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IMEX America: in pictures

IMEX America recently concluded in Las Vegas, USA. CMW's Stuart Wood was in attendance, covering news and speaking to exhibitors over three days.

IMEX America is underway in Las Vegas!

IMEX America 2019 is underway in Las Vegas, where the event industry is gathering for three days of meetings, business and networking.

IMEX America unveils smart start to a week of smart business

Organisers of the ninth edition of IMEX America have announced the final programme for the pre-show educational day, Smart Monday.

How sustainable is IMEX?

Paul Colston stays on in Frankfurt to witness first-hand the sustained green approach by IMEX and its venue partners, in the breakdown of the Lord Mayor’s show.

Colloquium wins IAPCO Innovation Award for budgeting technology

Elvire de Chalus of Colloquium was named the winner of the IAPCO Driving Excellence Innovation Award 2019. Collloquium Numbr is a budget management tool the company created for event planners and suppliers. Christophe Painvin accepted the award from IAPCO President Mathias Posch on Elvire’s behalf at the recent IMEX Gala Evening in Frankfurt. Posch said: “Our two finalists this year – Elvire...

Business events and place making: the power of connections

ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy shares his take on the recent IMEX Policy Forum in Frankfurt.    I was delighted to join my global peers, policy makers and leading city academics at the IMEX Policy Forum in Frankfurt recent for a collaborative leadership panel to discuss the business of placemaking. Today, well planned business events and major venues play a significant role as the makers of a place ...

TechnOvation attracts over 300 for ‘afters’ in Frankfurt

Ovation Global DMC, Marriott International, Dorier Group and Oman Tourism, hosted 300 attendees for the 2nd edition of TechnOvation, the only tech afterwork event at IMEX Frankfurt. Guests enjoyed networking with key industry professionals, and also experienced a real hologram in action. The event also enabled them to share thoughts on today’s and future MICE event technologies. A prize of a round...

Event Horizon: My first IMEX

Event Horizon is a column by CMW’s Stuart Wood, taking a look at the events industry from a newcomer’s perspective. In this latest instalment he travels to Frankfurt for his first ever IMEX, where he gets lost inside a Kafka novel and finds the Danes playing beer pong…   I expected it would be big. But I didn’t expect it to be quite this enormous. For many of you who’ve been in ev...

IMEX Frankfurt 2019: in pictures

IMEX Chairman Ray Bloom described the 2019 show in Frankfurt, which drew to a close on 23 May, as “an outstanding week of business, learning and experiences to stir the imagination”. The IMEX Chairman claimed the show as the largest ever IMEX, taking into account Hall 9. There had been approximately 4,500 exhibitors and 3,800 hosted buyers, he said. EduMonday, on the day before the show proper, ha...

IMEX fires the imagination in Frankfurt and announces date change for 2020

IMEX Chairman Ray Bloom described the 2019 show in Frankfurt, which drew to a close on 23 May, as “an outstanding week of business, learning and experiences to stir the imagination”. Bloom reported a high level of engagement between exhibitors and buyers, with 70,000 individual and group appointments, 72% of which had a mini RFP attached. The IMEX Chairman claimed the show as the largest ever IMEX...

Inside the dream event pitches of MPI’s University Challenge

The MPI Future Leaders Forum held the finals of its 2019 university challenge scheme at IMEX Frankfurt, where six students pitched their dream event for a chance to win a scholarship and a trip to MPI’s World Education Congress in June. The winning pitch came from South Africa’s Emile Coetzee, who picked up her award at IMEX’ gala dinner and awards ceremony on 22 May. Coetzee is ...

ICCA UK & Ireland members stridently confident and upbeat about political challenges

Venue and destination members of the ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter voiced positive attitudes and commitment to the challenges of Brexit and ongoing political uncertainty in the UK during the annual half year ICCA chapter meeting at IMEX Frankfurt. Following an upbeat introduction from Chapter chair, Diane Waldron of the QEII Centre, members took to the stage to discuss recent wins, positive storie...