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IMEX in Frankfurt 12-14 May, 2020

3,400 exhibitors from 170 countries

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.

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IMEX in Frankfurt is cancelled

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.

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Māori tattooing creates major buzz at IMEX

Christina Nordine and Katz ta moko
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.

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Denmark seeking to drive stronger “Outreach” benefits for International Meetings

Denmark’s four leading meetings destinations have banded together to launch a new program designed to make international conventions more impactful for both associations and destinations. The program includes an innovative new model of collaboration between meeting organisers and host communities – especially local businesses.

Read more: Denmark seeking to drive stronger “Outreach” benefits for International Meetings

Destinations International announces new partnership with Association of Australian Convention Bureaux ahead of IMEX 2019

Destinations International, a global community of over 5,000 professionals from 600 destinations around the world, has today announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB), the organisation dedicated to strengthening the impact of the role that business events play in Australia’s economy. The MOU is the first stage in a long-term collaboration, which will enable the two organisations to share knowledge, connections and research.

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