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IMEX Frankfurt 2020 cancelled, organisers confirm

IMEX Frankfurt 2020 has been cancelled. In a statement released on its website, IMEX Group’s chairman and CEO, Ray Bloom and Carina Bauer, said that factors beyond their control have forced them to make this reluctant decision. The event was due to take place at Messe Frankfurt, 12-14 May. The statement read: “It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’...

IMEX still planning ‘confidently’ for Frankfurt in May

The IMEX Group’s Chairman Ray Bloom and CEO Carina Bauer issued the following statement, 2 March, with regard to their Frankfurt tradeshow and the Covid-19 coronavirus threat:

‘Exclusively Corporate’ comes to IMEX Frankfurt’s EduMonday

IMEX Frankfurt will feature a new session titled ‘Exclusively Corporate’ during EduMonday, on 11 May 2020.

IMEX Group investigates climate change

IMEX Group is running a survey to understand more about climate change from the events industry perspective. The survey is the first part of IMEX’s two-year research programme with Marriott International. Its responses will shape the first phase of research, which will launch at IMEX in Frankfurt in May 2020. The survey contains sections on personal beliefs and habits, event industry risks and lea...

Applications open for IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award

The IMEX Group is again inviting organisations to share their sustainable stories and submit their best innovations for the IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award, presented at the Frankfurt show, 12–14 May 2020.

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...