Launching a cutting-edge match-making algorithm to measure meeting connections
Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), a leading meetings and conventions event in the Asia Pacific region, has announced tech-leaders Delegate Connect, as its new partner to power the hybrid event’s 2021 online platform – AIME Online.
As part of the new appointment, the Melbourne-based company will launch an innovative meetings algorithm, to match connections between quality buyers and exhibitors from all over the globe. Through its custom functionality, meetings will match through a series of criteria – including business objectives, industry requirements, budgets and region – which will evaluate and summarise an overall percentage rating of each matched meeting.
Endorsing the new partnership, Silke Calder, AIME Event Director, is confident that the advanced technology will deliver a seamless user experience both domestically and internationally. “We understand the importance of delivering AIME as the industry’s first successful hybrid event. While our dedicated team are experts in the business of creating meaningful connections, we needed to partner with a tech platform that could seamlessly host the virtual experience for delegates unable to visit Melbourne due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
“After meeting with many potential partners, the team at Delegate Connect were unparalleled in their understanding of how an event experience should live online. And, after seeing how far the virtual platform has come since the partnership began, we cannot wait to introduce it to our community.” With capabilities to host tens of thousands of meetings simultaneously, the new platform will also manage the user experience from end to end.
Managing Director of Delegate Connect, Jordan Walsh stated, “We are beyond excited to be a part of AIME 2021 and play a role in the rebuild and revival of the business events and tourism industry around the world.
“The launch of our custom developed algorithm is very exciting, and its capabilities stretch further than the online space, also measuring the engagement of onsite meetings via a rating and review system. Outside of matching business connections, the platform also ensures that users will have an incredibly engaging experience and receive ROI in networking, social events and the much-anticipated Knowledge Program.” Australian and New Zealand event professionals interested in joining AIME’s Hosted Buyer Program are invited to register for a Virtual Gathering on Thursday 5 November at 11:00am (AEDT) and 1.00pm (NZDT) at aimegathering.delegateconnect.co where they will experience the new platform first hand and an overview on the 2021 Hosted Buyer program. Other international sessions will be announced shortly.
AIME is the first event to kick off the Business Events calendar and the first with a hybrid format. AIME will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 15–17 March 2021 and be available online 15–26 March.