AIME Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Press Room > 2022

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event has announced its return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from February 13 to 15 2023 where the industry will come together to celebrate its 30th Anniversary.

As the flagship trade event for the meetings and event industry in the Asia Pacific region, AIME connects the highest quality international and local buyers with the best exhibitors from around the world making the tradeshow, a must-attend event for industry players wanting to produce meaningful business outcomes.

AIME will open its doors next year to 400 hosted buyers, 2,000 visitor buyers and over 300 exhibitors including our Asia Pacific neighbours and representatives from the Middle East, USA and Europe.

“Five months out from the show and AIME has already sold over 80 percent of its showfloor. We’re thrilled with the support we’ve received from international destinations along with Australia’s convention bureaus – every state in Australia will be represented at AIME next year. It sets the scene for a wonderful 30-year celebration,” commented Ms. Silke Calder, AIME event director.

Attendees can expect to see a re-imagined show floor including dedicated zones for tech suppliers, hotel chains and international pavilions – all designed to enhance the show experience and facilitate networking.

AIME will also add rigour to its Knowledge Program with the establishment of a new initiative – the Knowledge Program Advisory Committee. This committee consists of eight leaders from the Asia Pacific meetings and events industry, who together, will guide the curation of the Knowledge Program, held on Monday, 13 February. The program is set to spark interest, stir debate and engage all areas of the events sector.

“Each year, we see our offering adapt to the changing times and this year is no different. AIME’s home – the MCEC, is the first convention centre in the world to have a six Green Star rating and this commitment to sustainability has underpinned AIME’s 30-year legacy,” said Ms. Julia Swanson, Melbourne Convention Bureau’s chief executive officer.

Registration is currently open for exhibitor sales and hosted buyer. To register and enquire for more details, or to attend AIME 2023, visit To follow AIME’s journey on social media, visit Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.