FRANKFURT, Germany - ENIT, the Italian State Tourist Board, will participate in the 11th edition of IMEX, a major promotions platform for the international meetings industry. The aim is to make Italy the protagonist of top destinations for business tourism … May 17, 2013
Hot on the heels of their final preparations for the next IMEX in Frankfurt this May, organizers of IMEX America (Las Vegas, October 13-15) have announced that the third edition of the US trade show for the international meetings, events and incentive … May 13, 2013
In planning and hosting IMEX America 2012, a major goal for show organizers, Regent Exhibitions, was to strike a healthy balance between trade show growth, event quality, and a responsibility to the environment and the local Las Vegas community. With … March 28, 2013
Following the successful test and roll-out of a new, single email inbox for hosted buyers at IMEX America last year, the IMEX Group is introducing the same concept for all hosted buyers at IMEX in Frankfurt May 21-23, 2013.
The new online tool works … March 28, 2013
With 2013 just around the corner, the IMEX Group (organizers of two award-winning annual exhibitions - IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America in Las Vegas) offer their top 10 predictions on trends for the year ahead. 1. Face-to-Face is “phat” – Despite … December 7, 2012
The second edition of IMEX America came to a close earlier today with the announcement that all of the show’s key performance measures were up on last year’s debut show. Speaking at the show’s closing press conference, Chairman Ray Bloom firstly … October 12, 2012
The second edition of IMEX America, the largest trade show in the US for the global meetings, incentive travel, and events industry, opened on October 9 by announcing significant increases across a range of key measures.
The show, which launched last … October 10, 2012
The Inspiration Center on the IMEX America 2012 show floor was host to a strong number of attendees with learning, networking, and idea sharing – along with business goals - in mind on day one of the show.
The Inspiration Center, sponsored by the … October 10, 2012
Results from the latest IMEX America Index of Optimism suggest that North American buyers and suppliers remain firmly optimistic about future business prospects despite having to face up to continued economic challenges. Just over 312 buyers and suppliers … September 19, 2012
Results from the latest IMEX America Index of Optimism reveal some interesting insights into the US meetings industry’s taste in music, vacation resorts, and portable devices.
Feedback from just over 300 hosted buyers and suppliers from North America … August 31, 2012
The IMEX Group has published an extended Executive Summary of its new global meetings and events industry research study, the Power of 10 - conducted by Fast Future Research. Responding to one of the main themes in the report – the importance of knowledge … July 26, 2012
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) was announced as winner of the large meeting category of the IMEX Green Meeting Awards, presented at the IMEX Gala Dinner last night. The Award recognized its Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2011, making … May 25, 2012
The 10th anniversary edition of IMEX in Frankfurt, the award-winning trade show for the worldwide meetings, incentive travel, and events industry, closed on a strong note today, with IMEX Group Chairman, Ray Bloom, announcing a 21 percent rise in the … May 24, 2012
Eighty meetings and events industry leaders from all over the world joined 36 politicians and government officials for the IMEX Politicians Forum yesterday, which took place at the Villa Kennedy (a Rocco Forte Hotel) and also welcomed Sir Rocco Forte … May 24, 2012
Findings from the largest ever foresight research study and consultation to be conducted on the future of the global meetings and events industry were announced at IMEX in Frankfurt earlier today.
The Power of 10 Study was commissioned from Fast Future … May 24, 2012
Over 300 association executives from Europe, North America, South America, and Asia took part in a power-packed day of professional development and networking at yesterday’s 10th IMEX Association Day at the Messe Frankfurt Congress Center. Feedback … May 23, 2012
The 10th IMEX in Frankfurt trade show opened today (May 22) at Messe Frankfurt with its traditional focus on generating strong business opportunities for buyers and exhibitors, high-level networking events, and its largest ever professional development … May 23, 2012
Organizers of worldwide meetings, incentive travel and events trade show, IMEX America, came away from the Exhibition News Awards in London last Thursday proud winners of the Best International Launch Award.
