Traffic 2016 Overall, with 20.02 million passengers in 2016, Athens International Airort recorded an all-time high performance surpassing previous year traffic by 1.9 million (+10.7%). Both domestic and international passengers achieved double-digit growth by 11.2% and 10.4% respectively, reaching 7.15 million and 12.87 million. This growth was driven by both the Greek residents’ dynamic growth […]
IMEX Group launches ‘Talking Point’ strategy, adds extra focus and edge to education and content ‘Purposeful Meetings’ is the IMEX Talking Point for 2017
The IMEX Group is taking a new approach to its education and content strategies from 2017 by introducing an annual ‘talking point’.
Share your knowledge and insights with global meetings and events professionals: speaker submissions now open for IMEX in Frankfurt 2017
The IMEX team is inviting speakers and topic experts to submit session proposals for the professional education programme at IMEX in Frankfurt 2017, which takes place 16 – 18 May.
2016 was no slouch of a year for the meetings industry nor, indeed, for the world at large. Dramatic forces were at play and many of us shared a sense that, even if we wanted to grasp the pace or nature of change taking place, we barely had the time or the head space to […]
Greg Clark, a leading advisor, advocate and mentor on cities and businesses will be the keynote speaker at the IMEX in Frankfurt Opening Ceremony 2017, and will also speak at the show’s industry-leading advocacy event, the IMEX Politician’s Forum.
Final figures published for the sixth IMEX America confirm that the trade show broke many significant records.
The sixth IMEX America set new records all around the show, reported IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom as this year’s event drew to a close.
How to convince a resistant audience – PCMA Business School at IMEX America suggests emotion is the key
Meeting professionals from across the US and the globe learned how to fine-tune their business relationship skills today, and went home inspired to practice on their children, friends and even the family dog.
Call it circular, collaborative or networked – the sharing economy is here to stay, say IMEX America attendees
An eager crowd of around 70 meetings industry professionals gathered to hear a cosmopolitan line-up of business executives talk about the disruptive possibilities of the sharing economy at IMEX America, yesterday, October 17.
Thousands of buyers arrived from across the globe ready to do business and to update their knowledge when the sixth IMEX America opened on Tuesday morning.
The sixth and largest ever IMEX America opens on Tuesday morning. The show features a wide range of innovations, new initiatives and improvements throughout the show that have helped to create more opportunities to do business, learn and meet new contacts than ever and enhance the experience for all attendees. Many of these have been […]
61.3 per cent of meeting professionals agreed that currently available event technology makes event management much easier and that it will develop and change dramatically in the next 10 years, but 92 per cent admit that meeting planners are not making the most of such technology solutions.
Peer-to-Peer Networking and the Business of Meetings Senior meetings planners and professionals will find even more valuable knowledge and advice specifically geared for them as a result of innovations in IMEX America’s hallmark education program – increasing even further the range of learning at the show for higher level executives. Each tailored program or session […]
Budding technology companies to compete for business boost Meetings industry professionals at IMEX America this year can discover the latest innovations set to impact the way they do business. Many of these innovations will come from the technology sector according to nearly 40 per cent of meeting professionals.
‘Worth its weight in gold’ – IMEX America 2016 applies a touch of alchemy to Association Focus program
IMEX America has completely reimagined the 2016 program and format of Association Focus, its unique education and networking event for association professionals.
Harnessing the moment and preparing for the future are themes running throughout the comprehensive education programme at IMEX America this year.
Just before the United Nations’ World Environment Day 2016 – Sunday June 5, the IMEX Group has revealed a new volunteer CSR initiative that’s set to take place in Las Vegas the day before IMEX America 2016 opens.
Geoff Donaghy Receives IMEX Academy Award
• 35 per cent of meetings professionals would not use a sharing economy service for business • Uncertain quality and safety were found to be the major reasons why they are not being used • Nearly 45 per cent believe legislation, regulation, objections and taxation will slow or limit the expansion in many countries • […]
More than 300 association executives from 30 countries gathered at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel to discuss this key issue with experts and their peers.
The IMEX Group is not only pledging its support for the first Global Meetings Industry Day on Thursday 14 April, its team has contributed to the Day’s anthem.
12 April 2016 ICCA members attending IMEX have the unique chance to make their own personal footprint in saving an endangered species by “adopting a Borneo Orang-Utan” at IMEX Frankfurt from 19th to 21st April 2016.
The sharing economy is one of the hottest topics of 2016, and one that’s not likely to go away.
Five technology start-ups from across the world have the opportunity to showcase their products to an audience of event professionals at IMEX in Frankfurt this year.
Senior corporate and agency event planners from many leading organisations in North America and Europe who are members of the International Special Events Society (ISES) will be visiting IMEX in Frankfurt in April this year.
Developing mental agility: Exclusively Corporate @IMEX offers dedicated education and networking for meeting & event planners
A special event dedicated to meeting and event planners will put the spotlight on mental agility with a packed day of education, networking and even a Mock Trial.
The increasingly valuable contribution that meetings can make towards national and regional economic development, employment and education and how this will progress over the next 15 years will be the central subject of discussions at the 14th annual IMEX Politicians Forum when it takes place at Hotel Villa Kennedy Frankfurt on Tuesday 19 April.
Applications now open for #IMEXpitch
Association executives from 40 countries will be discovering and developing solutions to the vital industry question – ‘how to keep your association relevant’ – to potential and existing members at this year’s IMEX Association Day. This unique annual event is taking place on Monday 18 April 2016 at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel.
Innovative ideas and inspiration, business-boosting connections and networking all find a home at IMEX in Frankfurt
An expanded hosted buyer programme, more exhibitors and new educational features will create more opportunities to do business and learn about key trends at IMEX in Frankfurt this year.
What will be the trends and buzzwords in the world of business, in the meetings industry and in our lives in 2016? Here are six ideas and trends identified by the IMEX team that are likely to be more evident and influential next year. 1. Personalisation – is this just the start? CocaCola and Starbucks […]
Developing the mindset of an ‘outthinker’ will be the focus of the first ever PCMA Business School Session at IMEX in Frankfurt next April.
For the second time, ECM provided a 45-minute educational slot during Smart Monday, ahead of IMEX America, on October 12, 2015, breaking barriers and preconceived ideas on VAT in Europe.
Loopd has been voted as the winner of the #IMEXpitch competition, the second annual showcase of up-and-coming meetings technology companies held at IMEX America in Las Vegas yesterday.
The comprehensive education programme at IMEX America opened with a look at what’s on the horizon for meeting planners – an insight into future meeting space, sustainability developments and communication tips was delivered by a host of industry experts.
More than 180 association professionals from over 20 countries learnt how to increase their revenues and how to design better meetings when they took part in Association Focus. This event was a key part of IMEX America’s Smart Monday, powered by MPI, which took place in Las Vegas on October 12, 2015.
CHICAGO, IL / EDINBURGH UK: Tuesday, October 13th 2015: Details of the first ever Global Event Summit were announced today at IMEX America in Las Vegas. The Summit, a partnership between The International Special Events Society (ISES), VisitScotland Business Events and the IMEX Group will take place in April 2016 and see a number of […]