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Packed education programme set to drive Association Day at IMEX in Frankfurt 2015

February 16, 2015

Packed education programme set to drive Association Day at IMEX in Frankfurt 2015

Frankfurt, 16th February 2015 – Working with millennials, managing an association during a crisis, and how to best use data are just some of the key topics to be explored at this year’s IMEX Association Day on Monday 18 May 2015.

Taking place at Kap Europe, Messe Frankfurt’s impressive new conference centre, the free event is exclusively for association executives.  More than 300 association professionals from 40 countries are expected to attend.

It is a day packed with insightful educational talks by peers and experts offering valuable advice on both the running of associations as well as association events. It also offers superb opportunities to network with peers and experts from across the globe.

The dedicated programme provides delegates with a range of educational sessions – including a dedicated Executive track, plus sessions that relate to association operations, marketing, meetings and more. A number of sessions have been designed and will be co-delivered by some of the industry’s leading industry associations including ICCA, PCMA and ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. This year’s event will feature a brand new programme with interactive learning formats and professional facilitation, developed in conjunction with the International Association of Facilitators.

The inspiring afternoon sessions will be followed by an hour of small group hot topic discussions led by expert facilitators before everyone departs for Association Evening. IMEX exhibitors and association partners join delegates for this ever-popular networking reception at the Marriott Hotel.

Alexander Klein from the International Stereoscopic Union in Germany, one of last year’s delegates, explains:

“The sessions I attended certainly planted a few ideas in my mind and gave me some useful tips on how I might change the set-up of our events. The sessions provide real food for thought and have prompted me to try something different. That’s what IMEX is all about, isn’t it? Inspiration!

“It’s also nice to catch up with a few familiar faces and enjoy some valuable networking.”

For more details about IMEX Association Day and Evening and to register visit Association Day & Evening delegates must be registered as either a Hosted Buyer or a Visitor for the IMEX trade show.



Der IMEX Association Day 2015

February 16, 2015

Der IMEX Association Day 2015
IMEX Gruppe gibt umfangreiches Weiterbildungs-Programm bekannt

Frankfurt, den 16. Februar 2015 “Herausforderungen in der Zusammenarbeit mit der Generation Y”, “Krisenmanagement in der Verbandsarbeit – wie, wann, was?” und “Datenverarbeitung im Zeitalter von Big Data und Datensicherheitsmanagement” – dies sind nur einige der Themen, die im Rahmen des Aus- und Weiterbildungsprogrammes auf dem diesjährigen IMEX Verbändetag am Montag, den 18. Mai 2015, beleuchtet werden.
Diese kostenfreie Expertenveranstaltung findet dieses Jahr erstmals im “Kap Europe” – dem eindrucksvollen Konferenzcenter der Messe Frankfurt – statt und ist exklusiv Führungskräften und Eventplanern von Verbänden vorbehalten. Es werden über 300 Teilnehmer aus 40 Ländern erwartet.
Die Teilnehmer dürfen sich auf einen Tag voller Expertenwissen und Networkingmöglichkeiten mit internationalen Kollegen freuen. Das Weiterbildungsprogramm beinhaltet einen speziellen “Executive Track” sowie Vorträge und Seminare zum Marketing, dem operative Management und der Veranstaltungsplanung von Verbänden.
Einige der Fortbildungseinheiten wurden gemeinsam mit führenden Branchenverbänden wie “ICCA”, “PCMA” und “ASAE” (The Center for Association Leadership) entwickelt.
Der “Association Day” präsentiert in diesem Jahr ein komplett neues Programm mit interaktiven Lernformaten, das von der “International Association of Facilitators” mit entwickelt wurde.
Auf die inspirierenden Nachmittags-Sessions folgt eine Stunde voller intensiver themenspezifischer Diskussionen, die von Branchenexperten moderiert und begleitet werden.
Den Tag beendet der beliebte “Associaton Evening” im Marriott Hotel – ein beliebtes weiteres Highlight, an dem auch ausgewählte Aussteller und Kooperationspartner teilnehmen.
Alexander Klein von der “International Stereoscopic Union” in Deutschland erläutert: “Die Seminare und Workshops haben mir wertvolle Ideen und auch ganz praktische Tipps vermittelt, wie wir unsere Veranstaltungen noch optimieren und auch einmal ganz neue Wege ausprobieren können. Die Anregungen, die ich erhalten habe werde ich gleich in die Praxis umsetzen. Außerdem trifft man hier immer vertraute Gesichter. Das ist perfektes Networking auf einem außergewöhnlichen Event. Absolut inspirierend.”

Weitere Details über den “IMEX Association Day” und Abend und die Möglichkeit zur Registrierung:
visit Die Teilnahme an dieser Veranstaltung setzt die Registrierung als Hosted Buyer oder als Besucher der IMEX voraus.


IMEX America | Protection, promotion or policy-making?

October 2, 2012

Protection, promotion or policy-making?
U.S. Travel Association’s Roger Dow, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, and Rossi Ralenkotter of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to Speak at First Ever IMEX America Political Advocacy Forum

Continuing its efforts to raise the political bar of the meetings industry and build broader awareness of its strong role in creating jobs and economic growth, the U.S. Travel Association will host a session at IMEX America 2012 October 9th, from 4:00 – 5:30 pm at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Lead speakers will feature Roger Dow, CEO of U.S. Travel, Rossi Ralenkotter President and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Chair of U.S. Travel, together with Las Vegas Mayor, Carolyn Goodman.

Heading the panel discussion, Geoff Freeman of U.S. Travel will speak about the meetings and business travel industry as a critical asset to the nation and provide an update on the success of recent political advocacy efforts. He comes to this issue as a well-versed member of the Washington DC community having been a key driver behind the “U.S. Travel Meetings Mean Business” campaign and the Travel Promotion Act. He was also recently made a member of the Passenger Advocacy subcommittee of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) of the Department of Homeland Security.

