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Exceptional education value will match full-force of business at IMEX in Frankfurt 2017

May 5, 2017

Exceptional education value will match full-force of business at IMEX in Frankfurt 2017

We really value being able to offer inspiration, bringing people together to share ideas, discover new tools and learn new skills. We’re set to deliver this in abundance with our packed programme of education sessions at IMEX this year. Business is set to dominate – as always – but education is a vital force that gives each year’s show a unique personality and edge,” explains Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group.

With over 200 education sessions taking place throughout the show, including a new dedicated day in the form of EduMonday, IMEX in Frankfurt taking place 16 – 18 May offers its biggest ever education programme. In terms of added value, over 70 per cent of all professional development education at IMEX is certified.

Introducing a brand new education experience – EduMonday
Planners can take part in high quality education the day before IMEX in Frankfurt begins with EduMonday, a brand new education experience taking place on Monday 15 May. With registration free of charge and open to all, this interactive day will provide insights into event design, future trends and hot new technologies, using informal, contemporary learning styles.

IMEX’s EduMonday will feature experts from the new Zeus Eventtech Academy, the German Convention Bureau (GCB), Meetology® Masterclasses and Play with a Purpose. IMEX is also offering the Event Design Certificate Programme Level 1 of Mastery as part of a three-year agreement with the Event Design Collective. This allows 30 English and 30 German-speaking event professionals to take their career to the next level by taking the certification free of charge on the day.

Exploring Purposeful Meetings with first ever keynote
The show’s first ever English language education keynote explores this year’s IMEX Talking Point, Purposeful Meetings. Janet Sperstad from Madison Area Technical College shares the preliminary results of a major piece of industry research into Purposeful meetings research: creating deeper meaning.

Janet Sperstad explains: “Purposeful meetings define planning that produces very specific outcomes and attendee behaviours, in addition to the normal meeting strategy and learning objectives. Delivering more purposeful meetings will help planners create experiences that drive deeper meaning and value for attendees and, of course, clients.” An interview with Janet Sperstad about her career to date and her profound interest in ‘Purposeful Meetings’ can be found here.

Carina adds: “This is the first substantial piece of industry research we’ve undertaken since our 10th Anniversary in 2012, and signifies our confidence in the Purposeful Meetings concept – a concept that’s making waves in the industry and one that we want to explore further with planners at IMEX. The full white paper, with the support of PSAV, will be available at IMEX America in October”.

Free show floor education
A wider programme of free education runs across the three days of the show. Participants can choose from 10 tracks including technology, business skills, diversity and marketing in order to create their own bespoke schedule. MPI is delivering a session on Exploring unique learning formats, IAEE explores The next 40 years of trade shows and Play With A Purpose addresses how to engage younger planners in Interaction for millennials. There are over 200 seminars, including workshops, campfires and bite-sized show-floor education- all designed to help planners at all levels keep a finger on the pulse of the industry.

This includes a session on the results of an exclusive survey into the roles and workplace experiences of women in the event industry run by trade magazines tw tagungswirtschaft and m+a report together with IMEX. Kerstin Wuensch from tw and other industry leaders will explore female leadership, career building and equality in women in the event industry – equal status or lagging behind?

IMEX in Frankfurt takes place at Messe Frankfurt from 16 – 18 May 2017.
EduMonday (separate registration required) is on 15 May.

Registration is free of charge and open online: https://portal.imex-frankfurt.com/register.php?login=1

EduMonday registration: http://www.imex-frankfurt.com/events/education/edumonday/


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IACC Meeting Room of The Future

February 9, 2016

IACC Meeting Room of The Future
Visionary Global Initiative Will Transform Meetings

A dynamic new initiative from the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) is set to transform the meeting experience through a global collaboration of leaders in conference room design, audiovisual technology, hospitality, academia and conference management.  The project and initial global survey results are be unveiled at IACC-America’s Connect annual conference in New York City this April.  The IACC Meeting Room of the Future combines innovation and entrepreneurialism with the expertise of meeting industry professionals and planners.

The program’s ambitious goal is to predict and showcase a clear vision of what is new for today and what solutions need to be sought for tomorrow’s meeting rooms, to deliver what clients want and need for maximum productivity. Collaboration, productivity and inspiration will be at the heart of the 2016 concept, with the plan to build on this annually.

The initiative brings together the brightest minds and companies in the industry, to create both a physical and virtual meeting environment.  Contributors include leading universities in the US, Europe and Australia, several meetings and technology companies and leading designers of venue furnishings.  “As the only global organisation representing smaller meetings and venues, IACC is singularly-positioned to spearhead this initiative,” affirms IACC’s CEO Mark Cooper.

Effective research is at the core of the initiative. IACC is surveying a broad spectrum of the industry to identify and understand needs, track current trends and innovations and determine the kinds of learning environments that foster collaboration, ideas exchange and relationship building. “These environments profoundly influence people, behaviours, companies, politics and ultimately economies.” Cooper notes. IACC will engage with planners, meeting hosts, delegates, operators and suppliers, and is partnering with Meeting Professionals International (MPI) on a survey involving 1000 of the association’s members.

The project will address the most challenging issues facing the meetings  industry today while showcasing the most innovative and useful aspects of tomorrow’s meeting room.  Access to sufficient bandwidth is clearly a critical issue and one that demands thoughtful study and careful investment in equipment and training.  As the industry becomes even more global, conference venues must offer first-rate teleconference services. The rapidly expanding number of new mobile devices used by planners and attendees demands powerful, high-speed connectivity that can host any number of devices and any group or number of groups. “Connectivity affects every aspect of the meeting experience,” Mark Cooper asserts. “Super high-speed Wi-Fi is essential throughout the facility as part of security and privacy, critical communications within the meeting experience and with colleagues beyond, sustainability and guest services.”

The results of the IACC Meeting Room of the Future™ survey will be published globally and at IACC-America’s Connect annual conference this April.

Current contributors and research partners include Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Microsoft, Dianne Devitt.net, Corbin Ball Associates, Sli-do, Benchmark Hospitality International, MGSM Executive Hotel & Conference Centre and PSAV.

 


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