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Valuable solutions to key question ‘How to Remain Relevant’ to be revealed at IMEX Association Day

| February 10, 2016
Valuable solutions to key question ‘How to Remain Relevant’ to be revealed at IMEX Association Day

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.

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Innovative ideas and inspiration, business-boosting connections and networking all find a home at IMEX in Frankfurt

| January 27, 2016
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.

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IMEX highlights trends to note in 2016

| December 14, 2015
IMEX highlights trends to note in 2016

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 […]

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IMEX in Frankfurt hosts inaugural PCMA Business School in Europe

| November 18, 2015
IMEX in Frankfurt hosts inaugural PCMA Business School in Europe

Developing the mindset of an ‘outthinker’ will be the focus of the first ever PCMA Business School Session at IMEX in Frankfurt next April.

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VAT-Reimbursement or why American should choose European destinations for their events and meetings

| October 20, 2015
VAT-Reimbursement or why American should choose European destinations for their events and meetings

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.

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Business at IMEX America achieves new records

| October 16, 2015
Business at IMEX America achieves new records

As the fifth IMEX America closed, IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom announced that, in every important facet, the show had achieved new records.

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loopd Takes Top Prize in #IMEXpitch Technology Startup Competition at IMEX America

| October 15, 2015
loopd Takes Top Prize in #IMEXpitch Technology Startup Competition at IMEX America

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.

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Future focused – looking ahead to meeting space, sustainability and communication trends

| October 15, 2015
Future focused – looking ahead to meeting space, sustainability and communication trends

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.

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Association Focus & Evening – a day of superb education and networking at IMEX America 2015

| October 15, 2015

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.

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2016 Global Event Summit Launched at IMEX America

| October 13, 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 […]

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Strong demand and line-up for IMEX in Frankfurt 2016

| October 8, 2015

New educational initiatives, new exhibitors and high demand from across the industry are already laying down strong foundations for IMEX in Frankfurt 2016, taking place at Messe Frankfurt on 19 – 21 April 2016, one month earlier than usual.

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Let’s get creative – interactive sessions and new Play Room at IMEX America

| September 29, 2015

Creativity and engagement are set to top the agenda at IMEX America this year. A new Play Room and dedicated education sessions from both meeting and entertainment professionals are set to provide a fresh look at meeting planning.

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PCMA Business School Returns to IMEX America’s Smart Monday For Second Year

| September 22, 2015
PCMA Business School Returns to IMEX America’s Smart Monday For Second Year

Duke University Professor to conduct Business Improv Workshop

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Students set to shine at IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum

| September 17, 2015

More than 100 conference and event industry students from across the USA, Canada and Mexico are set to gain a foothold in the competitive meetings sector at the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum.

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IMEX America’s Smart Monday Showcases Wide Variety of Learning-Packed Sessions

| September 11, 2015
IMEX America’s Smart Monday Showcases Wide Variety of Learning-Packed Sessions

IMEX America’s Smart Monday, powered by MPI, will once again be an outstanding day of top class educational sessions, certificate and certification programs, and superb networking events when it takes place at The Venetian®|The Palazzo® Congress Center on October 12th before the major three day show begins.

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IMEX Politicians Forum unites politicians and industry in how to attract more meetings to a destination

| September 8, 2015
IMEX Politicians Forum unites politicians and industry in how to attract more meetings to a destination

‘How do I attract more meetings and events to my destination?’

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Going green – IMEX America builds on success of sustainability initiatives

| August 24, 2015
Going green – IMEX America builds on success of sustainability initiatives

Hosted buyers, visitors and exhibitors alike can all enjoy a greener IMEX America this year thanks to a host of sustainability initiatives focusing on waste reduction and education.

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“Back to School” Time – IMEX America Education Program is Now Online

| August 12, 2015
“Back to School” Time – IMEX America Education Program is Now Online

Attendees Customize From 10 Speciality Learning Tracks; New Play Space On Smart Monday Will Feature Cool “Quirkshops” Though summer break is still in play, the minds of IMEX organizers and partners are already on getting schooled with education at IMEX America 2015. The full learning program for the event– starting with Smart Monday powered by […]

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IMEX America 2015 is Ready for Business

| June 3, 2015

New & Expanded Exhibitors, Power Education & Networking in Store

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Increasing business optimism at biggest ever IMEX

| May 21, 2015
Increasing business optimism at biggest ever IMEX

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.

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Brain benefits and battling giants – busy, lively, interactive education

| May 21, 2015
Brain benefits and battling giants – busy, lively, interactive education

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.

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Symantec announced as the winner of the IMEX 2015 Green Meeting Award

| May 21, 2015
Symantec announced as the winner of the IMEX 2015 Green Meeting Award

The judges considered applicants on a variety of success measures including environmental impact, economic indicators, commitment to change and commitment to community.

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Tech start-ups for the meeting industry present innovative solutions to win business boost in Event Technology Startup Competition

| May 21, 2015
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.

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IMEX buyers breakfast as Westminster venues come together

| May 20, 2015

Hosted buyers joined key London venues for breakfast at IMEX today to see how events can seamlessly come together in the heart of Westminster.

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Politicians learn how to attract more meetings business at IMEX Politicians Forum

| May 20, 2015
Politicians learn how to attract more meetings business at IMEX Politicians Forum

“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.

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IMEX15 expansion set to deliver more business opportunities

| May 19, 2015
IMEX15 expansion set to deliver more business opportunities

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 […]

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Engagement, technology and negotiation enthral corporate buyers at Exclusively Corporate @IMEX

| May 19, 2015
Engagement, technology and negotiation enthral corporate buyers at Exclusively Corporate @IMEX

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.

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Highly interactive Association Day helps delegates to respond to change and measure positive impacts

| May 19, 2015
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 […]

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Sydney to shine at IMEX Frankfurt

| May 14, 2015

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) will bring a little Sydney sunshine to Europe, exhibiting alongside International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) and Business Events Australia at this year’s IMEX tradeshow, 19-21 May in Frankfurt.

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Leading corporate meetings executives to collaborate at IMEX America 2015 Forum

| April 14, 2015
Leading corporate meetings executives to collaborate at IMEX America 2015 Forum

New executive report shows market growth and ROI demands on the rise

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Health and wellbeing, diversity and sustainability feature in the new Inspiration Hub at IMEX in Frankfurt

| April 9, 2015

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.

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Get creative in the kitchen for IMEX legacy charity

| March 16, 2015
Get creative in the kitchen for IMEX legacy charity

Volunteers needed for charity cooking initiative before IMEX in Frankfurt

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Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP to deliver keynote speech at opening of IMEX in Frankfurt 2015

| February 24, 2015
Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP to deliver keynote speech at opening of IMEX in Frankfurt 2015

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.

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Packed education programme set to drive Association Day at IMEX in Frankfurt 2015

| February 16, 2015

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.

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All aspects of business set to flourish at IMEX in Frankfurt

| February 2, 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.

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Submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2015 is Now Open

| January 28, 2015
Submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2015 is Now Open

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, […]

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IMEX identifies four key trends for 2015

| December 16, 2014
IMEX identifies four key trends for 2015

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 […]

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Another first for IMEX as staff delight at receiving Site’s Richard Ross Award

| December 1, 2014
Another first for IMEX as staff delight at receiving Site’s Richard Ross Award

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.

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IMEX America announces final figures for 2014 show

| November 12, 2014

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.

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Future Leaders Forum – A Defining Moment for Next-Gen Meeting Professionals – Kicks Off at IMEX America 2014

| October 17, 2014
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.

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