A global events marketing specialist with over 13 years’ experience, Mr Wainwright has an understanding of all facets of the industry, enabling him to bring a variety of perspectives to AIME, from the corporate, association and not for profit sectors.

Sallie Coventry, ibtm events Portfolio Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions commented that Ian’s background, experience and passion for the events industry are key to his appointment to the position and his innovative thinking will have great influence on AIME.

AIME has also appointed Elena Peridis as Marketing Manager – AIME, Reed Travel Exhibitions, who commenced in September 2015. With a strong background in corporate communications and community engagement, Ms Peridis will drive both exhibitor and visitor engagement strategies for AIME 2016, weaving through the core theme of AIME, where inspiration begins.