Mice Affairs Media, News Bureau, 25 Jan
AIME 2021 Scheduled to be held from 15-17 March in Melbourne Australia has been called off by the organizers. The decision has been taken due to travel restrictions in place because of the pandemic.
The message from the organizers says:
"A message to our AIME community"
It is with great sadness we announce the cancellation of AIME 2021 due the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.
The event was due to take place from 15 to 17 March 2021.
We know this news is disappointing for our global business events community, especially the many exhibitors, buyers, industry professionals due to attend the show.
Several options were explored to get this global event happening in 2021, but unfortunately, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the event.
Like many other event organisers, we face the challenges brought about by international and domestic travel restrictions despite healthy interest for the event from exhibitors and buyers. As the past year has shown, it’s difficult to predict if border closures will be required to slow the spread of future outbreaks.
We wholeheartedly supported the move to a hybrid format to ensure AIME continued to offer international and local buyers access to the best exhibitors from around the globe. Yet we believe a fully virtual event would remove the live, in-person element – which is the essence of AIME.
Along with our partners and suppliers, we have poured our hearts into this year’s event. But we are resilient, we are adaptable and we will bounce back with AIME2022 to be bigger and better. The event will play a significant role in the business events industry’s recovery, and create and re-establish valuable connections to drive commerce for the wider region.
As host of AIME for almost three decades in Melbourne, we’re proud of its status on the global business events calendar. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting again at AIME, 21-23 March 2022.
About AIME: Taking place from 21-23 March 2022 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, AIME brings together the right buyers with the right exhibitors from across the world.
AIME delivers the forum for connecting with a wide range of buyers and exhibitors, brought together with a common spirit of curiosity and desire to do great business together.
Our curated Hosted Buyer Program ensures that the buyers who attend Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event are ready to do business. Our bespoke pre-scheduled appointment system will align over 14,000 meetings, matching buyers needs with the destinations and services on offer from over 300 exhibitors.
In a new hybrid environment, when the key stakeholders in the industry gather, knowledge transfer and learning is fostered, the power of connection and community are realised at AIME.
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