Meeting Professionals International today named Paul Van Deventer its president and CEO, the top leadership role for the largest global meetings and events industry association. He begins work April 29. Most recently, Van Deventer was a vice president in the health and wellness division of the drugstore chain Walgreens. He also has led the national […]
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 […]
Optimism in the meetings and events industry is on the rise, according the latest IMEX America Index of Optimism.
The latest business barometer from Meeting Professionals International demonstrates the impact that even a slight uptick in the economy is having on the industry. Among its findings: Employment numbers jumped sharply (up 65 percent) compared to a year ago. This is true more so in the United States and Europe than in Canada. Event attendance […]