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MICE destination Italy meets the world in Frankfurt at IMEX 2013

MICE destination Italy meets the world in Frankfurt at IMEX 2013

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
IMEX America announces business growth and celebrates first US industry award wins

IMEX America announces business growth and celebrates first US industry award wins

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
IMEX Group announces Sustainability and APEX/ASTM Standard Compliance Results from IMEX America 2012

IMEX Group announces Sustainability and APEX/ASTM Standard Compliance Results from IMEX America 2012

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
IMEX announces new hosted buyer benefits to aid time-stretched business execs

IMEX announces new hosted buyer benefits to aid time-stretched business execs

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
IMEX Group issues 2013 predictions for the meetings and events industry

IMEX Group issues 2013 predictions for the meetings and events industry

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
Second edition achieves a number of new firsts – more business success at IMEX America

Second edition achieves a number of new firsts – more business success at IMEX America

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
Second IMEX America off to flying start

Second IMEX America off to flying start

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
IMEX America 2012 Inspiration Center packed with learners on day one

IMEX America 2012 Inspiration Center packed with learners on day one

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
IMEX America Index of Optimism shows industry glass remains half full with 76 percent of respondents feeling optimistic

IMEX America Index of Optimism shows industry glass remains half full with 76 percent of respondents feeling optimistic

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
Louis Armstrong’s “What a wonderful world” voted most uplifting and positive song in latest IMEX America Index of Optimism

Louis Armstrong’s “What a wonderful world” voted most uplifting and positive song in latest IMEX America Index of Optimism

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
New IMEX Power of 10 “Critical Insights” report released

New IMEX Power of 10 “Critical Insights” report released

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 and KPMG named winners of the IMEX 2012 Green Meeting Award

The US Green Building Council and KPMG named winners of the IMEX 2012 Green Meeting Award

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
Individual business appointments up 21 percent for 10th IMEX in Frankfurt

Individual business appointments up 21 percent for 10th IMEX in Frankfurt

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
New focus and fresh ambition marks out 2012 IMEX Politicians Forum

New focus and fresh ambition marks out 2012 IMEX Politicians Forum

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
Collective agility, strategic innovation and foresight are keys to future success – according to new IMEX Power of 10 findings

Collective agility, strategic innovation and foresight are keys to future success – according to new IMEX Power of 10 findings

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
New Association Day program hailed great success by over 300 European and global participants

New Association Day program hailed great success by over 300 European and global participants

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
10th anniversary IMEX opens for bumper week of business, education and networking - combined with air of celebration

10th anniversary IMEX opens for bumper week of business, education and networking - combined with air of celebration

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
IMEX America wins Best International Launch Award

IMEX America wins Best International Launch Award

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 confirmed to speak at IMEX in Frankfurt’s10th anniversary

Nick de Bois MP confirmed to speak at IMEX in Frankfurt’s10th anniversary

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 to be special guest at IMEX in Frankfurt 10th anniversary Politicians Forum

Sir Rocco Forte to be special guest at IMEX in Frankfurt 10th anniversary Politicians Forum

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
IMEX in Frankfurt 2012 Wild Card winners announced as Sendai and El Salvador – initiative supported by fresh help from GainingEdge

IMEX in Frankfurt 2012 Wild Card winners announced as Sendai and El Salvador – initiative supported by fresh help from GainingEdge

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
IMEX America expands to fill two halls at Sands Expo

IMEX America expands to fill two halls at Sands Expo

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
IMEX in Frankfurt number 10 – signs strong for a great show to mark anniversary year

IMEX in Frankfurt number 10 – signs strong for a great show to mark anniversary year

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
MCI joins IMEX and MPI to support growth of FLFs

MCI joins IMEX and MPI to support growth of FLFs

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
Students invited to get ahead of the pack with new “Power of 10” IMEX essay competition

Students invited to get ahead of the pack with new “Power of 10” IMEX essay competition

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
Waste not, want not at IMEX in Frankfurt

Waste not, want not at IMEX in Frankfurt

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
New IMEX America show and The Estoril Congress Center make donation to two Las Vegas nonprofits bringing support and holiday cheer

New IMEX America show and The Estoril Congress Center make donation to two Las Vegas nonprofits bringing support and holiday cheer

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
IMEX America releases 2012 predictions for US and global events market

IMEX America releases 2012 predictions for US and global events market

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
IMEX in Frankfurt announces new Power of 10 research study as part of 10th anniversary celebration plans in 2012

IMEX in Frankfurt announces new Power of 10 research study as part of 10th anniversary celebration plans in 2012

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
US meetings market and Las Vegas are open for business

US meetings market and Las Vegas are open for business

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
MPS's strategic partnership takes shape

MPS's strategic partnership takes shape

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
Stellar exhibitor lineup brings the US and world to IMEX in Vegas

Stellar exhibitor lineup brings the US and world to IMEX in Vegas

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
Strong education and powerful partnerships are a win for IMEX attendees

Strong education and powerful partnerships are a win for IMEX attendees

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
Over 2000 US and International hosted buyers expected at IMEX America

Over 2000 US and International hosted buyers expected at IMEX America

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
Bulgaria is in vogue for incentive travel

Bulgaria is in vogue for incentive travel

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
IMEX 2011 closes on a high and looks ahead to 10-year anniversary celebrations

IMEX 2011 closes on a high and looks ahead to 10-year anniversary celebrations

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
IMEX 2011 marked by hosted buyer strength, educational excellence and exhibitor diversity

IMEX 2011 marked by hosted buyer strength, educational excellence and exhibitor diversity

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 Politicians Forum 2011: The benefits of business events beyond the visitor spend

IMEX Politicians Forum 2011: The benefits of business events beyond the visitor spend