Explaining why IMEX America triumphed over … April 3, 2012
Nick de Bois, MP, and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Events in the UK, will be this year’s keynote speaker at the IMEX in Frankfurt Opening Ceremony on May 22.
The events industry is a subject close to the politician’s heart … March 28, 2012
Sir Rocco Forte will join up to 70 industry leaders and 30 international politicians at the prestigious Rocco Forte Hotel, the Villa Kennedy, for the 10th Politicians Forum at IMEX in Frankfurt on May 22. Forte’s presence, together with that of keynote … March 23, 2012
Sendai in Japan and El Salvador in Central America have both been selected as winners of the IMEX in Frankfurt Wild Card competition for 2012 - the show’s 10th anniversary year.
The IMEX Wild Card program offers aspiring entrants into the international … March 22, 2012
Demand for space at IMEX America 2012 continues to grow following a successful launch show in October 2011. Ray Bloom, Chairman of the IMEX Group, announced today that he expects the trade show to fill both Halls C and D of the Sands Expo in Las Vegas … February 16, 2012
Continued strong interest from buyers across Europe and the emerging economies of Brazil, China, and India is fueling demand for places on the sought-after IMEX in Frankfurt hosted buyer program. Exhibitor numbers are set to match or exceed 2011, and … February 14, 2012
Leading association management company, MCI, has entered into a new collaboration with the IMEX Group, organizers of worldwide exhibitions for the meetings, events, and incentive travel industry, and MPI (Meeting Professionals International) to support … January 31, 2012
Organizers of IMEX in Frankfurt, together with research partners, Fast Future Research, are inviting students from all over the world to enter a prestigious new essay competition as part of its important new “Power of 10” research study. The Power … January 18, 2012
A campaign to reduce overall waste output from the IMEX in Frankfurt trade show, whether recyclable or not, has seen waste levels reduce significantly over the past 3 years. The total amount of waste generated went down from 167 tons in 2009 to 121 tons … December 21, 2011
As part of an ongoing commitment to giving back to local communities, and following the October 2011 Las Vegas debut of its new trade show for events, meetings, and incentive travel professionals, IMEX America - along with The Estoril Congress Center … December 20, 2011
The IMEX Group today released predictions for the 2012 meetings, incentive travel, and events market based on the US and global industry buzz from the inaugural IMEX America trade show in October plus post-show survey data.
1. Business is looking up … December 16, 2011
The IMEX Group has announced its intention to undertake a major new research study on the future of the meetings industry to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its IMEX in Frankfurt trade show in 2012. The new study will be conducted by Fast Future Research, … November 16, 2011
Talking about the timing and strategic importance of the launch of IMEX America, IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom said: "The US meetings and events market is the biggest in the world with the CIC's Economic Impact Study estimating its contribution to US … July 4, 2011
IMEX America's strategic partner and premier educational provider, MPI, has great things in store for participants having created dedicated educational programs to run alongside the trade show, as well as providing a series of keynotes to be delivered … July 3, 2011
Among the 1,500 exhibitors at IMEX America will be a large proportion of US destinations and suppliers. Among the largest will be Las Vegas and its partners at over 4,000 square feet. California and Hawaii and its partners will each have areas of over … July 1, 2011
The week of IMEX America will start with "Smart Monday" on October 10 - which will be dedicated solely to professional education - followed by the three-day trade show and 14 major co-located industry events. These include the MPI MeetDifferent Day of … June 30, 2011
Organizers of IMEX America, the new US trade show for the worldwide incentive travel, meetings, and events industry, have revealed more details about the full business, networking, and educational line-up scheduled for the debut show October 11 - 13 at … June 29, 2011
FRANKFURT, Germany - As part of the IMEX, Bulgaria presents itself as a host for events of all kinds. The relatively unknown country, which offers a diversity of history and unique archeological sites, shows as well picturesque landscape, enchanting cities, … May 26, 2011
The ninth IMEX in Frankfurt closed on a high earlier today when Chairman Ray Bloom announced some important new achievements and record outcomes for the exhibition that represents the worldwide meetings, events, and incentive travel industry. At the show's … May 26, 2011
Record numbers of association meeting planners from across Europe and the rest of the world met yesterday for the annual IMEX Association Day and Evening, which took place at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Frankfurt. The day’s education program had … May 24, 2011
IMEX in Frankfurt 2011 will host over 100 senior executives including around 30 politicians representing local and regional governments from Europe, Africa, North America, and Asia Pacific when they convene for the esteemed annual IMEX Politicians Forum … May 5, 2011
In the final run-up to IMEX in Frankfurt, which takes place at Messe Frankfurt May 24-26, the IMEX Group has announced a variety of additions to its program, including more exhibitors and a number of important new hosted buyer groups.
