New education programme announced for AIME 2012
Organisers of the Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) have released the 2012 Education Programme schedule and speakers, which for the first time has been developed in collaboration with the major industry association partners, in an effort to make the content even more relevant and useful to the attendees.
Apart from its existing partners, Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) and International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), this year, AIME has worked with its new association partners, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), the Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCO) and the International Special Events Society (ISES).
The new partnerships with their key associations are expected to inject new knowledge and insights into the programme. Having these associations on-board will help ensure that AIME stays fresh and in-line with the current market trends. Attendees will benefit from the refreshed education programme as the issues that will be addressed are the ones they would likely face during their careers.
The education programme will begin with the annual Business Events Forum that will examine the outlook for the business events sector focussing on the Asia Pacific region.
With commentary from a business futurist and economist and with observations from the field, this session will provide an insight into the meeting industry’s suppliers’ and clients’ responses to today’s business climate, highlighting pockets of strength and growth, along with the signs of market weakness in destinations and sectors.
One of the most popular components of the education programme is the Saxton Ultimate Event Experience, which will showcase entertainment for business events including illusion, motivational speaking, dance and music.