Frankfurt, Thursday 21 May 2015. A mood of optimism is evident throughout the worldwide meetings industry after three days doing brisk business, networking and learning at IMEX in Frankfurt which closed today.
The brain benefits of slow meetings were discussed in a lively session led by renowned industry experts Amy Spatrisano and Janet Sperstad from Madison College at the Inspiration Hub today.
The judges considered applicants on a variety of success measures including environmental impact, economic indicators, commitment to change and commitment to community.
Tech start-ups for the meeting industry present innovative solutions to win business boost in Event Technology Startup Competition
The most innovative technology startups for the events sector were showcased at the Event Technology Startup Competition at IMEX in Frankfurt.
Hosted buyers joined key London venues for breakfast at IMEX today to see how events can seamlessly come together in the heart of Westminster.
“How Do I Attract More Meetings and Events to My Destination?” was the engaging theme that drew more than 120 participants including ministers, senior government representatives, policy makers and meetings industry leaders representing 34 destinations to the 13th IMEX Politicians Forum on Tuesday 19 May 2015.
Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, delivers keynote speech at opening ceremony Frankfurt, Tuesday 19 May 2015 The largest ever IMEX in Frankfurt opened earlier today. 55 new stands including exhibitors from every continent and from every meetings market sector are amongst the 3,500 exhibiting companies who represent over 150 countries. In addition, 20% of existing […]
With a combined annual meetings and events spend of over $270 million, the 80 corporate buyers who came together for the third Exclusively Corporate @IMEX created the most influential gathering yet in this successful yearly series of dedicated education and networking events specifically for corporate meeting and event planners.
Highly interactive Association Day helps delegates to respond to change and measure positive impacts
Hundreds of association professionals from across the world gathered to attend a highly interactive and insightful Association Day at IMEX in Frankfurt. Held at Kap Europa, Messe Frankfurt’s new congress centre, the day before the show, this popular annual event is designed specifically for all levels of association executives. Facilitation Partner IAF (International Association of […]
New executive report shows market growth and ROI demands on the rise
Health and wellbeing, diversity and sustainability feature in the new Inspiration Hub at IMEX in Frankfurt
A new dedicated Health and Wellbeing track and seminars in English and German on sustainability and diversity are among the features of the restyled education programme at IMEX in Frankfurt from 19 to 21 May.
Volunteers needed for charity cooking initiative before IMEX in Frankfurt
One of the world’s foremost business leaders, Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, the world’s largest business software company, will deliver the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of IMEX in Frankfurt (19 May 2015), the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events.
Working with millennials, managing an association during a crisis, and how to best use data are just some of the key topics to be explored at this year’s IMEX Association Day on Monday 18 May 2015.
IMEX in Frankfurt 2015, taking place from 19 to 21 May, is on course for further business growth, with a substantial number of new hosted buyer groups confirmed, over 20 new stands already booked representing organisations from all five continents and an extensive range of inspiring new features to help buyers and exhibitors.
Deadline for Entries is March 2 Picture: Top Row L/R: James Mabey, Senior Director of Development, Marco Polo Hotels, Hong Kong SAR; Soulinnara Ratanavong, Teacher/Trainer at the Lao National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (Lanith) Lao PDR; Silvia Sitou, Head of the Research & Planning Department, Macau Government Tourist Office, Macau SAR; and Justin Malcolm, […]
The IMEX Group, organizers of the annual IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America trade shows for the global meetings, incentive travel and events industry, presents a round-up of industry predictions for the year ahead. 1. ‘Play’ gives new meaning to profit 2014 was the year that ‘play’ as a tool for unlocking creativity and new […]
Staff from IMEX, led by Managing Director Paul Flackett, were delighted to receive the 2014 Richard Ross Past Presidents’ Award during the Site Global Conference in Rotterdam recently. The presentation marked the first time the award has been presented to an organisation rather than an individual.
Final figures have now been published following the successful conclusion of the fourth edition of IMEX America at the Sands Expo® in Las Vegas last month.
Future Leaders Forum – A Defining Moment for Next-Gen Meeting Professionals – Kicks Off at IMEX America 2014
Las Vegas, Oct 16 2014 – For more than 105 college students from 24 universities across the United States, Canada and Mexico, the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum (FLF) at IMEX America 2014 is more than just a break from studies – it is a defining career moment in the meetings industry.
Las Vegas, Oct 14 2014 – IMEX America opened for business at the Sands Expo® in Las Vegas with the announcement that the fourth edition of the trade show for the international meetings, incentive travel and events industry is the biggest yet.
“Organising Your Congress in Europe with European Know-How”: European cities to share expertise during Smart Monday, prior to IMEX America
As IMEX America is about to open a record show in Las Vegas (Smart Monday, Oct 13; trade show Oct 14 – Oct 16), figures published today for the May 2014 edition of IMEX in Frankfurt reveal that the IMEX Group’s annual Frankfurt show continues to hit growth targets of its own.
IMEX America announces 2014 education program – 76% of sessions accredited;100+ speakers to deliver 180 sessions over four days
Fast-developing a reputation for being the ‘trade show with a difference’ for the global meetings, events and incentive travel industry, organizers of IMEX America today announced that 76 percent of all professional education on offer at this year’s show will be industry accredited.
IMEX America to offer Global Entry interviews and TSA pre-approval to US citizens during October trade show
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers will be onsite at the fourth IMEX America at the Sands Expo®, Las Vegas, in October to conduct enrollment interviews for applicants into CBP’s Global Entry program.
Annual Co-Lo Events to also Feature New Venues
This year IMEX America participants will have the chance to build even more education muscle and earn CEUs when PCMA’s Business School makes its first ever stop at the Las Vegas trade show. The Business School will be offered as part of the preshow education day, Smart Monday, on Oct 13.
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 […]