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IMEX in Frankfurt 21-23 May, 2019

The worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events

Sights set on diversity, inclusion, collaboration, ‘new work’ and more . . . .
May 21-23 2019 are the days when a visit to IMEX in Frankfurt
offers worldwide destinations, venues, tech providers - and much more. (As before, there will also be an earlier day devoted to education on May 20.)
Exhibitors will range from New Zealand, Senses of Cuba, Barcelona Convention Bureau, Visit Brussels to Kempinski Hotels, Melia Hotels and Latvia.
During the three days of the show planners can meet with more than 3,500 suppliers from every sector of the global meetings and events industry.
IMEX’s pre-show education day, EduMonday, will take place on 20 May and this year it will again include ‘She Means Business’. But, new this year, EduMonday will start at lunchtime with a Keynote Speaker after which the programme offers both English- and German-language learning opportunities.

Collaboration, co-creation and the circular economy
The 2019 edition of IMEX in Frankfurt will also feature many new content ideas that have flowed from the feedback received from previous shows.
Reflecting current trends within the events industry and the world at large, topics such as diversity and inclusion, collaboration and co-creation - plus the circular economy - will all be explored.
IMEX in Frankfurt 2019 will take place at Messe Frankfurt from 21 -23 May 2019, with EduMonday, its pre-show day of learning and insights, on Monday 20 May.

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 IMEX in Frankfurt shines a light on diversity and inclusion 

Shining the spotlight on diversity at IMEX in Frankfurt
Inclusive leadership: gender equality as an economic imperative and the perils of unconscious bias 
“Organisations which embrace diversity will see positive repercussions throughout their business – from staff motivation and engagement, heightened innovation and a boosted bottom line. Diversity means diversity of people, minds, ideas, and approaches and it’s something we value at IMEX and recognise as crucial to the future success of the events industry – that’s why it forms a core part of our offering at IMEX in Frankfurt this year”, Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, explains the show’s spotlight on diversity ahead of International Women’s Day this Friday, 8 March.

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2019’s formula for association success: Leadership + Imagination + Knowledge

Association Day at IMEX
Association Day at IMEX in Frankfurt 2019 centres on high value insights, inspiration and real-world recommendations 
“I’m always looking for support with innovation and Association Day provides the perfect opportunity to get new ideas.” Danielle Michel, Director of Corporate Programme at the Airports Council International European Region in Belgium, who took part in Association Day at IMEX in Frankfurt explains why the specialist programme delivers a real business boost to association event planners around the world.

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IMEX in Frankfurt announces new ground handler

The IMEX Group has announced a new partnership with Compass Tours Incoming, to provide ground handling services for IMEX in Frankfurt.

Compass Tours Incoming has been awarded the contract to provide transportation for attendees and exhibitors at IMEX in Frankfurt which takes place 21 – 23 May 2019, with a special focus on transfers for hosted buyers.

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Outstanding legacy and achievement at all levels of the global meetings industry celebrated at IMEX in Frankfurt Gala Dinner

Celebrating future leaders - rising star Praeploy Petretti from Chiang Mai University wins the MPI Foundation / Maritz Global Events Student Scholarship Award.
The importance of legacy and the many ways this can be achieved shone through at the IMEX Gala Dinner Awards which took place at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel last night.

The Awards, part of IMEX in Frankfurt which is currently taking place, brought together meeting and event professionals from across the world and celebrated their outstanding achievements. The glamourous gathering was rounded off with live music from Song Division Sound Machine.

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