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21 May | 11:00 am - 23 May | 7:00 pm
IMEX Frankfurt is truly a global gathering of the MICE industry – bringing together 14,000 senior industry professionals to meet, do business and advance the sector. The show is a melting pot of ideas, connections and shared experiences.
With 3,500 exhibitors from over 150 countries, buyers can get stuck into some serious business at IMEX Frankfurt.
New Discovery Zone
Imagination powers the show’s new Discovery Zone, which is set to showcase the latest in experiential concepts and event technology. This specially curated area will be packed with education and experiences to fire up the imagination of event planners and exhibitors alike, helping them to question the conventional and explore fresh approaches.
Learning opportunities are core to IMEX in Frankfurt, beginning with EduMonday, an afternoon of free professional education taking place the day before the show on Monday 20 May.
Anne Kjaer Riechert, Co-founder & Managing Director of ReDI School of Digital Integration, launches EduMonday with her keynote at She Means Business. After this attendees can stay and be part of She Means Business, celebrating the role of women in the events industry or mix and match from a programme of 20 general sessions designed around professional or personal development.
Association professionals are invited to Association Day & Evening on Monday, to share best practice and connect with peers. ASAE, ICCA and MCI have all collaborated with IMEX to create a topical and interactive programme, delivering three Learning Labs covering Leadership, Imagination and Knowledge.
The Agency Directors Forum is a strategic exchange for small to mid-size meetings and events agencies focusing on People & Talent Management, Keeping your Leadership Skills Smart, Technology for your Business and Diversity, Collaboration, Transformation.
There’s also education and networking exclusively for corporate/in-house meeting and event executives at Exclusively Corporate which includes speakers from the International Olympic Committee, Barclays, Cisco, Microsoft and KPMG.
Young professionals will learn ‘how to put the roar into their career’ in Living life with a purpose. Other sessions focus on how to develop leadership qualities, networking and career advancement strategies, and also the impact of associations and their conferences on destinations detailing the importance of legacy.
Complimentary learning sessions
With over 250 complimentary learning sessions on EduMonday and throughout the three days of the show, there’s no shortage of opportunities to update industry knowledge and contacts.
IMEX Frankfurt takes place 21 -23 May 2019. Registration is free of charge and open to all who work in the meetings, events and incentive travel industry. EduMonday, 20 May, is available to all industry professionals who attend IMEX.