AIME 2017

  • AIME 2017

    Exhibitors, buyers, attendees and media from the MICE industry gathered for the 25th anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Incentive and Meetings Expo (AIME) between 21-22 February 2017. Here are the key statistics and highlights from a jam-packed few days of events, networking and business at AIME 2017!

  • Hosted Buyers

    • 55% Hosted Buyers were new to AIME 2017

    • 70% participated in mutual matching appointments

    • Hosted Buyers attended from 22 individual countries

    • Every second Hosted Buyer came with a spending budget of USD $500K or more

    • Over USD $1.2 billion budget from key global markets across Australasia, Europe, North America and Asia

    • Over 6,700 appointments were made between buyers and exhibitors 

    2018 Hosted Buyer Program


    Hosted Buyer Industry Sectors

  • Exhibitors

    • 416 Exhibitors

    • Representing 22 countries including NTOs from Korea, Thailand, Japan, India, Turkey

    • All Australian convention bureaux exhibited

    • 85% of Exhibitors bought appointment diaries

    • 57% domestic and 43% international exhibitors  

    2017 Exhibitor Directory



    • Over 2,000 trade buyers attended with 57% being middle managers or above

    • 3,738 MICE industry professionals attended over the two exhibition show days

    • Lead generation provided by Konduko NFC technology demonstrated over 9,200 connections (laynard taps) between exhibitors and attendees

    • Business sectors in attendance: Event, Product and Travel Management; Meeting and Conference Planning; Human Resources and Training; Procurement and Contracting; Marketing and Communications
  • Celebrations

    The exhibition floor was alive with activities marking the 25th anniversary of AIME. From The Hub photo booth to the 25th joy board, visitors and exhibitors celebrated the event in style!

    Did you get a photo booth selfie? Check them out on our Facebook page:

    2017 AIME Photo Booth

  • Konduko

    Attendees embraced a brand new technology. Konduko powered by Info Salons Group, made AIME the first MICE smart event in the Asia Pacific region, generating over 9,200 connections between exhibitors and attendees alone.

    Konduko at AIME

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  • Knowledge Sessions

    2017 played host to a spectrum of knowledge sessions, maximizing opportunities for education.

    Our speakers from Saxton Speakers Bureau, saw almost all programs at full-capacity, with sessions hosted by notable names including Chris Riddell, Marita Cheng, Dr Catherine Ball and Lucy Adams.

    Inspiring programs also took place providing learning opportunities on key MICE industry subjects and destinations from around the show floor.

    2017 Knowledge Sessions


  • Events

    The 2017 AIME Welcome Event was another highlight in the MICE industry events calendar.

    Showcasing 'Creative Victoria', the evening, fully hosted by Melbourne Convention Bureau at Carousel by food&desire, was entertained by a show-stopping line up of acts including performing artist Josh Piterman and beat boxer Terry the Beat Boxer.

    As well as the Welcome Event, AIME offered a fantastic events schedule onsite. To see this years program:

    2017 Events


  • Networking

    One of the key elements of AIME is providing a stage to meet likeminded professionals so that meaningful connections can be developed.

    Priceless social sessions such as the Networking Hour on the showfloor, inspire the kick-start to new relationships.

    Continue networking with fellow MICE industry professionals via our LinkedIn page:

    AIME LinkedIn

  • Register to Attend AIME

    Do you organise meetings and events? If you have business to place with Asia-Pacific MICE suppliers and are interested in widening your connections and knowledge, register for AIME 2018 today.

    Register for AIME

    Secure Your Stand

    Get in touch with our dedicated sales team who are on hand to answer any questions you may have about exhibiting at AIME.

    Ali Thompson
    Sales Manager

    M +61 (0) 404 053 677
    Email Ali

    Holly Peasland
    Sales Executive

    T +61 (2) 9422 2339
    Email Holly

    Stand Enquiry

Owned by

Organised by

Melbourne Convention Bureau Reed Travel Exhibitions

Event Partners

Crown Hotels Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre Exponet Exhibition and Events info salons Clifton Productions Konduko Saxton Saxton

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