AIME Launch an Industry First – Associations Round Table

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Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) reinvented the way associations collaborate in the Asia Pacific region by introducing the Round Table, bringing together associations attending the 2020 event to engage in discussions of common challenges facing its members.

It was by invitation only meeting connecting C-suite executives from some 40 organisations across the Asia Pacific region and worldwide.  The Round Table

was designed exclusively for associations which included lively debates and workshops to create new community and business models to drive association innovation.

Introduced in collaboration with Melbourne Convention Bureau, whose chief executive officer, Julia Swanson said that there are not many business events who have invested in the development of strong networks and communities, and the Round Table, is a testament to AIME’s development and understanding of what the industry needs.

The intention of launching this Round Table for associations according to Jay Martens, event director of Talk2Media and Events, is to leave AIME with business models that can be applied to associations in their region.

AIME 2020 wrapped up its three-day event on February 19 at the Melbourne Convention Centre with more than 2,000 visitors, 300 exhibitors and over 10,000 meetings took place over the three days.

While registration of this year’s AIME,  saw a 20 per cent uplift despite, the current reduced levels of international travel due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.