The Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event – AIME is the leading trade event for the meetings and event industry in the Asia Pacific region. AIME is when industry decision makers connect, create and do business across the whole Asia Pacific region.

More Buyers. More Connections. More Business.

AIME brings together the right buyers with the right exhibitors from the Asia Pacific region and across the world.

Across three vibrant days, AIME delivers the forum for connecting with a wide range of buyers and exhibitors, brought together with a common spirit of curiosity and desire to do great business together.

Our curated Hosted Buyer Program ensures that the buyers who attend Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Industry are ready to do business. Our bespoke PSA system will align over 14,000 meetings between Exhibitors’ destination and services and the needs to the Buyers delivering real value to the industry.

In a friendly, welcoming environment when the key stakeholders in the industry gather, knowledge transfer and learning is fostered and the power of connection and community are realised at AIME.

Program Overview

18 February 2019 – AIME Knowledge Exchange
18 February 2019 – Opening Networking Evening
19 February 2019 – AIME Trade Day
19 February 2019 – Evening Networking Event
20 February 2019 – AIME Trade Day


The AIME Knowledge Program

How do we design and curate human-centred experiences in a rapidly changing digital age? How can we really connect with our audience to create memorable experiences that make them feel their time was well spent?

The AIME Knowledge Exchange – Monday 18 February – 9.30 – 17.00

AIME 2019 will open with an in depth day of thought-provoking, interactive sessions, proudly supported by our Major Sponsor Melbourne Convention Bureau and education partners PCMA and ICCA. Open to AIME Hosted Buyers, Exhibitors, Media and Networking Visitors, this full day will challenge the meeting norms and conventions and explore the opportunities that technology brings in reshaping the way we collaborate, innovate, and connect and the communities in which we operate.

The AIME Ideas Academy – Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 February

A series of provocative half hour sessions on the show floor, free to attend for all AIME registered visitors. For full details visit our website

  • Monday 18 February 2019 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Tuesday 19 February 2019 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Wednesday 20 February 2019 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Online Visitor Registration FREE
  • Visitor Registration on the Door $25
  • The Whole Package $515
  • Knowledge, Networking & Show Entry $365
  • Show Entry & Networking Evening $235
  • Show Entry & Networking $85
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Getting here

BY TRAM: Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will all take you to our Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 70, 75 and the City Circle (Stop D5) take you to Flinders Street. From there, it’s just a short walk up Clarendon Street until you reach us. For tram timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY TRAIN: Our closest station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC in just a few stops. For train timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY CAR: If you’re being dropped off at the Exhibition Centre, our Clarendon Street entrance is the closest entrance. If you’re getting a lift to the Convention Centre, the entrance near DFO is the closest drop off point. If you’re driving in, our Exhibition Centre car park can be accessed via Normanby Road. You can view more parking options below.

BY BUS: From Monday to Friday, bus route 237 goes via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street, which is roughly a five-minute walk to MCEC. For bus timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY TAXI OR UBER: If you’re heading to the Exhibition Centre, ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off at MCEC’s Clarendon Street entrance. If you’re going to the Convention Centre, ask your driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to Pan Pacific Melbourne and DFO South Warf. We have two nearby taxi ranks – Crown, Clarendon Street and DFO, Convention Centre Place.

When you arrive from Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport), you have three options. You can catch a taxi from outside your terminal or request an Uber by following the signs outside your terminal to the pick up zones. You can also get the Skybus, which has a service called the Southbank Docklands Express that stops at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC. Receive 5% discount on purchasing tickets online by entering the promotional code ‘MCEC’.


Company: Wilson Parking Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Normanby Road Clearance Height: 2.2 metres Please note that our car park can reach capacity early in the day during busy events.

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Company: Care Park Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Corner of Siddeley Street and Flinders Street, Docklands Clearance Height: 1.9 metres

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Company: Wilson Parking Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Normanby Road and Munro Street. Collect a validation ticket when making a purchase from DFO and receive a 50 per cent discount on your parking rate.

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Company: Wilson Parking Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Convention Centre Place or Munro Street Clearance Height: 2.1 metres

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Company: Care Park Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Munro Street

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Eating there

Shed Café - Exhibition Centre

The ideal spot for coffee on the go. Treat yourself to delicious house-made cakes and pastries while overlooking the Yarra River and South Wharf boardwalk. For lunch, choose from a selection of fresh, seasonal salads and sandwiches made using Victoria’s finest produce.

Plenary Café - Convention Centre

The perfect place to relax. If you’re waiting for an event or simply a bit peckish between meetings, stop by Plenary Café for home-made jaffles, toasties, salads and wraps. Plenary Café has all your cravings covered.

Goldfields Café + Bar - Exhibition Centre

The newest Café and Bar on the block. With its vibrant dining atmosphere, it's the ideal place for breakfast made to order, share plates and best of Victorian wines to keep discussing the day's event or just relax. A must visit!


Wheelchair access

There are accessible toilets, ramps and lifts throughout our venue, including lift access from the car parks. If you’d like to hire a wheelchair from us, call our Customer Service team on +61 3 9235 8000 or email us at

Vision impairment

Braille is provided on all room door signage and fixed directional signage throughout the venue. MCEC is guide dog friendly and welcomes any registered assistance dogs into all areas of the building.

Assisted hearing

Most meeting rooms within the Convention Centre are equipped with TTA Hearing Assisted telephones, and we have other hearing assisted devices available to hire. To book, call our Customer Service team on +61 3 9235 8000 or email


Parent Rooms

Our Parent Rooms offer a comfortable and private space for parents and children. Located in both the Convention and Exhibition Centres, these feature everything you need to change or feed in privacy and comfort.

Cloak room

Looking for somewhere to store your coat, pram or luggage? Visit our Customer Service desk at either the Convention Centre Place or Clarendon Street entrances and our friendly staff will happily lighten your load.

Charging Stations

Power on with work or finish off that assignment at one of our many conveniently located charging stations throughout the building.

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