IMEX Frankfurt

Innovating IMEX

Creativity and experiences were at the centre of content at the latest edition of IMEX in Frankfurt. From new events at EduMonday to the spectacular and sensational Learning Labs and Live Zone, there were major initiatives and experiences throughout the 2018 IMEX Frankfurt show, extending the borders of the industry into new areas. In addition, new activities around legacy focussed minds on the in...

New Tel Aviv CVB start-up reaches out with tech

Israel’s second city and finance and technology capital has announced a new convention bureau will lead an initiative to attract international congresses and tech-related meetings to the city. The ‘non-stop city’ has witnessed a rise of 40% in tourism numbers over the past year and, with the highest concentration per capita of tech startups in the world, Tel Aviv is a world leading tech hub with m...

In pictures: IMEX 2018

IMEX in Frankfurt started with EduMonday, 14 May, at Kap Europa Congress Centre. The business exhibition took place at Messe Frankfurt – Halls 8 and 9, 15–17 May. At the opening ceremony of the 16th Frankfurt show, 14 May, Bloom said: “This is our largest ever IMEX. It has around 3,500 exhibitors representing well over 150 countries.”  Bloom added that the 2018 show had brought in 40 new stands fr...

600 global participants ‘on the IMEXrun’ at IMEX in Frankfurt

Gathering 600 global participants, the 7th edition of the IMEXrun at IMEX in Frankfurt took place at the Frankfurt riverfront, 16 May. Open to all IMEX participants, the IMEXrun is an important part of IMEX’s “Be Well at IMEX” initiatives that include a selection of health & wellbeing education sessions. The IMEXrun concept was developed by events by tlc, driven by its strong belief in the uni...

IMEX puts the accent on innovation and business growth

IMEX Group chairman welcomed visitors this week to the largest IMEX ever in Frankfurt, and said the 2018 show, which runs until 17 May, would be highlighting innovations, experiences and resilience – all factors driving continuing business growth in the industry. At the opening ceremony of the 16th Frankfurt show, 14 May, Bloom said: “This is our largest ever IMEX. It has around 3,500 exhibitors r...

IMEX Group CEO celebrates #GMID18

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group joins the conversation as the industry celebrates today the Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), 12 April. “The global meetings industry has taken great strides forward since 2001 when we launched the IMEX concept and I became totally involved,” says Bauer. “Looking back at the last decade I think there were four huge tipping points for the international meeting...

Revamped Congress Center Hamburg set to open in 2020

The Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) in Germany has been modernising and remodelling since 2017, and, from 2020, the new venue (totalling 36,000sqm) will be among Europe’s largest convention centres. Heike Mahmoud, chief operating officer, CCH, comments: “While the construction work progresses, our CCHange Campaign focuses on a digital marketing strategy.” At the upcoming IMEX in Frankfurt, clients c...

IMEX forum minding the gap between political world and meetings industry

The ‘Legacy of Positive Policy Making’ will be at the centre of debate at this year’s IMEX Policy Forum. Organisers are hoping the forum, set to take place at the InterContinental Hotel Frankfurt on Tuesday 15 May, the first day of the trade show, and will bring together up to 40 policy-makers from national and regional governments to meet with up to 80 leading meetings industry professionals. The...

IMEX Group and C2 International partner on dedicated events

Business conference specialists C2 International has announced a three-year agreement with the IMEX Group – the first time that C2 International will have partnered with another event. The deal aims to align the visions of both organisations through dedicated events at IMEX shows as well as on-going opportunities and content throughout the year. Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX, said the group was “r...

Sochi signatures: National convention bureau inks deals to help Russia’s regions attract major events

Russia’s new National Convention Bureau Association has signed a raft of agreements with individual Russian regional administrations to help drive events and investments to them. The agreements were signed at the Russian Investment Forum held 15-16 February in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. A session ‘Business Events: is there a new tool that could boost the investment attractiveness of Russ...