Imex: a kind of Teutonic networking


A four-day event, a gala dinner, an award ceremony, more than 3,500 exhibitors from 150 countries, more than 180 educational sessions, 5,200 buyers: these are some numbers of Imex Frankfurt, the most important German exhibition meant for meetings and incentive travels, which will take place in Messe Frankfurt, from the 15th to the 17th of May. The fair is addressed to event specialists, companies, business trips’ organizers and marketing managers, and is filled with several conferences and/or seminars, as well as new ideas pitches.

In 2018, like in the past editions, Digivents will attend Imex with its own stand, n° E770: the company will present the latest news in the events’ field, and this will be also an opportunity to meet customers and prospects in order to make business brainstorming. In fact, the goal of the event has always been to offer a successful platform for business meetings and personal networking.

Whether you want to keep up with the evolution of the event sector by exploring the latest tech innovations or upgrade your professional skills and relations by getting in touch with your colleagues, Imex is the right solution for you, since it offers numerous networking and training opportunities.

Meeting industry professionals, at Imex, will be able to find all the partners they need for their events: main hotels and venues, event service providers, caterers and exhibit builders, agencies and app/tech solutions creators – among which, as already mentioned, there is Digivents.  On the other side, exhibitors will have access to fair stands and valuable moments useful in order to create new contacts, to strengthen established relationships and start new business. Furthermore, the event will take advantage of an online system  that is supposed to schedule meetings in an easier and faster way.

Imex`s meetings and workshops will address numerous topics: for instance, on Monday, May 14th, the agenda is filled with the Iaee-Cem course, together with meetings for company professionals, agencies and associations. Besides, ‘EduMonday’ will be an opportunity to learn all the secrets of the Event Canvas Model, a strategic event management model for customer-centric events. Towards the end of the day, there will be a focus on the role of women in the meeting industry (She Means Business) as well as the one of under-35 professionals (Rising Talent). On May 15th, right after the opening ceremony, the Policy Forum will represent, instead, an opportunity for policy makers and influencers to discuss the growth of the events sector. The ImexRun, a 5 km-long run along the river Main, will lead the agenda of Wednesday 16th May, followed by the Forum of future leaders Imex-Mpi-Mci, and the Faculty Engagement Program. The Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony will close the entire event, with live music, fabulous food, great networking, and of course the announcement of the Imex awards winners.

Last but not least, it is worth to mention – among the main topics of the networking moments:

1- Legacy– planning events with more significant and lasting impacts,

2- Event tech: #IMEXpitch: a challenge between five tech startups),

3- Be well at Imex (live and experience CSR and sustainability).