Among the key … March 22, 2011
As part of their research into those business performance skills that women feel they most need to develop in order to progress, Susan Sarfati, CEO of High Performance Strategies, and Liz Jackson, President of Jackson Consulting Inc, recently conducted … February 2, 2011
Results from the latest IMEX Global Insights Report from leading meetings, incentive travel, and events exhibition, IMEX, suggest that optimism is high among senior industry professionals looking towards 2011.
Surveying a standing panel of 45 senior … November 29, 2010
A new ticket initiative from German rail company and IMEX in Frankfurt travel partner, Deutsche Bahn (DB), will allow the trade show to provide carbon-free train travel to all of its European hosted buyers in 2011.
The tickets will be available to … November 12, 2010
A new ticket initiative from German rail company, Deutsche Bahn (DB), and IMEX in Frankfurt will allow the trade show to provide carbon-free train travel to all of its European hosted buyers in 2011.
The tickets will be available to all hosted buyers … October 12, 2010
The message repeated more than any other at this year's Politicians Forum at IMEX 2010 in Frankfurt was that meetings are integral to the economic development process. Recognizing events in this way, according to a report on the Forum published today, … September 13, 2010
For meetings industry professionals keen to extend their learning or who missed out on key seminars and workshops during this year's IMEX, the show's organizers have made 53 presentations available for free download on the IMEX website ( www.imex-frankfurt.com/seminarpresentations10.html … July 12, 2010
(eTN) - The Skål International secretary general, Mr. Jim Power, has died, according to sources close to him. The tourism luminary is said to have died in his sleep at his home in Torremolinos, Spain, on Saturday, June 12, 2010.The news comes as shock … June 14, 2010
FRANKFURT, Germany - IMEX 2010 came to a close at Messe Frankfurt today with IMEX Group chairman, Ray Bloom, announcing that the award-winning show has once again set new records for hosted buyer numbers and countries represented.
"The past couple … May 27, 2010
FRANKFURT, Germany - Twenty-nine politicians, together with 65 meetings industry leaders and keynote speakers, met yesterday to analyze and debate the full economic value of the global meetings industry at the annual IMEX Politicians Forum.
The forum’s … May 26, 2010
FRANKFURT, Germany – IMEX Group CEO, Carina Bauer, welcomed press, sponsors, volunteers, and other guests to a press conference at IMEX yesterday as part of the countdown towards the first-ever IMEX Challenge.
The concept of the IMEX Challenge was … May 26, 2010
FRANKFURT, Germany - Twenty-nine politicians, together with 65 meetings industry leaders and keynote speakers, met yesterday to analyze and debate the full economic value of the global meetings industry at the annual IMEX Politicians Forum. The forum’s … May 26, 2010
IMEX 2010 will provide its largest and most diverse educational program to date when the show opens on May 25 at Messe Frankfurt. Among the 75 free workshops and presentations set to attract a great deal of attention this year are teachings from New York … April 27, 2010
A strong run-up to the opening of IMEX 2010 on May 25th has seen a significant number of new exhibitors deciding to take space at the Frankfurt trade show plus an upturn in stand increases from existing exhibitors.
