An hourlong session at IMEX Frankfurt is intended to give professionals planners with less than three years experience a chance to get advice and guidance from industry leaders.
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 […]
Submissions are now being accepted for the annual 2014 IMEX-GMIC Green Awards, which recognize the sustainability practices encouraged by both IMEX and the Green Meeting Industry Council. The IMEX-GMIC awards — the first in the international meetings, events and incentive travel industry to recognize outstanding achievement in green meetings planning, sustainability and corporate social responsibility […]
The spider’s ability to maintain balance is something to which any sustainability devotee should aspire.
Is it feasible to expect a U.S. show to meet the same sustainability level as Germany? A case study.
“New” is one of the key words driving IMEX Frankfurt, taking place May 21-23 in the German city. It promises new education formats and topics, a new networking hub and a new research hub. IMEX Frankfurt is the largest global exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, drawing about 9,000 exhibitors, hosted buyers and visitors […]
Fukuoka City in Japan and Davao City in the Philippines have won the IMEX in Frankfurt Wild Card competition for 2013. The Wild Card program offers aspiring entrants to the international meetings market the chance to exhibit free of charge alongside established destinations and other suppliers. Winners exhibit on a dedicated Wild Card Pavilion and […]
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 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 […]
“Collective agility,” strategic innovation and foresight are the keys to future success in the meeting and event planning industry, according to a study dubbed the “Power of 10” and shared Wednesday with the 4,000 buyers at the IMEX Frankfurt 2012 trade show in Germany. The Power of 10 study was conducted by Fast Future Research, […]
The 10th anniversary IMEX in Frankfurt trade show opened today with its traditional focus on generating strong business opportunities for buyers and exhibitors, high-level networking events and its largest ever professional development program. IMEX organizers report that 20 new hosted buyer groups have joined the trade show this year and that it expects roughly 4,000 […]
According the the IMEX Group, business is going to be up this year, even if resources remain tight. The organization, which produces the IMEX America and IMEX Frankfurt trade shows, released six predictions for the 2012 global meeting industry, based on post-show feedback from its inaugural American event, held last fall. Business is looking up […]
It’s taken two years from conception to completion, but IMEX America successfully produced a European-style trade show in Las Vegas last week. IMEX Frankfurt — one of the meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition industry’s most important international events — is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary, but this was its first time in America. Originally, […]