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The Biggest AIME in a Decade Opens in Melbourne

AIME Press Release: The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has today launched its 2024 event that will be the biggest AIME in a decade. Taking place at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), AIME will host more than 600 buyers from around the world, welcome 3500 visitor and 570 exhibitors from various business…

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BestCities Launch Legacy Case Study Series

From BestCities Global Alliance: The 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne, 2016, showcased ITS Australia’s expertise and fostered government and community engagement in intelligent transportation. Prioritizing diversity and strategic networking, it achieved significant industry growth, policy influence, and youth engagement. This event exemplifies the lasting benefits of hosting international congresses for industry…

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BestCities Creates Connections with Purpose at 2024 Global Forum

BestCities Global Alliance welcomed international association representatives, trade media, industry thought leaders, and representatives from 13 BestCities destinations to its annual Global Forum, which took place January 18-21 in Melbourne, Australia with the support of Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB). BestCities’ flagship event featured a strong education program with speakers including Mark McCrindle, social researcher and…

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Demand for Regional Engagement Drives Growth in AP

AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Exhibition) held annually in Melbourne, Australia, is just around the corner. The event organiser, Matt Pearce, gave The Iceberg some insight into the sudden proliferation of events being staged in the region. China and India are both showing demand for outbound, Pearce confirmed, and subject to developing the connection between…

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Loren Christie on Melbourne Global Forum

From Travel Writers Radio: Loren Christie is Managing Director of the BestCities Global Alliance which started 25 years ago with a conversation over drinks by city leaders from Melbourne Houston and Vancouver. Now there are 13 major international cities in this group that specialises in hosting some of the largest business events and leaving a…

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What to Expect at AIME 2024

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has today announced that the 2024 event will be the biggest AIME in a decade. The event, to be held in February in Australia at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, will host more than 600 buyers from around the world, welcome 3500 visitor buyers and 570…

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BestCities Announces Programme for 2024 Global Forum

BestCities Global Alliance has announced the details of its highly-anticipated 2024 BestCities Global Forum, featuring an exceptional lineup of speakers and an engaging programme. This annual gathering, designed with meeting specialists in mind, has grown into a pivotal event in the business events industry, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among industry leaders and city representatives…

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Melbourne Regains Bragging Rights on Annual Liveability Index

Once declared the world’s most liveable city for seven straight years, Melbourne is now third on the Economist’s list again as Australian cities bounce back up the global rankings following the pandemic lockdowns. Improved healthcare scores, which hurt Melbourne’s ranking during COVID-19 waves, helped move the city up from 10th spot… From The Age…

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MCEC Releases New Episodes of the Event Expert Docuseries

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre welcomes over 2 million visitors every year, attending a range of events from small meetings to large international conferences and exhibitions. The docuseries goes behind the scenes showcasing the experts and creators making MCEC Melbourne’s home of the unconventional…

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AIME Leaders Forum: The Regenerative Impact of COVID

Matt Pearce, Director of AIME held in Melbourne in February joins fellow attendees of the Leaders Forum to illustrate the role of events in sustaining post-COVID economies and societies.  Social License: “In God we trust, but everyone else must bring data.”   One significant takeaway is the heightened need for impact data, not just…

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19 February 2024

AIME 2024, Melbourne, Australia

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) is the leading trade event for the meetings and event industry in the Asia Pacific region. AIME is where industry decision makers connect, create and do business. We bring together international and local buyers to access the best exhibitors from around the world.

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