Sign in or Register
 
 
Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!
The significance of the meetings industry as a catalyst for worldwide...
More
CMW tours Lake Geneva and finds one of europe's most accommodating...
More
Brisbane hopes to capitalise on hosting the G20 in November with its new...
More


Exhibition World Issue 76
Issue 76
Supplement: Basque Country
Supplement: Bright lights, big cities
BLOOM OFFICIALLY OPENS 9TH IMEX IN FRANKFURT
posted on: 24/5/2011 10:03:07
IMEX_2011_Frankfurt_CMW

IMEX - Chairman of IMEX Ray Bloom officially opened the ninth edition of the meetings industry trade show in Frankfurt Germany today (24 May).

Bloom told the opening press conference at the Frankfurt Messe that the 2011 show came amid "a gradual upswing in the industry".

Bloom said the industry was "more outward looking than a year ago" and said emerging market economies would be areas to watch to power global economic growth. He quoted a McKinsey report claiming 400 mid-range cities in emerging market countries were set to generate 40 per cent of world growth.

Messe Frankfurt Chairman Wolfgang Marzin welcomed the 3,500 exhibitors from 150 countries, an IMEX record.

He said the Messe and the city did not take IMEX for granted and "continuted to do their utmost to support IMEX. Frankfurt and IMEX are a good fit," he added.

German Convention Bureau MD Mathias Schultze also noted record numbers of association meeting planners had attended the IMEX Associaiton Day and Evening, 23 May. The German stand had grown to 2,500sqm, with 204 exhibitors, also a record number.

The morning's keynote was delivered by MPI Chairman Eric Rozenberg, who said the goal for all was "moving meetings and events forward". He said never again would the industry be caught lacking ideas to explain its business case.

IMEX continues at the Messe Frankfurt until 26 May.

To see the photos from day one, click here.

Do you have news for CMW? Email: pcolston@mashmedia.net

Print:
Email:
Share article:
COMMENTS
Would you like to Leave a Comment?
LATEST NEWS
UBM ACQUIRES SEATRADE COMMUNICATIONS
posted on: 31/7/2014 14:42:46
WORLD - UBM has expanded its global portfolio of events serving the cruise and general maritime industries with the acquisition of organiser Seatrade Communications.

AMERICAS - Toronto's Exhibition Place has strengthened its team with the appointment of Francesca Colussi to the position of Director of Security and Parking.

AMERICAS - Following double-digit growth in its meetings and conventions business in recent years, Panama hopes the opening of a new convention centre in 2015 will boost its position even further.

AMERICAS - Boston and Cambridge are reporting another year of continued strength, as the number one United States destination in the International Congress and Convention Association's (ICCA) 2013 Top 20 Rankings for countries and cities.

EUROPE - The Chief Executive of city marketing agency NewcastleGateshead Initiative says that long-held plans to build a convention centre on the banks of the Tyne will not be abandoned.