AIME seminars

AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo) has announced the line-up for the AIME Knowledge education and professional development program including Todd Sampson from Gruen Planet and Michelle Bridges from The Biggest Loser.

AIME have invested more than ever into their 2014 education program and it promises to be their best year yet.

A number of popular, world-class speakers, such as Dr Adam Fraser, Margie Warrell, Todd Sampson, Debbie Mayo-Smith and Graeme Joy will host sessions on 18 and 19 February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

AIME Knowledge 2014 will present a varied and inspiring program covering creativity, mindfulness, interpersonal relations, innovation, events trends and business travel, positioning AIME as the calendar event for anyone looking to broaden their skills in these areas.

Dr Adam Fraser, one of Australia’s leading educators, researchers and thought leaders in the area of human performance, will teach the audience how to tap into their high performance by identifying triggers and practical techniques.

Margie Warrell, a Forbes columnist, master coach and bestselling author, will teach strategies to cultivate greater mindfulness in the midst of ‘busyness’, allowing attendees to live each day with a greater sense of purpose, more conscious of their choices and more courageous in their actions.

Advertising executive Todd Sampson, will present on ‘The Power of Creativity’, which is built on real life experience and explores innovative ideas, cultural change and problem solving. It weaves together real stories about the creation of Earth Hour, being a CEO of a leading company and climbing Mount Everest unguided.

Todd is also the breakout star of the hit ABC television show Gruen Planet and features regularly on Channel 10’s, The Project.

Debbie Mayo-Smith also features in AIME’s education program as one of the world’s leading business productivity experts. During her presentation Ms Mayo-Smith will teach easy, clever tricks to improve business success and free up time from simply tweaking how everyday technology tools are used.

Graeme Joy is one of the most focused, effective and highly ranked motivational speakers in Australasia, best known as joint leader and navigator of the International North Pole Expedition where he became the first and only Australian to ski to the North Pole. His intriguing presentation discusses the attributes of great leadership and how to apply them.

AIME Knowledge also encompasses the fifth annual Saxton Ultimate Event Experience, which will showcase 12 presenters in the space of 2.5 hours on 19 February. Highlights from the program include ARIA award-winning vocal group, The Ides of North; personal trainer of The Biggest Loser fame, Michelle Bridges; and musician Darren Percival, best known for his soul-stirring performances on the first season of The Voice Australia.

The program aims to provide both personal and professional development for attendees – something AIME organiers value as integral to the AIME experience.

“This year we’ve created a comprehensive program that we expect will appeal to the varied audience that comes to AIME,” said Jacqui Timmins, Exhibition Director at AIME and CIBTM (China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition).

“We utilised research and feedback gathered from previous years to build the program for 2014. AIME Knowledge is such an important component of the event and it’s crucial that we deliver value to our attendees by motivating them and providing them with the tools they need for success.

“We believe the speakers presenting this year will truly resonate with our audience and provide hands on, practical advice on how to develop their skills.”

Tickets to all sessions are $55 for Visitors attending AIME with free Visitor pre-registration now available via the AIME website. There is also a Visitor All Access Pass available that will allow attendees to go to all sessions for $175.

Exhibitors can also attend the education sessions by purchasing an Exhibitor Company Pass for $175, allowing one staff member to join any seminar in the program.