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IMEX in Frankfurt 2017

IMEX Frankfurt should not be missed

More value than ever for visitors from 16-18 May 2017
5 of the main reasons to visit IMEX 2017
Here are 5 of the top reasons why meetings planners, event managers, directors, event marketers, agencies or independents should put IMEX on their ‘must visit’ list for May.

1 - 2017 – A Year of Change, and more exhibitors than ever
As a truly global showcase for the meetings and events industry IMEX is the best place to gain a snapshot of the whole market. With the largest global array of exhibitors from every meetings industry sector, buyers can meet 3,500 worldwide organisations, hundreds of meeting professionals and discover the latest trends – all under one roof.

2 - An opportunity to discover the power and importance of ‘Purposeful Meetings’
This year IMEX has introduced a headline education theme - ‘Purposeful Meetings – Planning with deeper meaning, innovation and insight in mind.’ Through a combination of industry research, keynote presentations and expert speakers, visitors will have a chance to explore event planning through the lens of five key elements: meeting design, behavioural science, health and wellbeing, CSR and legacy, and technology.

3 - A chance to learn, explore or certify – NEW – EduMonday
A new pre-show education programme, ‘EduMonday’, takes place on Monday 15 May, the day before the show. Free of charge and open to all, the day will incorporate five core streams covering event design, future trends and supplier education.

A new partnership with EventCanvas.org Foundation allows selected event professionals to take their career to the next level by taking the Event Design Certification free of charge on the day (a saving of at least £600).

4 - Tailored events for association executives
IMEX Association Day offers free, tailored education exclusively for association professionals. This year’s redesigned programme features a new Association Management Stream, covering topics including why members leave and how to persuade them to stay, alongside two Meetings & Events Streams (A and B). Association professionals can register their interested here.

5 –In-house event planners have their own event too
Exclusively Corporate at IMEX, for in-house meeting planners and event marketers, has also been redesigned with a new programme of networking and peer to peer learning. Split into two streams, the programme has sessions on strategic global programme management for senior professionals and operational issues for event managers. Event and meeting planners can register their interest her

Full details of registration and conditions for Hosted Buyers, Trade Visitors, Exhibitors and Press are available now at: www.imex-frankfurt.com/



New Waste Watchers initiative will slim down waste and increase recycling at IMEX in Frankfurt

recycle bins
IMEX supports Earth Day 2017
IMEX in Frankfurt is introducing several major new sustainability initiatives this year as it continues to innovate and encourage the industry to unite and contribute to greater environmental awareness and social responsibility.


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Growth in technology exhibitors and hands-on tech opportunities to be highpoint 
of IMEX in Frankfurt 2017

“So many of the benefits that technology can bring to our industry are still untapped potential; we want to help event planners to see and understand what technology can do for them,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group.

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Uniting hearts and minds: “Global Meetings Industry Day is important for our industry” says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group

“Global Meetings Industry Day is important for our industry. It not only draws attention to the highly valuable role of the meetings sector worldwide, it also brings the hearts and minds of the global industry together.” 

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group made this observation while reaffirming the Group’s full support for Global Meetings Industry Day which this year is on Thursday 6 April, before adding. “It is because we, as a Group, are committed to the advancement of the industry that we support this annual initiative wholeheartedly.”


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Major new venues and hotels in Hamburg showcased to visitors at IMEX in Frankfurt

5 star Fontenay, exterior
Reputation of Germany’s second city soars with series of international accolades
A wide range of top hotels, new openings and new venues will be showcased to visitors at IMEX in Frankfurt this year showing why 2017 is a momentous year for Hamburg.
The launch of landmark venues and hotels in Germany’s second city has delivered a significant boost to its meeting and event offering. Visitors to IMEX in Frankfurt, which takes place 16 – 18 May, can discover many of these new openings at the Hamburg Convention Bureau stand (G100).


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Revamped education programme for planners at IMEX 2017

Roel Frisson from the Event Design Collective
Far from business as usual: revamped education programme offers innovation and inspiration for planners at IMEX in Frankfurt
“We don’t believe in ‘business as usual’ – and are always seeking engaging and effective ways to further our industry,” explains Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group.

One of the ways the IMEX team has done this for IMEX in Frankfurt 2017 is through its education offering: a comprehensive programme of free education running across all three days of the trade show, 16 – 18 May, combined with its brand new EduMonday, 15 May.


Read more: Revamped education programme for planners at IMEX 2017