An unforgettable experience with business and human connections at its heart: IMEX in Frankfurt returns 31 May – 2 June
“While doing business
and powering our sector’s growth sits at the core of the show, IMEX in
Frankfurt stands for so much more. Inspiration is one of our core values and we’re
set to deliver this through a creative and cutting-edge show experience. An
unforgettable experience that helps attendees reconnect and revive, supercharge
their skillset and – importantly – have fun! By coming together – and
celebrating 20 years of IMEX in Frankfurt – our community is set to create many
memorable moments.” Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, outlines the plans for
return of IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place 31 May –
exhibitors announce major launches
An international range
of exhibitors – destinations, venues, technology providers, incentive
companies and more – are currently planning their participation at the show.
Suppliers from Europe – Germany, France, Spain and Croatia; North America –
Miami, San Francisco, Las Vegas; and Asia – Philippines and Taiwan; are among
the dozens of destinations who have confirmed their participation in the past
few weeks alone.
Parts of the business
events sector have forged ahead in the past two years with investments in
refurbishments, new venues and enhanced experiences. IMEX in Frankfurt will be
the stage for some major launches such as Ethiopia’s new convention bureau, new
venues, new professional development programmes and new industry partnerships.
Well over 2,500 buyers
from 70 countries have registered to date, and hundreds of global buyers
continue to register each week. An international mix of buyers from agencies,
corporates and associations, plus independent professionals have all confirmed
participation at the show.
education for associations, corporates & agencies
IMEX is supporting
specialists with dedicated learning for association, agency and corporate
executives taking place the day before the show, on Monday 30 May. Exclusively
Corporate is set to welcome experts from SAP, Bolt Financial and Siemens
Healthineers (as well as a former Premier League Footballer!) for case
study-led education and peer-to-peer discussions. Agency planners can shape the
focus of IMEX’s co-created Agency Directors Forum, choosing what best fits
their needs from subjects including: growth opportunities; lessons learned from
the pandemic; adapting to a changed event landscape; trends and technology
impacting business strategy, and reconsidering staffing options. Separately,
Association Focus will deliver learning and networking exclusively for
association professionals of all levels. The collaborative programme offers
insight, inspiration and real-world recommendations and resolutions to the
challenges facing associations across the world today.
connections to support business recovery
It has never been more
important to upskill for the new world of work and 150+ educational events
onsite cover Professional Development and Upskilling;
Creativity in Communication; Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility;
Innovation and Tech; and Purposeful Recovery.
Team dynamics and roles
have shifted since the lockdown leading to a new approach to recruitment
strategy. In ‘Where’s my team?’ Tanesha Moody, Former Director Field and Events
Marketing at Bolt Financial, will provide guidance on building an evolutionary
team from scratch. Her professional theatre background gives Tanesha a unique
take on planning and delivering events.
Fitability® Recruiter at You Search and Select and Founder of The Hub, is
holding a workshop to help event professionals deal with ‘the great resignation’.
He says: “As the industry rebuilds, the focus for many businesses is to scale-up
by recruiting the right talent. This session will enable delegates to supercharge
their recruitment strategy which in turn will have an immediate and positive
impact on how they attract, select and retain talent.”
‘One of Europe’s
leading business networking strategists’ according to the Financial Times, Andy
Lopata, moderates a panel session unpacking the
strategy behind ‘Building back together’. Event professionals from Farnborough
International, DRPG and Enited Business Events join Andy to discuss the vital
role strong relationships played in supporting them during the pandemic, and in
their business recovery. Andy explains: “Relationships underpin the success of
our businesses and the events we’re involved with. Yet it has become harder to
nurture those relationships, let alone meet new people, during the pandemic. My
goal is to arm attendees with new ideas, practical advice and, most importantly
of all, the confidence and energy to actively pursue a strategy of building,
nurturing and leveraging the relationships that will drive their businesses
Experts from the
Listening Collective will bring their own powerful brand of coaching with a
dedicated space, The Listening Lab, which will help attendees develop their own
‘listening superpowers’. “When we’re skilfully listened to and challenged,
we hear ourselves better – then change follows,” explains Listening Collective founder Jon Barnes.
The focus on wellbeing
continues at the Be Well Lounge. Brought to you by Inner Sense and supported by
Costa Rica DMC and Weichlein Tours, the Lounge offers a space to pause, unwind
and recharge. Attendees craving an energetic start to the day will enjoy the 5km
IMEXrun, developed by VOQIN – a bright and brisk walk, jog or run along the
banks of Frankfurt’s River Main.
Carina Bauer, CEO of
the IMEX Group, says: “With our worldwide roster of suppliers and confirmed
buyers, we’re confident the show floor will be a hub of activity where the
industry can comfortably and effectively do business. We can’t wait to get back
to business in Frankfurt and celebrate the sheer joy of being back together – our
industry lives and breathes face to face business events and from what we’re
witnessing, it’s raring to go.” Carina shares more detail about what to expect
at the show here.
IMEX in Frankfurt takes place 31 May – 2 June 2022 – the
business events community can register here. Registration is free.
IMEX in Frankfurt 2022 will take place at Messe Frankfurt from 31 May – 2 June 2022.
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