AIME 2022 Knowledge Program and Themes revealed

Simon Griffiths and Steve Sammartino named in the speaker line-up

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has revealed its speaker line-up and the official themes behind the 2022 Knowledge Program.

Delivered in partnership with Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Meetings & Events Australia (MEA), the AIME Knowledge Program is a curated mix of keynote and breakout sessions. The three core themes behind this year’s program are Business Innovation, Driving Engagement and Human Connection – organised by PCMA, and Fostering Collaboration by MEA.

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The Knowledge Program will be hosted by broadcast journalist and former news anchor Mimi Kwa. Confirmed speakers for the program include ​​Simon Griffiths and Steve Sammartino. Griffiths is the co-founder and CEO of Who Gives A Crap, a profit-for-purpose toilet paper company that uses 50% of its profits to build toilets in the developing world. Sammartino is Australia’s leading futurist, tech entrepreneur and growth hacker. He is also the host of TV Program The Rebound.

AIME Knowledge Program, Matt Pearce, CEO Talk 2 Media & Events

In anticipation of the Knowledge Program, Sammartino says he is most looking forward to sharing his expertise on how to lead and succeed despite the uncertainty of the pandemic. Sammartino said, “The past 23 months have led to dramatic shifts in the way organisations operate. In a climate of constant disruptions, effective leaders have to embrace and thrive within uncertainty, possessing the foresight to transform their organisation to capitalise on new business growth.”

With a focus on rebuilding the events industry and re-instilling confidence in industry professionals, he adds, “I hope those attending AIME will come out of the Knowledge Program with actionable insights that will help them take their business to the next level.”

“AIME’s top priority is to put on a quality and thought-provoking show, especially when it comes to the Knowledge Program,” says AIME event director, Silke Calder. “This year is no exception, our line-up of speakers will undoubtedly excite and motivate attendees. With innovators and thought leaders from a myriad of industries sharing their insights firsthand, attendees are encouraged to actively participate in the breakout sessions and get the most out of our speakers’ brilliant minds.”

AIME Show Floor

Program partner, PCMA’s Managing Director (APAC) Florence Chua says, “PCMA is very excited to partner with AIME in curating this much-awaited opportunity to re-convene the community for the human connections we dearly missed.

The Knowledge Program will deliver a balance of future-ready thinking, priceless peer-sharing and focused discussions around business and social responsibility of our community. I am cautiously optimistic we, as an industry, are ready to build momentum for 2022. Our time is now.”

AIME’s Knowledge Program will commence in person 21 March and continue with the Ideas Academy on 22 and 23 March. AIME will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 21–23 March in person, and 28 March–1 April online.

For more details or to register to attend AIME in 2022, see

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