New & Expanded Exhibitors, Power Education & Networking in StoreLess than two weeks after a record-setting IMEX in Frankfurt wrapped, IMEX America 2015, America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, taking place in Las Vegas on October 13th – 15th at the Sands Expo® and The Venetian®| The Palazzo®, is announcing new and expanded exhibitors.
New & Expanded Exhibitors = More Choice for Buyers
Providing an expanded wealth of options and new ideas for buyers and planners, new IMEX America exhibitors to date span many industry sectors and include: Cincinnati USA, EXO Travel (Asia), IfOnly, Hungary, The Juneau CVB, Montage Hotels & Resorts, Power Merchandizing Co, SMG Convention & Exhibition Centers US, Wisconsin Department of Tourism and Richmond Region Tourism.
In addition, twenty-one returning exhibitors have increased the size of their booths -- representing nearly a quarter of all booth sales to date.
They include: Accor Hotels, Bahamas, Bloomington CVB, Carnival Cruise Lines, Cirque du Soleil, Destination Hotels & Resorts, Dominican Republic, Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Guidebook, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Jamaica, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Orlando/Orange County CVB, Playa Hotels and Resorts, Portugal, PromPeru, Puerto Rico, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Thailand.
“It is very exciting to see the expanding investment that exhibitors are making in IMEX America as we go into our fifth show,” said Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group. “We think it is reflective of the positive energy building across the US and global meetings and events industry right now. There is a lot of business to be done, new connections and partnerships to be forged, and always best practices to be shared. IMEX America is an experience where you can bring together and advance all these goals in one place.”
Education & Networking Set to Thrive
Popular co-located events returning to the show provide networking, business and educational opportunities. They include--for professional development -- Smart Monday powered by MPI, the Executive Meetings Forum, Association Focus and morning MPI keynotes. Networking events include Association Evening, CEIR Golf Classic, Site Nite North America, the CIC Hall of Leaders Reception and MPI Foundation Rendezvous. Also, new this year, Maritz will be bringing its Maritz Global Meetings Network to meet on Smart Monday and then attend the show.