New ground handler announced for IMEX Frankfurt Europe

The IMEX Group has announced it is changing its ground handler for its Frankfurt show, awarding the contract to Germany based DMC Compass Tours Incoming. Compass Tours Incoming has been awarded the contract to provide transportation for attendees and exhibitors at IMEX in Frankfurt which takes place 21–23 May 2019, with a special focus on transfers for hosted buyers. Compass Tours Incoming has offices in...

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Events Industry Council searches for new CEO World

The CEO of the Events Industry Council (EIC), Karen Kotowski, has resigned her post, the association has announced. She has led the 30-plus member EIC for 10 years. Chair of the EIC’s Board of Directors Tina Wehmeir, said a search for a new CEO has begun. “We plan to identify a new CEO who brings a global perspective and background to help in further broadening...

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Diversity and the ‘new world of work’ at IMEX Frankfurt EuropeWorld

IMEX, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, returns to Frankfurt from 21–23 May 2019, with exhibitors and planners set to meet with over 3,500 suppliers from every sector of the global meetings and events industry. IMEX’s pre-show education day, EduMonday, will take place on 20 May and includes She Means Business – a conference celebrating the role of women in the meetings...

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IMEX America in Las Vegas was the largest ever IMEX Americas

IMEX America came to a close yesterday, 18 October, in Las Vegas’ Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The event set a series of new records, and was the largest ever IMEX. Over 13,000 participants took part in the event, making over 70,000 appointments. The event expanded into an additional hall, creating space for over 3,500 exhibitors representing 150 countries. Carina Bauer (pictured left), CEO of...

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IMEX America is building a legacy for the events industry AmericasWorld

IMEX America has announced that ‘Legacy’ will be the IMEX Talking Point for its 2018 exhibition, taking place in Las Vegas from 16-18 October. The theme will come to life through a series of activities including a major research report, a keynote presentation, education sessions and a wall of inspiring legacy stories. The show will begin with the opening Meeting Professionals International keynote ‘Legacy –...

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Nalan Emre promoted to IMEX Group COO World

The IMEX Group has promoted its organising director Nalan Emre to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Nalan will have responsibility for managing the Operations (formerly the Organising team), Office Management, Event Tech and HR teams at the UK Hove-based company. She will plan and direct IMEX’s operational policies, structures, procedures and initiatives and collaborate with the chairman, CEO and FD to set company...

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MPI and IMEX announce experiential collaboration for Vegas tradeshow Americas

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the IMEX Group have announced they are to collaborate to incorporate more experiential activities during the IMEX America tradeshow in Las Vegas 16-18 October. MPI is in its eighth year as education provider for the tradeshow, including powering the Smart Monday programme on 15 October on the eve of this year’s show proper. MPI Foundation will again present its largest...

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State of the global events market: Tips, insights and trends Expert OpinionWorld

Following her trip to IMEX in Frankfurt in mid-May, Masha Boh (pictured), business development manager at The Brewery, discusses the state of the global events market – offering tips, insights and trends. What is the state of the global events market? IMEX18 felt busier than usual, with buyers from all over the world congregating in the German financial capital. The most common clients I met were from...

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IMEX 2018 showcases in Frankfurt EuropeGalleryRegion

IMEX in Frankfurt started with EduMonday, 14 May, at Kap Europa Congress Centre. The business exhibition took place at Messe Frankfurt – Halls 8 and 9, 15–17 May. At the opening ceremony of the 16th Frankfurt show, 14 May, Bloom said: “This is our largest ever IMEX. It has around 3,500 exhibitors representing well over 150 countries.” Bloom added that the 2018 show had brought in...

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In pictures: IMEX attracts 3,500 Europe

Organiser of this year’s IMEX Frankfurt trade show has opened with 3,500 exhibitors (including 42 new stands), more than 180 education sessions and a 12 per cent growth among the event technology section.

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