IMEX 2021, due to take place at Messe Frankfurt from 25 – 27 May, is cancelled. “We know the timing of our announcement comes as a blow so early in 2021′, states Chairman Ray Bloom and CEO Carina Bauer. ‘More than anything, and like you, we’re eager to deliver some good news and mark a fresh start.”
“When we were compelled to cancel IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America last year we hoped 2021 would see the early recovery of the industry and the IMEX shows. We still believe wholeheartedly that a resurgence will come, but sadly we do not believe it will happen in time for us to deliver a strong and successful event in May.”
“IMEX in Frankfurt is a hugely global event – our exhibitors and buyers represent 150+ countries – and we are, therefore, reliant on international travel routes being open in the coming weeks to allow our buyers and exhibitors from across the world to confirm their participation.”
The IMEX team is genuinely positive about the future. The vaccine roll-out and improvements in rapid testing programmes gives them great confidence for the prospects of the meeting industry and of travel in general.
Bloom and Bauer are very confident that they’ll be able to deliver a successful IMEX America in Las Vegas from 9-11 November; as well as the 20th anniversary edition of IMEX in Frankfurt in 2022 (26-28 April).