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IMEX 2017 “Largest and Most Innovative Ever”

JMIC Unity Award winner and IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom has called IMEX 2017 “our largest and most innovative show ever”. Close to 9,000 hosted buyers and visitors attended the event in Frankfurt. Total appointments between buyers and the show’s 3,500 exhibitors rose to 68,500. And IMEX took a more experiential approach this year with EduMonday. From Meetpie.com…

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Ray Bloom Wins JMIC Unity Award

Ray Bloom, IMEX Group Chairman (right), won the Joint Meetings Industry Council’s Unity Award at the 15th annual IMEX Gala Dinner. It was presented to him by JMIC President Joachim König. Eleven other IMEX Academy Awards were also given out at the Alte Oper, a concert hall in Frankfurt. From Meetings and Conventions…

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City Talk at the 15th IMEX Politicians Forum

As well as in the opening keynote – see “A View of the City” in Features above – the unique perspective of urbanist Professor Greg Clark was also at the heart of the IMEX Politicians Forum. The meeting was attended by almost 30 international government officials and policymakers, as well as by 80 industry leaders. From Successful Meetings…

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Madrid Officially Joins BestCities Global Alliance

As previewed by The Iceberg back in January, BestCities Global Alliance – an Iceberg partner – has now officially added Madrid to its roster of eleven other cities. The Madrid Convention Bureau is the first destination to go through BestCities’ revised quality management system. Events recently hosted by the Spanish capital include the World Petroleum Congress. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Executive Order’s Motives Probed by Judges

On the eve of IMEX’s opening in Frankfurt, The Iceberg watched live US TV coverage of further hearings into Executive Order 13780, aka Trump Travel Ban II. Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, representing the ban, was quizzed over whether it discriminates against Muslims in the wake of campaign statements made by the president. From Meetings & Conventions…

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