IMEX America

Change of dates announced for IMEX in Frankfurt’s 20th anniversary edition

The IMEX Group confirmed, 6 January, that it has secured new dates for IMEX in Frankfurt 2022. Organisers say they now intend to run the trade show Tuesday 31 May – Thursday 02 June and to give the global meetings, incentive travel and events industry an additional five weeks to prepare. The official IMEX statement said: “The increase in omicron cases across Europe and around the world, together w...

Ten learnings from IMEX America 2021

Creating difference: Stephanie Selesnick says there is much for meeting planners and event organisers to consider in terms of adopting gold standard strategies on display at November’s big industry show in Las Vegas: The self-billed, ‘Olympics of Events’ – IMEX America took place inside the Mandalay Bay Convention Center 9-11 November, 2021, with Smart Monday, 8 November. Some 8,600 industry profe...

The Entrepreneur Life – The Courage to Continue

‘The Entrepreneur Life – The Courage to Continue’, a key session at IMEX America 2021’s She Means Business, was the story (to date) of Allie Magyar, the 41-year-old, serial entrepreneur, multi-award winning, married mother of two’s journey in the meeting and events business since her beginning her first company at age 18. What makes Allie stand out, writes Stephanie Selesnick, is raising ove...

IMEX America marks ‘turning point’ for industry’s regeneration

A busy week of business and comeback stories at IMEX America, which drew to a close on 11 November in Las Vegas, was summed up IMEX chairman Ray Bloom, and CEO, Carina Bauer at the show’s closing press conference in Mandalay Bay. They were joined on the podium by Steve Hill, CEO and president of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA); Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI an...

IMEX America 2021 in pictures

IMEX America has brought together the conference and meetings community again for a three day in-person event in Las Vegas, US. Here are some photos, courtesy of IMEX, reflecting the content in and around the show.

#IMEXrun gives a wellbeing boost in Vegas

A global gathering of over 250 attendees from IMEX America met, 10 November, to take part in the #IMEXrun. The 5km run, created and organised by Voqin and sponsored by simpleview, gave participants an early morning opportunity to ‘sweatwork’ as part of IMEX America, which runs at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas until 11 November. Miguel Assis, partner of Voqin, said: “We all need to invest in our health a...

EventsAIR releases AV technology addition at IMEX in Las Vegas

EventsAIR, a global hybrid event management platform, has announced a new addition to its technology suite that aims to give event planners a more cost-effective way to manage Audio-Visual (AV) set ups for hybrid events. The company made the announcement at IMEX America 2021 in Las Vegas. The show runs to 11 November. With this new capability, the EventsAIR Hybrid Event Solution Suite now allows e...

IMEX America rallies the community as international events return to the US

The global business events community has shown strength in numbers, gathering at IMEX America, which opened 9 November in Las Vegas. Over 3,300 global buyers and over 2,250 exhibiting companies have registered to attend the show, which runs until 11 November at Mandalay Bay. This year’s IMEX America, the first show in over two years, is the first international event to open after the lifting of th...

IMEX America strives for a sustainable future

Sustainability is set to be a central focus for IMEX America, 9-11 November, in Las Vegas, US. The event will host an ‘EIC People and Planet Village’ as a dedicated hub for interactive education and conversation about sustainability. The Village will feature a shared educational campfire area with sessions dedicated to regeneration, nature+, and diversity. Carina Bauer (pictured), CEO ...

EIC opens submissions for annual Global Recognition Awards

The Events Industry Council (EIC) has opened submissions for its annual Global Recognition Awards. The awards celebrate and honour exemplary achievements and focus on leadership at all levels and areas of focus within the global business events industry. This year’s categories are: Hall of Leaders, recognising lifetime achievement for those that have had a legacy impact on the global business even...

Proof of vaccination to be required for entry to IMEX America in Vegas in November

The IMEX Group has published, 7 September, its full Covid-safety plans and entry requirements for the 10th edition of its IMEX America show in November at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. The organisers have confirmed participants must provide proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 to gain entry to the show. IMEX will be using the CLEAR Health Pass app for all North American attendees. The CLEAR app o...

IMEX America reports record uptake in registrations

The IMEX Group has reported a “surge in registrations” ahead of its IMEX America meetings industry trade show, which takes place 9-11 November at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, with Smart Monday, powered by MPI, on 8 November.  Ray Bloom, chairman of the IMEX Group, said: “Buyer registration is quickly gaining pace with hosted buyers registering in strong numbers. There is similar buoyancy among exhib...