Published on : Tuesday, February 3, 2015
From 22-23 February, AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Exhibition) will be hosting the ICCA International Meetings Foundation Seminar (formerly known as the Forum for Young Professionals or FYP) for the 15th consecutive year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The two-day seminar, leading up to the AIME Expo, will offer targeted education and valuable career development advice to young professionals, coupled with the opportunity to gain insights from more experienced industry members.
During the seminar, delivered by the ICCA and ICCA Australian Committee, attendees will be able to build their professional network by meeting other peers and industry leaders from around the world. There will also be the opportunity to acquire knowledge and career relevant advice through a customised educational platform.
To be eligible to register applicants must currently work full time in a position related to the business meetings and events industry, with less than five years’ experience.
ICCA International Meetings Foundation Seminar delegates will receive:
Entry to Forum Education Sessions
Access to Networking Refreshments and Lunches
A Certificate of Attendance for the ICCA International Meetings Foundation Seminar
Delegates will also receive free entry to the AIME Trade Show (24-25 February 2015) where, with more than 750 Exhibitors in attendance, they will have exposure to unrivalled insights into the industry.
As part of its new community strategy for 2015, AIME has refreshed its offerings for Visitors, who will have access to an extensive range of educational, inspirational and networking opportunities which will help facilitate both personal and professional growth.
Furthermore, in 2015, AIME has introduced an innovative and interactive networking centre: the Community Hub. Situated at the heart of the event and covering over 600sqm, the Community Hub boasts four areas to ensure attendees find what they need: Business, Knowledge, Inspiration and Networking.
Martin Sirk, Chief Executive Officer at ICCA, said: “We’ve changed the name of our key educational event at AIME to highlight a new format and revamped content, designed with strong input from ICCA members. At each AIME since 2000, ICCA has offered young professionals and those new to international association meetings this unique opportunity to learn the best practices and latest innovations of the most successful players in our business, and to gain insights into how the international meetings market is evolving.”
Jacqui Timmins, Exhibition Director of AIME and CIBTM, said: “The unique seminars from ICCA are great for young professionals eager to develop their careers in the business meetings and events indsutry. Attendees are able to hear from some of the best practitioners in the business about innovation, global trends as well as network with likeminded individuals.