As IMEX America looks toward its third annual gathering in Las Vegas in October, organizers are reviewing sustainability numbers from the 2012 event — and feeling pretty good. One of their goals was to balance trade-show growth with event quality and environmental responsibility. Audited results from MeetGreen show strong performance in several key areas. Some […]
The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has formally endorsed IMEX America, following its successful second edition earlier this month in Las Vegas. IMEX America joins IMEX Frankfurt in Germany, and EIBTM in Barcelona, Spain, as the only meetings industry events with ICCA status. ICCA limits its endorsements to trade shows that are genuinely global […]
As IMEX America powers up for its second-ever trade show, it’s seeing a significant increase in the number of exhibitors and buyers planning to attend the Oct. 9-11 event in Las Vegas. Contracts received so far show that 20 percent of exhibitors from last year’s inaugural event are returning — and requesting bigger booths. At […]
As IMEX America heads toward its second-ever event, officials are sharing key findings about the inaugural trade show’s sustainability efforts. IMEX America is an extension of IMEX in Frankfurt, the worldwide exhibition for meetings and incentive travel. According to sustainability consultants MeetGreen, IMEX America used 66.4 tons of recycled material and avoided a carbon footprint […]
As IMEX looks toward its second American event — in October in Las Vegas — organizers are strategizing ways to improve the experience. At last year’s inaugural event, buyers and buyer-attendees praised the online scheduling system, which let them make their own appointments with exhibitors. This year IMEX America is introducing a personalized inbox that […]
Optimism in the meetings and events industry is on the rise, according the latest IMEX America Index of Optimism.