During an official visit to Ethiopia, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, met with President Mulatu Teshome, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen, and Minister of Culture & Tourism, Amin Abdulkadir, to address the advancement of tourism in Ethiopia and the key role of the sector in the country’s socio-economic development. (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, […]
Demonstrating their ongoing commitment to sustainability, the German Convention Bureau (GCB) has balanced carbon emissions for its Germany stand at IMEX 2014 and even managed to reduce the CO2 value per exhibitor by 12.7%. Information is available at: www.germany-meetings.com
With the largest IMEX in Frankfurt to date just wrapped-up, show organizers the IMEX Group, have confirmed that the fourth edition of IMEX America in Las Vegas, beginning Oct. 14, 2014, will also be marked by growth and new services in key areas.
Emirate reveals economic impact of Nu Skin incentive group estimated at $80 million USD (AED290 million) to international audience in Frankfurt, Germany Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai’s Department of Commerce and Tourism Marketing (DTCM) is declaring its recent showing at IMEX 2014 as a major success that will help expand the emirate’s growing business events […]
Frankfurt, Thursday May 22 – The 12th IMEX in Frankfurt closes today at Messe Frankfurt amid what IMEX Group Chairman, Ray Bloom, described as “a more positive and buoyant business mood than we’ve seen for some time.” In his remarks at the show’s closing press conference Bloom stated that IMEX 2014 had been the largest […]
Frankfurt, May 21 2014 – Global Initiatives, organisers of the Responsible Business Forum, Singapore, were awarded the IMEX Green Meeting Award at the show’s annual Gala Dinner in Frankfurt last night following the judges’ decision that the September 2013 Forum represented a “showcase sustainability event.” The Award was presented to Roger Simons, MCI Group’s Sustainability […]
Frankfurt, May 21 2014 – Sands China Ltd was announced winner of the IMEX GMIC Green Supplier Award at the IMEX Gala Dinner at the Sheraton Airport, Frankfurt last night in front of 600 meetings industry guests and other award winners. Presenting the award to Syed Mubarak, Director of Sustainability at Sands China Ltd, IMEX […]
Frankfurt, May 21 2014 – Hands Up Incentives were awarded the IMEX-GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council) Commitment to the Community award for the second year running at the 12th annual IMEX Gala Dinner in Frankfurt last night. The Award celebrates events, incentive programmes, conferences, associations or business projects that have demonstrated an innovative effort to […]
Frankfurt, May 21 2014 –10 different industry awards were presented to a selection of high-achieving global meetings industry professionals last night at the 12th annual IMEX Gala Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel, Frankfurt. IMEX Group Chairman, Ray Bloom and Managing Director, Paul Flackett, presented the prestigious IMEX Academy Awards to four individuals from different world […]
Tom Hulton, director of international relations at IMEX Group, nominated by ECM, received the best recognition in the Meetings Industry. Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) President Philippe Fournier has announced the winner of the 2014 JMIC Unity Award as Tom Hulton, currently Director of International Relations with the IMEX Group. Hulton formally received the award […]
Frankfurt, May 21 2014 – Day two of IMEX in Frankfurt brought another strong roster of education with attendees exchanging ideas, energy and best practices across keynotes, sessions, forums, campfires and more. One topic that was top of mind is gaining a better understanding of and embracing the multi-generation workplace. “Jagger, Madonna, Beyonce & Bieber: […]
IMEX Group and QuickMobile release findings of global event technology research study FRANKFURT and VANCOUVER – IMEX Group and QuickMobile released the findings of their first annual mobile event technology research study, which was presented at IMEX in Frankfurt on May 20, 2014 from 12:30-1:15 p.m. and again from 2:00-2:30 p.m. at stand G680 in […]
IMEX in Frankfurt Attendees Learn How to Think & Act Like Google, Disney & Other Innovation Powerhouses
Frankfurt – As attendees flooded the floor for the first day of IMEX in Frankfurt some went straight to the CIC Inspiration Centre to learn how they can adopt and foster more innovation in their own thinking and in their business strategies. This packed session, led by Kevin White Chief Strategist and CEO of event […]
