Make sure you get to mix with them
Taking place at the Frankfurter Messe from 12 to 14 May 2020, IMEX will once again be an exhilarating exhibition with something to inspire and update everyone in the global MICE sector.
There will be over 3,400 exhibitors from at least 170 countries.
But IMEX has now grown into something much more than an exhibition Even before the exhibition opens, the previous day, 11 May, will be EduMonday, totally dedicated to education for all levels of MICE professionals.
Throughout the whole IMEX 2020 event there will be opportunities for visitors to meet suppliers, to get abreast of the latest techniques and ideas and to network with experienced people in this specialised aspect of global business.
The 250 or more networking events will embrace Educational Seminars, Campfires (small informal sessions), an Agency Directors Forum, Expert Clinics, a Research Pod, an Exclusively Corporate get-together and a She Means Business meeting.
Naturally, IMEX 2020 will finish with an unrivalled Gala Dinner, where some of the new friendships and business connections can be cemented in a celebratory environment.
A full week of connecting the global meetings industry from 12 to 16 October The virtual PlanetIMEX returns from 12 to 16 October with five days of learning and networking and a series of headliners from the global business events community. The GCB German Convention Bureau, strategic partner of IMEX from the very beginning, contributes to the event’s rich and diverse programme – from an update on Germany’s meetings market to a fun fact quiz on Monday Funday.
Continuing its long established tradition of bringing incentive travel professionals together during IMEX, this year SITE brings its annual cause for celebration to a virtual stage by holding SITE NITE Europe on Thursday, 14 May from 4pm to 6pm (London).
In its desire to give back to the international business events, meetings and incentive travel industry following the massive outpouring of support since IMEX in Frankfurt was cancelled, the IMEX team have created a brand-new virtual experience, due to launch 6 May and run for several months.
Statement from Ray Bloom, Chairman, IMEX Group
and Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt (due to take place 12-14 May).
We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, not only to the exhibitors, buyers and industry professionals who were due to attend the show, but also to the global business events community.
New Zealand has made its mark at the IMEX meetings trade show in Frankfurt with 10 international delegates receiving tā moko - traditional Māori tattoo. The presence of tā moko artist Arekatera ‘Katz’ Maihi from the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) certainly created a buzz on the 100% Pure New Zealand stand, says Tourism New Zealand’s Global Manager Business Events, Anna Fennessy.