AIME appoints Silke Calder to lead its first hybrid event in 2021

Silke Calder is the new event director for AIME 2021.

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has appointed Silke Calder as its new Event Director.

With over 20 years of experience across creative agencies, international trade conventions and venues, Silke joins the team at Talk2 Media & Events to spearhead AIME’s first hybrid event taking place from 15 March 2021.

“We are so excited to welcome Silke to our driven and determined team, and even more excited to showcase to the business events sector how committed we are in helping our industry accelerate growth into next year,” Talk2 Media & Events CEO Matt Pearce said.

“It’s undoubtedly been one of the toughest years for our community that we’ve experienced in a generation. The appointment of a strong leader, particularly as we look to launch AIME’s new hybrid model, means we are strengthening our mission to grow business for those attending the event – both physically and virtually.”

Silke was most recently Head of Sales Guest Events at one of the world’s largest trade fairs and venues, Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH.

“The opportunity to deliver the event’s new format and pave the way for more innovative means for our industry to conduct business is incredibly exciting,” she said.

“Now more than ever, we must harness the power of technology to come together and get business back on track.

“AIME’s DNA of connecting quality buyers and exhibitors to create meaningful connections has not changed, but rather adapted, and I am honoured to be able to deliver what I know is sure to be a stellar event for those attending.”