Ralenkotter, as both Chair of U.S. Travel and President of the LVCVA, will provide an inside look into how Las Vegas excels at hosting more than 19,000 meetings annually – an industry that makes a $6.3 billion impact on the local economy and supports 58,000 jobs.

Adding even more leadership power to the session, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman – a champion for tourism as the “lifeblood” of the Southern Nevada economy – will also address attendees. Her remarks will focus on efforts to keep Las Vegas on the cutting edge of the travel and tourism industry, and the evolution of Las Vegas as a destination already offering 150,000 hotel rooms and 10.6 million square feet of meeting space.

“IMEX’s recent “Power of 10” global study showed that one of the most pressing challenges for our industry in the next decade is to measure and effectively communicate the strategic and economic value of events and meetings to local, national and global economies,” said Ray Bloom Chairman of the IMEX Group.

He continued: “This new political advocacy session will provide an update on how far the industry has come in making sure that this true value is fully understood, especially in the US. It builds on the efforts we have made over the past 10 years with the Politicians Forum in Frankfurt, but will also offer a distinctly North American perspective. Everyone involved understands that we must keep acting, keep talking, and keep working in unison to achieve meaningful and positive change by policy-makers. IMEX America is proud to play its part in helping to drive this effort and in providing a global platform for the continuing debate.”

“Building a Stronger Meetings Industry – in Washington and your Community” will take place from
4pm – 5.30pm on Tuesday Oct. 09 at IMEX America. It will be open to all IMEX America attendees and exhibitors and will include several US destination CEOs who will also contribute their views and experience.

About IMEX America
IMEX America is America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events and is already the largest trade show for the industry in the USA. The second edition will take place at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas, (which is connected to the show’s Headquarters Hotel, The Venetian®|The Palazzo®), Oct 9 – 11, 2012.

The show’s strategic partner and premier educational provider is MPI, who power “Smart Monday” – Oct. 08 – a full day of education on the day prior to the tradeshow. Smart Monday also includes a range of high level education delivered by other partners and associations; including Association Focus – a conference within a conference for association meeting planners – delivered by ASAE, ICCA and PCMA.

IMEX also has an exclusive partnership with the US Travel Association and is endorsed by DMAI and Site, has an Industry Partnership with PCMA and is an ICCA Business Partner. Other supporting associations include: ACTE Global, ADME, AIPC, AMCI, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, Association Forum of Chicagoland, CIC, CSAE, ECM, FICP, GMIC, IACC, IAEE, IAPCO, ISES, JMIC, PATA, SKAL, Spin. A list of industry and media partners can be found here.

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IMEX America

April 4, 2012

IMEX America | IMEX America wins Best International Launch Award
Organizers of worldwide meetings, incentive travel and events trade show, IMEX America, came away from the Exhibition News Awards in London last Thursday proud winners of the Best International Launch Award.

Explaining why IMEX America triumphed over some stiff competition, the judging panel summarized their decision as: “IMEX America ‘nailed it’ as a show concept. It was a clear winner in terms of development of the brand and its success with its chosen industry – as well as against its competitors.”

Judges declared this year’s competition “incredibly tough” and said “competition across our 20 categories this year, including 10 company and 10 people awards, reflected the diversity and significant achievements made in the past year.”  The judging panel comprised organizers, venue and supplier representatives.

The Awards, which are run annually by Mash Media, publishers of magazines and directories for the event, exhibition, meetings and conference sectors, saw 850 guests gathered for dinner and presentations in the newly renovated West Hall at London’s Olympia.

The Best International Launch category was new for 2012 and intended to recognize the achievement of one UK-based organizer who successfully launched an existing brand or new product in a market outside of the UK.

IMEX America debuted on October 11, 2011, at the Venetian Palazzo/Sands Expo in Las Vegas. It combined a three day trade show with one day dedicated to professional education – Smart Monday – immediately prior to opening. An exit survey of IMEX America hosted buyers revealed that total orders placed onsite amounted to $281 million with an expected $1.9 billion worth of orders to be placed with exhibitors in the nine months that followed.

Ray Bloom, Chairman of the IMEX Group said, “We are honored to have been voted as the Best International Launch Exhibition at the Exhibition News Awards. We would like to thank our industry colleagues from across the world for helping to ensure that our inaugural show was so successful. We are looking forward to building on this success for 2012 and beyond.”

The other finalists in the Best International Launch Award category were: Aidex – Centaur Exhibitions; Grand Designs Live Australia – Media 10 and Diversified Exhibitions Australia; IFSEC Arabia and OSH Expo Arabia – UBM; IFSEC West Africa – UBM Montgomery and Occupational Safety and Health Expo Africa – UBM Montgomery.

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About IMEX America
IMEX America is the new trade show for the worldwide meetings, events and incentive travel industry. The second edition will take place at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas, (which is connected to the show’s Headquarters Hotel, The Venetian®|The Palazzo®), Oct 9 – 11, 2012.

The show’s strategic partner and premier educational provider is MPI, whose Meet Different Day of Education and Innovation takes place on “Smart Monday”, the day before the trade show opens.

IMEX also has an exclusive partnership with the US Travel Association, the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the $704 billion US travel industry; is endorsed by DMAI and Site and has an Industry Partnership with PCMA. Other supporting associations include: ACTE Global, ADME, AIPC, AMCI, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, Association Forum of Chicagoland, CIC, CSAE, ECM, FICP, GMIC, IAEE, IAPCO, ICCA, ISES, JMIC, PATA, SKAL, Spin. A list of industry and media partners can be found here.

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