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
Adding value up to the last minute at IMEX in Frankfurt 2011

Adding value up to the last minute at IMEX in Frankfurt 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
New IMEX survey reveals ambitions of women leaders in meetings industry

New IMEX survey reveals ambitions of women leaders in meetings industry

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
IMEX Global Insights Report reveals confidence replaces caution for year ahead

IMEX Global Insights Report reveals confidence replaces caution for year ahead

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
IMEX turns up the green heat with new carbon free European rail tickets

IMEX turns up the green heat with new carbon free European rail tickets

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
IMEX turns up the green heat with new carbon-free European rail tickets

IMEX turns up the green heat with new carbon-free European rail tickets

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
Eighth IMEX Politicians Forum highlights far-reaching rewards of hosting meetings and events

Eighth IMEX Politicians Forum highlights far-reaching rewards of hosting meetings and events

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
IMEX pushes thought leadership by making latest show seminars and webcasts available online

IMEX pushes thought leadership by making latest show seminars and webcasts available online

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
SKAL International Secretary Jim Power died in his sleep

SKAL International Secretary Jim Power died in his sleep

(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
IMEX triumph bodes well for strong year ahead

IMEX triumph bodes well for strong year ahead

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
IMEX Politicians Forum forges ahead

IMEX Politicians Forum forges ahead

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
Countdown to IMEX challenge in Poland - 24 volunteers all signed up and ready to give back

Countdown to IMEX challenge in Poland - 24 volunteers all signed up and ready to give back

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
IMEX Politicians Forum forges ahead

IMEX Politicians Forum forges ahead

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 announces largest ever educational program: the key to unlocking personal potential and professional profit

IMEX 2010 announces largest ever educational program: the key to unlocking personal potential and professional profit

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
Countdown to IMEX 2010 sees rise in new exhibitors

Countdown to IMEX 2010 sees rise in new exhibitors

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
IMEX Wild Card winners 2010 showcase continuing diversity of international industry

IMEX Wild Card winners 2010 showcase continuing diversity of international industry

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
Largest ever US-hosted buyer program for IMEX America

Largest ever US-hosted buyer program for IMEX America

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
IMEX Association Day takes shape for 2010

IMEX Association Day takes shape for 2010

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
IMEX launches new US show - IMEX America

IMEX launches new US show - IMEX America

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
IMEX Wild Card invites new destinations to join world stage

IMEX Wild Card invites new destinations to join world stage

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
IMEX Politicians’ Forum demonstrates power of meetings to stimulate economic growth

IMEX Politicians’ Forum demonstrates power of meetings to stimulate economic growth

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
IMEX shortlisted for the AEO Sustainable Initiative of the Year Award 2009

IMEX shortlisted for the AEO Sustainable Initiative of the Year Award 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
Global reach drives global business – IMEX buyer survey supports record-breaking year

Global reach drives global business – IMEX buyer survey supports record-breaking year

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 2009 award winners announced

IMEX 2009 award winners announced

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 to be represented at IMEX 09

Bahrain to be represented at IMEX 09

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
No stopping the surge for business at IMEX 2009

No stopping the surge for business at IMEX 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
IMEX and MPI go global with new partnership and announce new scholarship scheme

IMEX and MPI go global with new partnership and announce new scholarship scheme

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
New IMEX meetings under the microscope

New IMEX meetings under the microscope

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 set for business

IMEX 2009 set for business

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

Emerging destinations chosen for Wild Card spotlight at IMEX 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
Business focus dominates IMEX 2009

Business focus dominates IMEX 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
Official launch of IMEX Global Data Exchange responds to rising demand

Official launch of IMEX Global Data Exchange responds to rising demand

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 outlook for IMEX proves success of global expansion strategy

Strong outlook for IMEX proves success of global expansion strategy

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
Education and encouragement - IMEX Green Awards 2009 now open

Education and encouragement - IMEX Green Awards 2009 now open

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
IMEX Politicians Forum shows progress and co-operation are growing

IMEX Politicians Forum shows progress and co-operation are growing

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
IMEX invites conference and convention centers to go wild

IMEX invites conference and convention centers to go wild

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

Future-focused and positive – findings of latest IMEX Survey

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 Achieves Record Figures at IMEX

Visit London Achieves Record Figures at IMEX

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 Captures Industry Optimism

IMEX 2008 Captures Industry Optimism

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
Political diversity and increased awareness mark 2008 Politicians' Forum

Political diversity and increased awareness mark 2008 Politicians' Forum

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 Association Day marked by extended global influence

IMEX Association Day marked by extended global influence

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

New, expanded education programme at IMEX 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
Mid year marks high point for IMEX

Mid year marks high point for IMEX

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 injects fresh format into new Association Day programme

IMEX injects fresh format into new Association Day programme

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

IMEX 2007: Urbanisation debate inspires green win for Globe

The GLOBE Foundation of Canada’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 “Gold” 2007 IMEX Green Meetings Award. The “Silver” … April 18, 2007

IMEX 2007: Melbourne triumphs with AACB's IMEX 2007 Prize

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 Melbourne’s Convention + Visitors Bureau.AACB Executive Director, Mike Cannon, … April 18, 2007

IMEX 2007: Green light for Visit London - winner of 2007 Green Exhibitor Award

The drive to encourage and reward exhibitors for ‘going green’ continued last night with the award of the second ever IMEX Green Exhibitor Award to Visit London at the show’s Gala Dinner. The award, which is run in conjunction with … April 18, 2007

IMEX 2007: Politicians Forum inspired by enthusiasm of meetings industry

14 politicians attended the IMEX Politicians’ 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

IMEX 2007: 5 years on - A landmark year for award-winning IMEX

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 industry’s … April 17, 2007



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