Can You Ace this #IMEX18 Quiz?

As IMEX America 2018 in Las Vegas comes to a close and you take a minute to rest your throbbing feet, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the business and festivities. But in the mad rush, how much of it actually has sunk in? It’s time to see how well you paid attention to all the happenings at this year’s show.

What made this year’s IMEX America different from the rest?
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A) This was the smallest, most selective list of exhibitors since IMEX America’s second year, resulting in a promise from the show to do better in 2019.
B) It was the last year at Sands Expo and Convention Center.
C) This year saw the largest list of exhibitors and attendees in the show’s history.
D) Attendees who couldn’t make it to Las Vegas were still able to tour the show floor through virtual reality 360-degree cameras set up on select booths.

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Taking the stage Monday morning, Event MB Editor Julius Solaris spoke about why it is so important to hold events to a higher standard. What was his reasoning?
Julius Solaris
Julius Solaris, EventMB
A) The events and meetings industry is growing faster than ever. Ensuring the highest possible quality now is the best way to avoid growing pains and bad habits in the future.
B) Events are fundamentally about bringing people together—and those connections can change lives.
C) Every event adds to the industry, creating a legacy in the trends, reputation and health every planner experiences.
D) The rise of social media and new technology means planners and individual events are more visible now than ever before. It is a pressure and professional necessity for planners to always be on top of their game.

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This robot graced the show for 2018, headlining the Six Star Innovation & Experience Lab on Smart Monday. What is her name?
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A) Karen
B) Alexandra
C) Hannah
D) Sophia

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Marriott Convention and Resort Network announced a new program to help bring meeting planners together with peers and Marriott CRN mentors.  What is the new program called?
A) Central Planning
B) Mastermind
C) Connection
D) Planner Engagement

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Once again, one of the central principles of IMEX America was the idea of wellness. Which one of these activities was a new addition to the show’s focus on keeping planners happy and healthy this year?
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A) The Be Well Lounge
B) The 5K IMEXrun down the Las Vegas Strip
C) The show-wide Walking Challenge
D) The puppy-petting station Paws for a Break

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Speaker, trainer and author Paul Smith gave a keynote called “Lead with a Story.” Why does he think storytelling is important in the meetings industry?
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Paul Smith
A) Modern technology builds everything into digestible narratives. It’s what attendees expect.
B) Stories stick in people’s minds and inspire action.
C) Thinking in terms of storytelling forces planners and speakers to focus more, editing unnecessary elements and resulting in a higher quality experience.
D) Too often, speakers and hosts don’t have a connection to attendees. Including a personal story at meetings creates a sense of community and comradery.

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Michael Dominguez, chief sales officer for MGM Resorts International, discussed why he is so excited about the new MGM Conference Center and Ideation Studio. What makes the new meeting space particularly special?
A) Thanks to a partnership with Amazon, the center’s lobby will be a testing ground for a next generation Alexa AI system, providing assistance and direction to attendees.
B) Built on top of the towers of The Signature at MGM Grand, it will be the highest conference center in the city—and have the best views.
C) It will feature a full staff of Five Star restaurant chefs personally catering every meeting and event.
D) Thanks to a partnership with Cisco, each room will be outfitted with the latest and most intuitive conferencing technology, allowing entire teams to meet remotely.

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When will IMEX America 2019 take place?
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A) September 10–12, 2019
B) September 24–26, 2019
C) October 8–10, 2019
D) October 22–24, 2019

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