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AIMEX unveils return of the AIMEX Garden at SCIBS

AIMEX has unveiled the highly anticipated return of the AIMEX Garden at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from 23 – 26 May 2024.  Held for the duration of the show to support AIMEX, ACMG and Superyacht Australia members, the Garden is open from 7:30am till late each day.

Event Sponsor Pantaenius Yacht Insurance © Salty Dingo

Evening Beverages in the AIMEX Garden © Salty Dingo

The new location alongside the AIMEX Alley in the new Marina BLVD Hall and overlooking the marina creates the perfect backdrop for member networking throughout the week.

With a pre-show early start, attendees to the garden are invited to commence their day with complimentary barista coffee, and bacon and egg rolls whilst taking the opportunity to listen to guest speakers share their knowledge and insights on a range of marine related topics.  AIMEX have expressed their gratitude to each of the companies who have sponsored the AIMEX Garden breakfasts; Revolution Ropes on Thursday, YESSSS on Friday and Australian Superyachts on Saturday.

Serving as a relaxed space to conduct meetings or to take a break in the busy day, members are encouraged to invite into the garden their newfound connections and business opportunities.  Prospective members are also welcome to visit to visit the AIMEX Garden, to discover the membership offerings of AIMEX, ACMG and Superyacht Australia, with staff on hand at all times of the day offering a warm welcome and a friendly chat.

Josie Eastman Speaker at Young Professionals Lunch

The Garden will also host the inaugural AIMEX Young Professionals Lunch on Friday 24 May, an exclusive networking event tailored for marine industry professions under the age of thirty -five.  Keynote Speaker Josie Eastman, GM of Edencraft International and recipient of the prestigious ‘Rising Star Award’ at the 2023 International Boat Builders Awards in Amsterdam, will discuss her experiences in making a significant impact in the marine industry.  The ticketed event includes entry to SCIBS, lunch and the opportunity to network with other industry professionals.

The AIMEX Garden lively evenings with complimentary beverages will return, kicking off with the annual AIMEX Garden Party on Thursday 23 May.  Sponsored by Pantaenius Yacht Insurance, this member’s networking event is a key occasion on the AIMEX calendar with Pantaenius providing guests with signature cocktails and food.

Networking Evenings in the AIMEX Garden © Salty Dingo

Evenings in the AIMEX Garden © Salty Dingo

Friday night will be hosted by Superyacht Group Great Barrier Reef who will provide a series of presentations on cruising the Great Barrier Reef region.  The Saturday night networking drinks are sponsored by Muir Engineering, following what typically marks the busiest day of the show.

The AIMEX Garden is made possible with thanks to Event Partner Pantaenius Yacht Insurance, as well as the dedicated support of the sponsors for each of the daily events.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the lunches on Thursday, May 23, and Saturday, May 25, as well as for the breakfast on Sunday, May 26.  If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Sam on

  • 7:30-9:30am – Breakfast – Sponsored by Revolution Ropes
  • 12:00-1:30pm – Lunch – Sponsorship opportunity available
  • 17:00pm till late – AIMEX Garden Party – Sponsored by Pantaenius Yacht Insurance
  • 7:30-9:30am – Breakfast – Sponsored by Australian Superyachts
  • 12:00-1:30pm – Lunch – Sponsorship opportunity available
  • 15:00-18:00pm – Evening Drinks – Sponsored by Muir Engineering
  • 7:30-9:30am – Breakfast – Sponsorship opportunity available
  • 12:00-1:30pm – Lunch – Sponsored by World Boating Day 

About AIMEX:

The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) is the peak body for the marine export industry. The objective of AIMEX is to develop and promote Australia’s international competitiveness in the marine sector. AIMEX represents some of Australia’s most successful international brands, emerging companies and firms that showcase exciting innovation and technological development.

About Superyacht Australia:

Superyacht Australia is the peak body for the Australian Superyacht Industry. Our key focus is to develop and promote Australia’s international competitiveness as a destination for the global superyacht fleet, to increase visitations of superyachts to Australia and to promote the capabilities of the Australian superyacht industry to service a visiting vessel’s every need.

About Australian Commercial Marine Group:

The Australian Commercial Marine Group (ACMG), created under the AIMEX and Superyacht Australia umbrella is the leading industry body supporting, developing and promoting the Australian Commercial and Defence Maritime Industry both nationally and internationally.