IMEX Frankfurt: Focused on inclusive leadership, diversity and gender equality

Published on : Saturday, March 9, 2019

IMEX in Frankfurt scheduled between 21 and 23 May will provide a wide range of experiences, education and experts enabling planners to acquaint with the best practice in business along with developments in diversity and inclusion.


Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, speaks about the show’s spotlight on diversity considering the International Women’s Day.


He said that organisations which embrace diversity will see positive repercussions throughout their business – from staff motivation and engagement, heightened innovation and a boosted bottom line.


Here, diversity implies the diversity of people, mind, ideas and approaches which is valued at IMEX and is crucial to the future success of the events industry and is a core part of their offering this year.

EduMonday is a session to take place on Monday 20 May focused on cultural diversity. Cultural difference and their impact on destination management will prepare for a culturally different client, guiding global planners the principles to handle a culturally different client regardless of local customs.


She Means Business conference created in in partnership with tw tagungswirtschaft, celebrates the role of women in the events industry.


Gernot Sendowski, Director of HR Global Diversity & Inclusion at Deutsche Bank AG will speak on the crucial issues which women face today. She will deliver a male’s perspective on gender equality and female empowerment as well as explore the German and European diversity charters.



Angela Dern, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will talk about gender equality as an economic imperative and details the UN Women 10x10x10 Impact Commitment ( This is an initiative engaging 10 governments, corporations and universities around the world).



At the Inspiration Hub a session on Industry best practices on how to be an inclusive leader will take place.It will explore the best practices and communication models required to be an inclusive leader to motivate a diverse team.


Redesigning inclusive events by overcoming unconscious bias session will show the planners how to apply the best practical ways of designing events to bring in diversity and inclusion.



New Zealand, Senses of Cuba, Barcelona Convention Bureau, Visit Brussels, Kempinski Hotels, Meliá Hotels and Latvia are among the many exhibitors to participate.

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