Frankfurt, Tuesday May 20 – IMEX in Frankfurt opened earlier today in Messe Frankfurt’s Hall 8 with the announcement that the leading trade show for the international meetings, events and incentive travel industry has grown again in 2014. New stands, stand increases from existing exhibitors, the biggest education programme ever and the scale and diversity […]
Be the mayor of the most compact metropolis of the world Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre launched a new international marketing campaign during IMEX Frankfurt on Tuesday 20 May. Aimed specifically at organisers of international exhibitions, congresses and other events, it explains how they can become ‘mayor of Amsterdam’ for a few days. From left to […]
80 corporate buyers pursue ‘catch 22’ of creativity and compliance at Exclusively Corporate @IMEX #IMEX14
Frankfurt, May 19 2014 – 80 corporate buyers from 20 industry sectors and with a combined annual meetings and events spend of $180 million gathered at Frankfurt’s Villa Kennedy for the second Exclusively Corporate @IMEX. The group, which included buyers from 21 countries, took part in an extensive education and networking programme, which kicked off […]
Frankfurt, May 19 2014 – “Save People Not Associations” by Irving Washington, Director of Operations at the Online News Association, was among the 10 track-led sessions available to over 300 association executives at the annual IMEX Association Day at the Sheraton Airport, Frankfurt. Washington’s session highlighted how easy it can be for associations to lose […]
Following a series of recent announcements, including the opening of Nijo Castle for business events, the refurbishment of the Rohm Theatre and the addition of significant new space at the National Museum; Kyoto Convention Bureau will be showcasing the city’s fast growing meetings and events offering on stand B480 at IMEX 2014.
Congress initiative ‘do-it-at-leipzig.de’ and its suppliers in joint promotion to address congress and conference organizers From 20 to 22 May 2014, IMEX – the world’s biggest trade show for meetings, incentive travel and events – will be held in Hall 8 at the Messe Frankfurt exhibition center. More than 3,500 exhibitors from 157 countries are […]
Business Events Sydney (BESydney) will launch its new brand and communications campaign to the international business events community at the IMEX 2014 tradeshow in Frankfurt.
Biggest IMEX ever – Biggest show floor plus largest education programme push Frankfurt meetings and events trade show to new heights
The 2014 edition of IMEX in Frankfurt, the leading trade show for the international meetings, incentive travel and events industry, will be the biggest in its 12 year history.
IMEXlive, the 24-hour virtual ‘window onto the show’ devised by IMEX in Frankfurt and launched at the trade show last year, returns once again for IMEX 2014, thanks to a new sponsorship agreement with Hilton Worldwide and The Events Network on BOB.tv.
At “IMEX– the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events” which will run from 20th to 22nd May 2014 in Frankfurt, the German Convention Bureau (GCB) will be showcasing Germany as a location for events with an emphasis on areas of expertise, sustainability as well as the future and innovation. You will find an […]
Organisers of the annual IMEX in Frankfurt trade show for the international meetings, incentive travel and events industry have announced their final, extensive professional education programme for the 2014 Messe Frankfurt show. The 150-plus free educational sessions have been planned to appeal to industry buyers, as well as suppliers and will be delivered across eight […]
Following the signing of the IMEX Declaration of Support for the meetings and events industry by the President of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, the IMEX Group has now reached its first phase target of 100 signatories for the advocacy document. Shortly after Ibrahim Çağlar signed the declaration during the MPI European Meetings & Events […]
Corporate planners invited to achieve more innovation in face of rising regulation; British entrepreneur, Michelle Mone, confirmed as keynote
The IMEX Group has announced the programme for its next Exclusively Corporate @IMEX event, which is fast becoming a flagship networking and education event for both European and global corporate meeting planners. One of the top three female entrepreneurs in the UK, Michelle Mone OBE, who is best known as co-owner of Ultimo Brands International, will […]
IMEX Wild Card Winner at Germany Stand: Eintracht Frankfurt Pro Sports and Kloster Eberbach #eventprofs #IMEX
Two companies have been given the valuable opportunity to showcase their offering at an important industry event.
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.
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