Conference sessions on event technology, regional and global industry trends and forecasts, and case studies on techniques to enhance pop culture, destinations, and live events will feature in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME).
The sessions are part of the AIME Knowledge Program which will see industry leaders and local professionals presenting on key topics as well as offering practical skills and insights.
"Knowledge, connections and experiences, are the driving forces behind the program, which draws on the expertise of presenters. With six sessions in total over the two days, attendees will have ample opportunity to dive into the coming trends, and learn from industry stalwarts," said Angela Sciacca, project manager, AIME.
Sessions include a global forecast of the M&E industry by Patrick Rush, AMEX's global account director and a session on technology and events by Meetings and Events Australia's Robyn Johnson and MCI's Cindy-Lee Bakos.
Case studies sessions will feature speakers such as Guy 'Yug' Blomberg and Jonathan Whyman, who will share their experience as a pop culture events organisers and Mike Williams from Gaining Edge will share on business events from a destinations perspective, while Cvent's Vincent Mehta will delve into live events.
Delegates will also be able to attend an 'up close and personal' session with Jordan Nguyen, Bill Bennett, Casey Hyun, and moderator Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, which will delve into the future relationship between robots and humans.
"Business is evolving very quickly, especially in the areas of communication, connection, and inclusion. Given the rapid advancements in technologies such as robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, consequently, we are evolving alongside these through our awareness, knowledge, and understanding of what it means to be human," said Dr Nguyen.
AIME will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from February 20-21.