AIME 2019 to Increase International Buyer Attendance – the Refreshed Event to deliver the Largest and Most Diverse Group of Asia Pacific Based Buyers

Press Room > 2018

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) announced its commitment to bringing more quality buyers from across globe, with 60 percent originating outside of Australia. Four months before the industry event commences (February 18 to 20), AIME 2019 has already confirmed over 200 quality buyers from across 32 different countries, with 42 percent having never attended AIME before.

To qualify, all buyers must provide examples of budgets they manage, past events they have organised and details of scheduled events that will take place in the next five years. Additionally, they must pass four compulsory industry reference checks.

“Through rigorous curation, we are committed to bringing buyers and exhibitors from across the whole Asia Pacific so that AIME is reflective of the diversity and depth of the region. It’s about the right people, selling or buying, being on the show floor ready to do business”, said Matt Pearce, chief executive officer of Talk2 Media & Events.

At the same time, the new vetting process has added some flexibility allowing buyers to attend AIME 2019 in two ways either as a Hosted Buyer or as a Pre-Registered Trade Buyer – both providing a clear and measurable return on investment.

Under the Hosted Buyer Program, you will be provided with a return flight and accommodation at four to five-star hotels which is carefully located 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, Melbourne Convention Bureau’s Uncover Melbourne Program.

For a moderate fee, pre-registered trade buyers have the option to select the number of pre-scheduled appointments they wish to make, participate in all networking events and, have the choice to attend one, two or three days of AIME 2019.

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