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IMEX in Frankfurt 15-17 May, 2018

IMEX 2018 puts 3500 venues and destinations at your disposal

Free education programme keeps everyone right up-to-date
Visitors to IMEX 2018 in Frankfurt will be able to benefit from all the show’s previous years of experience – and more. They will be able to mingle and network with many thousands of event organisers whilst meeting the representatives of almost 3500 destinations and venues from all over the world.

But IMEX is even more than an exhibition and global MICE gathering. It is also an important educational event. It is offering a choice of more than 180 education sessions free of charge.

As Carina Bauer says: ‘Innovation is at the heart of IMEX in Frankfurt and for our next show we’re creating a series of new initiatives that will meet the needs of buyers and exhibitors and substantially enhance their business experience’. Carina is the CEO of the IMEX Group.

New initiatives, new exhibitors and new hosted buyer groups are already confirmed for IMEX in Frankfurt 2018. The show itself is on from Tuesday 15th May until Thursday 17th. However, Monday 14th May will be an expanded EduMonday, totally dedicated to education sessions ranging from technology to Meetology and with free access for all IMEX visitors and exhibitors. In addition to the features launched successfully last year, EduMonday 2018 will stage the She Means Business conference, a new event to celebrate the role of women in the industry, as well as providing conversation, collaboration and learning. Meanwhile the widely acclaimed Event Design Certificate Programme will be running again.

Some of the free education sessions taking place during the three days of the show will explore Legacy, IMEX’s Talking Point for 2018. It will cover political legacy; knowledge legacy/social impact; CSR legacy; environmental legacy and personal legacy.

Carina Bauer
Other education topics include Trends and Research, Business skills, Diversity, Health and wellbeing, Personal development, Technology, Creative learning, General education, Marketing/social media and Sustainability.

Carina Bauer sums up by saying: ‘IMEX in Frankfurt is firmly established as the place where the meetings industry worldwide comes together in May each year. We know it is in their diaries well in advance – and many senior people, as well the leaders of the future from all sectors - agency, association and corporate - have already planned their schedules to be there.’

Online registration is open – and free. For information about IMEX in Frankfurt, please visit the new IMEX website.



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