Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) has today announced its 2015 CAB audited attendance figures, confirming an overall increase of 5% from 2014 on total attendance.
Over the two day show, 4,776 attendees including 2,574 international and domestic trade visitors participated in AIME 2015.
488 Hosted Buyers from 19 different countries were hosted, 40% of which were new to AIME this year. Exhibitors had the opportunity to meet with buyers from industries as varied as consulting, finance, cosmetics, IT, communications, pharmaceutical, legal, insurance, sport and entertainment.
Exhibitors from 37 countries were showcased across the newly designed show floor, 5% of which were first time participants including Hoyts Corporate Solutions, Entegy, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and Samoa Tourism Authority.
For the last 23 years, AIME has been evolving in line with the previous years’ attendees’ feedback and industry trends to ensure it remains innovative and invaluable for its community.
Feedback from the 2014 show suggested AIME attendees wanted further support across education, networking and business development. In response, AIME implemented initiatives including a new floor plan, a revitalised social networking program and refreshed Hosted Buyer and Knowledge programs. Specifically on the show floor, the Community Hub brought the new direction to life providing all attendees with activities to support both professional and personal development.
The AIME team is currently in the process of collating its annual post show survey results and reviewing industry feedback, which together will garner how the changes to the traditional show format were received to support the evolution and growth of the AIME community year-round and 2016 show.