Taking place on Monday 18 May before IMEX in Frankfurt begins (19 – 21 May), Exclusively Corporate is the dedicated education and networking event specifically for corporate meeting and event planners.
Kevin Kelly, internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and authority on the success principles underpinning entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation, is set to deliver the keynote address. In ‘How Xceptional execution redefines innovation and enhances engagement’, he will explain how the driving force behind many organisations’ successes is often the exceptional execution of an ordinary idea.
The programme then is split into tracks focusing on ‘Engagement’ and ‘Technology & Negotiation’. Alongside these education strands, senior corporate executives with more than 10 years’ experience who manage meetings and event programmes or departments have the opportunity to attend the private Executive Meeting Forum.
What The Business Gurus Are Saying About Innovation and Engagement is the first session in the Engagement track delivered by Alan Jordan and Ron Immick from BookBuzz followed by Innovation And Engagement In Destination Selection by Gerard Brown, Head of Future Events at UBM Routes.
The Technology & Negotiation track, sponsored by London & Partners, begins with Mike Dominguez, Senior Vice President for Sales at MGM Resorts International, talking about Understanding Your Negotiating Leverage In 2015 And Beyond. LinkedIn expert and trainer Bert Verdonck then explains how to Innovate By Using LinkedIn To Engage!
Taking place in the inspiring setting of the newly renovated Kempinski Gravenbruch, Exclusively Corporate begins in style with a ‘meet and greet’ dinner on the Sunday evening (17 May) hosted by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, followed by a short networking breakfast the following day sponsored by Dubai Tourism. Following time to catch up on work or relax, the group programme kicks back into action with Kevin Kelly’s keynote, followed by a networking lunch and the tailored education programme. The programme finishes with a networking dinner hosted by London & Partners.
Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, explains: “As an opportunity to exchange ideas, share expertise and best practice in a truly private and dedicated setting, Exclusively Corporate is unique for this audience. We’re set to welcome some of the industry’s leading experts to share their insight and experience in harnessing creativity and innovation to create meetings and events with impact.
“Corporate executives continually tell us that having the opportunity to learn with their peers from organisations across the world in such a setting is truly valuable and sets up their IMEX experience in an unmatched way.”
Only corporate meetings and events buyers, planners and co-ordinators can attend Exclusively Corporate to ensure that dialogue remains confidential. However, the chance to meet and do business with suppliers soon follows when the IMEX show itself opens on Tuesday 19 May.
One of the world’s foremost business leaders is set to deliver the keynote speech at the opening ceremony at IMEX. Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, the world’s largest business software company, believes passionately in the value and effectiveness of meetings as a means to drive business growth and profit, commenting: “Your industry is at the forefront of driving growth in the global economy.”
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