Get Ready for IMEX America

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You just unpacked your suitcase full of swag from IMEX Frankfurt last month, and the world’s largest matching organization for event professionals is already teasing you with glimpses of the creative connections that will await you Oct. 16–18 at IMEX America in Las Vegas.

Free attendee and hosted buyer registration opens online today for IMEX America No. 8. The show is set to shine with innovation and ingenuity in its usual setting—the Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian/The Palazzo, with Smart Monday, powered by MPI, set for Oct. 15.

Once again, there will be an enormous range of opportunities to do business; discover new destinations, hotels, services and technologies; learn about the latest ideas and trends; and make connections with industry contacts.

There will also be some eye—and mind-opening innovations to extend and disrupt traditional concepts of meetings and events. In Frankfurt, one observer described the lineup of new formats and experiences as a “cascade of cool.” With IMEX America expanding into larger halls for 2018, IMEX partners and exhibitors will have plenty of room to demonstrate their inventiveness and flex their marketing muscles.

C2 International to Make Las Vegas Debut at IMEX America

With experiential events dominating this year’s business landscape, IMEX America will showcase a wealth of new ideas to planners, who are constantly under pressure to deliver new thinking and fresh design. One of the outstanding proponents of these radical, challenging and inspiring new experiences will be C2 International, the groundbreaking experts in innovative business conferences. As a result of a new partnership with the IMEX Group, C2 will bring its Learning Labs to Las Vegas, providing a further indication of the IMEX commitment to encourage creativity in the industry.

The show will be preceded by Smart Monday, powered by MPI, when a vast number of meetings professionals will arrive in Las Vegas for a day full of professional development events.  Association Evening, Executive Meetings Forum, PCMA Business School and Association Leadership Forum (created by ASAE) are among the activities which, along with an extensive program of learning arranged by IMEX strategic partner MPI, will provide educational sessions to suit many needs and specific interests.

IMEX America is well-known for providing plenty of networking opportunities at popular collocated events, including the Shamrock Invitational, SITE Nite North America, Events Industry Council Hall of Leaders & Pacesetters Awards Celebration and MPI Foundation Rendezvous.

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