First Look at AIME 2019 Knowledge Program

Press Room > 2018

The education content of the new program has been elevated to focus on idea sharing that draws the community together to challenge the status quo.  Sponsored by Melbourne Convention Bureau, AIME’s Knowledge Program has been created with the input from the show’s key partners of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meetings & Events Australia (MEA).

Also for the first time, both buyers and exhibitors will be able to attend the educational sessions together. The Monday program ensures participants have a connected learning journey focused on a number of topics, including thought-provoking plenary talks designed to challenge thinking and intensive skill based workshops.

Other dynamic sessions are by invitation only Leaders Forum for c-suite executive, to MEA’s two-day event management workshop program opened to students and the broader AIME community. Hosted by the renowned community builder and entrepreneur, Fabian Pfortmüller, who has dedicated his career to understanding communities, believes the open-source framework will help the business event industry from across the Asia Pacific region grow.

ICCA’s integral Business Exchange will now be anchored at AIME, and from the organisation are several sessions debating on a number of topics that touch  which also covers on the role and relevance of professional conference organisers (PCOs). Meanwhile, SITE will present results from its industry-wide survey of the incentive travel industry at the show in 2019.

AIME Knowledge will look at engagement beyond content that is: from ideas on how to challenge the meeting norms and create a culture of innovation; to recognising unconscious biases and building meaningful communities with ongoing connections.