As reports continue to fill the meeting/event industry media and the social media posts of its members, in the wake of the record-breaking IMEX America last week, it’s worth examining the opportunities available to you through hosted buyer programs.
With IMEX America coming up (Oct. 18-20), meeting planners that have participated in the event’s hosted buyer programs share best practices and other essential advice so you can make the most of your time there.
The figures are in from last month’s IMEX America and the news is good: an 8 percent jump in the number of hosted buyers attending; a 4 percent increase in overall attendance (excluding hosted buyers); and an 8 percent rise in the number of exhibitors. The fourth edition of IMEX America, the largest industry trade […]
The IMEX Group’s annual sustainability report shows that the U.S. trade show is getting greener and greener. The 2013 report, compiled and audited by IMEX sustainability partner, MeetGreen, shows that the U.S. trade show’s overall compliance with APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards improved 9 percent. That’s an overall compliance rate of 72 percent for the […]
Registration is now open for IMEX 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany. The annual trade show for the international meetings, incentive travel and events industry takes place May 20-22. IMEX America in Las Vegas takes place Oct. 14-16. In other IMEX news: Two awards have been added to the roster for the annual IMEX Gala Dinner in […]
this year’s IMEX America nearly a memory — it ends today — officials are already looking toward next year. They’ve announced details for the next IMEX Challenge, scheduled for October 2014 in Sin City. The IMEX Challenge is asking members of the meetings and events industry to help create a new healing garden and children’s […]