IMEX declares name change to Forum connecting meetings sector

Published on : Friday, December 15, 2017

imexOne of the longest-running and influential Forums have recently experienced an evolution with a name change that portrays a slight transition in focus.


The newly-named IMEX Policy Forum was previously referred to as the Politicians Forum. The event would be hosted on 15th May 2018, Tuesday that is the first day of IMEX in Frankfurt at the InterContinental Hotel.


The CEO of the IMEX Group, Carina Bauer explains that the forum had evolved over the past 15 years. She added that the recent name change all the more reflects the event as it is at present. They have decided to alter the name to the Policy Forum since the meeting does not require host politicians but a wide variation of policymakers and government influencers.


It is actually a Forum that brings together the meetings and event industry with the important decision makers so that strategies might be influenced.


Carina also stated that the governments, cities and regions have a good deal to gain from embracing the meetings sector and they would like to extend the Forum to people associated in the city development.


The Policy Forum would continue to play an important role in ushering in partnership between the meetings sector and destinations.


IMEX is collaborating once more with Professor Greg Clark, who is the Chairman of the Business of Cities on the program and this includes an open discussion. In addition a new workshop session would be planned specifically for the purpose of local, municipal and regional policymakers and destination representatives.


Professor Greg Clark explained that the industry is expanding and it is sophisticated and also offers great benefits for the places that host it.


Furthermore it also has significant linkages with other industries and offers capabilities for several globalizing and innovating sectors in the world today. The Policy Forum has been designed to facilitate collaborative international discussion centred around the core elements including Strategy, Advocacy, Development, Engagement and Enlightenment.


The high-level event would be bringing together up to 40 policymakers, comprising national and regional government ministers and political influencers with about 80 industry leaders.


They would be meeting to exchange knowledge and best practice on the processes to leverage the most of the wide-ranging benefits that the investments in meetings and conferences are likely to bring.


Presently topics such as political instability, over-tourism, security and innovation and knowledge hubs would also be featuring on the agenda of the Policy Forum.




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