62 exhibitors have increased the … April 21, 2010
Three destinations that have never before exhibited at an international trade show are celebrating a significant win in the IMEX 2010 Wild Card program this week.
As a result, Uganda, the new Hof Conference and Cultural Centre in Iceland, and the … January 12, 2010
IMEX America – America’s new worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events - will deliver the largest ever hosted buyer program at a US tradeshow. Following the launch of IMEX America, organizers the IMEX Group, confirmed that the … November 25, 2009
Organizers of the IMEX Association Day 2010 in Frankfurt have announced a diverse and topical program intended to provide association executives with unrivaled educational insight in a day of intensive learning and networking. Association Day 2010 will … November 10, 2009
A brand new trade show for the US meetings industry was announced in Las Vegas today (October 28, 2009) by Ray Bloom, chairman of the IMEX Group. Bloom was joined by Bruce MacMillan, CEO of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), IMEX America's strategic … October 28, 2009
Emerging destinations in the international meetings and incentives market can now submit applications to become a Wild Card entrant at IMEX 2010. Several previous winners have gone on to become exhibitors in their own right and owe much to their start … September 16, 2009
With financial constraints on the minds of meetings industry pundits and politicians alike, the burning topic at the seventh IMEX Politicians' Forum was the role meetings play in stimulating economic recovery. But the meetings professionals also understood … July 30, 2009
The environmental record of IMEX, the worldwide exhibition for the incentive travel, meetings, and events industry, was recognized by the Association of Event Organizers (AEO) in London on Friday (June 19) when it was highly commended by the trade body … June 22, 2009
As the seventh IMEX closed on May 28, record attendance figures were already being announced. Over 3,770 hosted buyers visited the global incentive travel, meetings, and events industry exhibition in Frankfurt from a total of 60 countries; as a part of … June 15, 2009
IMEX’s choice of industry high achievers and "most admired" colleagues met with rapturous applause last night as a series of Academy Awards, the JMIC Unity Award and the MPI Foundation Student Scholarship Award, were presented to winners at the IMEX … May 28, 2009
Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA), the voice of the kingdom of Bahrain’s business tourism industry, are coordinating the presence of Bahrain’s private sector companies involved in the Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences, and Exhibitions … May 26, 2009
A projected 3,700 hosted buyers will join over 8,700 trade visitors to do business with 157 countries and their representative suppliers at IMEX number seven, which opens today at Messe Frankfurt, May 26. An extensive and dynamic IMEX 2009 proves that … May 26, 2009
After working together successfully to develop a variety of meetings industry joint ventures since 2003, IMEX and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have entered into a global partnership for the first time. The new agreement expands the remit … April 16, 2009
FRANKFURT - International meetings industry exhibition, IMEX, is launching a new campaign to help planners deliver more effective meetings and events and so generate greater return on their investment.
"Meetings Under the Microscope" will initially … February 19, 2009
IMEX 2009 has set the stage for visitors and exhibitors to build relationships and conduct increased levels of business when the show opens on May 26 at Messe Frankfurt.
Visitors will find an exciting mix of new and established exhibitors showcasing … January 29, 2009
Emerging destinations chosen for Wild Card spotlight at IMEX 2009
Chinese destination, Tianjin Economic, the Technological Development Area (TEDA), has been announced as one of four winners in the IMEX Wild Card program, which promotes emerging destinations … January 8, 2009
IMEX 2009 will offer the industry more opportunities to do business than ever before, said organizers Regent Exhibitions, when it opens its doors on May 26 in Frankfurt. Enhanced business opportunities is the focus of the exhibition, thanks to a forecast … December 12, 2008
In response to growing visitor traffic, increased demand for fast access, and up-to-date industry research, IMEX has redesigned its online research library and today officially launches its free Global Data Exchange.
