The organisers of next year’s Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) have confirmed that the format of the event will once again include several elements which were omitted from the 2015 show.

After “actively listening to feedback” from participants this year, AIME 2016 will once again include a welcome function on the Monday night, replacing the gala dinner which was introduced for the first time last February.

Other back-to-the-future changes will see the Tuesday evening “free from official obligations” (apart from a one hour cocktail event) so exhibitors can run their own private functions, while the Hosted Buyer appointment system will transition to the platform which successfully managed some 75,000 appointments at ibtm world in Barcelona last year.

And the long-standing Saxton Speakers Showcase event will once again take place on the Wednesday morning of the show, which takes place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on 23-24 February 2016.

MEANWHILE rumours are swirling about some big names not taking part in AIME 2016, with at least one high profile destination exhibitor (who didn’t want to be named) who has taken a large space in the show for many years telling travelBulletin they won’t be continuing next year.

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