5 Reasons Event Planners Should Definitely Attend AIME 2019

The Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event (AIME) is one of the major events in the meetings and events industry that helps buyers and exhibitors foster new relationships, generate business, and procure new technology and knowledge to drive ideas. In 2019, AIME is planned over three days from 18-20 February in the picturesque, multicultural environs of Melbourne, Australia. As an event planner, here are five reasons why AIME 2019 is going to be a thoroughly fruitful and satisfying experience for you:

#5. New, Unique Stands Instead of Octanorm Display

Begone boredom! Instead of the conventional Octanorm display, exhibitors will have new, customisable stand designs at AIME 2019. These stands are aimed at infusing a fresh, sophisticated look that will allow the exhibitors to showcase their brand in a premium manner. So, instead of being subjected to the same, jaded exhibitions every year, you will get more engaging experiences to enthuse your energy levels.

#4. Improved Software to Streamline Your Schedule

In order to make the buyer-exhibitor interactions more seamless, AIME 2019 has incorporated new meetings software, which will streamline and reschedule different appointments by considering the show’s floor plan. The new system is designed to optimise your appointment schedule to ensure you connect with the most relevant suppliers and get the most out of your AIME experience.

#3. Free Beginners’ Guide to Event Management Technology

If you haven’t already, it’s about time to get yourself acquainted with the knowhow and best practices of event technology, as that is how tradeshows like AIME are upgrading themselves and changing the event landscape. If you stop by at Cvent’s stand #C22 at AIME 2019, don’t forget to grab a copy of Event Management Technology for Dummies, Cvent Special Edition, to equip yourself with all the tools and information you need to know in order to plan an amazing event. Whether you are a tyro or a seasoned professional in the event planning industry, this guide is an invaluable resource that will provide you acute insights to plan a highly successful event. And, it’s free!

#2. Reformed Hosted Buyer Programme = More Networking Opportunities

Under its reformed Hosted Buyer programme, AIME has implemented a rigorous vetting process to make the events more meaningful and productive for attendees. Quality buyers from 32 different countries are confirmed to be attending the event, with 55% being those who have never attended AIME before and 60% originating from countries outside Australia. This means you will get to network and strike up engaging conversations with industry professionals who can actually add some value for you. This is a far cry from most trade events where connecting with people usually results in more misses than hits.

#1. Get Your Personalised Event Maturity Roadmap

Who said there are no free lunches in life? Cvent is providing event managers a chance to assess their events programme and, if they stop by at stand #C22 at AIME 2019, get a free roadmap that can help level up their events.

Take Cvent’s latest Event Evolution Model quiz to assess the relative maturity of your events programme against these four benchmarks:

  • Event Strategy
  • Event Execution
  • Attendee Experience
  • Measurement and Optimisation

Once you take the 10-minute online quiz (visit our page to take the quiz), we will provide you an event programme maturity score based on the totality of an organisation’s maturity across the four benchmarks. And if you take the quiz and then visit Cvent’s stand #C22 at AIME 2019, our experts will walk you through a free personalised roadmap for your events, and also share actionable recommendations and best practices to make your event programme more impactful.


Written by Amrutha Sarayu