ASIA Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has launched the Associations Round Table – an invitation-only event connecting top executives from over 40 organisations across the Asia Pacific region and internationally. Sessions will host discussions, debates and workshops – to create new community and business models that drive association innovation.
Leading the initiative, Jay Martens, event director of Talk2 Media and Events, said: “In today’s hyper-connected digital world, our industry has, and will, face challenges. The 2020 Knowledge Program is focused on how we approach these, which is why our theme is all about the power of human connections.
“The Associations Round Table will link key players in the industry to not only discuss these challenges, but also to reinvent and redefine the way they communicate and co-operate.
“Traditionally, associations worked independently, focused exclusively on members’ needs. Today, they face common challenges that unite them all. We want them to leave AIME with models that can be applied to their associations in their regions.”
In collaboration with Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), the Associations Round Table will be held over half a day at the 2020 Knowledge Program. MCB chief executive, Julia Swanson, said: “There are not many business events so invested in the development of strong networks and communities, and we are very excited to help grow and support AIME in its immeasurable influence across the Asia Pacific region.”
AIME is the first event to kick off the 2020 business events calendar and runs at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, February 17-19.