AIME attendance figures are seeing continued growth, with a record number of buyers and exhibitors taking to the show floor this year.
A total of 740 exhibitors were confirmed for this year’s show, joined by over 500 buyers from 31 countries.
Overall visitor numbers are yet to be released, but Melbourne Convention Bureau chief executive Karen Bolinger is confident the numbers will top last year’s 3736 pre-registered attendees.
“AIME 2013 is a sellout, which is a vote of confidence for how the industry is tracking at the moment,” she said.
Bollinger said a range of new show features such as the inaugural Business Events Week and revamped education program were behind the trend. Ongoing interest from international partners also contributed, she added.
“We’ve introduced a number of new initiatives this year to evolve the AIME experience in line with industry trends. We’ve also stepped up the focus on education and informative seminars, which has been very well received so far.”
Dates for AIME 2014 have now been confirmed, with the show set to return to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on February 18-19.
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