Executive learning opportunities at IMEX America major on knowledge sharing, peer-to-peer networking and the business of meetings

Senior meetings planners and professionals will find even more valuable knowledge and advice specifically geared for them as a result of innovations in IMEX America’s hallmark education program - increasing even further the range of learning at the show for higher level executives. Each tailored program or session will offer new ways to solve issues, provide opportunities to share best practices, and network with peers in similar roles.

Growth with New Senior Planner Open Forum
The new Senior Planner Open Forum has been created for professionals with 10+ years planning experience. These sessions will focus on the business of meetings with insights into team leadership, managing up and relationship development. 

Participants are the driving force here, with topics chosen at an opening group brainstorm and learners have the freedom to immerse themselves in one topic or move between multiple discussions at a pace they choose. 

Terri Breining of the Breining Group Inc. will facilitate this learning and growth opportunity, leading Forums at 4pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Here are further details of the Forum. 

Stanford MBA Education at PCMA Business School
For the third consecutive year at IMEX America, PCMA Business School will deliver MBA-level education from academic leaders at top universities. Persuasive presentation skills - critical for both career and personal advancement - will be the focus of the class led by Richard Cox, a lecturer in organizational behaviour at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and the founder of People Rocket. 

During this extended session, students will have ample time to learn from Cox and from one another on how to find their authentic voice, help their organizations become more resilient, and bring disruptive elegance to the business of meetings. 

The class, from 1.30pm to 5pm on Smart Monday, October 17th should prove to be another lively edition of this highly popular IMEX higher-level education feature. 

C-Suite Knowledge Exchange at Executive Meeting Forum
A staple of IMEX America’s knowledge sharing, the Executive Meeting Forum will once again gather director, senior manager, and VP level meeting experts for exclusive networking and discussions.    

During the full day program, executives from companies like Cisco, Ernst & Young, Novartis, Toyota and Wells Fargo will challenge and explore industry norms and discuss best practice in corporate meetings and events. The goal - to take their organizations and the meetings industry towards new heights and innovations.   

Led by recognized industry experts Kimberly Meyer, co-founder of Meeting Analytics, and Terri Breining, the event, with its venue and lunch sponsored by Caesars Palace, will take place on Smart Monday from 8am - 5 pm followed by a reception. This event is by invitation only. 

Finally, John Graham, President and CEO of ASAE, will chair a new Leadership stream at Association Focus, also on Smart Monday, adding additional senior learning for Association meeting experts. 

“We believe that everyone in this industry, no matter how many years they have been working in it, is keen to keep up to date with the latest thinking and ideas so they can continually carry out their role more effectively,” said IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer. “So we have invested again in our education program, particularly to meet the needs of these higher level executives. The result is a series of what I’m sure will be fascinating and rewarding sessions.”

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