Originally established in 2004 … November 21, 2008
Strong demand from intermediaries, especially in the US and Middle East, to bring hosted buyers to IMEX 2009, is the clearest endorsement yet of the success of IMEX's long-term strategy to concentrate on global development as a means of fulfilling the … October 24, 2008
Nominations are now being invited for the IMEX Green Awards 2009. The annual awards, which are presented during the international trade show's Gala Dinner in Frankfurt, have become a strong indicator of new trends and developments amongst suppliers and … September 10, 2008
A record 25 politicians attended the sixth IMEX Politicians' Forum in Frankfurt this year, which was marked by high-level representation from the UK, Canada, South Africa and Australia for the first time. A full report of the day's findings and recommendations … August 13, 2008
New convention and conference centers in emerging destinations are being invited to apply for the 2009 IMEX Wild Card Program for the first time. The amendment to Wild Card rules has been motivated by findings from the IMEX Politicians' Forum, which suggest … August 12, 2008
Future-focused and positive - findings of latest IMEX Survey Results from the annual IMEX Post Show Survey of buyers and trade visitors show an optimistic and positive meetings industry outlook despite economic uncertainty in some parts of the world. … July 2, 2008
Visit London, the city’s official visitor organisation, recorded record enquiry figures at this year’s IMEX international business event in Frankfurt. The organisation’s business team recorded a massive increase in new business enquires from … May 7, 2008
IMEX 2008 closed today against a backdrop of sound business optimism throughout the global meetings industry.
In his closing ceremony speech, IMEX Chairman, Ray Bloom, explained that IMEX 2008 had been marked by a series of record-breaking highs, … April 24, 2008
The IMEX annual Politicians' Forum saw its largest and most politically diverse turnout yesterday when political representatives from Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada met with industry leaders and specially-invited VIPs to examine the growing … April 23, 2008
IMEX's annual Association Day welcomed more than 270 association meeting planners to Frankfurt yesterday for a dedicated day of professional education and debate.
Planners and buyers attended from 30 countries, with a particularly high number from … April 23, 2008
When IMEX opens on April 22nd in Frankfurt, the award-winning trade show will offer visitors and exhibitors its largest ever professional education programme. With almost 60 different workshops, seminars and forums taking place over four days in English … March 26, 2008
With five months to go before its 2008 Frankfurt show, award-winning global meetings and incentive travel exhibition, IMEX, has announced its largest ever exhibitor line-up. The trade show’s hallmark hosted buyer programme is also set for a sizeable … December 3, 2007
IMEX has introduced several new and innovative meetings techniques into the programme for its next Association Day, announced today.
With help from the World Café and Wiki Workshops, the Association Day (April 21st 2008), which provides a dedicated … October 26, 2007
The GLOBE Foundation of Canadaâ€™s organisation of the bi-annual World Urban Forum Conference, on behalf of UN Habitat and the Government of Canada, has been awarded the highly prestigious â€œGoldâ€ 2007 IMEX Green Meetings Award. The â€œSilverâ€ … April 18, 2007
The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has awarded the 2007 IMEX Prize for Australian Bureaux staff to David McCarthy, a national account manager with Melbourneâ€™s Convention + Visitors Bureau.AACB Executive Director, Mike Cannon, … April 18, 2007
The drive to encourage and reward exhibitors for â€˜going greenâ€™ continued last night with the award of the second ever IMEX Green Exhibitor Award to Visit London at the showâ€™s Gala Dinner. The award, which is run in conjunction with … April 18, 2007
14 politicians attended the IMEX Politiciansâ€™ Forum yesterday from across the world to learn how the meetings landscape has changed over the last 12 months and how future changes are likely to impact their local economies. The Forum, now in its … April 18, 2007
With the opening of IMEX 2007 today the stage is set for an anticipated 7,500-plus visitors including 3,500 hosted buyers to maximise business, networking and education opportunities at one of the most influential events in the meetings industryâ€™s … April 17, 2007