Resilience key as 'industry moves at breakneck speed'

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People taking part in the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) 2023 Knowledge Program are being asked to shape the future of the industry after years of upheaval. 

The 2023 Knowledge Program will begin on the first day of AIME - 13 February 2023, under the theme ‘Your Industry. Your Opportunity. What is the opportunity for the events industry now?’

Speakers from the Saxton Speakers Bureau (Saxton) and ICMI Speakers & Entertainers will deliver sessions on the future of work, how to build resilient cultures, what to do in a crisis, upskilling and wellness. Additional keynote sessions will come from Australian tennis star, Jelena Dokic and professor Ben Hamer, author of The Kickass Career.

Dokic, will draw on her life experience to deliver an important talk about wellbeing and resilience.

“It is wonderful to see an industry putting health, wellbeing and resilience front and centre," she said.

"It is clear the business events industry is moving at breakneck speed and these themes could not be more timely. Building resilient workforces will permeate the future of workplace dialogue and I am pleased to be part of this movement.”

The importance of EQ (emotional intelligence) and IQ (intelligence) in the business events industry will be addressed as “event planners, more than ever, are having to balance the practical skills of event planning with the more humanistic qualities which build connection within our workplaces and our events,” said Silke Calder, AIME event director. 

“We have kept this front of mind when curating the 2023 Knowledge Program, selecting a diverse range of speakers and sessions to create space for us as individuals, and together as an industry, to inspire leadership, creativity and map a better path forward,” Calder added. 

AIME 2023 will run from 13 –15 February at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Visitor Buyers wanting to attend the Knowledge Program can upgrade their ticket. Find more details on the Knowledge Program here.

Holly Patrick
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A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.

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