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IMEX expects to see more asset leveraging

2018 has been the year when interest in live events, experiential activities, women in leadership, mental wellbeing and robots skyrocketed. In 2019, IMEX Group expects all these trends to continue; but what other trends does the international exhibition organiser see on the horizon? According to IMEX, there’s one unifying storyline that can help us all make sense of 2019 before it arrives: how to ...

‘New work’ at IMEX Frankfurt

IMEX, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, returns to Frankfurt from 21–23 May 2019, with exhibitors and planners set to meet with over 3,500 suppliers from every sector of the global meetings and events industry. IMEX’s pre-show education day, EduMonday, will take place on 20 May and includes She Means Business – a conference celebrating the role of women in t...

What does the future hold for IMEX?

Fresh from a new edition of IMEX America in Las Vegas, managing director Carina Bauer looks to the company’s future growth. IMEX America has grown considerably since its first edition. What have been the key landmarks? When we launched in 2011, it was uncharted territory. Buyers in North America have responded well to the format, particularly the appointment system. We moved into a larger ha...

IMEX America in Las Vegas was the largest ever IMEX

IMEX America came to a close yesterday, 18 October, in Las Vegas’ Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The event set a series of new records, and was the largest ever IMEX. Over 13,000 participants took part in the event, making over 70,000 appointments. The event expanded into an additional hall, creating space for over 3,500 exhibitors representing 150 countries. Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group...

IMEX CEO Carina Bauer honoured at Spirit of Hospitality Awards

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, has been presented with the Leadership Award in Collaboration by the Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation (TSYLF) at the annual Spirit of Hospitality Rockin’ Celebration Awards. The presentation was made by Julius Solaris (pictured with Bauer), Editor of Event Manager Blog, at the Awards Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas on the eve of IMEX America 2018. Cari...

Free IMEX Policy Forum summary report released

What is the biggest challenge for the meetings and events industry? How can an event leave a positive legacy? How can the industry balance concerns around globalisation with local concerns? How can the industry achieve sustainability and support city resilience? These were all questions discussed by a panel of industry leaders during the Open Forum that concluded this year’s IMEX Policy Forum in F...

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...

Industry achievements celebrated at IMEX Gala Dinner

The importance of legacy and the ways this can be achieved was centre stage at the IMEX Gala Dinner Awards, held at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel 16 May. The Awards are a traditional part of the trade show which closes 17 May at the Frankfurt Messe. The Paul Flackett IMEX Academy Awards, newly named in tribute to the former IMEX managing director, recognised the outstanding contribution and...

Taking creativity and innovation to new heights at IMEX in Frankfurt

As part of a new partnership between C2 International and the IMEX Group, C2 have brought their innovative Learning Labs to IMEX in Frankfurt (15-17 May) – making it the first time they have appeared in Europe. The Learning Labs, located in the show’s dedicated learning zone, are part of C2’s mission to innovate and offer fresh perspectives for face to face events. At the Sky Lab, planners could t...

MCEC teams up with C2 International to redefine the conference space

A partnership between Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and creative powerhouse C2 International was announced at IMEX in Frankfurt, 15 May. Signalling a dramatic shift ahead for the future of business events, this alliance will be mutually beneficial as it grants MCEC exclusive access to C2’s experiential design platform and signature “labs” (challenging yet playful ideation sessi...

Singapore to head BestCities board

Jeannie Lim, executive director of conventions, meetings and incentive travel at the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau™ (SECB), has been elected to the role of board chair for the BestCities Global Alliance. Lim will make her first appearance in her new position at the BestCities media breakfast during IMEX, 15 May. She will take over responsibility from Jonas Wilstrup of Copenhagen, who ...

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