Best quotes from AIME 2019


Fabian Pfortmuller (from left), Renee Tan, and Sherrif Karamat at AIME Knowledge Exchange.

Compiled by Lauren Arena

Here are some of the most memorable statements heard during the Knowledge Exchange and elsewhere at the AIME 2019 trade event in Melbourne this week.

“Accessibility and inclusivity are no longer buzzwords. It’s something you have to demonstrate.”

Karen Bolinger, CEO, Melbourne Convention Bureau

“When we meet face to face, we see eye to eye.”

Sherrif Karamat, CEO and president, PCMA

“Our work is contributing to the easy-to-forget, but undeniable challenges of society.”

Anthony Cabraal, director, EXP Agency

“Technology is an enabler. Define purpose and take action.”

Dr. Jordan Nguyen, biomedical engineer and inventor

“It’s all about sweating the asset harder.”

Peter King, chief executive, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

“We need to create moments where serendipity can happen.”

Matt Pearce, CEO, Talk2 Media and Events

“Think like Netflix and personalise the experience.”

Dr. Ayesha Khanna, co-founder and CEO of ADDO AI.

“This is a human problem, not a technology problem.”

Danielle Di-Masi, digital marketing strategist and speaker

“The way we learn is changing.”

Oscar Cerezales, COO Asia Pacific, MCI Group

“Common sense is not universal. It is influenced by cultural norms.”

Craig Shim, director, Alphacrane Intercultural Specialists

“Melbourne is the intellectual powerhouse of Victoria.”

Jane Garrett, parliamentary secretary for jobs, Victorian State Government

“You all have different visions. You all have different positions and many missions, but you all have one massive thing in common — you bring together the hearts of millions.”

Solli Raphael, Australian poetry slam champion

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