Save the Date: Upcoming Tradeshows

The Asia Pacificís largest meetings and incentive events, AIME 2016, taking place February 21-12, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. AIME will help you to discover new destinations, new suppliers, new industry contacts and new, creative ideas for all types of event planning. With over 850 exhibitors from 50 countries, including 150 new exhibitors each year, AIME is the must attend event for those wishing to "aime" for more in their business pursuits. To learn more, click here.

ASAE's Annual Meeting & Exposition:
The Annual Meeting & Exposition, being held August 12-15, 2017 in Toronto, Canada, is all about a vibrant, high-energy environment full of the best and brightest in the association world. You and your peers will be challenged, inspired and recharged! Whether you are new to the association industry or a seasoned executive, whether you work for a professional society, trade association, or not-for-profit organization, this Annual Meeting has something for you! Click here to learn more or to register.

Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange:
The Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE) is taking place August 13-16, 2017, at the Hyatt Zilara/Hyatt Ziva in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It is the only MICE event that brings North American buyers to meet one-to-one in private rooms with Caribbean based suppliers. Learn more.

ExL's Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit
An elite gathering of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industry's meeting and event executives is taking place on November 6-7, 2017 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing. This research-based educational program, now in it's 13th year, attracts a well balanced audience of planners and suppliers ready to engage, collaborate and innovative to optimize meeting management and keep pace with industry change. Click here for more information. Click here to register today and save 15% off our standard conference rate with code: C887CPI

Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exposition:
Need help identifying and anticipating future trends in the global exhibitions and events industry? From advocacy to education, IAEE will help you learn how to make a difference and understand why it is important. Join Now and experience the network IAEE membership offers. Expo! Expo! IAEEís Annual Meeting & Exhibition will be held November 28, 2017-November 30, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Visit to learn what you will experience at this event that is the marketplace for show organizers and planners. We look forward to greeting you in Los Angeles!

ibtm america:
ibtm america is an exclusive and private event where exhibitors and premier meeting planners are carefully selected based on their industry relevance, expertise and business they have to place resulting in an all-important 1 to 1 ratio. Tailored to the U.S. market, ibtm america serves and guarantees the attendance of top-level decision makers from across the U.S. and overseas. ibtm america will next take place June 14-16, 2017 in South Florida. To learn more, click here.

IBTM World:
The Global Meetings and Incentives Exhibition is taking place November 28-30, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. This important show brings together over 2,500 international suppliers with 6,000 buyers and visitors for 3 days of networking, education and business opportunities. To learn how to qualify for the Hosted Buyer Program, offering complimentary flights and accommodations, click here. Enter's group code, CONPLAN, to apply, attend with us and enjoy the advantages of this program!

IMEX America:
IMEX America is America's worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, will take place at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas from October 10-12, 2017. To learn more, click here, or for information about the Hosted Buyer Program, contact

IMEX Frankfurt:
IMEX, being held May 16-18, 2017 in Messe Frankfurt, Germany, is the essential worldwide exhibition for meetings & incentive travel. IMEX is the only global exhibition to combine an international hosted buyer programme with thousands of buyers from the German outbound market. The 3,500 exhibitors from across the globe include national & regional tourist offices, convention & visitor bureau, hotel groups, conference centres, cruise lines, airlines, destination management companies and more. Be inspired. Make great contacts. Do more business. Don't miss IMEX Frankfurt 2016. Over 8,900 visitors. 3,700 international hosted buyers. 4,000 German buyers. 3,500 exhibitors. 157 countries. To learn more, click here, or for information about the Hosted Buyer Program, contact

Incentive Travel Exchange:
The Incentive Travel Exchange (ITE) is taking place April 23-26, 2017, at The Delano Las Vegas. ITE will bring together high-volume buyers to meet one-to-one with global suppliers in the privacy of a luxury suite. Learn more.

Latin America Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange:
The Latin America Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (LAMITE) is taking place June 19-23, 2017, at the Pensativo House Hotel in La Antigua, Guatemala. LAMITE is the only event that brings global suppliers to meet with Latin America based buyers one-to-one in private rooms. Learn more.

Meetings Technology Expo:
The 12th annual Meetings Technology Expo took place on September 22-23, 2016 at the Jacob Javits Center, NYC and feature new sessions, tech demos, training camps, 1-on-1ís, and great networking opportunities. Guests will earn CMP credits while attending classes on mobile applications, location-based tracking tools, attendee management, engagement tools, social media and more. You will also be able to network with fellow end-users while trying out the latest tech innovations in our expo hall. For those interested in learning about a specific tech tool, MTE offers 3 options: 20-minute tech demos for a general overview, 1-on-1 appointments for personalized attention and Tech Training Intensive sessions for a more hands-on experience. To learn more, click here.

MICE Asia Pacific Expo (MAPE):
The MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition brings together Asiaís Leading Meetings, Conference, Exhibition And Events Organisers To Meet And Network With Asia Pacificís Leading Hotels, Venues And Event Suppliers. The event took place September 21-22, 2016 in Singapore, and attendees came from throughout Asia to network and discuss their event needs, schedules, general planning and budgets for the next twelve months. Itís a great way for events organisers to discover new hotels, venues and connect with key suppliers for them to put on great events and make long term contacts throughout Asia. The 2 day conference WAS a great opportunity to discuss: key event issues, recent venue and restaurant openings, guides on how to run events, event concepts, social media, how to negotiate when choosing venues, deciding on locations for events and general buying tips. To learn more, click here.

RCMA World Conference and Exposition:
RCMA's annual meeting, EMERGE 2017, will be held February 7-9, 2017 in Chicago. It is the longest running, most successful educational event for religious meeting professionals. This unique conference offers innovative tutorials, the largest tradeshow in the world for the religious market, dynamic speakers, and networking time with key leaders in the field. Centering around the theme Aim High, the program focuses on providing cutting edge insights which will help you achieve excellence in management and take your religious events to new heights. For detailed information, click here.

SPiNCon will take place December 3-5, 2017, at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas. It is the only conference for planners with 10 years of experience or more, and where planners outnumber suppliers two-to-one. It's a very informal conference that has been described as intimate, casual, comfortable, and like a big family. We drop our pretenses and the need to impress, and we settle in to a really amazing three days of soaking up ideas, helping one another, and leaving re-inspired. This year's conference will take that vibe to a whole new level as we seek to address the whole person and give them solutions to achieve work/life balance in whatever way is important to them. For more information, click here.

The Stadium Series by Questex:
The Stadium Series is a one-day long event that will take place July 18, 2017 at Yankee Stadium and will put Northeast US regional meeting planners and incentive buyers together with global suppliers for one-to-one appointments in private suites. Learn more.

Xperience Design Project (XDP):
Formerly known as ASAE's Springtime Expo, this new format will be a two-day business event for association professionals and industry partners to co-create solutions around shared challenges in the meetings industry. The inaugural XDP will be May 23-24, 2017, at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland. To learn more, click here. Links

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