- Figures show a 10.6 per cent increase year-on-year in hotel establishment guests, on track to achieve Dubai’s Tourism Vision for 2020 of 20 million tourists annually - Hotel and hotel apartment operator revenues rise 16.1 per cent to AED 21.8 billion
IMEX in Frankfurt takes trade show value to new heights with personalised support services, guided tours and new hosted buyer groups
A number of innovative new support services and education offerings, plus a rise in new hosted buyer groups and exhibitors will be some of the hallmarks of the IMEX in Frankfurt trade show, opening May 20th at Messe Frankfurt.
IMEX Eyes Industry Predictions for 2014 – Content, Tech, “Glocal” CSR, Diversity and The Happiness Factor
With its eyes and ears on the global meetings marketplace from two vantage points — one in Europe at IMEX in Frankfurt and one in the US at IMEX America — the IMEX Group today offered its predictions for meetings industry trends and changes in 2014.
Las Vegas, Oct. 17, 2013 – Yesterday, IMEX America and the U.S. Travel Association brought a trio of US Mayors, destination CEOs, and industry association heads together for a dynamic, first of its kind Forum designed to continue advocacy efforts on behalf of the meetings and events industry in the US.
Las Vegas, Oct 15 2013 - The third edition of IMEX America opened earlier today (Oct 15) at the Sands Expo® in Las Vegas by announcing a 12% increase in exhibitor numbers compared to 2012 (from 2413 to 2694 companies). Hosted buyer numbers (2012: 2400), which will not be announced until the last day, are also [...]
Following its successful roll-out at IMEX in Frankfurt earlier this year, organizers will be offering the unique ‘window into the show’ that is known as IMEXLive for the next edition of IMEX America at the Sands Expo® (Oct 14 – 17).
Data mining, new green meetings ideas, leadership success and social media integration among hottest topics
But what part does Robin Thicke and a comfy pillow play? The latest results from the IMEX America Index of Optimism survey show a very slight increase of 1% (68%) in optimism levels among a sample of 400 North American meetings industry buyers and suppliers.
Now in its fifth year, Ovations annual Huggability Award is a fun and informal excuse to nominate someone who deserves congratulations, who makes your day or who is simply a lovable pain in the ass!
– Smart Monday’s ‘conference within a conference’
Amsterdam RAI was announced the Silver winner of the prestigious IMEX/GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council) Green Supplier Award at the IMEX Gala Dinner on Wednesday 22 May in Frankfurt.
Frankfurt, Germany : The 2013 edition of IMEX came to a close with IMEX Group Chairman, Ray Bloom, announcing several important new business achievements for the Frankfurt edition of the trade show.
• Big benefits for organisers and attendees of conferences, events and exhibitions • Attractive discounts on flights • Easy-to-use online booking and management systems • Travel on a collection of the world’s leading airlines serving 850 destinations oneworld®, the premier global airline alliance, unveiled a new, one-stop, easy-to-use service to meet the travel needs [...]
Frankfurt, 20 May 2013 After presentations from the two shortlisted destinations, Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, and the Czech Republic capital Prague, ICCA President Arnaldo Nardone on behalf of the ICCA Board of Directors today announced at the mid-year ICCA meeting held alongside IMEX,
Frankfurt am Main – The Italian State Tourist Board ENIT will participate in the 11th edition of IMEX, a major promotions platform for the international meetings industry.
The rapidly expanding Group of 20 PCOs will for the first time exhibit at IMEX 2013. The Alliance was formed 4 years ago and holds now 20 member PCOs.
IMEX targets corporate planners and senior executives with launch of new education event – Exclusively Corporate @ IMEX
IMEX in Frankfurt 2013 will see the launch of a new education and networking event designed specifically for corporate meeting planners and senior corporate executives.
Fukuoka City in Japan and Davao City in the Philippines have both been selected as winners of the IMEX in Frankfurt Wild Card competition for 2013.
IMEX Association Day programme announced – New education content devised and delivered by association executives for association executives
With the international, award-winning meetings, incentive travel and events industry trade show, IMEX in Frankfurt, just two months away, the IMEX Group has announced the full education line-up for its hallmark Association Day, which takes place at the Messe Frankfurt Congress Center on Monday 20th May.
