Event will be hosted at the Marvel Stadium on February 13, 2023.
Located in the heart of Melbourne, the multipurpose Marvel Stadium will welcome AIME delegates with an evening of food and entertainment.
The menu will be curated by Victorian producers, Delaware North, and feature delights such as Akoya Pearl oysters, Gippsland beef empanadas, and crispy pork belly baos. The accompanying entertainment is produced by Peter Jones Special Events, and has been designed to bring the business events industry together in celebration of AIME’s 30-year milestone.
AIME 2023 is shaping up to be its best year yet with over 400 hosted buyers, over 2,000 visitors and over 350 exhibitors confirmed, and more than 10,000 meetings have been pre-scheduled.
New features this year’s showfloor will feature The Accor Hosted Buyers Lounge, a ‘Tech’ area, and a Wellness Café where visitors can enjoy some pampering. A huge kangaroo and a special anniversary lanyard featuring First Nations’ artwork, are some of the ‘touches of Australia’ delegates will be treated to throughout.
Kicking off AIME’s 2023 programme on February 13 is the Knowledge Program, which will include an address from Australian tennis star, Jelena Dokic, and will see a mix of industry business leaders, renowned professionals, and keynote speakers share their knowledge and experience.