Published on : Friday, November 16, 2018
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.
Collaboration, inclusion & diversity will drive IMEX in Frankfurt 2019.
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.
The 2019 edition of IMEX in Frankfurt will also feature many of the content ideas and feedback received this year. Topics such as diversity and inclusion, collaboration and co-creation plus the circular economy will all be explored.
Carina Bauer, IMEX Group CEO said: “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,”
“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.
Agency Directors Forum will return in 2019, after a successful trial this year. 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.
Dedicated professional development and networking programmes for association meetings executives and corporate meetings and events professionals will be included at IMEX 2019.
Registration for IMEX in Frankfurt 2019 is free and opens at the beginning of January 2019.