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CEO Carina Bauer on IMEX Frankfurt 2021 Cancelling and More

The CEO of Iceberg partner IMEX Group, Carina Bauer, has discussed the decision taken to cancel IMEX Frankfurt 2021. The early call, she said, was “to give everybody clarity”. Bauer also discussed what’s next for IMEX, including her hopes for IMEX America in November and the future of PlanetIMEX. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Ten Organisers Discuss Challenges of 2020, Outlook for 2021

Ten well-known UK exhibition organisers have been describing their thought processes and plans for 2021. Several talked about how their teams had risen to the multiple challenges of keeping the lights on and their businesses ticking over. There was also real consensus of opinion about key learnings and outlook going forward. From Exhibition News…

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Carina Bauer: Another Tough Call to Cancel IMEX America 2020

Iceberg partner IMEX Group has just been forced to cancel IMEX America 2020, after the cancellation of IMEX Frankfurt earlier this year. IMEX CEO and also Iceberg ambassador Carina Bauer explains how the decision was taken, and reflects upon politicians’ appreciation of the value of events. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Coronavirus: IMEX CEO Reassures Las Vegas

After the cancellation of the major industry meeting IMEX Frankfurt, IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer has been reassuring the sector that her company is “full steam ahead” for IMEX America in September. The Iceberg partner also discussed how staff are working remotely, and what is being learnt in that process. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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25 May 2021

*EVENT CANCELLED* IMEX Frankfurt 2021, Germany

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of IMEX in Frankfurt 2021, due to take place at Messe Frankfurt from 25 – 27 May. We know the timing of our announcement comes as a blow so early in 2021. More than anything, and like you, we’re eager to deliver some good news and…

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Coronavirus: May’s IMEX Frankfurt Cancels

Iceberg partner the IMEX Group has cancelled meetings industry trade show IMEX Frankfurt 2020, due to take place in May. IMEX Chairman Ray Bloom and CEO Carina Bauer released a joint statement revealing the news, in which the pair said the decision had been made with “deep sadness and heavy hearts”. From Association Meetings International…

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Coronavirus: Behind IMEX’s “Devastating Decision” to Cancel

Iceberg partner IMEX has just taken the “devastating decision” to cancel IMEX Frankfurt. Citing the danger of the German health ministry forcing a last minute shutdown very close to the trade show’s opening this May, the meetings industry stalwart has just given the sector a textbook lesson in how to make a difficult call. From PCMA…

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12 May 2020

*EVENT CANCELLED* IMEX Policy Forum 2020

*  *  *  EVENT CANCELLED  *  *  * It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt. We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, not only to the exhibitors, buyers and industry professionals who were due to attend the show, but also…

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IMEX Unveils Two-Year Talking Point: “Nature”

Iceberg partner IMEX Group has announced that its fourth annual “Talking Point” will address the power of “Nature” and include IMEX’s largest ever research study. The theme will run for two years not one, with the research being lead by Guy Bigwood, MD of Iceberg partner the Global Destination Sustainability Index. From Meetings International…

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Meat-Free Meetings: The 2020 Commitment of a Trade Show Vegan

2019 was the year veganism went mainstream. In 2020 Veganuary, or going vegan for January, is bigger than ever. One Iceberg publishing partner is sampling fast food vegan options, went vegan at Associations UK Congress 2019, and will again at all 2020 events. From editor’s blog at Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Joint Approach Wins Rheumatism Congress

The European League Against Rheumatism is taking its huge congress to Frankfurt for the first time in almost two decades, after a city-wide effort to win the bid. More than 15,000 delegates are expected to attend the four-day meeting at Messe Frankfurt in June 2020, putting the city firmly on the medical-meetings map. From Association Meetings International…

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Frankfurt: Legacies of the 45th EBMT Annual Meeting

The 45th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation staged in Frankfurt, the world’s largest meeting for stem-cell therapy, was the result of close cooperation between the city, the venue and the scientific community. From Association Meetings International in collaboration with Conference & Incentive Management and Frankfurt Messe…

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CWT: London Meetings Lead EMEA in 2020

CWT M&E has unveiled its ranking of the top ten cities for meetings and events in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2020, with London holding onto the coveted number one spot. The ranking is based on data in the CWT 2020 Future Trends in Meetings & Events report just out. From Meetings International…

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11 May 2020

*EVENT CANCELLED* IMEX Frankfurt 2020 EduMonday

*  *  *  EVENT CANCELLED  *  *  * It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt. We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, not only to the exhibitors, buyers and industry professionals who were due to attend the show, but also…

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12 May 2020

*EVENT CANCELLED* IMEX Frankfurt 2020

*  *  *  EVENT CANCELLED  *  *  * It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt. We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, not only to the exhibitors, buyers and industry professionals who were due to attend the show, but also…

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Below the Waterline Meets: Carina Bauer, IMEX CEO

The Iceberg is now identifying and celebrating the greater mass of hard-to-see business events legacies that lie hidden beneath the surface in a new podcast “Below the Waterline”. In the second of a series featuring significant meetings industry players, Iceberg founder James Latham catches up with the IMEX Group’s formidable CEO, Carina Bauer.   IMEX…

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IMEX Gala Dinner Awards Presented

Professionals from right across the business events industry have been honoured in Frankfurt at the IMEX Gala Dinner. The 2019 JMIC Unity Award went to Joachim König, Director of Hannover Congress Centrum. Emile Coetzee from North-West University in South Africa won the MPI Foundation / Maritz Global Events Student Scholarship Award. From the Event…

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IMEX Frankfurt: Meeting of 70,000 Meetings

At the swansong of IMEX Frankfurt 2019, IMEX Group has reported, almost 70,000 individual and group appointments between attendees had taken place over the show’s three days. 72 percent of these had mini requests for proposals (RFPs) attached to them. The event hosted 250 education sessions. 47 percent of speakers were women. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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