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JMIC Expands Global Reach with the Addition of AFIDA and IELA

From Exhibition World: The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC), the international umbrella organisation that represents the collective voice of the global meetings and events industryhas announced the addition of two more organisations, Asociación Internacional de Ferias de América (AFIDA) and International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA), as its latest members. This development not only broadens the…

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17 April 2024

EU Dialogue: Driving Positive Change in the Meetings Industry

Join us for this event and be part of the dialogue between the Meetings Industry and European policymakers to achieve a positive impact for society and destinations. The EU Dialogue offers the opportunity to highlight the key roles, impacts and challenges of the Meetings Industry in Europe and debate about the changes and transition that…

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NZCE Publishes Guidance to Help the Industry Achieve Emissions Goals

James Rees, President of JMIC: “These documents, vital to the development of an industry-wide standard pathway towards net zero carbon events.” The global industry leading Net Zero Carbon Events initiative has published seven best practice guidance and methodology documents that provide highly valuable actionable insights and strategies for the industry as organisations worldwide develop and…

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Monica Lee-Müller Wins JMIC Profile + Power Award 2023

From JMIC: Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), has been honoured with the prestigious JMIC Profile + Power Award for 2023. The members of Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) acknowledge Monica’s outstanding leadership and significant contributions to the events industry, recognising her exceptional achievements, global influence, and commitment…

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Global Business Events Industry Peak Body Issues Statement

JMIC (Joint Meetings Industry Council) has today issued a statement regarding the latest troubles in the Middle East on behalf of its international members as follows: Acts of terror should have no place in our world. The killings of innocent civilians by Hamas are unacceptable, and this goes against the core of our industry’s purpose….

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JMIC Releases Updated Global Manifesto

Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty and societal change, governments globally need tools and platforms that can advance a broad-based growth and transformation in the most effective ways. The primary value of the Meetings Industry is the role it plays in facilitating and supporting essential exchanges in the areas of professional, corporate, academic and social…

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What the Events Industry is Doing to Achieve Net Zero by 2050

Alexander Alles, Executive Director, Joint Meetings Industry Council, and Iceberg Ambassador, talks to Trade Show News Network, in the lead up to Earth Day 2023, about Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE), an initiative to connect the events industry globally to the rapidly growing movement toward net zero by 2050. From Trade Show News Network…

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Alexander Alles

Executive Director, Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC)

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Alex Alles joined JMIC Joint Meetings Industry Council in August 2022. There he is responsible for the overall operations of the association as well as the project office of the Net Zero Carbon Events. NZCE is an industry-wide initiative aiming to help stakeholders of the meetings and events sectors to decarbonise. Before joining JMIC, Alex…

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15 February 2023

Net Zero Carbon Events Webinar

The events industry has a special role to play in tackling climate change. We provide the meeting places and market places to work on solutions to the climate crisis. At the same time we have a responsibility to minimise our impact on climate change. We are inviting organisations from across the events industry – venues,…

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WEBINAR | JMIC Manifesto For Economic Recovery Using Business Events

JMIC, together with AIME, IBTM, IMEX and Meetings Africa, have released a 2-part webinar showcasing the industry speaking with one voice. All the major trade shows for our industry, leaders of associations and leading experts in our sector haved united to put together a joint message – to governments, decision makers, stakeholders – about the…

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2 July 2020

WEBINAR | JMIC Manifesto for Economic Recovery Using Business Events

JMIC, together with AIME, IBTM, IMEX and Meetings Africa, is releasing a 2-part webinar showcasing the industry speaking with one voice. Input from industry leaders and commentators being used to complete an Industry Manifesto delivering joint messaging for our sector. At JMIC, we’ve asked the leaders of associations and leading experts in our sector to…

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James Rees

President of JMIC, Executive Director - ExCeL London

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James has 25 years’ experience in event organisation and major venue management. He began as a conference organiser for UK-based Water Research Centre organising national and international events then made a move into venue management, joining Wembley Stadium Ltd as an event manager across Wembley’s Stadium, Arena and Conference & Exhibition Centre venues, managing international…

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