IMEX Group Announces Sustainability and APEX/ASTM Standard Compliance Results from IMEX America 2012
Cites Collaboration With Key Suppliers & MeetGreen® as Critical Success Factor
Following the successful test and roll-out of a new, single email inbox for hosted buyers at IMEX America last year, the IMEX Group is introducing the same concept for all hosted buyers at IMEX in Frankfurt 21- 23rd May 2013.
- Education programme news; hot topics and speakers
Science proves that face-to-face significantly outperforms other meeting formats when it comes to generating new ideas
Scientifically valid research conducted by the IMEX Group in partnership with the Meetology® Group has found that face-to-face meetings significantly outperform both video and voice-only when it comes to generating creative ideas.
The launch of a new pre-show education and networking event for corporate buyers, the introduction of a new hosted buyer email service and a new German language seminar programme are just three of the features making up a strong IMEX in Frankfurt 2013.
Analysis of business conducted by buyers at the second edition of IMEX America at the Sands Expo® in Las Vegas last October reveals that buyers placed – or expect to place – $3.3 billion of business as a result of attending the award-winning trade show.
Participation, Pricing, Political Prowess and Pursuit of Green With 2013 just around the corner, the IMEX Group (organizers of two award-winning annual exhibitions – IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America in Las Vegas) offer their top 10 predictions on trends for the year ahead. 1.Face-to-Face is “phat” – Despite years of scaremongering to the contrary, live [...]
IMEX Group issues findings from tenth Politicians Forum debate – Destinations urged to use report content to increase local political support
The IMEX Group has issued a public report on the findings of the IMEX Politicians Forum discussion held during IMEX in Frankfurt in May this year. With meetings and business events integral to the development of knowledge-based economies and increasingly central to the prosperity and future growth of nations and cities around the world, the [...]
The German capital presents its meeting and convention offer at IMEX America Berlin, 5 October 2012 “Berlin – the place to be for conventions”: the visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office (BCO) is presenting Berlin as a destination for conventions at IMEX America in Las Vegas, together with nine providers from the hotel and event industry. Following [...]
London & Partners the official promotional organisations and convention bureau for London are inviting IMEX America visitors to ‘win a wheel’ of amazing London experiences in one prize. To showcase the vast range of new events, hotels and venues which are opening in London in late 2012 and throughout 2013, London & Partners have created a [...]
Asia’s largest integrated resort city to be represented at prominent meetings industry exhibition (Macao, October 3, 2012) – Sands® Cotai Macao will showcase its five international hotel brands, including the newly-opened Sheraton Macao, Cotai Central, at IMEX America in Las Vegas, America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, whichwill run the largest hosted buyer programme ever held [...]
Value-added education program makes the second edition of IMEX America a hotter business ticket than ever
Over the past 12 months organizers of IMEX America, the biggest trade show in the US for the meetings, incentive travel and events industry, have focused on enhancing the winning formula of business-building, value, networking and education that saw the trade show launch to such positive effect last year. As the second edition of the [...]
Booth #424 features more than 36 co-exhibitors; Press conference slated for Wednesday New York, N.Y. — September 26, 2012: Building on its success at last year’s inaugural IMEX America, the German Convention Bureau (GCB) is returning to IMEX America 2012, which runs October 9 – 11 in Las Vegas. The GCB booth, #424, is 20 [...]
U.S. Travel Association’s Roger Dow, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, and Rossi Ralenkotter of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to Speak at First Ever IMEX America Political Advocacy Forum Continuing its efforts to raise the political bar of the meetings industry and build broader awareness of its strong role in creating jobs and [...]
Results from the latest IMEX America Index of Optimism suggest that North American buyers and suppliers remain firmly optimistic about future business prospects despite having to face up to continued economic challenges. Just over 312 buyers and suppliers responded to the survey which was undertaken by the IMEX Group in July. (Total respondents: 312. Buyers [...]
- ‘Conference within a conference’ promises to put association planners ahead of the rest with new market-leading education and personal development education With a full day of professional development lined-up plus business leadership expert and author, Mark Sanborn, confirmed as keynote speaker, IMEX America’s Association Focus event will make a high-powered start to the award-winning [...]
Louis Armstrong’s “It’s a wonderful world” voted most uplifting and positive song in latest IMEX America Index of Optimism
Apple devices accounted for almost 80% of respondents favored technology platforms. When asked “which device would you most want to be stranded on a desert island with – given a good signal?” – the iPhone triumphed with 39% of respondents, whilst the iPad came a very close second for 37% of those surveyed. Although the [...]