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AIME 2022

If you follow us on social media or attended yourself, you may have seen that our team had an exhibitor stand at the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME). This is the LEADING trade event for the meetings and events industry. Bringing international and local buyers together allows them to meet with some of the best exhibitors from around the world. The purpose of AIME is to network, learn, and unveil Melbourne’s event industry.

With this being the first international tradeshow hosted in Melbourne, since the reopening of our international borders, the three-day tradeshow was destined to be a spectacle. Showcasing that the Melbourne events industry is reviving and is ready for business.

Pre-AIME Events

Metropolis kick-started AIME 2022 early, with our team hosting a cocktail making class for AIME attendees on the Sunday before the tradeshow, at The Valiant (Melbourne’s newest cocktail bar) which is located within our sister venue, Q Events. Guests were taught in intimate teams to make fresh fruit daiquiris (yum!). They then had the opportunity to put their unique twist on the classic daiquiri using the fresh ingredients provided. There was a contest held for the most creative daiquiri and by unanimous decision and based on how delicious they tasted, were strawberry and rhubarb and raspberry and rosemary. This class was a great way for AIME attendees to connect, build and strengthen their professional relationships in a creative environment.

What a great way to kick start AIME 2022!

Welcome Event

After a long two years, of postponements, cancellations and restrictions, the events industry suffered. So our team was beyond excited to attend AIME’s welcome event on Monday at Melbourne Park’s new event centre, Centrepiece. Signifying that the event industry is slowly recovering from the pandemic and we are entering a new stage of normal.

Guests were treated to a wealth of entertainment including Melbourne’s brass band; Horns of Leroy, acrobat artists who performed on hoops, Melbourne Gospel Choir and Australian singer-songwriter Mia Wray. However, the star of the night was Vananh who sang and played the piano whilst strung up in mid-air, it was remarkable and our team could not stop talking about her when they returned.

Knowledge Program and Ideas Academy 

AIME’s knowledge program and ideas academy were available for both attendees and exhibitors to attend. Guest speakers included James Dutton, CEO of Nutricare, Simon Gritths the co-founder and CEO of Who Gives A Crap and Steve Sammartino an Australian futurist, author and entrepreneur as well as many other inspiring individuals. The speakers aimed to excite and motivate listeners with actionable insights that will help take event businesses to the next level, and processes on how they can navigate a post-pandemic environment.

The knowledge program and ideas academy ran for the entire tradeshow and was a value for everyone who attended.

Attending the AIME 2022 tradeshow

Tuesday and Wednesday were spent at our exhibitor stand at AIME. Our stand was located at the front of AIME near the HUGE Melbourne stand (you couldn’t miss us if you tried). It was a gripping two days of back to back meetings, which are booked in with attendees before the tradeshow. Highlighting why their next corporate event should be held at Metropolis, as we are more than just a space we work with all of our clients to create unforgettable events with a difference. We discussed our packages, pricing and booked in site tours. The advantage of people who visited our stand meant they got to try our famous rocky road, the consensus was that they loved it!

Our team reported that everyone they spoke with was ecstatic that corporate events were starting to come back and how excited they were to attend events throughout the upcoming year.

And that’s a wrap for another year! Thank you to anyone who came and spoke to us at our stand or saw us wandering around and said hello.

What’s next for Metropolis Events? We are excited to start planning memorable events for our clients that exceed expectations. With corporate events in full motion don’t miss out by leaving it too long to book your next corporate event as key dates are filling up!


Looking for a venue for your next corporate event? Metropolis Events is suitable for an array of events from multi-day conferences and gala events in Panorama to smaller meetings and intimate dinners in Aviary. Get in touch with our team for more information and book a site tour.