AIME Embraces Cultural Differences with Largest Ever International Attendance

5th Nov, 2018

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) 2019 will showcase the largest mix of culturally different buyers and exhibitors from across the globe, with attendees spanning 48 countries and speaking over 100 different languages – all attending with the same commonality of doing business.

The wide-ranging and eclectic event program will help AIME deliver its fundamental purpose of becoming the leading business meetings event in the Asia Pacific region.

“If you ask anyone in the business events industry they will tell you that the Asia Pacific has a unique way of working, with regional business customs ever evolving. With this, comes a fantastic opportunity to learn and be inspired by different ways of doing business, all under the one roof”, said Matt Pearce, CEO, Talk2 Media & Events.

“Melbourne is also undoubtedly Australia’s leading cultural hub, and we are committed to contribute to this reputation by bringing the most diverse pool of buyers and exhibitors from not only the Asia Pacific region, but the world”, continued Pearce.

Buyers can expect a range of unique business opportunities and solutions, from a selection of over 350 exhibitors, showcasing destinations, conference centres, hotels, resorts and the latest attractions and services.

Furthermore, the refreshed Knowledge Program will highlight the many market nuances of the region, different cultural customs and sharing of best practice industry know-how on bidding processes, negotiations, key contacts and budgetary guidance.

On top of access to a pool of cross-disciplinary exhibitors, buyers will be granted added flexibility, allowing buyers to attend AIME 2019 in two ways; as either a Hosted Buyer or as a Pre-Registered Trade Buyer, both providing a clear and measurable return on investment.

The Hosted Buyer Program includes a fully curated experience, return flights and 4–5-star hotel accommodation, carefully chosen close to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hosted attendees will be required to commit to 32 pre-scheduled appointments (PSAs) and attend all formal networking events, as well as the Melbourne Convention Bureaus’ Uncover Melbourne Program.

Meanwhile, for a moderate fee, Pre-Registered Trade Buyers have the option to select the number of PSAs they wish to make, attend all the networking events, and have the flexibility to attend one, two or three days at AIME 2019. 

AIME 2019 runs from 18–20 February. For more details or to submit interest in attending, visit

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