[quote_box_center]IMEX America 2015, America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, taking place in Las Vegas on October 13th to 15th at the Sands Expo® and The Venetian®| The Palazzo®, announced a new and expanded exhibitors, power education programme and the latest researches.[/quote_box_center]
Providing an expanded wealth of options and new ideas for buyers and planners, new IMEX America exhibitors to date span many industry sectors.
In addition, twenty-one returning exhibitors have increased the size of their booths – representing nearly a quarter of all booth sales to date.
“It is very exciting to see the expanding investment that exhibitors are making in IMEX America as we go into our fifth show,” said Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group. “We think it is reflective of the positive energy building across the US and global meetings and events industry right now. There is a lot of business to be done, new connections and partnerships to be forged, and always best practices to be shared.”
[quote_box_right]On the question What sphere do you think the next big innovation in meetings will come from, over 50% of hosted buyers and exhibitors and over 40% of visitors identified technology ahead of education, health and wellbeing and meetings design.[/quote_box_right]
Power Education and latest’s researches
IMEX America, will once again offer a wide range of valuable and inspiring new ideas, knowledge and experiences through its highly popular education program.
At the Inspiration Hub, the education sessions will be presented in a variety of formats, from Seminars, Campfires and Meet the Expert to Hot Topic Tables and a Research Pod.
Smart Monday, Powered by MPI will be held and this year on 12th October, with sessions delivered by ASAE and ICCA and for Young & Senior Professionals two new session tracks will be available.
According to research of more than 800 buyers and suppliers at this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt, technology is the sector set to deliver the next major innovation in the meetings industry. On the question What sphere do you think the next big innovation in meetings will come from, over 50% of hosted buyers and exhibitors and over 40% of visitors identified technology ahead of education, health and wellbeing and meetings design.
Carina Bauer, CEO IMEX Group, explains: “With technology evolving at a rapid rate, it’s no surprise that our event attendees are in overwhelming agreement that this sector will deliver the most innovation.
We’re already seeing this with many start-ups making waves in the market, and we launched #IMEXpitch at IMEX America last year to support budding tech companies who develop innovative solutions and services for the meetings industry. We’ve noticed that many companies shortlisted for the competition focus on apps as their main product offering, demonstrating that this is fertile ground for fast innovation and added value.“
This is demonstrated by the growing usage of the IMEX App which launches for IMEX America 2015 in September and helps both buyers and exhibitors stay organised and up to date with everything happening at the show.