Category Archives: Industry Events

Research as Destiny

Industry Events

Destinations International’s annual conference pointed the way to the future The big reveal at the annual conference in Montreal for the group formerly known as Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) was a new look, message and name for the host, now to be known as Destinations International. “We are fundamentally changing the way we operate,”…

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Hosted Buyer Program is a Hallmark of IMEX Events

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The hosted buyer program is a key element of the IMEX trade show Ray Bloom, chairman and founder of IMEX Group, pioneered the hosted buyer concept in the 1980s and has been developing it ever since.Ray Bloom, chairman and founder of IMEX Group, pioneered the hosted buyer concept in the 1980s and has been developing…

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IMEX: Host Properties Add Pop-Up Lounge, Stunning Atriums

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Attendees can enjoy myriad of new offerings at Sands Expo, The Venetian and The Palazzo The host properties for IMEX America 2017—Sands Expo, The Venetian Las Vegas and The Palazzo Las Vegas—have been an integral part of the event from the very beginning. “They have been truly amazing,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX…

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IMEX Revving Up Tech Tools

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In a major step that will affect event organizers and participants, IMEX is in the process of a technology upgrade that can be likened to the evolution of a Mercedes Benz from a 1970s model to a modern S-Class. The upgrade is being done through a collaboration with RefTech, which provides cloud-based registration and appointment-setting…

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Q&A with Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group

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Carina Bauer has been involved in the meetings industry since 2002, first as marketing and operations director of IMEX Group and now as CEO. Besides overseeing IMEX Group operations, she is responsible for the group’s marketing and communications mix, specifically concentrating on strategic partnerships, sponsorships and press relations. Bauer has served on the board of…

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IMEX America Accelerates Sustainability Efforts

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IMEX America 2017 in Las Vegas is right around the corner (Oct. 10–12), and once again, sustainability will be a primary focus, as we noted in the IMEX Supplement in our September issue. So, Smart Meetings interviewed Dale Hudson, knowledge and event director for IMEX, about the importance of sustainability and the new features that…

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MPI Turns to Indy for 2018 WEC

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For those already missing the excitement of Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (or those who are kicking themselves because they wish they had been in Las Vegas last week), organizers left you with something to look forward to. Visit Indy will be hosting WEC 2018 June 2 through 5, 2018 at the Indiana Convention…

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