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Hosted Buyer Invitation: IMEX in Frankfurt

IMEX in Frankfurt 2019Event Dates: 21 to 23 May 2019
EduMonday: 20 May 2019

Are you interested in attending IMEX in Frankfurt as a hosted buyer?

IMEX in Frankfurt is one of the most important shows in our industry. With more than 65,000 appointments, around 3.886 Hosted Buyers; more than 4,942 trade visitors and 3.500 exhibiting companies representing 160+ countries in 2018 and further growth projection for 2019 the event is without doubt one of the must-visit trade show in the meetings industry. We are delighted to invite you to attend apply to our hosted buyer group for IMEX in Frankfurt today.

Click here to apply:
https://portal.imex-frankfurt.com/hbreg.php?unique=5b9241a3155f2&type=buyer&exc=0

Qualifications

To be accepted on to the Hosted Buyer Programme, all applicants will be required to demonstrate the international business that they have responsibility for or are looking to place. IMEX Group will then qualify the application based on the established criteria of the IMEX Hosted Buyer Programme.

Please find detailed information about the hosted buyer programme on this webpage:
https://www.imex-frankfurt.com/attendees/how-the-hosted-buyer-programme-works

The Programme includes:

Optional Attendance at SmartMonday for all delegates! Please check Monday's fantastic programme here before applying to the hosted buyer programme!

For European Buyers:

2 full days of attendance at IMEX in Frankfurt - 22 and 23 May 2019 and the chance to meet at least 16 suppliers of your choice prearranged yourself through the IMEX appointment system;
Option to extend your attendance to 3 full days at IMEX in Frankfurt - 21 to 23 May 2019 and to meet at least 24 suppliers
Transportation: Economy class flights from selected destinations or - for delegates travelling inside Germany train tickets - to/from Frankfurt;
Accommodation one night in 4/5 star accommodation in Frankfurt for your programme dates - two nights for buyers attending all 3 days - and selected ground transportation in Frankfurt
VIP Services: Access to the IMEX hosted buyer lounge, free Wi-Fi and complimentary refreshments.

Important: to attend 3 full days at IMEX, or to attend Smart Monday please choose the Group MICE Media Marketing - Europe and include the request for the extension to 3 days and/or EduMonday in the box below the programme before clicking the NEXT-button! If you attend IMEX during all 3 days, your hotel room will be covered by IMEX accordingly. Additial nights to attend EduMonday need to be covered by yourself.

Travel Coordination

European buyers will find the list of available gateways and selected flights in the application. Should you require different travel arrangements, you may opt to arrange your travel yourself and IMEX will refund the ticket. Ticket refunds are limited to your destination's banding amount.

If you wish to extend your stay, please add this information in the text box underneath the group selection box.

Please note that all seats for buyers residing outside Europe are already taken.

Exclusions

The arrangement does not include additional expenses such as meals, any personal extras at the hotel. These should be settled directly with the hotel upon your departure, hotel upgrades, taxi fares if arriving / departing outside Hosted Buyer Programme dates, visa application fees, travel Insurance…

You must ensure that you have comprehensive travel insurance to cover your trip to attend IMEX in Frankfurt. Please don't hesitate to ask for details.

An additional hotel night to attend EduMonday is not included in the hosted buyer package.

Please see the IMEX travelling information and terms & conditions.

Application Link: portal.imex-frankfurt.com/hbreg.php?unique=5a09cc0d5ee7a&type=buyer&exc=0n

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Economic progress, social prosperity goals of PCMA's first Leadership Summit

Civic and corporate leaders from four continents will gather January 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a unique two-day discourse on how business events can create diversified and sustainable opportunities for economic and social prosperity.

The Jan. 6 and 7, 2019 program was created by Chicago-based PCMA to bring together a core international group of association CEOs, corporate leaders and municipal leaders. Participants include representatives from McDonald’s Corp.; Caesars Entertainment; Melbourne Convention Bureau; Columbus, Ohio Mayor Andrew Ginther and International Association of Public Transport.

“PCMA is a platform for the business events industry and we wanted to create a session where different civic and corporate stakeholders can freely discuss the role of business events in every community and how business events can drive global economic and social transformation”, said Sherrif Karamat, PCMA president and CEO. “The business events industry accounted for $1.03 trillion in 2017 direct spending. If the sector was a country, it would be part of the G20 international forum.”

The Leadership Summit on Jan. 6, 2019 will focus on accelerating success for those organizing and hosting business events by gaining critical knowledge in transformational leadership during disruptive times. Speakers include innovator Peter Sheahan of the Karrikins Group, thought leader and global voice for education Heather McGowan and MyGrowthFund CEO Vusi Thembekwayo. See the program at conveningleaders.org/go/cl19-summit-forum/.

The Forum on Economic and Social Progress on Jan. 7, 2019 will include the expanded participation of influential community stakeholders from economic development, mayors and civic officials to discuss the importance of business events to economic planning, industrial strategy and sector development. Forum sessions include “The fourth industrial revolution”; “How the world and the role of cities are changing”; “Leveraging the power of communities for real progress” and “Driving social and economic progress through business events”.

The Leadership Summit and Forum will precede Convening Leaders, PCMA’s signature annual event, which takes place from Jan. 6-9, 2019 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The “Disrupt & Deliver” themed event brings education sessions and networking opportunities to thousands of professionals in the business events industry. Convening Leaders speakers include tennis legend Billie Jean King, marketing guru Seth Godin, diversity expert Anka Wittenberg, millennial entrepreneur Nadya Okamoto and television personality Karamo Brown.

http://conveningleaders.org

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IMEX in Frankfurt 2019 – Sights set on diversity, inclusion, collaboration, ‘new work’ and more

“This show is amazing – going from country to country, hotel to hotel, all in the same space. I’m looking forward to being surprised!” Bianca La Placa from the World Environmental Education Congress Network sums up the energy and excitement of buyers at IMEX in Frankfurt earlier this year.

The worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events returns to Frankfurt from 21 – 23 May 2019, bringing together destinations, venues, tech providers and more. Among the many exhibitors already confirmed are New Zealand, Senses of Cuba, Barcelona Convention Bureau, Visit Brussels, Kempinski Hotels, Melia Hotels and Latvia. During the three days of the trade show, planners can meet with more than 3,500 suppliers from every sector of the global meetings and events industry.

IMEX’s preshow education day, EduMonday, takes place on 20 May and includes She Means Business - a conference celebrating the role of women in the meetings industry. EduMonday begins at lunchtime with a keynote speaker after which the programme offers learning opportunities in both German and English.

Collaboration, co-creation and the circular economy

The 2019 edition of IMEX in Frankfurt will also feature many of the content ideas and feedback received this year. 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.

“We know that the German market has its own business drivers and priorities so we’ll be addressing these in our programming. ‘New Work’ is just one example. It describes the challenge many companies face in adapting established business models to suit today’s new world of work and the expectations of a younger, more purpose-driven workforce. This is a big topic given Germany’s mature economy,” says Carina Bauer, IMEX Group CEO.

“We’ll also be integrating specialist education streams into the show, with workshops designed for association executives, corporate event planners and live event agency planners taking place on given days so that they can be blended more easily with exhibitor appointments. Experiential continues to be a huge trend so we’re looking to develop our Live Zone offering too.” continues Bauer.

Successful trial establishes demand for Agency Directors Forum

Also returning for 2019, having been successfully trialled this year, is the Agency Directors Forum. This allows a select group of senior planners from small to mid-size meetings and live events agencies to engage in high level peer to peer discussion.

As always, IMEX will also be offering dedicated professional development and networking programmes for association meetings executives plus corporate meetings and events professionals.

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. Registration is free and opens at the beginning of January 2019.

www.imex-frankfurt.com

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AIME Visitor Registration Now Open – Networking Packages Available for Purchase

Visit Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event in Melbourne, 18-20 February 2019 and discover a wide range of international exhibitors and connect with key stakeholders in the meetings events industry over three vibrant days. In 2019 we are offering you more flexibility, value and choice with how you attend AIME, ranging from free entry when you register online pre-event to several networking packages to choose from depending on whether you'd like access to more networking opportunities and the Knowledge Exchange program.

It's totally your choice. Register online now, and you can attend AIME for free. $25 entry fee on the door.

https://aime.eventsair.com/aime-2019/visitor/Site/Register

Upgrade Your Registration

Do you want access to more Networking Opportunities and the AIME Knowledge Program?

Once registered, you can choose to upgrade to one of our Networking and Knowledge Program Packages below and benefit from the immersive experience of connecting with the Asia Pacific Business Events industry.

The Whole Package: $515

The AIME Knowledge Exchange, Monday 18 February.
AIME Welcome Event Monday 18 February. Includes catering, networking and entertainment.
Show Entry Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February.
Tuesday Networking Evening (catered).
AIME Ideas Academy Sessions.
Tuesday and Wednesday morning and afternoon Networking Breaks. Includes refreshments.

Knowledge + Networking: $365

The AIME Knowledge Exchange, Monday 18 February.
AIME Welcome Event Monday 18 February. Includes catering, networking and entertainment.
Show Entry Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February.
AIME Ideas Academy Sessions.
Tuesday and Wednesday morning and afternoon Networking Breaks. Includes refreshments.

 

Show Entry + Tuesday Networking Evening: $235

Show Entry Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February.
Tuesday Networking Evening (catered).
AIME Ideas Academy Sessions.
Tuesday and Wednesday morning and afternoon Networking Breaks. Includes refreshments.

 

Show Entry and Networking: $85

Show Entry Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February.
AIME Ideas Academy Sessions Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tuesday and Wednesday morning and afternoon Networking Breaks. Includes refreshments.

https://aime.eventsair.com/aime-2019/visitor/Site/Register

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IMEX America 2018 show stats reveal seniority and buying power

IMEX has released official figures from IMEX America 2018 shedding light on the hosted buyers, attendees and exhibitors which helped to make it the largest ever show.

The eighth IMEX America, which took place 16 – 18 October at the Sands® Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, attracted a record 13,588 participants including more than 3,327 hosted buyers from 63 countries.

The buyers – both hosted buyers and buyer attendees – were at a senior level with well over 60% (67.5% and 63.5% respectively) having between 11 – 20+ years experience. Nearly half of all hosted buyers (47.5%) were at Chairman, CEO, MD, Director or Senior Manager level.

Attendees brought with them considerable buying power with 65% hosted buyers and 60% buyer attendees managing budgets of between $1m - $10m. Over half of hosted buyers (58%) were from the incentive house/agency sector, 24% from the corporate sector and 10% from the association/ government sector. For buyer attendees the mix was 38% corporate clients, 31% incentive house/ agencies and 12% associations.

Well over 70,000 appointments were made, including 64,500 individual appointments and booth presentations – an increase of 7 per cent. In addition, 70 per cent of appointments had RFPs attached.

The show this year expanded into an additional hall creating space for over 3,500 exhibitors representing 150 countries. A significant factor in this growth was the arrival of more than 60 new booths while 81 booths took larger spaces.

Find IMEX America 2018 show stats are here: www.imexamerica.com/show-stats

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