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AIME Cancels 2021 Event Due To Covid-19 Implications

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has cancelled its 2021 event, which was scheduled to be hosted in-person at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre as well as online in March, due to continued concerns brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, writes meetingspotlight.

Event organizers Talk2 Media & Events have shared that, like many other event organizers, the event faced 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,” said Matt Pearce, CEO of Talk2 Media & Events, in a press release.

"As difficult as it is to cancel, we cannot in good conscience stage an event that devalues the quality of experience or accessibility of AIME in delivering meaningful interactions for exhibitors and visitors, alongside subsequent appointments with our international networks.

“The business events industry is facing many challenges and the entire Talk2 Media & Events team will be there to support our community, until we meet again at AIME 2022."

With support from the Melbourne Convention Bureau, AIME has begun contacting attendees, including those who have already registered, to manage existing bookings and arrangements, as well as event refunds.

Julia Swanson, CEO of the Melbourne Convention Bureau added:

“As we navigate through these trying times, we remain optimistic that business events will adapt, innovate and emerge stronger than ever. We cannot wait to see you all next year – to connect and reunite as a community,” Pearce added.

AIME’s upcoming event will take place on March 21–23, 2022, with full details to follow in the coming months.