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21 May 2019

IMEX Policy Forum 2019, Frankfurt, Germany

Where the meetings world and public policy makers connect: Our Policy Forum takes the success of its previous incarnation, the Politicians Forum, to the next level, bringing policy makers together with influential industry leaders to engage national and local governments in the advancement of our industry. Part of our strategy to create a positive legacy….

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21 May 2019

IMEX Frankfurt, Germany

The worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. Expect expert speakers, brand-new ideas and plentiful inspiration at 250-plus educational and networking events – and an exhilarating exhibition. Whether you want to keep up with fast-changing event trends, explore event tech, polish your professional skills or connect with your peers, our groundbreaking free programme has it covered.

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Meetings Industry “Too Bound up in Tourism”

The meeting industry is “too bound up in tourism” and has an absence of influence. This is one conclusion of the report from this year’s IMEX Policy Forum, which is now out (see Research). The Frankfurt event brought together over 30 politicians and policy makers from around the world with 80 industry leaders. From Meetpie.com…

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IMEX Policy Forum Report: Three Sector Challenges

A recent report from the IMEX Policy Forum 2018 (see Research) outlines three areas of concern raised during the event by Gloria Guevara Manzo, the World Tourism and Travel Council President and CEO (pictured at IMEX with Group Chairman Ray Bloom). Her three concerns were: security and safety, crisis preparation and sustainability. From PCMA Convene…

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A Report from the IMEX Policy Forum 2018

The 2018 IMEX Policy Forum (formerly Politicians Forum) featured significant changes in format in an ongoing bid to optimise interactions between government representatives and industry leaders and to make outcomes clearer and more actionable. The 2018 Policy Forum programme included four key parts: An advance discussion group of national level government representatives addressing policy issues…

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Frankfurt: Healthcare Hub Wins Medical Meetings

Frankfurt has just enhanced its reputation as a healthcare hub with wins of two big medical events. The European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the European League Against Rheumatism are both to hold congresses in the city. Frankfurt’s joint approach and quality of its scientific representatives helped seal the deals. From Intellectual Capitals…

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IMEX 2018: Three GainingEdge Legacy Case Studies

The Rehabilitation International World Congress (pictured), held in Edinburgh in 2016, fundamentally advanced approaches to accessibility and inclusion. The event’s legacy – and indeed the distinction between legacy and impact – was one of three case studies discussed at an IMEX 2018 session hosted by Iceberg partner GainingEdge. From Boardroom…

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IMEX Gala Dinner Awards Recognise Legacy

The importance of legacy and the many ways it can be achieved was the focus of the IMEX 2018 Gala Dinner Awards. The social legacy of Karen Bolinger, Melbourne Convention Bureau CEO, won her the JMIC Unity Award. And the legacies of Jane E. Schuldt and Paul Flackett were also remembered. From Meetpie.com…

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IMEX Policy Forum: The Legacy of Positive Policy Making

Delegates from South Africa, Argentina and South Korea were among thirty national or regional politicians and officials engaging with eighty meetings industry leaders at the IMEX Policy Forum. ‘The Legacy of Positive Policy Making’ was the theme of the event, formerly known as the IMEX Politicians Forum, at the InterContinental Hotel Frankfurt. From Meetpie.com…

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Biggest Ever IMEX Opens in Frankfurt with WTTC Chief

The largest ever IMEX has opened in Frankfurt with over 40 first time exhibitors, including the Russian Convention Bureau and both the Uganda and Lebanon Ministries of Tourism. Speakers at the opening ceremony included IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom and Gloria Guevara Manzo, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (pictured). From Meetpie.com…

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IMEX 2018: A Global Perspective on Incentive Travel

Pádraic Gilligan is Chief Marketing Officer of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence. During IMEX 2018 in Frankfurt, Pádraic (pictured on the far right at SITE NITE Europe) also jointly chaired a discussion on current trends in the incentive sector. SITE colleagues from all corners of the globe contributed. From SoolNua’s Pádraic Gilligan at Padraicino…

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Solid Growth on Show at the Largest Ever IMEX

As the global meetings industry gathers in Frankfurt, a market of solid growth and inspiring innovation will be the main takeaway according to Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group. This year’s IMEX is the largest ever, with Latin America’s space expanded by eight percent and Africa’s by seven percent. From Meetpie.com…

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